Sam Acho struggled to reach the quarterback on Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals were dominant on defense in a 38-10 win over the Detroit Lions, but not every defender had a stellar day. While his teammates were sacking the quarterback, forcing fumbles, and intercepting passes, Sam Acho was finding it hard to make his way into Detroit's backfield. His efforts earned him a spot on the 'Had a Bad Day' Week 15 Team on Pro Football Focus. The site says Acho's ineffective pass rush was the reason for his selection:
Acho rushed the passer an awful lot, but was held in check by Jeff Backus for most of the game.
Acho didn't record a single tackle against the Lions, and hit quarterback Matthew Stafford just once. The second-year linebacker out of Texas did have 11 sacks and 81 tackles in 29 career games before Sunday, but struggled to get going as many of his teammates were making plays.
Luckily for Acho, he has those teammates and Arizona was able to snap a nine-game losing streak in convincing fashion. The linebacker will hope to bounce back against Chicago in Week 16.