The Detroit Lions fell to 1-3 as they lost to the Seattle Seahawks in a chaotic offensive shootout. Detroit was the favorite going into this game, but the Seahawks flipped the script come game time. Here are three takeaways from this game.
Aaron Glenn Has Work To Do
The Lions’ defense was atrocious in this game. Geno Smith cooked the Lions’ secondary as he threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Detroit failed to contain Seattle’s play-action passing game in the intermediate areas of the field. DK Metcalf racked up 149 yards and dominated Jeff Okudah. Rookie Kerby Joseph and corner Amani Oruwariye were woeful as well. Add Rashaad Penny’s 139 rushing yards, and the Lions played an awful defensive game. Defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn is responsible for this, and he cannot allow another performance like this. The Lions got no pressure, could not contain, and could not cover. Seattle never punted. You can’t win NFL games with that impotence on defense.
Kicker Woes Continue
Austin Seibert missed critical kicks last week and then injured his groin. The Lions signed young kicker Dominic Eberle, and he struggled mightily. Eberle missed a field goal and a PAT early and looked shaky for the whole game. Eberle hooked several kicks towards the left upright and kicked balls out of bounds on kick-offs.
The Offense Is Still Explosive
The positive for Detroit? The offense is still explosive and capable of scoring plenty of points. Tight end T.J. Hockenson enjoyed a monstrous game as he compiled 179 yards on eight receptions and two touchdowns. Seattle could not contain Detroit on the ground or stop the B-team pass-catchers. This offense is a legitimate unit.