Should you feel better or worse about the Detroit Lions after their first week loss?

Not many outside of Detroit expected the Lions to pull out of their first week against Philadelphia Eagles. The Lions were underdogs on their four-point home ground, The majority of our employees chose PhillyAnd the Everyone chose the Eagles except for two people on ESPN

However, just because the game met our expectations in terms of the outcome does not mean that we should be happy or upset with the results. Maybe the players we didn’t expect to play well did. Maybe someone we expected to be dominated disappointed. maybe you like Detroit Lions Coach Dan Campbell, already tired of these moral victories, “at least we finished in goal”.

“If we take that whole approach where it’s going to be every week,” we lost by three, we lost by three, and we lost by three. “Then what are we going to do?” Campbell said on Sunday. “So, we have to clean this up and we have to be better. We have to be a lot better in all areas.”

All of these are legitimate feelings. There’s a lot to take in from a three-hour game on Sunday, and it’s not all immediately apparent. Sometimes it takes a few viewings before we really find out whether or not we’re happy about one performance. But now that we’ve had at least 14 hours to digest the Lions’ 38-35 loss at the hands of the Eagles, let’s examine our feelings Monday morning.

Question of the day: Are you feeling better, worse, or the same after losing the first week of black?

my answer: I would actually say a little better. If you come back to My preview on paper, I noticed this was a really good team of Eagles from front to back. They had an advantage in all four main stages of the games (passing/running, attacking and defending). And while on Sunday they likely proved to be the top spot in three of those games, they lost the match decisively between their running defense and the Lions’ attack.

This revelation can be enormous. If the running lions’ attack is real — like, for the first time since Barry Sanders was real — we might be in for some exciting football in Detroit. A lot of their attack will shift during that running game, and if Jared Goff can get them together for four full quarters – yes, if he’s big – this Lions will score a lot of points. Hell, with Goff playing some of his worst football matches, the Lions managed to put together 35 points – their third highest mark in the first week before Monday night’s game.

There are two obvious questions that we still don’t know the answer to. First, how good is this Eagles defense? On paper, they have a lot of really good pieces, and a lot of those players in the defensive line have already proven that in this league. But they’re also getting a little bigger, and were less than the sum of their parts last year. Could that be true again this year?

Second, we don’t know if lions can consistently maintain this kind of performance. We’ve seen flashes before, then the accelerating lions’ attack was silenced for a month. Consistency is a sign of true talent, and now we only have one data point. It’s certainly a very promising data point, but a lot of the assumptions we make after the first week in the NFL will be proven wrong over the course of the season.

Elsewhere, it’s disappointing – but not surprising – to see this team take a hit on the ground. Gauff’s performance was definitely below expectations in the first half. But I will say that I came away with a lot more positivity about Lions High School than I expected. Galen Hurts completed only 56 percent of his passes, and Jeff Okuda looked great. DeVonta Smith has been taken off the scoreboard completely! Sure, AJ Brown ate, but there wouldn’t be many people who could slow this guy down.

So, in total, the Lions stuck with a team that I thought was better than them in every aspect of the game, and they dominated one part of the match. That’s promising enough to make me feel kind of optimistic on Monday morning.

Your turn.

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How do you feel after losing the lions to the eagles?

  • 44%

    a little better

    (551 votes)

  • 9%

    a little worse

    (119 votes)


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