On Sunday, two members of the Detroit Lions will play in their 100th career NFL game.
When Detroit takes the field against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and linebacker Jamie Collins will achieve the notable milestone.
Jones signed a 5-year, $40 million contract with Detroit back in 2016.
During his tenure in Motown, he’s secured at least 50 receptions in every season in which he’s played in at least 13 games.
He also has secured at least five touchdowns in each of the last three seasons in Detroit.
“I didn’t know (it was my 100th game) until the beginning of the week, when I went to our group meeting and our wide receiver meeting and my picture was up on the screen and (receivers coach Robert Prince) clicked it and he was like, ‘game 100.’
“I think me, and how I am, I’m having like such a good time, and I’m still doing what I do. I really don’t notice,” Jones said. “I’ve just been blessed. Just been blessed with the opportunity to play and (to) play at a high level for a while. But, it’s still surreal, I guess, and something later on I’ll be proud of.”
This season, Jones has secured 11 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown in three games played.
Collins, meanwhile, signed with Detroit this past offseason, after spending the 2019 season with the New England Patriots.
Lions PR noted that Collins is the only player in NFL history to produce at least 25 sacks, 15 forced fumbles and 10 interceptions within his first 99 games of his career.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jarvis Landry was inspired growing up by former Browns left tackle Joe Thomas to produce his own ironman streak in the NFL someday, and here he is, playing in his 100th straight career game Sunday in Dallas.
What’s more, Landry has never missed a game in his seven-year career, despite gutting it out all last season on a hip injury and undergoing surgery in February.
“It means a lot,” Landry said. “I always remember as a kid watching Monday Night Football or whatever it is, and you see the stat go across the screen of a guy that has that Joe Thomas stat for instance, like a guy has not missed a game and a guy is available. I always wanted that for my career. I try my best to make sure that I take care of my body to be out there each and every Sunday.”
Not even a major hip surgery was enough to snap the streak. Landry beat the clock by about a month in his recovery to be on the field for the opener in Baltimore Sept. 13.
“It was my first time having a major surgery, so there still were a lot of things that were unexpected and new every day,” he said. “I worked my butt off to make sure that I can be in the position I am today. Like I have told you guys since we have been talking, I still have a couple more weeks at trying to get to where I need to be.”
Left guard Joel Bitonio, who hasn’t missed a snap since 2016, noted that it’s not just a streak for Landry, but an elite one. His 576 career receptions rank 11th in NFL history for a players’s first seven years. He’s also tied for
Dunlap recorded nine tackles, all solo, and a pass defensed across 75 defensive snaps in Sunday’s tie with the Eagles.
Dunlap’s nine tackles Sunday mark a single-game career high, an unprecedented milestone for the 11-year veteran. He also led the defensive line in reps Sunday, playing in 82 percent of the snaps. If he can continue to wind back the clocks against the Jaguars on Sunday, Dunlap could become a valuable IDP commodity.