Some stats from the opener

Some random Lions PFF stats:

  • Mahomes was the last blitzed QB in the NFL in week 1
  • Goff had 2nd highest passer rating when not blitzed (119.2)
  • PFF credited Goff with 2 dropped passes by receivers, Mahomes w/ 3
  • Goff had most batted passes at the line (3)
  • Mahomes pressured 20x (6th most) vs Goff 10x (23rd)
  • Mahomes had highest “time to throw” in NFL at 3.39 sec (likely due to extending the play. Goff 3rd lowest at 2.34 sec
  • Sam LaPorta caught all 5 of his targets
  • LaPorta tied for third most rec (5)by a TE – most rec by any of the rookie TEs
  • LaPorta lined up wide 13 times, 2nd most in NFL for TE behind only Chiefs TE Noah Gray
  • LaPorta 2nd highest pass block grade for TEs in NFL (80.4 on 5 snaps)
  • Gibbs 5th best RB rush per carry average at 6.0 (min 20% of rush att)
  • Gibbs 3rd highest graded RB
  • Marvin Jones was second lowest graded WR, only Toney graded worse in NFL
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai was the 2nd highest O-linemen overall graded (88.4)
  • Barnes was the 4th highest graded (90.6) LB for run defense
  • Onwuzurike had 2 total pressures on 14 pass rush snaps
  • Hutch had 7 total pressures, the 3 ahead of him had 8 (one of those 3 was DT Jalen Carter)
  • Jerry Jacobs had 3 missed tackles – tied for 3rd most (leaders had 4)
  • Sutton allowed 2 catches for 39 yards on 5 targets
  • Brian Branch lined up in the slot 37 times, 6 in the box, 1 out wide, 0 deep
  • Branch had the 3rd highest zone coverage grade (85.0) of all CBs
  • Kerby Joseph lined up in the slot 21 times, 22 in the box, 1 out wide, 19 deep
  • Gardner-Johnson lined up in the slot 11 times, 12 in the box, 4 out wide, 38 deep
  • Gardner-Johnson had 2 PBUs. Tied for most by a safety
  • Gardner-Johnson 6th highest run defense grade for all safeties. Run-stop % was 3rd highest

Very interesting!!

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Good stuff man. Thanks for posting

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Interesting that PFF has the Chiefs receivers dropping only one more than the Lions’ receivers.


Their drops hurt more — e.g. pick 6, failed first down in closing minutes.

Damm Carter is ball’n.

true. but we also had a fumble that took three points off the board

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3 drops by KC WRs?

The Californians Reaction GIF

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It was never a talent issue with him… it was the risk.

Would I love a monster in the middle? Yep. Do I fully understand why Holmes passed on him? Yep. Hopefully we can get another monster with fewer red flags moving forward.


I agree with your post I will add, the added name of Carter was a dig at Lion draft by PFF they still are hurt, Holmes didn’t draft way they wanted.
The name in brackets gets response they wanted an I have no doubt why just his name was listed. They make me laugh act like kids if you don’t agree with them an stump there feet .

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Thanks for sharing, definitely good stuff in there.
LaPorta being used all over as many here thought would happen.

Both ways looks to be fine, Carter would have been a good pic, but Branch and Campbell is also good pics.

Goff and our lineman need to do a better job of not getting those passes batted down. He’s not a small qb

happier with Branch & Jack Campbell .

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