Detroit Lions Bounce Back After Tough Week 2 Loss
After a gut wrenching loss in Week, the Detroit Lions bounced back this week against the Atlanta Falcons defeating them 20-6. The Falcons (2-1) failed to protect quarterback Desmond Ridder, who was sacked seven times by the Lions, who coming into this game only had one sack. The Detroit Lions rookie class is quite good, and their defense is not bad either. In addition to the Lions shutting down Flacons’ rookie running back Bijan Robinson, they were also able to stop Atlanta’s high-powered rushing attack at Ford Field. Lions rookie Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 80 yards in his first career start. Fellow offensive rookie tight end Sam LaPorta set an NFL record for the most catches by a tight end in his first three games, and last but certainly not least, rookie defensive stand-out Brian Branch had three tackles for loss including a big hit on Atlanta’s Bijan Robinson 9enven though it was called for a penalty). As far as the defensive is concerned, under coach Dan Campbell, the Lions had their best defensive performance since a 31-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers in 2018. As mention earlier, seven sacks were recorded in this game after just having one during the first two games of the season. The Lions also held Atlanta to just 183 net yards of offense.
The Lions can’t dwell on this win for too long though. They have a short week this week as the will take on the Green Bay Packers this Thursday at Lambeau Field. Both the Packers and Lions are tied for first place in the division (both at 2-1). The winner of this game will become the NFC North division leader.