So, week 2 is in the books. Another day, another disappointing loss.
This felt different from the Bears game. Against the Bears, we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Against the Packers, apart from one quarter, we were clearly beaten, clearly outmatched.
The Packers won 42-21 after the Lions jumped out to a 14-3 lead. It felt like the defense couldn't make a stop after the first drive, and the game felt over after Aaron Jones' 75 yard rushing touchdown to start the second half, if not completely done after Detroit punted on 4th and 1 from our own 34 with 7:41 left in Q3 at 31-14, a 3 possesion game.
Positively, Ragnow, Jonah Jackson, Decker have looked excellent on the O line, Kerryon Johnson looked healthy and effective in the first half and Hockenson looked like a threat from TE. D'Andre Swift really answered his critics with 5 catches from as many targets for 60 yards banishing the memory of his awful drop in week 1.
Okudah struggled against the Packers, but that is hardly surprising given his injury issues and the fact that CB is the hardest position to transition from the college game to the pros. He'll need time before becoming the stud everyone thought he would be during the draft process.
Looking forward to week 3 @ Cardinals, Adam Schedter of ESPN reports that Kenny Golladay should be available which is a big boost. More on that game in my next post.
How did you feel about the game? Should Matty P be given more time, how much time?
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