The Detroit Lions made headlines back in November when they announced that head coach Dan Campbell was going to take over play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. Lions fans should get used to it as Campbell told reporters that he plans to stay in that role moving forward.
Campbell will keep calling plays through the final two games of the NFL season after Detroit put together one of its best performances of the year in Week 16. The Lions showed some signs of life by out-gaining the Atlanta Falcons in a close loss despite not having starting quarterback Jared Goff.
Detroit's recent success does not pan out well for Lynn in the long run. It wouldn't be surprising to see him coaching elsewhere next season. After all, the Lions currently rank among the bottom 10 NFL teams in statistical categories such as total yards (314.9) and points per game (17.3).
Not only is Campbell calling the plays from the sidelines, he is also making personnel changes and managing the game clock. The first-year head coach said that he is getting more comfortable as the weeks roll on. It's clear that his infectious energy has created an exciting culture in the locker room.
Keep an eye on the Lions' ability to move up and down the field on Sunday when they take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 NFL action. Detroit heads into that matchup as 7.5-point road underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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