5 takeaways from the Lions' Week 1 loss
There are no moral victories in the NFL, but the Lions stayed resilient in a 38-35 loss to Philadelphia — a team they lost to by 38 last year.
Here are five things that caught our attention:
🔊 Home-field advantage: Ford Field was so loud the Eagles' offense had trouble communicating.
📉 Aidan Hutchinson struggles: The second pick in this year's draft recorded only one tackle in his pro debut. As it turns out, it's unlikely his presence alone can save the defense.
Jared Goff buckles: Down 14-7 in the second quarter, Goff threw a pick-six as the pocket collapsed. The Eagles took a two-touchdown lead and never looked back.
🚧 Dual-threat QBs: Detroit's defense must figure out how to defend running quarterbacks — they're becoming much more common. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had 90 rushing yards.
🏃🏽 Jamaal Williams' journey: The veteran running back scored two touchdowns to complement D'Andre Swift's 144 yards on the ground. Teams should worry about facing the Lions' rushing attack, Williams told reporters postgame.
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