Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Backus: D+
The Lions offensive line did not play well in Week 15, as Stafford was on his back early and often. They could not handle the interior of the Cardinals defensive line. Arizona registered two sacks on Stafford, although it pressured him constantly. Overall, this was not a very good performance from Backus and the rest of the offensive line.
Rob Sims: C-
This was a tough test for the left side of the line with the physical nature of the Cardinals defensive line. The Lions are fortunate to have a solidifying force like Sims next to Backus. Sims had a pretty average day against a tough defensive foe.
Dominic Raiola: D+
Like every game Raiola plays, he is physically outmatched and struggles to move anybody off the ball. 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 had an average game. He was able to create some push in the running game, and the Lions tried to run the ball behind the right side of the line. The Lions were not explosive in the running game, though, and did give up two sacks and multiple pressures.
Gosder Cherilus: D
Cherilus had a pretty bad game as he was called for multiple false start penalties. The Lions offensive line did not do a good job of protecting Stafford, and the right side of the line got exposed.