An Old Familiar Tune: Detroit Lions Lose Again


Published: September 21, 2009

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... you hard in the face and say, "Wake up ain't gonna happen today!"

Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings wasn't all gloom and doom, but it's getting a little tiring to talk about moral victories or how certain areas of the team has improved.

Moral victories don't win football games.


Good Points

The Detroit Lions' defense did a decent job on Sunday; they held Adrian Peterson to 92 yards and Brett Favre to 155 yards passing.

Unfortunately, Peterson and Favre still did enough damage between them to account for three touchdowns. The Lions had Favre under the gun for much of the first half, but as good teams will do, they adjusted the game plan and used bubble screens, quick slants, and underneath routes to move the ball. This opened up the running game more for Peterson and allowed the Vikings to control the clock.

Kevin Smith continues to run hard, getting 84 yards on 24 carries. Matt Stafford tossed his ...

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