Ezekiel Ansah re-injured his right shoulder in Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, and it didn’t look good. Any missed time for Ansah should boost the playing time for right DE Romeo Okwara, who remained a starter but saw his snaps dip after Ansah returned to action.
Okwara tallied sacks in 4 of his 1st 5 games with the Lions -- after arriving from the Giants -- with Ansah on the sideline. He managed just a half-sack total in the 5 games starting with Ansah’s return to action.
Okwara notched a full sack against Arizona on Sunday, in a game that saw Ansah leave in the 1st quarter. Week 15 brings a trip to Buffalo, which allowed 3 sacks to the Jets on Sunday. That marked the 7th time the Bills have allowed 3+. After that lies a rematch with the Vikings, whom Pro Football Focus ranked 31st in pass protection heading into Week 14.