Detroit Lions Pull Off Major Upset Against the Kansas City Chiefs: 21-20
It’s the moment NFL fans have been waiting for since the Super Bowl’s final play. Thursday (Sept. 7) marked the first NFL game of the season, as well as the Detroit Lions season opener. Carrying on with tradition, the reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, played the opening game. Of course, they were up against the Detroit Lions, who traveled to Arrowhead Stadium for the honor.
Going into this game, we knew it would be tough. Even though the Detroit Lions are one of the most buzzed-about teams in the NFL right now, the Kansas City Chiefs just won a Super Bowl. Moreover, the Chiefs are favorites to go back to the Super Bowl this year, because they still have an incredibly strong team.
But, boy, what a game! Our Detroit Lions delivered and delivered. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that huge play in the third quarter, where #32 Brian Branch picked the ball for a surprise touchdown. It’s the first highlight below. Actually, every play in this game was exciting. Final score: 21-20, with the Lions winning!
One of Detroit’s many shining stars is Aiden Hutchinson, who hails from the University of Michigan. He’s one of the most promising EDGE defenders in the NFL. This season, he promises to have even more confidence than last. “My confidence right now is really through the roof,” Hutchinson said during OTAs last spring (via SI). “Me personally, I feel like I’m on a completely different level. And, I mean, instinctually, my explosiveness. Everywhere on the board, I feel like I’ve taken myself to the next level.” Hutchinson was there tonight, as were Jared Goff, Dan Campbell and all the usual suspects. Check out some highlights of the game below. My podcast all about the Detroit Lions, “The Squad with Anne Erickson,” kicks off again this Monday. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!