Analyzing Detroit Lions Week 1 woes in five numbers

Justin Coleman, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Justin Coleman, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

Detroit Lions- 133 & 3

Mitchell Trubisky passed for 133 yards of his 242 yards in drives that ended in the fourth quarter. He passed for all three of his touchdowns, as well.

While this happened with backups in the lineup the Lions changed nothing about how they called the game, leaving inexperienced and lesser talented cornerbacks to handle Chicago’s starting wide receivers one-on-one in man coverage. We know that putting two numbers together is cheating the premise but this combination killed the Detroit Lions.

To add insult to injury, the Lions almost pulled the game out when Stafford hit rookie running back, the normally sure-handed D’Andre Swift just over the top of the linebackers as he was entering the end zone.

Swift had the ball in both hands but could not bring it in for the winning score. The missed field goal off of the lost yardage earlier kept the Lions from just kicking a sixteen-yard chip shot to win the game, too.

Like we said to begin with you’ve seen that game too many times even if you didn’t watch on Sunday.

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The Detroit Lions travel to Lambeau Field for a 1:00 pm showdown with the Green Bay Packers in what is a must-win against a second divisional opponent to start the season. It is just one game, hopefully, it’s not a preview of the entire season.