Detroit roars into Arrowhead Stadium and ends with a strip of Kansas City for eight consecutive seasons, starting with a win in the opening game. The Lions managed to ring the first bell of the season by defeating the Chiefs, who have just become champions, 20:21 in the first game of the 2023 season.
The tight end’s important absences are Travis Kelce and pass rusher Chris Jones They were the key to the Chiefs’ defeat. Aside from that, Jared Goff scored his second win against Patrick Mahomes and is the only undefeated quarterback in two or more games against the MVP of Super Bowl LVII.
The Lions surprised early in the game with a fake punt on fourth down while inside the 17-yard line of their territory. This risky play gave them a lead on the scoreboard as the offense ended with a pass from Jared Goff to St. Brown running into the end zone, starting Detroit 0-7.
In the second quarter, Patrick began to show off all of his skills to even the score. First, he showed off his 6-yard run to keep the offense alive. He then showed his precision with a pass to Márquez to cross into midfield. He then left the pocket with a quick movement of his legs to get into the red zone and added points with a pass to rookie Rashee Rice, making his red zone debut.
Before halftime, Mahomes saved a 3rd-and-17 with a 34-yard pass to Valdez and later found Blake Bell in the end zone, replacing Kelce, to make it 14-7.
In the third quarter, Patrick suffered his first interception on an opening play after Kadarius Toney failed to keep the ball. Rookie Brian Branch was the one who hit the 50-yard pick-6 during his presentation with Detroit.
Those led by Andy Reid took the lead again with two successful field goals from Harrison Burker, but Arrowhead Stadium held on after a great Lions offense led by Jared Goff and the cherry on top by David Montgomery, who tied the game up at 20:21 and turned silent.