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Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown are ready for a shootout

Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown are ready for a shootout

The Week 1 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Detroit Lions and the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs is not just any game; it’s a litmus test. For the Lions, it’s about going toe-to-toe with a powerhouse and proving that they too are contenders. The anticipated game strategy is that the Lions would focus on controlling the clock, trying to keep Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense at bay. However, with a team like the Chiefs, who consistently rack up points, the Lions must also be prepared for a shootout.

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What did Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jared Goff Say?

Amon-Ra St. Brown acknowledges the prowess of the Chiefs’ offense but hopes for a strategic win rather than a shootout.

“That’s one of the best offenses in this league,” St. Brown said. “So to be able to keep up with them might be — I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. That means our defense is letting up a lot of points, but we’re scoring a lot of points. That’s obviously not what we want as a team, but if it comes to that, hopefully, we get the ball last and we can score last. But that’s a great offense to try to keep up with.”

Meanwhile, Jared Goff, with a history of a high-scoring game against the Chiefs, emphasizes flexibility and embracing the nature of the game.

“If it happens you embrace it,” said Goff. “I know on defense, they don’t want it to be a shootout. But offensively, if that’s the way the game goes, you’ve gotta just kinda go with it and make the plays that are there.”

TL;DR (too long didn’t read)

  1. Detroit Lions are likely hoping to control the clock against the Chiefs rather than getting into a shootout with Patrick Mahomes.
  2. Wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown respects the Chiefs’ offense and hopes not to be in a shootout situation.
  3. QB Jared Goff highlights the need to embrace and adapt to the game’s flow, recalling a past shootout win against the Chiefs.
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Bottom Line: A Chance To Prove Themselves

The Detroit Lions won eight of their final 10 games to end the 2022 season, but they are well aware of the fact that they have not even been to the playoffs under Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes. With that being said, the Lions will have a chance to make a huge statement this coming Thursday when they take on the Mahomes and the Chiefs in their house. If the Lions can pull out a victory, the hype train will be out of control!

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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