Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Drayton Florence: D+
Florence got a lot of playing time at cornerback in the game against the Colts. Florence got burned by allowing a Colts receiver to get behind him late in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 42-yard touchdown pass from Luck to receiver LaVon Brazil. It was a very costly mistake. Florence finished the game with two tackles and an interception.
Chris Houston: B-
Houston played another decent game in Week 13 against the Colts. The secondary was tasked with stopping one of the game’s premier wide receivers in Reggie Wayne. They also had to try to limit what speedster T.Y. Hilton could do against them.
The Lions combination of pressure from their defensive line helped the Lions secondary, and Wayne was held to four catches. Hilton did some damage, mainly on the 60-yard catch and run. Houston had six total tackles against the Colts, anchoring the Lions secondary against a very talented wide receiver group.
Jacob Lacey: C
The Lions cornerback group was tasked with a very tough job defending the pass against the pass-happy Colts in Week 13. Lacey wasn’t great, but he wasn’t awful either. This was a tremendously tough task for these backup players. Lacey finished the game with five total tackles.
Louis Delmas: C+
Delmas played a pretty quiet game by his standards in Week 13. He is a very aggressive run defender and he does a nice job of stepping up to play the pass. Delmas looked tired at points in the game, and he failed to wrap up running back Vick Ballard which led directly to a 11-yard rushing touchdown. Delmas finished with three tackles against the Colts.
Don Carey: B-
This was a stiff test for the back-end of the Lions defense. They had to defend the pass against a team that was spread out and happy to throw the ball. Carey had a good performance against the Colts, stepping up to defend the run and defend the pass. The Lions were outmatched but Carey performed admirably for a deep backup. Carey did pick off two Luck passes in the game and he finished the game with seven total tackles.