It was a good start wearing a Lions uniform for Damon “Snacks” Harrison. His play was one of the few highlights in Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Harrison finished with seven solo tackles, two quarterback hits and a sack. The sack was Harrison’s first of the season he now has 6.5 for his career.
Also, he became the first defensive tackle in Lions history to finish a game with seven solo tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss. Regardless of position, this was only the fourth time in franchise history a player has produced these statistics in a game, most recently done by Stephen Tulloch in 2014.
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“The guys did a great job at helping, getting me prepared, you know, they made it as simple as possible,’’ Harrison said.
The veteran nose tackle did not start, but came in on the third play for the Seahawks. It was night and day when he was on the field.
Seattle averaged 5.6 yards per carry yesterday when he on the sideline. When he was on the field, that dropped to 3.2 yards per carry, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. He played in 62 percent (39 snaps) of the defensive plays and was in on four snaps with special teams.
Harrison was acquired in a trade with the Giants on Wednesday and practiced with the Lions on Thursday and Friday.
Even with the addition of Harrison, the Lions defense gave up 176 rushing yards.
The Lions (3-4) play at the Minnesota Vikings (4-3-1) on Sunday. The Vikings are coming off a loss to the Saints on Sunday night.