Ndamukong Suh costs the Lions a touchdown
Detroit Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh makes a dirty hit on a Minnesota Vikings player, which cost Detroit a pick six.
Things started off terribly for the Lions right off the bat when Adrian Peterson had a 78-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage. In the second quarter, it only got worse. Deandre Levy picked off Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and took it back to the house, but the touchdown was taken away due to an illegal block below the knees from Ndamukong Suh resulting in a 15-yard penalty.
So scratch the touchdown and bring out the Lions offense. The next play, Matthew Stafford threw an interception. According to USA Today, the Lions were expecting Suh to clean up his act this season and named him a team captain.
Sports Illustrated reports that the league has zeroed in on blocks below the knee this season and Suh should have known that. This year, the league made cut blocks in the tackle box illegal.
Detroit did go on to win the game by a score of 34 -24, but if they had lost that game by a touchdown, there might have been some finger pointing at a certain 6’4, 307 lb. defensive end.