The NFL’s craziest finish of the Week 1 slate came in Detroit.
The Lions were getting crushed by the 49ers for most of the contest. However, Detroit made a huge push in the second half, nearly pulling off an incredible comeback.
Ultimately, that comeback fell a little bit short. San Francisco topped Detroit, 41-33, to secure their first win of the season.
The 49ers nearly choked up a massive lead, though. San Francisco was seen as a near-lock for most of the game. However, the Lions made a big push late, thanks to a recovered onside kick.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 12, 2021
The Lions couldn’t finish off the comeback, though. Still, it was a pretty incredible fourth quarter for Dan Campbell’s squad.
With 2 minutes to go, the 49ers had a 99 percent chance to cover. They win by 8 and don’t. pic.twitter.com/5cxjvJkrTj
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 12, 2021
Fans are impressed by the start to the Campbell era in Detroit.
I want Detroit to win solely for the Dan Campbell press conference
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 12, 2021
Dan Campbell coach 4 life in detroit if they win imo
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) September 12, 2021
The Lions showed some f’cking guts today. Dead in the water but they kept fighting. Just like Dan Campbell said they would. That’s something we haven’t had in a while. Carry it on to next week. pic.twitter.com/7KCtNH5cYq
— Mike Archambeau #OnePride DetroitLionsVsEverybody (@archambeaum3) September 12, 2021
If the Lions continue to fight like they did today, the 2021 season should be a success.
Detroit will look to improve to 1-1 next week with a win over the Green Bay Packers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.