The Detroit Lions’ offensive performance against the Seattle Seahawks was the type that should allow Lions fans to breath a sigh of relief. For the most part, it was a four-quarter effort and we finally saw Titus Young break out of his funk to play like many believe he can.
It’s not profound to say that Titus Young needed to step up with Nate Burleson lost for the season but actually seeing it happen was gratifying for all involved. Now that we’ve seen it the questions becomes, will it continue? Consistency hasn’t been Young’s strong-suit but the Lions will need more of what we saw last week if this season is to ever be labeled a success.
That was the focus of this week’s SideLion Report piece for the Detroit Free Press at Freep.com, here is an excerpt:
The Lions totaled 352 yards and three touchdowns through the air and did so with a big help from the man whose play had been most the most puzzling. Never before had Titus Young caught as many passes (9) for as many yards (100) as he did against the Seahawks and he made good use of them by tying his single game best of two touchdowns.
The strength of Young’s performance goes beyond the stat sheet. He was effective in a variety of ways; over the middle, getting behind the defense down the field and laying out for a pass on the outside. Matthew Stafford targeted Young nine times and each one went for a completion. It was just the kind of breakout performance the Lions need and it came from the player they arguably needed it from most.