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Jonte Green: C+
Green got a lot of playing time at nickel cornerback in the game against the Packers. Green has really progressed during his rookie season, as he is locating the ball and is a very athletic cornerback. Green finished the game with one tackle.
Chris Houston: B
Houston played another solid game in Week 14 against the Packers. The secondary was tasked with stopping one of the game’s premier slot receivers in Randall Cobb. They also had to try to limit what James Jones, Greg Jennings and the other Packer skill players were trying to do.
The Lions combination of pressure from their defensive line helped the Lions secondary, but Cobb did some damage, catching seven passes for 102 yards, with a long of 38 yards. Houston had one total tackles against the Packers, anchoring the Lions secondary against a very talented wide receiver group.
Jacob Lacey: B-
The Lions cornerback group was tasked with a very tough job defending the pass against the pass-happy Packers in Week 14. Lacey got the start at cornerback opposite Houston, and he performed admirably. This was a tremendously tough task for these backup players. Lacey finished the game with four total tackles.
Ricardo Silva: C+
Silva got the start for the injured Louis Delmas, and he played a solid game in Week 14. He was very aggressive while defending the run, and he wasn’t a big liability in pass defense. Silva finished with nine tackles against the Packers..
Don Carey: C+
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 Packers, stepping up to defend the run and defend the pass. The banged up Lions were outmatched but Carey performed admirably for a deep backup. Carey finished the game with five total tackles.