Former Alabama safety Brian Branch has already made his mark on the National Football League in his NFL debut, picking off two-time NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and taking it back to the crib for the Lions second touchdown of the night.

Branch was selected by the Lions' with the No. 45 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Branch was the second Alabama player to be drafted by the Lions in April, joining running back Jahmyr Gibbs.

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Branch finished the game with two total tackles and an interception.

Gibbs ended the night with 42 yards on seven carries and 18 yards on two catches.

The Detroit Lions (1-0) will return home to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.

Next week, the Chiefs (0-1) will travel to Duval County to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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