One of the biggest surprises of the NFL season has been the Detroit Lions' offense. It's an offense that leads the league in both yards (436.8) and points (35.0) per game through four weeks of action. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds made a bold comparison for the team's success on that side of the ball.
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Reynolds said that the offense feels "real ramsy." Of course, he is referring the the Los Angeles Rams, the team he played on from 2017-2020. During that span, the Rams finished as a top-10 scoring team three times and the offense was the guiding force behind a Super Bowl appearance in 2018-19.
There's no denying that Reynolds thinks the Lions can back up the hype. They have started hot, but keeping that level of success going throughout the rest of the season will be crucial. Detroit ranked 25th in terms of scoring average last year and hasn't finished as a top-10 scoring team since 2017.
As for Reynolds, he seems to be carving out a substantial role for Detroit. Through four games, the 27-year-old has logged 243 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 receptions (24 targets). He is on pace to smash his career-best marks, which he set as a Ram in 2020 (52 catches, 618 yards, 2 touchdowns).
It's interesting to note that Jared Goff was the Rams quarterback during Reynold's stint with the team and he is the Lions quarterback now. Goff is also in the midst of one of the best starts to a season in his career. He leads the NFL with 11 passing touchdowns and is averaging 12.2 yards per completion.
The Lions have odds set at +460 to make the NFL Playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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