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The rookie made a major imprint on this game. Ziggy sacked Robert Griffin III twice and recorded hits on two other throws. He also showed great range in tracking down Alfred Morris from behind and across the formation.
For the second week in a row, Ansah stripped the football from the quarterback on a sack, though, once again, it was marred by a personal foul on a teammate. It was games like this that are the reason why the Lions made him the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and he continues to get better every week.
This marks another week where Suh's impact on the game far exceeds his box score. Two plays stand out in particular: a pressure where he frightened Griffin right into a Willie Young sack and a play where Suh hustled up the field to track down wideout Pierre Garcon.
The amazing thing is that these plays didn't seem out of the ordinary for Suh. He remains a dominant presence that deserves All-Pro honors if he can sustain it for the whole season. Also of note: he had zero penalties and made a conscious decision to not slam into Griffin just after a play ended.
After missing last week, Fairley had some rust. The most notable play was an asinine personal foul penalty. His shoulder injury limited his effectiveness to shed blocks inside. It was not his best effort.
Like Suh and Ansah, the end played a whale of a game. His sack was the result of a great first step, but it also demonstrated the strength in his legs and shoulders, which allowed him to totally control his blocker.
I suspect that he will be credited with at least five quarterback pressures once coaching tape is evaluated, including one pressure that forced an interception. Young did have another offsides penalty, though, which was his fifth on the year. Nevertheless, more performances like this will entrench Young in the starting lineup for a long time.
The most notable play by Mosley was a negative, as he earned a personal foul penalty when he tackled Morris high. It was not technically a facemask penalty, but it was definitely a penalty, regardless. Mosley did record a solid run stuff right at the line at one point, though.
The starting left end had a day to forget. Before going down with a knee injury, Jones struggled to hold the edge on a couple of rollouts by Griffin. He left the game with the knee injury and will miss the rest of the season.
Izzy saw extended action once Jones got hurt, but he did not distinguish himself positively. He looked slow in chasing down runs and got sucked too far inside on a Griffin roll pass. There was also a first-half play where Idonije got clocked in the chin that should draw a fine.
I credited him with a quarterback pressure on Washington's final drive. However, he will need to show more going forward, or else he will cede time to the young Devin Taylor.