6. Patrick Queen and Roquan Smith (among others) eating offenses alive
The Lions arrived in Baltimore oozing confidence. That happens when you have the best offensive line in the NFL, or so the numbers said. The game played on Sunday, however, told an entirely different story.
Smith and Queen might have not contributed a single QB sack in Week 7 but the Ravens dropped Jared Goff five times after the Lions had surrendered only 10 sacks in the six games before. Talk about a no. 1 offensive line...
"We just played our style of football," Queen said. "Obviously, there was a lot of talk that they were the best team in the NFL. The whole time, we were just like, ‘Let’s focus on us. Let’s do our thing.' We knew what they were going to do, so just go out there and play our style of football."
Smith completed eight tackles and broke a pass in the end zone that was this close to ending in an interception had it not been for the sidelines being so wrongly placed.
Queen got himself five tackles, all of them by himself alone. He probably also delighted himself in watching Smith getting penalized for a roughing-the-passer action on Jared Goff.
These two had another impressive performance and along with fellow linebackers Odafe Oweh and Kyle Van Noy they did everything they could to kill the chances of Detroit snatching a victory from Baltimore.