Lions, Chiefs tied for NFL’s highest-scoring offenses through two games

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Two teams are tied with the most points scored in the NFL so far this year: The Chiefs, as you may have expected. And the Lions, as no one expected.

Yes, the Lions have scored 71 points so far this season, tied with the Chiefs for the most in the NFL in 2022. The Lions beat the Commanders 36-27 yesterday after losing to the Eagles 38-35 in Week One.

Getting most of the credit are the Lions’ two young breakout skill position players: Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, who has 180 receiving yards and 68 rushing yards, and running back D'Andre Swift, who has 200 rushing yards and 62 receiving yards.

But they’re not the only ones deserving credit. Particularly noteworthy is that the Lions’ offensive line has played well, even though it was banged up yesterday with two starters, center Frank Ragnow and left guard Jonah Jackson, both out with injuries. After Sunday’s win, Lions coach Dan Campbell made a point of praising backups Evan Brown and Dan Skipper, who filled in for Ragnow and Jackson.

After an ugly start to the 2021 season, the Lions’ offense improved significantly as they won three of their last six games and scored 29, 30 and 37 points in those three wins. The Lions’ offense took that momentum into this season and is surprisingly looking like one of the best offenses in the league.

13 responses to “Lions, Chiefs tied for NFL’s highest-scoring offenses through two games

  1. The Lions right guard, Vaitai, was out too. The entire middle of the line is injured. They are stepping up and scoring points in spite of it. Swift and Brown are GOOD.

  2. Without three starters, not two: Halapoulivaati Vaitai is also on IR. Once Jameson Williams joins this offense, watch out…

  3. Three of five starters missing from the o line and potentially a star rookie receiver on IR. Best cover corner will be back week five. They may not put it together for a playoff run but take them lightly at your peril.

  4. The Lions started to win and play competitively last year once Campbell fired Anthony Lynn and began calling plays himself. The guy can coach but he needs to surround himself with quality coaches not personal friends.

  5. Apparently Campbell can coach. He has taken a bunch of losers and had them play with more discipline than Riverbank Ron over on the other side of the field on Sunday. Just when Carson Yutz pulled his head out of his body, the Lions came back to life and buried the Commodes – or flushed them!

  6. Goff is not a franchise QB who can carry a team but has talent and can be a valuable part of contender. The Lions are headed in that direction. Slowly, but still faster than anyone thought, including me.

  7. Brad Holmes is a solid GM…he’s found many late round picks currently on the World Champion Rams roster

  8. I had a feeling the Lions game against the Eagles wasn’t a fluke. They definitely looked the part of a much improved team despite that loss. Tweaked a few things and did exactly what they should have over the Snyders. I’m not going to call them division winners yet by any stretch, but don’t be terribly surprised if they get one over on GB this year.

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