The Detroit Lions ventured to Seattle in their penultimate game of the 2021 season. However, this was not a pleasant trip, as the Seahawks bludgeoned the Lions by a score of 51-29.
From start to finish Seattle was in control of this contest. Detroit failed to generate offense when it mattered, and their defense couldn’t stop much of anything.
To put it simply, the Seahawks outclassed them in every facet on Sunday. Detroit had some good moments but couldn’t put it all together.
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The Lions offense was missing numerous pieces from the passing attack, and Tim Boyle was once again starting at quarterback in place of Jared Goff (knee).
Surprisingly though, the 29 points the Lions scored tied for the third-most they’ve put up this season.
But untimely turnovers and a constant deficit were way too much to overcome.
While the offense wasn’t phenomenal was better than could have been expected.
Best offensive player: WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
I’m running out of ways to describe how good St. Brown has been playing as of late. He has fully established himself as a centerpiece in this offense.
In this game, he accounted for 37.5 percent of the Lions’ offense. Racking up 111 yards receiving and adding an additional 23 yards on the ground, he also scored two touchdowns—one through the air and one on the ground.
St. Brown has exceeded even the rosiest of expectations as a rookie this season. His production brings into question how big a need the wide receiver position really is this offseason. He has been that dominant over the last five games.
Worst offensive player: QB Tim Boyle
To be fair to Boyle, he had a patchwork receiving corps and tight end group to throw the ball to. And he did throw for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Given the patchwork group of pass catchers, an interception or two could’ve been overlooked. But three? That’s crossing the line to unacceptable, even for a backup quarterback making his third career start.
It’s unknown ir Boyle will be playing in the season finale against the Packers, his former team, next week. If he does, he will need to put forth a better game than what he did in Seattle.