Offensive spotlight: Jared Goff completed 22 of his 33 passes for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Goff leaned heavily on his two top options, Amon-Ra St. Brown and rookie tight end Sam LaPorta, who combined for 77% of the team’s receiving yards.
Defensive spotlight: The Lions’ defense came up with seven sacks on Desmond Ridder, putting him under constant pressure and forcing just a 55% completion rate for the Falcons’ passing offense on the day. Aidan Hutchinson posted his first two sacks of the season late in a strong performance in which he recorded an unofficial 28% pass-rush win rate.
Falcons free agent acquisition Jessie Bates continued his hot start to the season with another interception, giving him three in as many games. Bates led the team with 11 total tackles on the day, as well.
Rookie spotlight: Lions’ tight end Sam LaPorta had the biggest game of his young career, hauling in eight receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. LaPorta earned 11 targets and has been a key option in the Lions’ passing game through their first two games. He found his way into the end zone for the first time in his career in this contest.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 24, 2023
|Desmond Ridder||7.34||21 / 38||201||5.3||0||0||28||7||70.2|
|Jared Goff||19.02||22 / 33||243||7.4||1||1||45||0||85.8|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown||22.6||1||4||4||0||4||0|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown||22.6||12||9||102||8.5||11.3||0||20|