Suh was once again the most effective player on the defense, especially in the first half. He split a double-team before it could touch him to bury LeSean McCoy for a loss, and he was the most effective pass-rusher on the afternoon.
His effort shined in chasing down a run well away from the line of scrimmage. Unfortunately he was not able to do much against near-constant double-teams in the fourth quarter, when the Eagles exploded for 28 points.
The defensive tackle played very well early, including a one-armed takedown of McCoy for a loss in the second quarter.
Yet he committed three penalties, one of which was declined. Fairley consistently took himself out of running lanes during the Philly onslaught in the fourth quarter. His performance in that period is one of the worst for a tackle in recent memory
Before leaving the game with a shoulder injury, the rookie from Ghana was surprisingly effective in the snow. His long stride somehow afforded him balance and burst that others could not muster.
There is no word yet on the severity of his injury, though it's worth noting he missed time in the preseason with issues on the same shoulder.
He notched an unofficial sack when he crashed into Nick Foles after the quarterback fell on a fumbled snap. Beyond that, Young was tough to see on the field. Unfortunately, that's not referring to his white jersey in the driving snowstorm.
It's befitting that a Canadian played well in the snow, and Idonije also brought loads of inclement experience from his Chicago days.
This was the third week in a row where Idonije looked more like the free agent the Lions envisioned when they signed him over the summer. He did overrun his containment on a couple of runs, however.
The angular rookie had major trouble establishing leverage without the ability to spread out his legs with any sort of balance on the slippery turf. It was a day to forget for the South Carolinian.
He was in for just a handful of plays, but Fluellen made an impact nonetheless. Sadly, it was a negative one. An encroachment penalty prolonged an Eagles drive, and he was on the ground quickly on two big runs in the fourth quarter.