By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN
Minnesota Vikings 24 – Detroit Lions 9
Thankfully, that game is over. I mean when former Lions running back Reggie Bush tweets this, you know it’s bad.
Come on @Lions SMH ??♂️
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) November 4, 2018
A career-long run for running back Dalvin Cook and a franchise record 10 sacks for the defense, it was a long, long day. Not too much went right for the Lions today. The offensive line was terrible and none of the wide receivers could get separation. Well, WR Marvin Jones, Jr. was able to get some, but not much.
The Lions couldn’t score a touchdown, and a costly miscue between quarterback Matthew Stafford, and rookie RB Kerryon Johnson helped the Minnesota Vikings defense come in and just feast.
They held the Lions to 209 total yards, WR Kenny Golladay only had 46 yards on 3 catches. And the run game just wasn’t able to get going at all. It was one of the uglier games in recent Lions history.
King Of The Pride: While this is hard to award this week, I’m going to go with defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. He was acquired in a trade with the New York Giants. And he has been a sort of game changer for this team.
Last week against the Seahawks, when Harrison wasn’t in the game, the Seahawks averaged 5.6 yards per carry. When Harrison was in the game, only 3.2 yards per carry. Though I don’t have the numbers yet for today’s game, he did his job.
Snacks Harrison needs to get as many defensive snaps as possible #SaluteToService
— Matt T. Michigan 8-1 Lions 3-4 Pistons 4-4 (@michiganlions) November 4, 2018
Not King Of The Pride: Where do I start? Cornerback Teez Tabor? Tabor was having trouble covering anyone. Safety Glover Quin? Again, Quin having trouble with his coverage. The offensive line? Missing blocks and assignments leading to Stafford getting sacked multiple times? The receivers for being unable to get open?
I know it sounds bad, but it really was. I think that I can give all of those an honorable mention, or co-not players of the game. It was brutal you guys. Brutal.
But time to regroup and move on to next week, when the Lions take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The revitalized Chicago Bears, which leaves us wondering, which Lions team will we see? The team that beat the Patriots? Or the team that got sacked 10 times, and unable to score?
Either way, the Lions will have a tough task in front of them next week!
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