We’re getting dangerously close to the 2018 season, which means we only have a few more weeks of reminiscing about the Detroit Lions 2017 season. For some, that may be a good thing, considering the Lions’ season ended in disappointment.
But let’s kick off the week by focusing on the positive. The 2017 season was filled with some phenomenal plays and some outstanding individual efforts, especially on offense. The team scored the seventh-most points in the league and reached the end zone a total of 46 times.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
What was the Lions’ best touchdown from the 2017 season?
My answer: This is a tough one, especially since the Lions scored in so many different ways. Matthew Stafford threw for 29 touchdowns, the Lions rushed for another 10. They had three pick-sixes, and two scoop-and-scores. Oh, and Jamal Agnew threw in a couple special teams touchdowns, too.
And in terms of fantastic plays, there was Marvin Jones Jr.’s outstanding Thanksgiving touchdown catch over two Vikings defenders, or his spinning one-hander against the Saints. There’s Jamal Agnew’s electric punt return in Week 2 against the New York Giants. And there was the [FILE NOT FOUND] against the Steelers.
But my favorite touchdown of the entire season came at the hands of the wholly underappreciated Glover Quin. His pick-six of Matt Ryan as the first half was coming to a close was literal perfection from the Lions veteran safety. He read Ryan perfectly, he broke at the perfect time, and when the ball was there, he took full advantage of Ryan’s mistake:
The play was also monumental in keep the Lions in this contest. Detroit was facing the possibility of being down three scores before the half, but Quin’s touchdown put them within four points. If it weren’t for this pick-six, the Lions likely never would have had a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Although, considering how things turned out in this game, maybe that would have been a good thing.