Todd Gurley unsheathed the knife, Matthew Stafford plunged it into their collective heart, and after the Detroit Lions finally made their 2020 rallying cry a reality, they unveiled another they hope will carry them through the rest of the season. A big thing that’s going around the locker room is creating our own story,” wide receiver Marvin Jones said Sunday. Don’t let anybody else write our story, or write us off.
While a couple of those wins can be chalked up to poor opponents, it’s never easy to win in this league, and one of Detroit’s wins came against a 5-2 Cardinals team that just took down one of the best teams in the league. Not only that, but the Lions appear to have made some serious changes to fix their biggest problems earlier in the season. After allowing 170.3 rushing yards per game in the first four games of the season, the Lions have only allowed 55.0 per game out of the bye week.
Caption Close In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State in overtime, and the other in the NFL on Sunday, when the Atlanta Falcons — who else? flopped their way through yet another fourth-quarter fiasco in losing to the appreciative Lions 23-22.