In the first quarter of the Detroit Lions’ Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys, starting right guard T.J. Lang was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision that resulted in what appeared to be a serious injury. It didn’t take long for the team to announce that Lang had suffered a concussion and was out for the rest of the game.
As noted by MLive’s Kyle Meinke, this was far from Lang’s first concussion. Not only did Lang suffer a concussion that held him out of one game last year, but during a teleconference back in 2015, Lang admitted to suffering from several in the past.
“Yeah, I’ve had my fair share,” Lang said per Meinke. “I think I’ve had three or four, and they’re scary to go through. I went through one in Pittsburgh this preseason. They’re scary. It was middle of the game, I was kind of looking around and for about 10, 15 seconds I had no idea where I was. And that kind of scared me.”
Lang looked quite disoriented again on Sunday in Dallas, and it’s a scary situation for the 31-year-old. We’re hoping for the best for the big guy.
- To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Lions are the worst red zone offense in the league:
These offenses get it done when it counts most- in the RED ZONE.— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) October 1, 2018
Let's see if the #ChiefsKingdom can keep it going tonight on #MNF! #KCvsDEN#SeizeTheDEY #HereWeGo #RavensFlock #Seahawks #KeepPounding #OnePride #Jets #GoNiners #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/s5bGXLvFxK
- The Lions apparently knew before the game even started that their Week 4 officiating crew was going to call a lot of penalties. They were called for eight penalties while the Cowboys were responsible for just two.
- Detroit is doing a pretty darn good job spreading the ball around in the passing game:
Golden Tate, Marvin Jones & Kenny Golladay all have at least 50 yards receiving in each of Lions first four games, the only WR trio in the league to do so.— Josh Moore (@4for4_Josh) October 1, 2018
- Golden Tate seemed a little remorseful after his taunting during Sunday’s game. He’s aware that he put his team at risk for a fumble, and he doesn’t want to be a “douchebag.”
- Devon Kennard has been one of the few pleasant surprises on the Lions defense this year:
LB @DevonKennard has the most sacks by a #Lions LB through the first 4⃣ games of a single season in team history.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 1, 2018
His four sacks are tied for second among all @NFL LBs. #OnePride pic.twitter.com/msjLKXfAmL
- Cowboys guard Zack Martin believes the Lions defense was good, but predictable, saying postgame that, “We pretty much knew what they were going to line up in and we had call-it-and-run-it plays and we executed them.”