After a dismal preseason, the Lions going 1-4, the outlook for the 2018 season looked uncertain. The Jets had questions of their own, with a rookie quarterback leading the helm.
— EmelML (@shadyzlover) September 11, 2018
Monday Night Football, the stars were certainly out with Eminem serving as the honorary captain. Barry Sanders, Twitch streamer, Ninja and former ESPN analyst, Jemele Hill were also, among those in attendance. Detroit did not disappoint, early on, Quandre Diggs picking off Sam Darnold to run 37 yards to put the Lions up, 7-0.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 10, 2018
The Jets would respond with a touchdown of their own, from Isaiah Crowell, tying the game at 7-7 to end the 1st quarter. Jets would add a field goal and another TD, Darnold connecting with Robby Anderson to put the Jets up, 17-7. Matt Prater would be the Lions lone offense, kicking a 21-yard field goal to conclude the half. Building off Prater, the Lions opted to have the ball in the 2nd half, winning the coin toss. The momentum would continue in Detroit’s favor when, quarterback, Matthew Stafford found Golden Tate for the 24-yard TD to tie the game, 17-17.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 11, 2018
Detroit would not score again, getting ransacked to a 48-17, loss to start the season.
WEEK 1: Recap
The Lions look to bounce back on the road, when they head west to face the San Francisco 49ers in a battle of the high-priced quarterbacks.
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