Jared Goff, Lions Protection Scheme Rave Critiques from NFL Followers in Upset Bag over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 07: Jared Goff #16 of the Detroit Lions passes in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on September 07, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Lions entered the 2023 season with lots buzz.

But after spoiling the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ banner evening for the opening game of the year with a 21-20 victory, they are at the heart of the soccer universe.

In what became an gruesome game at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday evening, the Lions managed to outplay the defending champs on their house turf and showed the enviornment why they are knowing of the favorites to take hang of the NFC North for the first time in three an extended time.

Led by quarterback Jared Goff and a substantial improved protection, Detroit left celeb ticket caller Patrick Mahomes disquieted as he misplaced a season opener for the first time in his younger but storied profession.

Going into Thursday evening the Chiefs had won eight-consecutive season openers.

Goff finished 22-of-35 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown towards a Kansas Metropolis protection that became a exiguous of shaky with out smartly-known particular person defensive lineman Chris Jones. But on the other hand, the feeble No. 1 total protect stepped up when his squad wanted him most in the take hang of.

And NFL fans were snappy to uncover the Lions a variety of admire for their performance.

Bleacher Represent @BleacherReport

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22/35
253 YDS
1 TD

Lions are 1-0. pic.twitter.com/dWZKufUTyt

Jai @Jai_305_

Jared Goff and Josh Reynolds pic.twitter.com/qmAJcilyme

FanDuel @FanDuel

Jared Goff on that supreme drive: pic.twitter.com/dqGid5MzAC

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Blaiden Kirk @blaiden

Jared Goff when he sees Amon-Ra breaking commence on a crosser pic.twitter.com/MbW0ZKixOd

Gamble On-line Michigan @GambleonlineMI

JARED GOFF OWNS PATRICK MAHOMES pic.twitter.com/l3fevxZgrE

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Patrick Mahomes watching Jared Goff pic.twitter.com/eAGtA7qiWm

Brett Kollmann @BrettKollmann

Jared Goff is 2-0 vs Mahomes now.

The Tiny one Goat has chanced on his Eli.

Jordan Elliott @splash_cousin

Jared Goff has never misplaced to Patrick Mahomes pic.twitter.com/QCsH7xfCQ4

Adam Schein @AdamSchein

That can even very smartly be a orderly take hang of by Jared Goff and the Lions.

(JC) RussIsDaLife ๐Ÿ #WhyNot ๐Ÿ˜ค @Number9IsDaLife

Jared Goff outplayed Mahomes.

Straightforward as that!

In all likelihood even more spectacular than what Goff and the offense managed to attain, the Lions’ contemporary and improved defensive unit managed to retain Mahomes and a usually purple-sizzling Chiefs’ offense at bay for far of the evening.

With celeb tight end Travis Kelce out with a knee ruin, Detroit took plump profit and made Mahomes appear semi-human as the reigning league MVP finished 21-of-39 passes for 226 yards and an interception.

Even when Goff and the offense weren’t clicking, the protection stepped up tall with rookie Brian Branch returning an interception for a derive to tie the game up at 14 in the third quarter.

No longer immoral for a unit that became the league’s worst in 2022.

NFL @NFL

BRIAN BRANCH PICK-SIX IN HIS FIRST NFL GAME

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Brad Galli @BradGalli

Lions protection standing large towards the Chiefs in the fourth quarter ๐Ÿ‘€ pic.twitter.com/0EVJArT6g4

Woodward Sports Community @woodwardsports

HOW ABOUT THIS DETROIT LIONS DEFENSE? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The Lions will now glance to retain the early season hype command rolling next week as they welcome the Seattle Seahawks to metropolis for their house opener.

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