The Detroit Lions are pulling no punches in their attempt to get in the win column this week. Despite being massive underdogs headed into the week, the Lions lead the LA Rams 10-3 after the first quarter, having converted both an onside kick and a fake punt within the first four minutes of the game. With a 63-yard screen pass touchdown to D’Andre Swift leading the way early, Jared Goff is hoping to put his Rams demons in the past.
But Goff needs to step up for at least three more quarters if the Lions are going to pull out the upset on the road against his former teammate. So too does Matthew Stafford need to step up, as soon as he gets more opportunities.
Because of Detroit’s decision to run a fake punt and an onside kick, the Lions are dominating time of possession. The Rams have only held the ball for 4:33 in the first quarter, running nine plays and gaining 67 yards. Stafford is 6-of-7 for 60 yards, with Cooper Kupp leading the way on three catches for 35 yards.
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As of right now, the score is Lions 13, Rams 10 midway through the second quarter.