Detroit Lions: Week 6 top PFF performers vs. the Cincinnati Bengals

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After Sunday’s horrible loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, I felt it would be interesting to look at who on the Detroit Lions graded out the best according to Pro Football Focus (PFF) on both sides of the football.

To say I am surprised at what I found is an understatement.

Don’t forget, PFF isn’t the be-all-end-all, but it certainly gives you an idea of who played well and who didn’t.

Let’s jump right into this and talk about three players that played exceptionally well.  First off, a couple of players I didn’t exactly expect to see on this list.

Detroit Lions center Evan Brown earned himself a very respectable overall mark of 72.4.

Brown is forced into duty for the remainder of the season as the teams’ top offensive lineman, Frank Ragnow, is done for the year due to injury. Ragnow underwent toe surgery and we hope he’s back to his Pro Bowl form to begin next season.

Brown played 63 offensive snaps and provided the Detroit Lions with a 75.9 pass-blocking grade and a 70.7 mark as a run blocker on Sunday against the Bengals.  If Brown can produce this type of production regularly, it will be an unexpected boost to a banged-up offensive line.