The bye week did nothing to change the fortune of the Detroit Lions.
Detroit put up a fight early, but turnovers ultimately cost them a shot at a road victory. The Lions suffered a 24-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 7 to fall to 1-5 on the year.
While the game was closer than the score indicates, that matters little to the Twitter universe.
It’s another loss and it’s another failed cover for Michigan sports bettors that decided to wager on them.
Here’s a collection of the best Twitter had to offer on the Lions vs. Cowboys.
D’Andre Swift remains out
Before Sunday’s game event started, the Lions were playing from behind, as D’Andre Swift remained inactive.
His shoulder injury has now sidelined him for three consecutive games, leaving the Lions without one of their best playmakers.
While most of the nation was more worried about their fantasy football team, All Lions raised an interesting point about Swift’s reliability and what it could mean for the 2023 NFL Draft.
St. Brown leaves game
It didn’t take long for the injury news to get worse for Detroit.
Second-year receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown left the game following his first catch in the first quarter due to a concussion.
St. Brown was slow to get up from the hit after the reception. A referee on the field noticed and forced St. Brown to be evaluated. Soon after, the Lions receiver was ruled out of the game.
Lions defense steps up
In the first half, the Lions defense was definitely the story for Detroit.
They held the Cowboys to just three points, including back-to-back 3-and-outs to start the game for the first time in nearly three years for Dallas.
The defense was led in particular by two young players that fans have been dying to see step up in 2022.
The third-year cornerback from Ohio State was all over the field on Sunday. Jeff Okudah finished with a game-high 15 tackles, including 12 solo tackles.
Even I had to give Okudah credit, as I’ve been quite critical of the No. 3 overall pick in 2020
The No. 2 overall pick for the Lions had been quiet since his 3-sack game in Week 2 against Washington.
On Sunday, Aidan Hutchinson put up two sacks against the Cowboys, giving him five for the season.
Perhaps Sunday was enough to help Hutchinson avoid the “bust” talk so early in his career.
Turnovers, Turnovers, Turnovers, Turnovers
While the Lions were impacted by some “questionable” calls from officials, the reason for the loss was on turnovers.
A total of five occurred, some definitely more costly than others.
Jared Goff part 1
The first turnover came on the opening possession of the second half when Jared Goff elected to throw into double coverage deep downfield.
His intended pass for Josh Reynolds was intercepted by Trevon Diggs at the Dallas 15 yard line.
While fans were upset the interception wasn’t looked at closer, as it appeared Diggs may not have cleanly caught the ball, the refs were never buzzed to review the play by officials in New York.
Jamaal Williams fumbles on the 1
The real gut punch of the day came early in the fourth quarter.
Down 10-6, the Lions got to the Dallas 1 yard line following a 17 yard pass from Goff to tight end Brock Wright. Wright looked close to crossing the plane for a TD, but Dan Campbell elected not to challenge.
On the next play, Jamaal Williams fumbled while trying to plow into the end zone and Dallas recovered.
Jared Goff: The sequel trilogy
Building off Williams’ turnover, Goff would turn the ball over on Detroit’s final three possessions.
The first came on an interception, while the last two came on fumbles when he was strip sacked.
Goff finished 21 of 26 passing for 228 yards and the four turnovers.
Needless to say, many weren’t pleased with Goff.
When translating the Tweet from Detroit Lions France, it says: “4th turnover of Goff ahaha what a shipwreck Jared.”
Dan Campbell and his road woes
With Sunday’s loss, Dan Campbell is now 0-11-1 on the road as head coach of the Detroit Lions.
The man that had once climbed to the top of odds markets for Coach of the Year is now losing grip of the fanbase. He has just four wins in 23 games as head coach of the franchise.
*4-18-1 technically, but we get the point.
While some are already set to see Campbell go, others are confident he can be the right man for the job with the right talent.
All-in-all, it was a pretty typical Sunday for longtime Lions fans.