Detroit Lions NFL highlights recap win over New York Jets
It was described as a matchup between two people NFL Teams looking to become future franchises to be reckoned.
The MetLife Stadium will host the MetLife Stadium’s second season-opening match. Detroit Lions You were the beneficiaries of a little luck before the game even started.
New York Jets quarterback Mike White wasn’t cleared to play. Quinnen Williams, a standout defensive tackle, was also ruled inactive prior to the game.
Detroit It won a defensive battle and improved its record to 7-7.
To give the Lions a hard-fought three-point road win, Jared Goff tossed a touchdown to Brock Wright.
Next week, the Lions will again be on the road to face off against the Carolina Panthers on Christmas Eve.
Strong opening drive ends with no points
The Jets won the coin toss, and were deferred. The Lions opened the game with an initial 14-play, 73 yard drive that took up 8:00.
Detroit’s offense was ready to go and followed the playbook with ease. They moved down the field until they reached the goal line.
The Jets’ defense was strong at the goal line and the Lions were unable to score on their first drive. Jamaal Williams, running back, was stopped at the 1-yard line on fourth-and-1.
The defensive stop ended a streak that had seen 19 consecutive touchdowns when the Lions reached goal to go situations.
Jared Goff He had one chance to throw a deep pass to Jameson Williams, standout wideout. His pass was not well received and missed the rookie wideout who had gained an extra step on his defender.
Kalif Raymond remains an unsung hero
The Lions Defense The Jets were pinned on their first offensive possession, forcing a three-and out.
Wideout Kalif RaymondHe returned a punt for 47 yards to the Jets after he was cut in 2017. It was his first punt return for score in his career. He also became the first Lions player ever to return a punt. Landing Since 2020.
The journeyman has been able carve out a solid niche. DetroitSince joining the team in 2021,
Detroit’s special teams Unit It has had a stellar 2022 season, with three punt returns of 35 yards or more.
Goff even made a late-game attack on the veteran during a crucial third down.
Holding on to calls can prove costly
In the first half, the Lions’ offensive line was unable to block the aggressive Jets’ defense line and avoided penalties.
After the right tackle Penei Sewell Officials called him the returning officer for holding in the first quarter. Evan Brown His team lost precious yards when he committed consecutive holding penalties in the second half.
After the Jets tied it at seven, Brown returned to the game after missing three games with an ankle injury. He was assessed holding penalties for two of the three plays.
Instead of ending a long, 15-play, 62 yard drive with a touchdown Detroit’s offense was backed-up and had to settle for a field kick after taking 7:00 from the game clock.
Veteran center Frank Ragnow A holding penalty was also applied late in the third quarter and again in the fourth quarter.
Lions have an offensive advantage because they have a defensive takeaway
Detroit’s defense has tried to get as many takeaways this season as possible.
The defense of the Lions was able to produce a takeaway for the seventh consecutive game.
Cornerback Jerry Jacobs On the Jets’ third possession, quarterback Zach Wilson was tackled by Aaron Glenn. This was the 12th takeaway Aaron Glenn’s defense had been able to secure over the past seven games.
Detroit’s offense failed to score a touchdown again, but it was able take a 13-10 lead in the second half.
Detroit’s defense was able stifle Jets’ offense all afternoon, forcing Wilson to make errant throws as well as questionable decision-making.
Dan Campbell makes questionable decisions
Again, the Lions’ coaching staff will be questioned about its decision-making against Jets.
Campbell’s late decision to go for it on fourth was not as harsh as many would think. However, Campbell’s decision will be debated.
Campbell led 13-10 and decided to have kicker Michael Badgley attempt an 84-yard field goal.
The Jets were unfortunately left with a missed field goal.
Wilson was able to find tight end C.J. Uzomah scored his second touchdown of the afternoon, giving the Jets an advantage of 17-13
Jets were extremely fortunate to have Zach Wilson under center for Lions
Despite some conservative play-calling, the Jets were unable to capitalize upon the mistakes of the Lions.
Detroit’s defensive backs struggled in the first quarter. Wideout Jeff Smith was able, however, to score back-to-back big wins late in the first period to set up a game-tying field goal.
Wilson was benched earlier this season. One argument can be made for Wilson being benched against Lions.
In the third quarter, rookie wideout Garrett Wilson was visibly frustrated as Zach Wilson wasn’t on target with a pass intended to him.
Garrett Wilson was seen walking back towards the sideline with his head down, apparently dejected at the inability to sustain any momentum.
Wilson and the Jets’ offense lost their last chance to win the game late in the game.
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