Here's One Thing the Lions Offense is Doing Well

The Detroit Lions are doing one thing especially well on offense: Scoring first.
The Detroit Lions are doing one thing especially well on offense: Scoring first. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions are going through an up-and-down season as they fell to 3-4 with a loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8, but the team remains in the hunt for one of the three NFC Wild Card spots.

When it comes to their offense, the Lions are led by veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford and a core group of young playmakers such as Kenny Golladay and D'Andre Swift. So far, this offense is doing one thing especially well and that is scoring first.

On top of scoring first in each of their games this season, the Lions have held the lead after the first quarter ended in five of their seven games so far this season. Dating back to the beginning of last season, the Lions have had a lead at some point in 23 of their last 24 games, but their record is just 6-16-1.

The Lions have built a reputation across the league for blowing leads and their record reflects it. However, it isn't sloppy play as the team only has 6 turnovers on the year (No. 5 in the NFL), but also has just 7 takeaways on the year (T-No. 24 in the NFL).

It'll certainly help the Lions win more ball games if they can continue to come out hot and keep scoring first. All they need to do is adjust to playing with and holding a lead. If they are able to do that, they can be a force to be reckoned with in the NFC over the second half of the NFL season.

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