Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Jeff Backus: C-
He had his hands full with the Packers defensive ends, as he looked a little slow to get to the edge. Backus injured his hamstring in the second quarter and did not return to the game. Backus has been great in 2012, but it was a rough quarter-and-a-half today.
Rob Sims: C
Sims was average in this game as the Lions offensive line allowed five sacks to the Packers. The Lions are fortunate to have a solidifying force like Sims next to Backus, and now Riley Reiff. Today wasn’t Sims’ best day though.
Dominic Raiola: C
Raiola is physically outmatched in every game as he struggles to move anybody off the ball. The Packers run a 3-4 defense, and it gives Raiola help on every snap so he doesn’t look so overwhelmed. He is a gamer however, and he always gives everything that he has. While he doesn’t look pretty doing his job, he does manage to get it done.
Stephen Peterman: C-
Stephen Peterman was respectable in this game. He helped to create a little push in the running game and the Lions did try to run the ball behind him. He was average in pass protection going up against a pretty fast, physical defensive front seven.
Gosder Cherilus: D
Cherilus was overmatched in this game and the right side of the offensive line was getting pushed in constantly in this game. Cherilus did not have a very good game, but he did have a tough task today against the Packers defensive line.
Riley Reiff: C
Reiff came in to replace the injured Jeff Backus and he performed admirably like he has every game he has played this year. He took a few bad holding calls, but it is a stiff test to come in off the bench and immediately have to get out to the edge of the line to stone a pass rusher. Reiff is athletic and it is only a matter of time before he takes a job from one of the Lions starters.