Detroit Lions: Week 18 Observations

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Detroit Lions became the third team in NFL history to start 1-6 but finish with a winning record, joining the 2021 Dolphins and 1970 Bengals.

There are a lot of things to discuss and observe regarding the Detroit Lions' play in Week 18. Jared Goff, 28, arguably the franchise quarterback of the Detroit Lions, never seemed rattled by himself.

Although he did not have his best game, Goff provided a steady hand to control the Lions’ offense.

He is finishing this season with more than 4,400 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

Jamaal Williams got his first 1,000-yard rushing season to break Barry Sanders’ record. Williams has collected 17 TDs this season, one more than Barry had.

Furthermore, Williams’ TDs and yards on Sunday were the keys to his team winning. The Lions finished the year with a 9-8 and 5-1 record against the division.

Yes, Minnesota with NFC North this season, but Detroit can enter next season as a favorite to win the division.

Besides, Minnesota Vikings were the first NFL team to finish a regular season with a negative point differential. The Lions are not only playing well but also are entertaining.

Therefore, GM Brad Holmes should re-sign some veteran free agents to complement his young core,

such as RB Jamaal Williams, WR DJ Chark, LB Alex Anzalone, and DL John Cominsky.

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