Internet ignites after Lions hot start against commanders
The Detroit Lions suffered a stinging Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but with Washington Commanders in town, things took a different turn.
While it seemed like the Lions felt like the same old outfit in the first week of the season, things changed decisively at the start of Week 2. Soon and often, the Lions were all over the place. commanders, and their efforts have set the internet on fire.
Many people saw Detroit’s effort and came away very impressed with what the team was able to do in racking up the yards and impact plays.
Sports Illustrated writer Albert Breer pointed to the huge yardage gap the teams had at the start, which indicated a dominating team performance.
“Yards from scrimmage…Lions: 244 Commanders: 27. Detroit up 22-0 at home,” Breer tweeted.
NFL Network personality Rachel Bonnetta simply said she doesn’t believe the Lions are doing so well.
“Lions?!??????”, she tweeted.
NFL Network personality Cynthia Frelund was also surprised, to say the least. As a Lions fan, seeing such dominance made her very happy indeed.
“I’m kinda close to tears guys,” she tweeted.
Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker put it even better. Like he said, Lions are a wagon.
“Lions are a wagon”, Tucker tweeted.
NFL Network host Rich Eisen also summed it up perfectly, but he kept his commentary to a minimum, tweeting a hungry lion.
Finally, Barstool Sports personality PFT Commenter had a solid point of view, saying simply that the Lions could be the best team in history.
“The Detroit Lions could be the best team in the history of the world,” he said. tweeted.
This could be uncharted territory for the Lions in terms of looking good and generating positive buzz instead of the typically negative headlines in an early season football game.
Amon-Ra St. Brown and others make huge plays for Lions
Early in the first half, wide Amon-Ra St. Brown came on and made a big play for Detroit’s offense, catching a pass to drive the team forward and get the Lions into the zone. goals.
Here is an overview of the room:
It wasn’t just St. Brown making the plays, though. The Lions got a nice 50-yard run from running back D’Andre Swift early in the game to score points.
Additionally, wide Josh Reynolds caught a touchdown pass to add to the pain for COs and increase Detroit’s lead:
Finally, Detroit’s offense showed signs of breaking away and was able to sustain it throughout the first half.
Detroit’s defense also makes huge plays
It wasn’t just Detroit’s offense that led the charge in the first half of the game, but also the defense that set the tone.
The best example of this in the game was Charles Harris picking up a first-half safety with a big scramble. With Washington backed up near the end zone, Harris picked up the ball and played:
In addition to Harris, the Lions managed to release rookie Aidan Hutchinson for a few sacks, the first of his NFL career.
Add it up and attack and defense complement each other beautifully for the Lions. It’s something that’s been rare to see over the years, but as people know, it could mean the Lions are a dangerous team this season.
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