Stat line: 7 catches on 13 targets, 76 receiving yards
St. Brown’s stat line was average—and arguably even lower than his standards—but he was a huge catalyst for any offensive movement. His 13 targets were more than double any other Lions player, and while he caught just over half of them, most of the incompletions were not his fault. Several times the ball landed short or wide, or he was asked to hold on through contact—which he did several times, including making more than one grab with just his fingertips.
It’s also worth recognizing that St. Brown accomplished a few season-long achievements, including catching his 90th reception and breaking the 1,000-yard receiving threshold.
Per the Lions PR department, only three players in NFL history have ever had 90 or more receptions in each of their first two seasons, St. Brown joins Michael Thomas (Saints) and Odell Beckham Jr. (with the Giants).
This is St. Brown’s first 1,000-yard season (he had 912 receiving yards as a rookie) and he is the youngest Lions player to achieve this benchmark, breaking Calvin Johnson’s mark. Per the Lions PR, he is just the seventh Lions player to achieve this within his first two NFL seasons.