Found November 13, 2011 on
Detroit Lions Football:
The Lions and Bears got into it after Matthew Stafford's fourth interception resulted in an exchange between the quarterback and Chicago cornerback D.J. Moore.
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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said he would wear gloves again for Sunday's game against Carolina to help the grip on his injured right index finger because "it's not really strong enough or healthy enough to grip without them."
CHICAGO -- Matthew Stafford trudged off Soldier Fields turf to the locker room holding a pair of gloves in one hand, a white bandage on his right index finger and four interceptions glowing on his box-score line.
All of these items -- the gloves, the bandage, the interceptions -- were evidence and fodder for speculation from the 37-13 whipping the Chicago Bears gave the Lions Sunday...
Matthew Stafford took out some frustration following his third interception Sunday by throwing Bears cornerback D.J. Moore to the turf. You'll see what happened next. This won't help the stigma the Lions have obtained over the last month. They're doing work to try to earn the "dirty" tag.
Stafford finished the game with four picks. Calvin Johnson and...
Bears defensive back D.J. Moore was ejected in the fourth quarter Sunday on a play that precipitated a skirmish between several players in front of the Lions’ bench. Frustration surfaced when Tim Jennings came up with the Bears’ third interception of the game. During the return, replays showed that...
On a weekend when DeSean Jackson was benched for missing a team meeting and Matt Stafford threw more scoring passes to the Chicago defense than he did to his own receivers, I suppose we shouldn't be shocked that the best quarterback on the field in Philly on Sunday was named John Skelton.
The Detroit Lions traveled to Chicago yesterday, where they took on the Bears in what ended up being an all out grudge match. They were also handed their 3rd loss in the last 4 games, final score, 37-13.
One thing I can say, is there is never a dull moment when it comes to the Lions. Going from an 0-16 season to a 5-0 start to the season, then following up with 3 losses, well, consistency...
To answer my own question, I have to admit...yes, the Lionsdo cross the line dividing aggressive and dirty. Sometimes they leap over it. They did several times in the loss to the Bears.
Do I care?
Was Nick Fairley's hit on Jay Cutler a dirty play? Sure. Some of the loudest cries are coming out of Chicago. But if it were Matthew Stafford instead of Cutler being driven...
It started with fumbles by receivers Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson. Then it was quarterback Matthew Stafford's turn. He was picked off for touchdowns in each of the Lions' first two possessions of the second half.
OK. That was what Jay Cutler was supposed to do. He was supposed to make the big mistake that got the Lions back in the game. But it did not happen to Cutler. The big mistake was made by Matthew Stafford and the Bears' Major Wright got an easy pick-six.
That made the score 27-6 Bears, and you