It was an eventful Sunday for Ndamukong Suh. After a quiet start to the season, he racked up 5 tackles and a sack against Atlanta.
He got away with a post-play shove, and then was accused by the Falcons after the game for taunting Matt Ryan when Ryan was hurt. Falcons players also said defensive end Cliff Avril kicked Matt Ryan’s feet when Ryan was hurt and yelled at him.
Avril responded on Twitter.
“Come on, I’m not in the business of hurting not one guy on the field,” Avril wrote. “I would never taunt anyone on an injury . . . But if we want to talk about dirty players look at the film and see who prides themselves on being durty.”
Avril then produced a clip that showed Ryan getting hurt, with nothing of note happening after the play.
There is room for both sides to be right here. Both the Falcons offensive line and the Lions defensive line are known for playing on the edge. It’s not a surprise they didn’t get along too well Sunday.
Florio and Rodney Harrison of Football Night in America discussed whether the Lions are dirty in their 1-on-1 segment this week.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!