The first Sunday of the regular season is finally here, and the Detroit Lions are looking to get the year started on the right foot this team. With the team mostly at full health, they look to capitalize off of a depleted Cardinals team that is missing both of their starting corners, as well as their starting right tackle.
With a newly-installed offense, there are few teams that the Lions could face in Week 1 that present a better matchup than the Cardinals. For a team that wants to establish the run game, they shouldn’t have any problem running against one of the league’s worst run defenses. The challenge, however, comes in the passing game, where the Cardinals will threaten on the edges and give the Lions’ OTs a run for their money.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Who will score the first touchdown of the game for the Lions?
My answer: The Lions will hopefully be more fortunate than the Bears were on Thursday and actually find their way into the end zone in Week 1. I think the Lions should have success both in the run game and the passing game, and I think they will look Kenny Golladay’s way early and often to expose the mismatch on the outside.
Golladay nabs the first touchdown for the Lions, and Kerryon Johnson racks up the yardage after the Lions get out to an early lead.