Gameballs: Williams Joining Elite Receiver Class

Terrell Owens may get all the publicity, but there was a better receiver on the field Sunday; his name is Roy Williams.

(ALLEN PARK) - Terrell Owens may get all the publicity, but there was a better receiver on the field Sunday; his name is Roy Williams.

Williams put on another stunning display catching nine ball for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Williams is quickly becoming the Lions No. 1 offensive threat and a strong candidate for NFL rookie of the year. In addition, Williams is moving to the top of the head among NFC receivers.

Williams talked about his second touchdown catch against Philadelphia when the Eagles came with a whistle blitz and quarterback Joey Harrington made the correct adjustment and hit Philadelphia for a big play. "They ran man-to-man on our receivers, cover zero, we just wanted to get inside and I got inside, I got spun around, [I] got dizzy, but I found the end zone."

Williams gets his second gameball of the three week season and has a leg up on being named the LionsFans.com Player of the Year.

Give a game ball to Eddie Drummond for giving the Lions a spark of life after the team got down 30-7. Drummond rambled 73 yards, setting Detroit up at the Eagles 29 yard line. Just three plays later, Harrington connected with Williams for the touchdown.

"We learned a lot," said Drummond. "We learned that when we do get behind, we have to find a way somehow to get momentum back in our hands and get some points. I'm one of the main factors — I'm one of the players who can (change momentum) just like that, with a snap of the fingers. We had to find a way on special teams to get it turned around, but unfortunately we couldn't do it soon enough."

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