NFL is satisfied Lions can problem Chiefs Week 1
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The 2023 NFL schedule was launched final week and there have been some questions in regards to the Thursday night time season opener at Arrowhead Stadium.
The final time that quarterbacks Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes have been on the identical discipline was in 2018. It was a Week 11 Monday night time recreation between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. It was initially scheduled for Mexico Metropolis however relocated to the L.A. Coliseum because of the discipline circumstances at Azteca Stadium.
Nonetheless, a highly-entertaining affair noticed Sean McVay’s membership come away with a wild 54-51 victory over Andy Reid’s squad. Wouldn’t that be some approach to begin off the 2023 season?
The NFL schedule makers caught some individuals off guard final week. It was introduced that Dan Campbell’s Detroit Lions would tackle the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the league’s prime time opener on September 7. Given the best way that the group from the Motor Metropolis performed after a sluggish begin a 12 months in the past, it’s hardly a giant shock.
NFL is satisfied Lions can problem the Chiefs
“The final time we noticed the Lions they have been profitable eight of 10 and going into Lambeau and ruining the Packers season,” defined Mike North, NFL vp of broadcast planning (by way of Jared Bush of Fox4kc). “They’ve earned this. They’ve earned this highlight. They’ve earned this platform.
In 2022, the Chiefs led the league in factors per recreation (29.2 common) and the Lions have been fifth in the identical class (26.6). It might be an entertaining night as Campbell’s membership appears to be like to snap Kansas Metropolis’s general eight-game profitable streak.
Needless to say the Lions not solely have to beat a really gifted Chiefs’ roster however numerous historical past with regards to defending Tremendous Bowl champions. A 12 months in the past, the Buffalo Payments did go to SoFi Stadium and spanked Sean McVay’s Rams, 31-0, within the NFL’s Thursday night time opener.
Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless value noting that regardless of that setback, the defending Lombardi Trophy winners personal a formidable 38-17-1 report of their first recreation following their victory on Tremendous Sunday.