‘Tis the (time of the) season for fun little facts in an otherwise, well, bleak season.
According to the Lions, Kenny Golladay has caught a touchdown pass in all four of his games against the AFC this season.
That would be:
Los Angeles Chargers - Win, 13-10
8 catches for 117 yards and 1 touchdown
Kansas City Chiefs - Loss, 30-34
5 catches for 67 yards and 2 touchdowns
Oakland Raiders - Loss, 24-31
4 catches for 132 yards and 1 touchdown
Denver Broncos - Loss, 17-27
6 catches for 66 yards and 1 touchdown
The only other person to have more receiving touchdowns against the AFC in a single season is Calvin Johnson in 2011 (6)—also against the AFC West.
Conclusion? Kenny G is dominant against the AFC West.
#Lions WR Kenny Golladay (@kgxix) has caught a TD pass in all 4 of his games against the AFC this season.— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) December 22, 2019
He has totaled 5 receiving TDs against the AFC this year. Only WR Calvin Johnson (6 in 2011) has had more rec. TDs against the AFC in a single season in team history. pic.twitter.com/YZY7s5iv65
And onto the rest of your notes.
- Mike O’Hara with detroitlions.com has an interesting take on why year three could be Matt Patricia’s lucky charm, comparing him to five previous Lions head coaches.
- “This one was for pride, and both teams played with it.” Adam Maya touches on the game for NFL.com’s What we learned from Sunday’s Week 16 games.
- Chris Burke with The Athletic explains what a win-now ultimatum means for the Lions’ offseason plans. Subscription required.
- Cool cool cool cool cool cool cool.
Folks, we attained perfection this week in Detroit sports.— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) December 23, 2019
Our local teams went 0-10 from 12/15 to 12/22
Red Wings 0-4
Den, TB, Chi, Bos, Tor, Wsh, LA, CBJ, Tor and Arz outscored Detroit 561-460 this week
- On Sunday, Jamal Agnew became the only player in the league to have scored on kick and punt returns this season.
- “On paper, I loved Lions owner Martha Ford’s tactic in announcing the decisions to stick with GM Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia. It lifted the pall over the team and allows the group to lock in for the final two weeks of the season. In practice, Detroit lost to Denver.” Albert Breer touches on the Lions season in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback.
- Ever wonder what Ford Field is like after dark? Join T.J. Lang for episode seven of Goin’ Nuts with T.J.: