Found September 09, 2012 on Football Nation:
As I watched the Detroit Lions defeat the St. Louis Rams 27-23 I was all prepared to declare Cortland Finnegan the hero in a Rams win and Matthew Stafford as the goat having thrown three first half interceptions. All that changed with :10 left in the game.While Finnegan should still be considered a hero, leading St. Louis in tackles, seemingly always around the ball, and an interception return for a touchdown.But in the end it was Matthew Stafford that overcame three first half interceptions and several dropped passes to lead Detroit on a game winning drive that started with 1:55 left and only one timeout and ended with a winning pass to Kevin Smith with just :10 remaining.Stafford finished the day 32 of 48 for 355 yards with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. It was the way he overcame the mistakes and drops that made him the hero in the end.The zero is Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar who completely blew the coverage on the game winning score. Up to that point he had played a decent g...
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