By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN
Lions 38 – 52 Saints
The Lions were in New Orleans today to take on the Saints. In the recent past, the Superdome hasn’t been a bad place to play for the Lions. The last 2 times they played there, they’ve won. They’ve one the last 3 games against the Saints. Coming off of a loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, the Lions came into the Superdome to try and right the ship. Well, that didn’t go to well. Tons of injuries, turnovers, and just “Shanahan-igans” all around. It was a regression from earlier in the season. Not exactly what the team was going for this week.
King Of The Pride: Honestly….It could go either way, but I’m going to say wide receiver Golden Tate. He’s had the Saints number the past few times that the Lions have played them. Going into today, Tate has 24 catches for 344 yards with four touchdowns. This time, he had seven catches for 96 yards and 1 TD. With a pretty cool celebration to boot!
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 15, 2017
Honorable mention will go to defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson. He scored his first touchdown today after he picked off quarterback Drew Brees.
Not King Of The Pride: Take your pick this week, as plenty of people made mistakes. But there were injuries galore as well. But I think that this week I will pick the offensive line. They were pretty much ineffective. Quarterback Matthew Stafford got sacked 5 times this game, and the run game was practically non existent, averaging about 3.5 yards per carry. Unfortunately the offensive line was dealing with a lot of injuries, and by the end of the game, some 3rd string players were in the game. It was awful.
Next Up: The Bye Week! Couldn’t have come at a better time. With injuries to Tate, safety Glover Quin, offensive lineman Greg Robinson, and Stafford, this will give them time to heal up. They also need to start regrouping for their run after the bye. With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out for potentially the season with a broken collar bone, it could mean that the Lions could make a run at winning the division. If that’s going to happen, though, they’re gonna have to really regroup and get it together.
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