Ebron caught five passes in the defeat for a career-best 89 yards. He also notched his third touchdown of the season, a seven-yard grab in the opening quarter that put the Lions up, 14-3, in the early going.
In a dismal year, where the Lions now sit at 1-6, the NFL's worst record, the second-year tight end's development has been one of the few bright spots. But the typically boisterous Ebron has trouble taking solace in his personal success as the team flounders.
"I'm not having a good season if we're not having a good season," Ebron said. "We're losing, so it's not (expletive) good. We've just got to get it together."
Ebron was Detroit's most productive pass-catcher against Minnesota, both in receptions and yardage. He was also responsible for the team's biggest gain, gliding across the field and finding empty space behind the Vikings secondary on a play-action pass for a 55-yard gain, another personal best.