The Detroit Lions 2018 season got off to a flying start.
Safety Quandre Diggs intercepted New York Jets debutant Sam Darnold and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown on the Lions first play of the season.
yeah, we're winning the super bowl this year pic.twitter.com/M45tX0lkQU— Mansur (@MansurShaheen) September 10, 2018
It is a flying start, and hopefully a good omen for what’s to come for Detroit this year.
This is the second straight time where a rookie quarterback has thrown a touchdown on his first ever pass against the Lions. This one is a little more positive than Matt Ryan’s touchdown from 2008, though.
Darnold is the first quarterback to throw a pick-6 on his first career pass since Jameis Winston in 2015, and join an exclusive club that also includes the Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre.
This was Diggs fourth career interception and his first career touchdown. His previous three touchdowns all came last season. Diggs recently signed a huge extension with the Lions, and it’s already paying dividends.