Detroit Lions fans still licking their wounds just got some amazing news that might help them get over Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

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Ben Johnson Staying With Detroit Lions As Offensive Coordinator

According to Fox 2 Detroit, Offensive Coordinator Ben Johnson has decided to stay with the team, turning down head coaching opportunities from the Washington Commanders and the Seattle Seahawks.

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This decision comes after a remarkable season under Johnson's leadership, where the Lions' offense saw a significant improvement

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Ben Johnson was promoted to Offensive Coordinator in 2022 and has been instrumental in transforming the Lions' offense. Under his guidance, the team ranked fifth in scoring (27.1 points per game) and third in yards (394.8) during the 2023 season.

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The Lions also had the second-fewest turnovers and the fourth-highest yards after catch (YAC) in the league. Johnson's innovative approach, combining a run-heavy plan with a flexible passing attack, has been a game-changer for the Lions.

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A Major Piece Of The Lions Offensive Success Is Staying In The D

Johnson's decision is a major boost for the Lions, who under Johnson's leadership, tied a franchise record with 12 wins and won the NFC North for the first time

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As a lifelong Detroit Lions fan I am freaking pumped to hear this news.


The Lions had an amazing season offensively and with a young team full of GRIT I believe we could see them back in the NFC Championship game next year, this time advancing on to the Superbowl for the first time in team history.

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