Detroit Lions Win Nail Bitter In LA: Improve to 7-2 On The Season
It all came down to the final seconds. Detroit Lions kicker Riley Patterson made the go-ahead field goal to win the back and fourth tussle with the LA Chargers. The Lions dominated the game in the first few minutes however, the Chargers stormed back and kept the score close throughout the entire second half. A series of touchdowns were scored back and forth between the two teams, and the defense was pretty much non-existent and points were scored quite frequently.
Lions fans were happy to see there star running backs share the field the way they did Sunday. The duo of Montgomery and Gibbs combined for 193 yards on 12/14 carries a piece. The 75-yard run by Montgomery was yet another long touchdown run aided by Jameson Williams’ phenomenal blocking. Jahmyr Gibbs did what he does and showed off his incredible speed. Rushing for two touchdowns and 77 yards.
Lions Coach Dan Campbell said it best. “We’re trying to win football games.” His aggressiveness was another factor in why the Lions were able to pull off a tough win in Sofi stadium on Sunday. Campbell went for it on fourth and two from the Chargers 26 yard line and it was a success, throwing a six yard pass from quarterback Jared Goff to rookie Sam LaPorta for a first down ultimately leading to a game winning field goal.
Quarterback Jared Goff and the bulky offensive line also help propel the Lions to a gutsy win. The offensive line was able to keep Goff upright as he was not hit nor sacked throughout the entire game. Goff told reporters, “Yeah, I maybe fell to the ground once or twice — probably my own fault — but I don’t think I got hit once.” Goff also added, “It’s happened a handful of times because of the tackles and interior we’ve got, but it’s very rare against a good D-line.” Two of the top NFL edge rushers in Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack were unable to record a sack or knockdown on Goff which is rare seeing as how they are two of the best in the NFL.
The lions are 7-2 for the first time since 2014 and are on top of the division with the Minnesota Vikings in second place. The Lions are headed home to take on the Chicago Bears this Sunday at Ford Field.