Jared Goff lideró a Detroit en 14 jugadas, 75-yarda que terminó en su pase de touchdown de 11 yardas a Amon-Ra St. Brown to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 29-27. Los Leones consiguieron su primera victoria en casi un año.
The Lions were in control of the game in the first half going up 20-6 on the Vikings thanks to two touchdown passes from Goff and two filed goals from Riley Patterson. Detroit scored 20 consecutive points after Minnesota started the game with two Greg Joseph field goals.
Kirk Cousins, sin embargo, would not be deterred.
He threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter – one to K.J. Osborn and the other to Justin Jefferson — in a comeback effort. Alexander Mattison had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter and Joseph tacked on another field goal.
Cousins found Jefferson for a 3-yard touchdown pass to put Minnesota up 27-23 con 1:50 left in the game. But Goff and his offense had plenty of time left. Goff and St. Brown connected three times on the game-winning drive, including the final touchdown pass.
Goff picked up his first win under a coach not named Sean McVay. He finished 25-for-41 for 296 passing yards and three touchdown passes. He also threw an interception. S t. Brown had 10 capturas para 86 yards and the touchdown. Jamaal Williams led the team in rushing with 71 yards on 17 carries.
Cousins was 30-for-40 for 340 yardas por pase y dos pases de touchdown. Jefferson had 11 capturas para 182 yardas. Osborn had four catches for 47 yardas.
Detroit was 0-10-1 entering the game against Minnesota and had lost four games by three or fewer points. Sunday’s win marked the first time the Lions had won since Dec. 6, 2020 against the Chicago Bears.
Lions coach Dan Campbell picked up his first win as head coach in Detroit.
Minnesota fell to 5-7 with the loss.