The Detroit Lions held on to earn their opening win of the season, and Twitter seemed to love it.
The Detroit Lions may no longer be the doormat of the NFC North, at least for one week. With the Chicago Bears playing the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football and the Minnesota Vikings traveling to Philadelphia on Monday, the Lions game was the only NFC North game during the day-long window. The Lions improved to 1-1, while Washington suffered a loss for the first time this year.
But for the Lions, this is their second home game and a game that many believed they could win, and they did. Twitter had a great time with commentary about the game, as the Lions jumped out to a 22-0 lead before the Commanders stormed back to make it competitive. The Lions would hold on to win in a shootout, 36-27.
Jared Goff led the Lions with four touchdowns, with two going to Armon-Ra St. Brown. St. Brown finished with nine catches for 112 receiving yards, making a significant contribution to the team’s 425 total yards.
The Commanders came back to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1, while the Lions fell to the Eagles in an entertaining contest. Both teams are looking to make a playoff appearance this season.