Detroit Lions’ defense shows up in Kansas City
FIRST DOWN: DEFENSE SHOWS UP
It is just one sport and it is a lengthy season, however what an incredible first week for Detroit’s revamped defense.
Lions common supervisor Brad Holmes spent appreciable time and assets reshaping the league’s last-ranked defense and the early outcomes are actually promising after Detroit’s 21-20 win over Kansas City on the street Thursday evening.
“Defensively, I assumed they confirmed up,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell mentioned. “They confirmed up in a giant approach.”
The Chiefs have among the finest offenses in the NFL, even with out All-Professional tight finish Travis Kelce, who was inactive Thursday with a knee damage. They had been held to simply 316 complete yards and two touchdowns.
Reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes accomplished simply over 50 % of his passes for 226 yards.
Detroit’s defense ended the sport with a three-and-out and a turnover on downs to assist clinch an enormous victory on the street in entrance of a nationwide viewers.
“Everybody is aware of the focus of this crew is defense,” veteran defensive again C.J. Gardner-Johnson mentioned. “It seems to be good, do not it? Actual good.”
It will not get any simpler subsequent week for Detroit with Seattle’s explosive offense coming to Ford Subject.