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Three Takeaways from the Detroit Lions loss to the Seattle Seahawks at home, putting them below .500 at 3-4.

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1. Both of Stafford’s turnovers hurt the Lions’ chances of coming back

With the Lions down 28-14 in the 4th quarter, they had two drives where they got down the field and were in scoring position, only for Matthew Stafford to turn the ball over. The 1st turnover was a fumble around midfield where nobody touched Stafford, he just flat out lost the ball. The 2nd turnover was on the goal line when Stafford tried to find Golden Tate in the corner of the end zone, only for a cornerback to make an athletic play to get the interception. On both of those turnovers, Stafford could’ve thrown the ball away though and see another down. Due to that, the Seahawks took advantage of both turnovers and helped chew the clock to help seal the game. 

2. Damon Harrison had a great debut for the Lions

“Snacks” Harrison made an immediate impact in his 1st game for the Lions. He had seven tackles (two of them for losses) and one sack. Harrison did his best to clog up running lanes, which he was able to do, but the other defenders on the Lions defense couldn’t stop the runner. Harrison will probably do this weekly, now he just needs the other defenders to help him out.

3. The defense couldn’t stop the Seahawks offense

Russell Wilson basically had a perfect passer rating, and Chris Carson had himself a field day running against the Lions defense. Wilson only had three incompletions, threw for 248 yards, and had three touchdowns. Carson had 105 rushing yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. Basically, the Seahawks did anything they wanted to on offense. 

Overall, the Lions came out slow in this game. The Seahawks wore down the Lions throughout the game and clearly were the more prepared team this week. The Seahawks got timely turnovers, were able to stop the run, and ran an efficient offense. The Lions got breaks this week though because the Vikings and Packers also lost. This means that the division is still wide open and the next few games are critical for the Lions. Depending on how they do in these divisional games in the next two weeks will really determine where this season will go for Matt Patricia. 

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Lions’ Kenny Golladay Excited to Work with Danny Amendola

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is looking forward to learning from veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola, who signed with the Lions during free agency this offseason.

“We’re still just figuring each other out, but I know one thing, his work ethic is crazy,” Golladay said, according to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News.

“It’s through the roof. He wants to push everyone. And when you have a guy like that, a vet guy, a savvy vet, you just really want to follow up under him. I’m not going to let him go out there and out-run me.”

After a breakout 2018 season, Golladay is looking to keep the productivity rolling along.

“The challenge is just picking up where I left off,” Golladay said. “Don’t become complacent, you know. Just need to keep my same focus and that’s what I’m going to do.”

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Lions Re-Signing Zach Zenner

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The Detroit Lions will be re-signing running back Zach Zenner to a one-year deal, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson.

Zenner provided backfield depth for the Lions last season, rushing for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns for Detroit.

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Lions Signing Jesse James

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The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent tight end Jesse James , according to NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo.

James, who comes over from the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the latest addition to a Lions team that has been very active in free agency.

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