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Sunday open thread: How will David Blough fare in his second NFL start?

After an impressive performance against the Bears, can Blough repeat against the Vikings?

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Despite seeing their star quarterback out for an extended period of time, the Lions continue to look fine offensively. You can give a lot of credit to Darren Bevell for creating a good enough gameplan to keep the team in the game no matter what the circumstance. But don’t be mistaken, a lot of that credit also goes to Jeff Driskel and David Blough for outperforming expectations.

Blough was acquired after the Lions swapped seventh-round picks in 2022 with the Cleveland Browns to become their third-string quarterback. No one really ever expected to even see Blough this year, and certainly no one would have expected him to play well against a top-10 Chicago Bears defense at the time of the trade.

This Sunday, Blough and the Lions will hit the road to Minneapolis to face a Vikings team that has been far from dominant defensively in recent weeks.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

How will David Blough fare in his second NFL game?

My answer: I’m liking Blough’s chances in his second-straight NFL start against another division rival. The Vikings will likely give him a heavy dose of pressure, especially on third-down situations, but I was extremely impressed with Blough’s pocket presence against the Bears (aside from the sack he took late in the game).

If Blough can stay poised and get the ball out early, then I think he can impress in back-to-back divisional games. If I’m Bevell, I’m getting Blough to target Xavier Rhodes’ side of the field all game long. Rhodes has struggled all year and had a hard time covering Marvin Jones Jr. (his father) in their last matchup.

Your turn.

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