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The Lions In Winter:
This season has been full of incredible moments, wonderful memories, and harbingers of success. My faith in this team, its players, its coaches, and its leaders has been converted with almost-perfect success into reality; my bold predictions and ludicrous claims have—almost without fail—come true. This team’s play has cashed nearly every check this blog has written. The ridiculous defeat of the Panthers was the most surreal moment of my Lions fan life. Last Sunday’s debacle against the Bears was hard, but it didn’t test my faith. “All would be well,” I’d thought. “The Lions will whoop up on the Panthers, then turn around and come in hot against the Pack.” Sitting in the stadium, staring up at a scoreboard that read “PANTHERS 24 LIONS 7,” it started to drain out of me. For the first time that season, I felt that feeling. That old familiar sensation of my stomach falling through the floor, the flood of frustration and disappointment. If the Lions lost to the Panthers, I knew, they c
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This could have been a look-ahead contest for the Detroit Lions. The Thanksgiving game is always the biggest one on their schedule because it puts them on the national stage with nothing else available for the sports fan. This holiday is even better for gluttonous fans because it is finally relevant to the NFC North and has playoff implications.
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Terrell McClain gets slapped with a personal foul, a 15-yarder, that keeps the Lions' series alive. McClain hit Matthew Stafford after he ran out of bounds near the Lions' sideline. On the next play, Stafford finds Kevin Smith for a gain of 15 yards.
Matthew Stafford and Kevin Smith have garnered a lot of attention for the way they played against the Carolina Panthers and it is no different with the weekly air and ground awards presented by FedEx. … [visit site to read more]Matthew Stafford, Kevin Smith Up For Weekly Awards - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford threw his fifth touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew with 2:32 left to help the Detroit Lions rally to beat the Carolina Panthers 49-35 Sunday.
Detroit (7-3) became the first NFL team since at least 1950 to win three games in a season after trailing by at least 17 points, according to STATS, LLC.
Carolina (2-8) led 24-7 in the second quarter.
Six interceptions in five quarters led to a lot of questions for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Was his broken finger leading to inaccuracy, not to mention the four picks he threw against the Chicago Bears last Sunday in the game that allowed the Bears to climb back into contention in the NFC North? And what was the deal with the picks he threw to end Detroit's...
Matthew Stafford threw his fifth touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew with 2:32 left to help the Detroit Lions rally to beat the Carolina Panthers 49-35 Sunday. Detroit (7-3) became the first NFL team since at least 1950 to win three games in a season after trailing by at least 17 points, according to STATS, LLC.
DETROIT - The first two Lions' possessions Sunday afternoon ended with two more Matthew Stafford interceptions,...
DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw five touchdown passes, the final one a 7-yarder to Brandon Pettigrew with 2:32 left, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 49-35 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Lions became the first NFL team since at least 1950 to win three games in a ...
In his Week 11 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on the big days for Matthew Stafford and the Lions, the Packers' increasing confidence, more doom and gloom for the Bills and more.
It’s finally here. The game Packer fans have circled since the Green Bay Packers ‘ season began.
Detroit Lions. Ford Field. Thanksgiving.
As the Packers knocked off opponent after opponent, fans kept glancing nervously at the schedule each week. Now the game is finally here.
Will the dream run continue or does the magic end here? Let’s look at the Lions first.
The Detroit Lions are finally playing a relevant Thanksgiving Day NFL game for the first time in years and they are hoping that history repeats itself when they take on the Green Bay Packers. The last time the Green Bay Packers started the season with a 10-0 record was 1962, a championship season. The Green Bay Packers suffered their first loss of the 1962 season on...
Detroit Lions 49, Carolina Panthers 35 (box score) The Lions overcame three early turnovers with a strong performance by running back Kevin Smith and five touchdown passes by Matthew Stafford. Cam Newton threw a season-high four interceptions and finished with a quarterback rating of just 50.2 in the loss. The Lions overcame their third deficit of at least 17 points of the season...
Chicago Bears nickel back D. J. Moore is lighter in the wallet after the NFL handed down a $15,000 for his part in the altercation with Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford during last week’s game. Stafford was fined $7,500 for grabbing Moore by the helmet opening and shoving him to the ground. Moore’s retaliation ignited the skirmish between the teams. Lions [...]