Lions upset Chiefs to open 2023 NFL season: How Kansas City’s supporting cast hurt Patrick Mahomes
The Detroit Lions defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 21-20 on Thursday night in the opening game of the 2023 season. Here’s what you need to know:
Detroit quarterback Jared Goff was 22-for-35 for 253 yards and one touchdown. Running back David Montgomery rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown.
The Lions opened the scoring after converting on a fake punt from their own 17-yard line with 9:27 left in the first quarter. Ten plays later, Goff found receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown for a 9-yard score.
Detroit rookie safety Brian Branch had a pick six against Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes with 10:54 left in…