Lions’ James Houston Impresses With First-Career Sack

Dan Campbell


Dan Campbell celebrates in the first half on Thanksgiving 2022.

The Detroit Lions have had an impressive start from their 2022 rookie class, and while nearly every player has been competitive and excelled, one hadn’t yet gotten the chance.

Linebacker and defensive end James Houston, who was just activated by the team off the practice squad, immediately made his presence felt with some big plays for the Lions. On Detroit’s second possession, he was on the spot with a key fumble recovery on special teams to help the team.

Things only got better from there for Houston. The rookie broke through late in the first half and collected his first career sack of Josh Allen. The play took Buffalo out of touchdown range and forced a field goal.

The pair of plays were key for the Lions, who need everything they can get on defense in order to pull the upset. This contribution for the Lions was major, and the hope is Houston is a player who can be a force in the league.

Houston Came With Awesome Nickname

For those who may have forgotten, Houston came into the league with a major nickname given his penchant for big plays in college much like he turned in on Thanksgiving Day.

Joining reporters on a conference call after he was picked back in April, Houston explained that his nickname is “da problem,” as in the old axi