Monday Night Football: Seahawks Edge Lions In 13-10 Thriller

In Week 1 and Week 2, the vaunted Seattle Seahawks defense was vulnerable and prone to mental lapses. That's not the case anymore, especially with a little luck thrown in the mix.

The Seahawks (2-2) held the Detroit Lions to just 256 total offensive yards (only 53 of that on the ground) and did just enough on offense to stay ahead for most of the night. However, it took a rare Calvin Johnson fumble (forced by a fully-returned and in-the-groove Kam Chancellor) at the Seahawks' one-yard line for Seattle to secure a 13-10 victory on Monday Night Football in Seattle. 

It'll be a play talked about at the water cooler for days in both cities and around the nation. Johnson's fumble was the difference between the Lions notching their first win of the season and their current fate as the only winless team left in the NFL at 0-4.

Detroit closed a 13-3 gap to three after QB Russell Wilson fumbled on a sack at the Seahawks 27 and DT Caraun Reid returned it the other way for a touchdown. However, the Lions could not close the deal late by the slimmest of margins.

Rookie Lions running back Ameer Abdullah was bottled up all night long, finishing with 13 carries for a scant 33 yards. The Lions entered the game last in the NFL at 45 yards rushing per game.

QB Matthew Stafford was also held in check for most of the evening by the Seattle D, going 24-for-35 for 203 yards on a night where he was forced to throw underneath to put together completions.

On the other side of the ball, Seattle survived star running back Marshawn Lynch's absence by spreading the ground workload between Russell Wilson and rookie RB Thomas Rawls. While the team only amassed 110 yards on the ground in total, it was enough to open up aerial opportunities for Wilson who finished 20-for-26 for 287 yards and one touchdown.

The Lions are 0-4 for the first time since the 2010 season in which they finished 6-10.

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