Ndamukong Suh is already carrying more than his weight in the middle of the Lions defense, so why not add a little to his plate?
The rookie defensive tackle filled in for an injured Jason Hanson on an extra point in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets. The try hit the upright, which means that the Lions now lead the Jets 13-10 after a nifty play-action fake and sell by Jahvid Best allowed Matthew Stafford to stroll into the end zone after a Braylon Edwards fumble.
Hanson was hurt on a field goal try when Trevor Pryce barreled into him after his kick. Jim Schwartz elected to take the points off the board and Stafford made that decision look good on the next play.
Hanson tried kicking into the net on the sideline but was in obvious pain. Punter Nick Harris handled the kickoff and Stafford was also spotted practicing place kicks for Detroit.
UPDATE: Hanson returned to kick an extra point after Nate Burleson’s fourth quarter touchdown.