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Two turnovers earn Darius Slay player of the week honor

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 09: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions intercepts a pass intended for Nelson Agholor #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the final minutes of the game at Ford Field on October 9, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.  The Lions defeated the Eagles 24-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Getty Images

Lions cornerback Darius Slay single-handedly turned the tide in Sunday’s win over the Eagles, and the NFL has honored him for that.

Slay was named the NFC defensive player of the week after he forced two turnovers late in the fourth quarter of the Lions’ comeback win.

With the Eagles leading in the fourth quarter and trying to run out the clock, Slay drilled Eagles running back Ryan Matthews, forcing a fumble that the Lions recovered. Detroit then moved into field goal range and took the lead.

The Eagles then got the ball back with a chance to win the game, but on their first play Slay picked off a Carson Wentz pass to seal the Lions’ win.

Slay signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Lions in the offseason, and on Sunday he gave the Lions more than their money’s worth.

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5 Responses to “Two turnovers earn Darius Slay player of the week honor”
  1. danspeakmanpe says: Oct 12, 2016 10:50 AM

    This is all wrong, the officiating crew needs to be honored with the “Player of the week”. Darius Slay didn’t “single handedly turn the tide. It was the 14 penalties, coupled with an incorrect call on the 4th corner turnover, that buried the Eagles.

  2. liondoc says: Oct 12, 2016 12:42 PM

    ^^^^^^
    Yeah, I m SO tired of the refs helping out the Lions, said nobody ever.

  3. marsalis16 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:00 PM

    I love how if the Lions win a game we had the refs help but the Lions have gotten screwed over by the refs so many times we can’t count them. The way we know we were screwed is because the NFL has sent multiple letters saying they screwed up.

  4. bringbackwayne says: Oct 12, 2016 5:23 PM

    danspeakmanpe says:
    Oct 12, 2016 10:50 AM

    This is all wrong, the officiating crew needs to be honored with the “Player of the week”. Darius Slay didn’t “single handedly turn the tide. It was the 14 penalties, coupled with an incorrect call on the 4th corner turnover, that buried the Eagles.
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    There’s no rule that says each team has to have the same number of penalties. The call was made and reviewed on the fumble. No change…deal with it. Eagles lost. Move on.

  5. fontesmustgo says: Oct 13, 2016 9:51 AM

    Even if the fumble had been ruled out of bounds, it would have been 4th and 2 and the Eagles would have punted. Then the Eagles would have gone into the prevent and Stafford would have marched the Lions down the field the way every QB does in the two-minute drill. The outcome mostly likely would have been the same.

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