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Analyst Makes Bold Statement About Rising Lions Offense In 2022

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The Detroit Lions have had a solid start to the 2023 season and are currently 1-1 on the year. A major reason for their success was the team’s resurgent offense.

So far this year, the Lions have over 35 points in both games. While that wasn’t enough in week 1, in week 2 it was more than enough to walk away with the win.

With a team in transition, it would be easy to write off performance as mere coincidence. But is it? According to ESPN writer Eric Woodyard, the answer to that question is a resounding no.

After Detroit’s big 37-26 win in Week 2 and key takeaways, Woodyard was questioned if the Lions’ hot offense was real. As he said, assuming the players can stay healthy this year.

“Detroit received important input from its best players, most notably Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, TJ Hockenson and D’Andre Swift. There’s no reason to think its production is unsustainable — if it’s healthy,” Woodyard wrote in the article.

Detroit’s offense has made some leaps forward under Ben Johnson this season. So far, the Lions have a top-five offensive line in the league, raking in an impressive 405.5 yards per game. Detroit also has the third-best rush offense in the league with a past average of 186 yards per game.

All of this suggests the Lions are in good shape to move things forward. It’s certainly been a great start for the team and while it’s true they need to stay healthy, there’s some optimism about how things are going at this point.

Another solid week 3 and it might be time to start talking about the Lions offense as a unit that’s real in 2022.

If there is any indication as to whether or not the team is making significant progress, it is only necessary to point to one important statistic that shows how dominant the team has been lately.

The Lions have been scoring at will in the last few games and making as much history as they did when they last won an NFL title in the 1950s.

“The Lions have 35+ points in 3 straight games, their longest streak since they did so 4 straight times from 1952-1953. The Lions won the NFL championship each of those seasons,” the site pointed out with a tweet.

Scoring 35+ points per game in the league is no easy feat, let alone doing it in multiple weeks stretching back to full seasons. Detroit’s offense certainly appears to be in very good shape given these variables.

While the Lions may not be on track to win a title, these numbers show the uncharted territory the team is in in terms of consistency and damage.

While the team’s passing attack has been tremendous so far this season, the running game has also been fantastic. Detroit has bruises on the ground, and that’s what made the passing play help.

In terms of running, the Lions have already hit three runs of 40 yards or more this season. That total is the top in the league at this point. D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams and Co. did a good job between the tackles, particularly breaking big runs and taking them into the end zone.

Swift has rushed for 81 total yards and two touchdowns this year, while Swift has 200 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. That’s the kind of balance that can be tremendous for a team, making the pass all the more dangerous.

It’s easy to see that the lions are in very good form offensively, which is mainly due to their strong running game. Because of this, it’s easy to announce that the team looks legit in 2022 so far.

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Swift has rushed for 81 total yards and two touchdowns this year, while Swift has 200 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. That’s the kind of balance that can be tremendous for a team, making the pass all the more dangerous.



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