Posted December 19, 2011 on
The Detroit Lions strengthened their grasp on one of the NFC's wild card spots after a comeback victory against the Oakland Raiders.
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So what do we really know after the football action from last weekend? We know that Atlanta won, which is bad, and that the Lions won, which is good. We know that Chicago lost, which helps the Lions, except that Seattle was the team that beat them, which could hurt the Lions. We know that the Giants lost, which was unexpected, and that Arizona won, which was expected, but also troubling...
Highlights from Lions coach Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference. On the excitement on the plane trip home: "Go to work on San Diego. Obviously we were pleased to get the win and excited about it, but it's a long trip back, it's a late game and we didn't have any champagne."
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So he's back after serving his time for the Thanksgiving incident, and the Lions are glad he is. But what kind of welcome can Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh expect from the Raiders when he returns to the field today in Oakland?
Chris Harris, who's started in Delmas' place, also sat out practice after leaving the Raiders game with a concussion, but he went through stretching without a helmet and watched position drills from the field -- a sign he's close to returning.
The Lions did it again. They came back from ANOTHER double digit deficit to beat the Oakland Raiders on their home turf. TEAM SWAG is back. Once again the Lions proved that no lead is safe against them until the clock strikes 0.
With the ball on the 2 yard line in the Black hole and Raider nation on it’s feet screaming for his head on a platter, Matthew Stafford calmly adjusted...
Long playoff drought will end with victory against Chargers on Saturday.
It marks the 13th straight game the Lions have sold out at Ford Field.
Lions face 3rd and 2. Stafford finds Megatron crossing the middle with a 2 yard yard pass...who then adds 21 in YAC! Lions at midfield!
2nd and 10...BLITZ...SACK. Stafford loses 11. UGH.
3rd and forver, Stafford overthrows Megatron. Would have been short, anywayA promising drive was killed off by the Raiders sack.
But a nice punt by the Aussie, Ben Graham...
The Jaguars have signed 28-year old safety C.C. Brown. Brown played in 15 games for the Lions last year and he had 46 tackles, 4 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. He has now played in 81 games in his NFL career and he has 370 tackles, 1 sack, 8 tackles for a loss, 8 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 23 passes defensed and 3 interceptions. The Jaguars hope that Brown is...
FYI: Stafford is over 4K passing yards on the season.
Via Tim Twenyman on Twitter:
Stafford over 4,000 yards on season. He's 2nd youngest to have 4,000 and 30 touchdowns in same season. The youngest was Dan Marino in 1984.
I often forget Stafford is only 23. He's going to get better...and he's pretty damn good already.
Lions start the 4th by converting on 3rd down...