Detroit Lions safety CJ Gardner-Johnson was excited after the team’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week and hopes that momentum continues in the home opener against the Seattle Seahawks .
The Lions won the game 21-20. Gardner-Johnson had five tackles and two passes defensed. He snuck into the locker room after the game wearing a blue ski mask and he’s trying to excite fans online.
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He hopes fans will also bring the masks with them to Ford Field this weekend.
“You’re going to see blue ski masks everywhere on Sunday,” he said Tuesday, via the Detroit Free Press.
He added that he wanted his teammates to go all out.
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“We’re the bad guys, right? It’s part of us,” he added, via The Detroit News. “It’s the culture. I’m changing it.”
The defense really stepped up to the plate against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Brian Branch turned a missed catch into an interception return for a touchdown. This turned out to be one of the factors that made the difference.
Detroit held Mahomes to 226 passing yards. He was 21 of 39 with two touchdowns.
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The Seahawks enter Sunday’s game against the Lions 0-1 after a 30-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles hung 426 yards on Seattle on nine total drives.