The Detroit Lions returned home to the cozy confines of Ford Field and tried to make it a house of horrors for the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, it’s opposite day.
The Detroit Lions‘ run defense got a massive shot in the arm earlier this week with the aggressive (and surprising!) acquisition of run-stuffer extraordinaire, defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. The 6-3, 255-pound on-field threat first practiced with his new team on Thursday and he was active for the home game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Detroit came into Sunday’s showdown as the winners of two games in a row and three out of their last four. But the Seahawks posed a stiff challenge to their win streak. Read on below to see how this game fared for the home team…
Sam Martin opened this game by kicking the ball off to the Seattle Seahawks as the road team began on offense. Running back Chris Carson received four consecutive carries and he was finally swallowed up on his second two attempts.
On 3rd & 7, Russell Wilson found receiver David Moore to convert the first down but Seattle quickly found themselves in another third down situation and on 3rd & 6, Romeo Okwara came up with a sack on the Seattle QB. The Lion defense held up strongly on their first series as they pushed the Seahawks to punt the ball.
Kerryon Johnson received his first carry gaining four yards and Marvin Jones caught a short seven-yard pass to move the chains. On 3rd &4, Golden Tate came down with a short six-yarder as he juked his way to a first down against his former team. Levine Toilolo caught a nice 12-yard pass and right afterward, Detroit tried to get Tate downfield on a jet sweep but he gained just three yards.
After Kerryon lost a yard to make it 3rd & 8, Stafford found Tate once again for the first down conversion. Then on an electric 3rd &10 play, Stafford used his legs to avoid a sack and zinged a pass downfield to Marvin Jones for a 39-yard touchdown, 7-0 Detroit.
Seattle took back over with the ball after the Lion score with a little over two minutes left to go in the opening quarter. Wilson looked to be doomed by Detroit’s defense but first, he found his tight end Nick Vannett to convert a first down through the air and then he made Devon Kennard chase him as he tucked the ball and ran for another first down with his legs and that brought us to the end of the opening quarter.