By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN
Dallas Cowboys 26 – Detroit Lions 23
Week 4 is in the books. The Lions felt like world beaters last week after they were able to pull off the upset against New England. Could their momentum carry over to the Cowboys?
They had their first 100-yard rusher in running back Kerryon Johnson, and their defense was playing out of their minds. Could that momentum carry over to the Cowboys?
What started out to be a great game, unfortunately, wound up in disappointment. The wide receivers, especially Kenny Golladay had some great catches and were overall impressive.
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— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 30, 2018
But for whatever reason, the Lions didn’t stay with the run game. Johnson started off the game with a 32-yard run, but the coaching staff never really did go back to him much more during the game. He ended the game with 9 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. But, in the end, the Cowboys were able to win the game on a field goal that was set up by RB Ezekiel Elliott who was able to get good field position in the final 30 seconds of the game.
King Of The Pride: This weeks accolade goes to WR Golden Tate. He was lead all Lions receivers in and went 8 for 8 with 132 yards. He also scored two touchdowns and a had a catch that the Cowboys ended up challenging. With the way penalties and challenges have gone for Detroit, I’m glad this one actually went their way. He also reminded us why he is the YAC King!
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 30, 2018
Not King Of The Pride: This week it’s going to go to the coaching staff. RB Kerryon Johnson started off the game with a 32-yard run in the first quarter. After that, he only had 23 more yards. He did, however, score a touchdown. I’m not sure if that’s more on offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, or if it’s on head coach Matt Patricia. Either way, it seems like Johnson is going to be a big playmaker for the Lions. It would be great if he could get the ball more often, and the team could generate a sustainable run game.
Next week the Lions come home to face the Green Bay Packers. This will be their first divisional game this season, and they will be facing a Packers team that is starting to get its footing back. If the Lions could pass the test with the Patriots, will they be able to succeed against the Packers?
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