It seems like we’ve barely turned the page from the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 disaster against the New York Jets, but much like the Lions, we’re working on a short schedule this week and have to move on quickly.
This week, the Lions are making a west coast trip to California for a date with the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are coming off a much less embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings, 24-16. Though the final score was somewhat close, the Vikings had control of that game from beginning to end.
That being said, the 49ers are a team many believe will still be in contention this year, especially because of their young, impressive quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Regardless, if one game is any indication, it appears just about any team could give the Lions trouble this year. So today’s Question of the Day is:
Which 49ers player is the biggest threat to a Lions victory in Week 2?
My answer: Last week the Jets boasted a fair amount of underrated skill players. Guys like Quincy Enunwa and Isaiah Crowell are probably better than most people give them credit for (but are also not as good as the Lions made them look on Monday).
The 49ers don’t exactly have those kind of players on their roster. However, they do have tight end George Kittle, an up-and-coming tight end. Going back to last year, Kittle has 190 receiving yards in his past two games on just nine catches. He’s a big play threat, and we’ve seen the Lions linebackers really struggle in coverage in the past. Kittle could be a nightmare for Detroit on Sunday.