In the opening weekend of the 2022 NFL season, D’Andre Swift is already up for FedEx Ground Player of the Week.
The third-year back had a fantastic showing against the Philadelphia Eagles, tallying a career-high 144 yards on the ground and a touchdown on 15 carries.
I say “already” because Swift is no stranger to the title. I’m not sure how many times he’s been nominated nor has won, but I do know he was up for it back-to-back weeks last season in November. (While we’re looking at past nominations, Jared Goff actually won FedEx Air Player of the Week in December 2021.)
Worth noting, Swift also caught three passes for 31 yards. Earlier this offseason, he admitted his goal for 2022 is to become the fourth player to reach both 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in one season.
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And onto the rest of your notes.
- A few positive factoids:
Amon-Ra St. Brown tied an #NFL record in Week 1.— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) September 11, 2022
He finished with 8 catches for 64 yards and a TD, the 5th consecutive game he had 8+ receptions and a receiving TD in a game.
St. Brown tied T.J. Houshmandzadeh (2007) for the all-time mark. #Lions #OnePride pic.twitter.com/D2LKMvszeF
The #Lions rushed 28 times for 181 yards and 3 TD in Sunday's loss to the #Eagles. They averaged 6.5 yards per carry.— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) September 12, 2022
This is the first time they had 25 carries, 3 rushing TD, and 6.5 YPC in a game since 1998.
Barry Sanders was on the team (26 car., 185 yds., 3 TD)#OnePride pic.twitter.com/E0e53VLDzW
- “Between the beginning and the end for the Lions, there’s always that maddening middle, the place where good teams reside. The Lions aren’t there, obviously. You could say they’re getting closer, and maybe they are...” The Detroit News’ Bob Wojnowski offers his take on the loss. ($)
- In case you missed it, Hard Knocks darling Malcolm Rodriguez went full cowboy ahead of Sunday’s game.
- Despite the loss, the Lions still earned a decent grade from CBS Sports’ John Breech.
- Also in case you missed it, Amon-Ra St. Brown and his brother Equanimeous St. Brown scored touchdowns just minutes apart from one another on Sunday.