Week 1 of this season saw the Detroit Lions upset the Kansas City Chiefs in what was a statement victory early on this year.
In Week 2, the Lions will take on the 0-1 Seattle Seahawks in their home opener.
The Seahawks laid out quite a disappointing performance against the Rams last weekend and will surely be motivated to bounce back. But, the Lions look like one of the better teams in football after just a weeks' worth of games.
How do the Lions improve to 2-0 on the year and make it past the Seahawks this weekend?
1. Get after Geno Smith
One area that might show up as a little misguided after Week 1 is if you were to look at the sack total from the Lions and Chiefs game. Detroit was unable to bring Patrick Mahomes down once, finishing with zero sacks on the night.
However, the Lions defense showed pressure consistently and made it tough on Mahomes. They made him uncomfortable.
Geno Smith had a pretty poor outing last week against the Rams, finishing 16-of-26 for just 112 yards and a touchdown. Los Angeles was able to get to him and sack him twice, but the Lions' front seven is a whole lot better than the Rams. That should offer Detroit a whole lot of juicy matchups for a guy like Aidan Hutchinson to take advantage.