NFL Watch: Detroit Makes a Statement

Wide receiver Nate Burleson rallies the troops.

words // Brandon Richard

Just winners of 8 games in their last three seasons, the Detroit Lions appear to have finally turned the corner in becoming a respectable NFL franchise once again. Pitted against the 2010 AFC West Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Lions put on one of the best performances in franchise history with a lopsided 48-3 victory. The 45-point margin is the largest in the history of the organization.

Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford continued his hot start, throwing four touchdowns on the day, including two more to wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Running backs Jahvid Best and Keiland Williams each scored touchdowns on the ground, while a swarming defensive effort frustrated Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel the entire game, picking him off three times. Through two weeks of play, the Lions have scored the second most points in the NFL and have also given up the second least.

In other early Sunday action, the Buffalo Bills used a big second half comeback effort to erase a 21-3 halftime deficit and beat the Oakland Raiders by a score of 38-35. The New Orleans Saints dominated the Chicago Bears 30-13 behind three Drew Brees touchdown passes. With performances completely opposite of last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers shut out the Seattle Seahawks 24-0, while the Baltimore Ravens fell to the Tennessee Titans 26-13.

Take a look at what football cleats were worn in all of these games and more in today’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch: Detroit Makes a Statement

David Nelson wearing Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly vs. RaidersDavid Nelson caught the game-winner wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.

Charles Woodson wearing Jordan Football CleatsCharles Woodson picked off two passes in Jordan football cleats.

Ndamukong Suh wearing Nike Zoom Alpha Talon vs. ChiefsNdamukong Suh pressures Matt Cassel in the Nike Zoom Alpha Talon.

Peyton Hillis wearing Under Armour Nitro II Low vs. ColtsPeyton Hillis runs for a touchdown in the Under Armour Nitro II Low.

LeGarrette Blount wearing Nike Air LT 2.1 vs. VikingsLeGarrette Blount celebrates a touchdown in the Nike Air LT 2.1.

Jimmy Graham wearing adidas Malice DJimmy Graham of the Saints runs after making a catch in the adidas Malice D.

Santonio Holmes wearing Reebok NFL Molded Burner Speed LoSantonio Holmes hauls in a pass wearing NFL Molded Burner Speed Lo Reebok football cleats.

Ben Roethlisberger wearing Nike Zoom Alpha Talon vs. SeahawksBen Roethlisberger scrambles in a PE colorway of the Nike Zoom Alpha Talon.

Matt Hasselbeck wearing Reebok NFL Viz UForm Electrify vs. RavensMatt Hasselbeck drops back wearing NFL Viz UForm Electrify Reebok football cleats.

Santana Moss wearing Nike Super Speed vs. CardinalsSantana Moss beats Patrick Peterson in the Nike Super Speed.

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