Watch: Lions TE Sam LaPorta breaks rookie record with TD

Detroit Lions rookie Sam LaPorte has become one of the best tight ends in the league.

Againstthe Minnesota Vikings (7-9), Lions quarterback Jared Goff threw a 2-yard TD from Iowa to a second-round pick, breaking the rookie receptions record by a TE (82) previously held by Keith Jackson. 81).

He also led Lions in the first quarter. Laport is part of a wonderful project to help lions (11-5) in 30 years. He and rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs surpassed 2,000 rushing yards and 20 games for the first time in franchise history.

TheLions seem to have built a solid winning base. They acquired a star that could help the franchise become a perennial championship contender. As of Sunday, FanDuel gives them the eighth-highest Super Bowl odds (1,900).

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