Found November 01, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
There’s a lot riding on this game. Yes, for the Lions, of course; but, for me personally. It’s Sunday and I’m feeling good. The Lions are outplaying the Cowboys, up 7-3, and looking like they’re about to increase the lead as halftime nears… Then Matthew Stafford gets read by Sean Lee and throws an interception that nearly becomes a pick six. Having not allowed the Cowboys in the red zone the entire half, this play sets up the Cowboys’ first TD—a spectacular 5-yard catch by Dez Bryant from Tony Romo. Jesse, my friend but lifelong Cowboys fan who sits next to me, is elated. Which of us picks up the tab at the Cantina is riding on this game. More importantly, taunting rights that can’t be flagged by a ref or fined by the NFL are riding on this game too. My mind goes back to the previous game against the Bengals. The Lions outplayed them in the first half and were about to increase the lead before halftime when a blocked field goal got returned to the Lions 40 and set up a TD pass from ...

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