first_imgDETROIT — The Detroit Lions drafted Titus Young last year out of Boise State, envisioning him as the receiver to eventually replace veteran Nate Burleson.It has happened sooner than planned, and Young is making the most of his opportunity.Young caught his second touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford on a 1-yard slant with 20 seconds left, lifting Detroit to a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.“Matthew trusted me all day, and he gave me a perfect opportunity to make a play at the end,” Young said. “I wanted do that for everyone on the team, but I especially wanted to do it for Nate.”Burleson broke his right leg in Monday night’s loss at Chicago, pushing Young up the depth chart. Burleson sent a motivational message to his teammates on offense that was shown on video Saturday night.Young caught a go-ahead TD midway through the second quarter and finished with nine receptions and 100 yards receiving — both career highs — in a breakout performance that didn’t surprise Detroit coach Jim Schwartz.last_img

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