The Lions First Win


Jeff Nguyen/Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions photographer Jeff Nguyen captured the faces of Lions players when St. Brown caught the game winner.

On Sunday, December 5th, the Detroit Lions won their first game of the 2021 season against the Minnesota Vikings. This brings their record to 1-10-1.

After leading 6-20 at halftime, the Lions were in a comfortable spot heading into the third quarter, or so they thought. To the dismay of hurting Detroit fans every, the Vikings fought back and with 1:50 left in the game, the Lions were losing 27-23.

The entire game was placed in QB Jared Goff’s hands (who has had a very disappointing start in Detroit). After a mixture of short passes, incomplete passes, and a penalty, Goff threw an 11 yard pass to wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown for the game winning touchdown. The catch led to the first touchdown of his career. The ending score was 27-29 Lions.

Thunderous cheering erupted from Ford Field that had not been heard yet this season, almost as if a weight had been lifted off of Detroit fans’ shoulders. It was a great day to be a Lion’s fan.