Lions spoil Chiefs’ 2023 season opener with comeback win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jared Goff threw for 253 yards and a landing, new Lions operating again David Montgomery ran for the go-ahead rating with 5:05 remaining within the recreation, and Detroit held on for a sloppy 21-20 victory over the Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the NFL’s season opener Thursday night time.
Amon-Ra St. Brown had six catches for 71 yards and a rating, and Lions rookie Brian Department returned Patrick Mahomes’ first choose in an opener 50 yards for one more landing as Detroit snapped the Chiefs’ eight-game Week 1 profitable streak.
The Lions had been attempting to expire the clock when Goff had a fourth-down cross close to midfield batted down with 2:30 left, giving the Chiefs an opportunity.
However they made a multitude of it: Kadarius Toney dropped a possible 20-yard acquire, one other 20-yard cross was known as again for holding, and Skyy Moore additionally dropped a cross earlier than a false begin left Mahomes heaving a fourth-and-25 throw downfield.
When it fell incomplete and Detroit took over, Montgomery ran for a primary down that allowed the Lions to expire the clock.
Mahomes completed with 226 yards passing and two touchdowns, regardless of his receivers dripping a slew of passes.
He additionally was the main rusher for the Chiefs, whose self-inflicted wounds proved an excessive amount of to beat.