Detroit Lions Get First Win of the Year

Glenn Kaplan

With four seconds remaining in regulation trailing 27-23, the Detroit Lions had a fourth-and-2 from the 11-yard line against the Minnesota Vikings. Jared Goff threw the game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown as time expired as Detroit picked up its first win of the season against Minnesota by a final score of 29-27.

This was a great win for the Lions and this was an extremely bad loss for the Vikings because they are chasing a playoff spot in the NFC for a wild card.

Dan Campbell gets a much-needed win and his first as the head coach of the Detroit Lions.

This could be the final nail in the coffin for Mike Zimmer as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for the 2022 season.

Jared Goff completed 25-of-41 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. This was probably his best game of the season with the Detroit Lions up to this point.

Amon-Ra St. Brown was Detroit’s leading receiver with 10 receptions for 86 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Jamaal Williams was the Lions leading rusher with 71 yards on 17 carries. He filled in for the injured Detriot Lions running back D’Andre Swift.

With 1:50 remaining in regulation, the Minnesota Vikings took a 27-23 lead on a Kirk Cousins three-yard touchdown pass to Justin Jefferson (missed 2-point conversion). Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-40 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns also.

Justin Jefferson was the leading receiver for Minnesota. He caught 11 passes for 182 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Alexander Mattison rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown for the Vikings. He replaced Dalvin Cook today for Minnesota due to injury.

The Detroit Lions (1-10-1) next football game will be on the road next Sunday against the Denver Broncos (6-5).

The Minnesota Vikings (5-7) next football game will be at home this Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5-1).

-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports

Photo Credit: Twitter @Lions

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