Coaching Staff: 5/5 stars
Sure you can nitpick the play calling if you want, but this coaching staff’s message is getting through to the players. Not that there was any doubt over that, but it’s finally turning into wins. Dan Campbell and company have this team playing as confidently as they could be right now.
Play of the game: Aidan Hutchinson’s interception
With just over six minutes left in the second quarter, the Lions trailed 6-3. The Giants held the ball at their own 31 and were trying to extend their lead. As Jones faked a give to Barkley, Hutchinson faked a pass rush and dropped into coverage. He drifted about five yards back, right into the throwing window where Jones tried fitting the ball into his receiver. All that was left was to make the catch.
That interception set up a touchdown, which kicked off a 21-point run for the Lions to take a commanding lead they never relinquished.
The Lions now sits second in the NFC North, and they are somehow sneaking their way into the playoff picture. Meanwhile, with another Rams loss, the Lions still hold a top-five pick in the draft as of now.
Three weeks in a row now, there really isn’t much to complain about. Winning has a funny way of curing a lot of ailments. Detroit now heads back home for their annual Thanksgiving Day game, armed with as much confidence as they could have right now.