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The Lions Offense Is Pacing The NFL After Week 2

Jared Goff #16 and D'Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions react after a touchdown against the Washington Commanders during the third quarter at Ford Field on September 18, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
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The first two weeks of the 2022 NFL season indicate a brighter future for the Detroit Lions.

Finally, head coach Dan Campbell has a squad that knows how to close games after dominating the Washington Commanders wire-to-wire in Week 2.

It was not even close as the Lions raced to a 22-0 lead at halftime and never looked back.

That victory is the perfect way to bounce back after another tough loss in their season opener versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

Their impressive performances in those two games puts them at the top of some categories on offense.

The official Twitter account of the Lions’ public relations team pointed out that the team ranks first in average yards per carry at 7.2.

They are also tied for first in touchdowns scored with nine and plays of over 20 yards at 11.

Detroit also ranks second in total points (71), third in rushing yards (372), and fourth in total yards on offense with 811.

Aside from those numbers, they are also having some success on defense, thanks to the efforts of Tracy Walker, Jeff Okudah, Alex Anzalone, Malcolm Rodriguez, and Aidan Hutchinson.

The Lions will continue to roll with their high-powered offense when they compete against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

 

A Total Team Effort On Offense

It’s not just one man dominating the show for the Lions because their key players are contributing to their cause.

Quarterback Jared Goff threw for four touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Commanders.

Likewise, Amon-Ra St. Brown had 116 receiving yards, 68 rushing yards, and two touchdowns.

Meanwhile, D’Andre Swift had a huge game versus Philadelphia with 144 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Jamaal Williams added two rushing scores against the Eagles.

The Lions finally have the pieces that can help them compete throughout the season.




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