Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh thinks his zero tackle performance against the Jaguars on Sunday was due to a bookkeeping error, not because of a lack of production.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was held without a tackle according to the box score of the Lions' 31-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. It was Suh's first career game without recording at least one tackle, and he thinks it's simply not true. When asked whether being held without a tackle bothered him, Suh replied:
"If it was true, it would bug me. But the key point in your question is ‘recorded,’ because the film never lies.
Lawrence Jackson was the only member of the Lions defense to sack Blaine Gabbert on Sunday, as the Jaguars were making a concerted effort to get the ball out of his hands quickly to neutralize the Detroit pass rush.
Suh has 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks through eight games in 2012. He's only half a sack away from matching his production levels from the 2011 season, but has a ways to go before he gets close how he performed in his rookie season in 2010, where he had 10 sacks.
The Lions travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Sunday.