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Lions offense wakes up in first quarter vs. Eagles

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After a disastrous performance against the Bears, the Lions offense is alive.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions finished their Week 4 game against the Chicago Bears with just 14 points. Through one quarter against a solid Philadelphia Eagles defense, they have already matched that total.

Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense had two first quarter possession and ended each the same way: a touchdown pass to Theo Riddick. The Detroit offense has been spurted by a few new changes, including using Corey Robinson as a sixth offensive lineman/tight end and putting Golden Tate in the backfield.

The offensive output comes against an Eagles defense that has been notoriously stout in the first quarter. Philadelphia hadn’t allowed a single point in the opening quarter, nor had they allowed a single passing touchdown all season. The Lions put those two records to be very quickly.

There’s still a lot of ballgame left, but right now, it looks like offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has the offense back on track this week.