By Sonja Greenfield @Mom23RN
Bears 17 Lions 20
I just don’t know what else is left to say. With their backs up against the wall, this team has done what we, as Detroit Lions fans for so long, have come to NOT expect. It’s what we, as fans, have come to know as Same Ol’ Lions.
This year has been quite strange in that regard, but look at them now. 9-4. 2nd place in the NFC playoff picture and could even have a 1st round bye. I know….I know…there’s 3 big games left, but I’m enjoying it while I can. Because these next 3 games are huge. But enough about the next three.
Yesterday, the Lions were facing division opponent Chicago Bears at home. Earlier in the year this game went way off the rails, and even wound up with wide receiver Golden Tate getting benched and a loss. This time, that was not the case. They started off a little slow, but quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to get the guys going and got them their 5th win in a row. After trailing in the 4th quarter. And bad officiating. This team y’all!
Kings Of The Pride: Running backs Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner. With RB Theo Riddick out with a wrist injury, these two got to carry the load. While I’ve given my fair share of deserved criticism for the lack of a run game, this week they get some praise. The Lions ran for over 100 yards for only the 3rd time this season.
Not King Of The Pride: While the defense kept the Lions in the game and overall played great, some players were missing some pretty open tackles, chances to sack Chicago quarterback Matt Barkley, and dropping balls that could have been interceptions.
Next Up: The New York Giants in New Jersey. Gonna be a big game. If the defense can capitalize off of Eli Manning‘s mistakes and Stafford (finger injury and all) & Co have another solid game, they could just come away with the win, and take another step toward the playoffs!
Featured image courtesy: Daniel Mears/Detroit News
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