Detroit Lions · HC
Break up the Lions! How cool is this? Detroit (4-6) is on a heater! Dan Campbell’s squad has won three straight games, with the past two coming on the road. That is something, considering the Lions went 0-11-1 in their first 12 road games under Campbell. And Sunday’s result – a 31-18 pasting of the Giants that was more of a blowout than that score might indicate – felt like Campbell’s most impressive win in the big chair.
The Giants came into Sunday with a 7-2 record fueled by an offense that ranked third in rushing and turnovers. On Sunday, the G-Men managed just 89 yards rushing while committing a season-high three turnovers. This is a major credit to Detroit’s defense, which has vastly improved over the course of the season. Rookie Aidan Hutchinson had another special game, notching his second interception and a fumble recovery. The No. 2 overall pick is really coming into his own. On offense, Jared Goff continues to rock steady – he’s leading the league’s No. 6 offense, after all! And what a day from RB Jamaal Williams, who scored three more touchdowns on Sunday and now leads the entire league with 12 total scores. As anyone who watched Hard Knocks knows, Williams is an easy guy to root for – and the heartbeat of this team.
Suddenly, the Lions have become tough and clutch and, quite frankly, fun to watch. Kudos to Campbell, who has Detroit back on track in Year 2 of this rebuild.