Detroit Lions Notch First Winnable Game, First Disappointing Loss


Published: September 22, 2009

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... Detroit Lions were in complete control of the football game. They were up 10-7, and the seven didn’t come until after the two-minute warning.

Final score: Vikings 27, Lions 13.  That’s something to be angry about.

Last week, at New Orleans? Not so much. That was a game the Lions were supposed to lose, and while they hung around, they never gave the impression they were a better team than the Saints.

That has since been confirmed, as the Saints went on to torch the Philadelphia Eagles, a trendy preseason Super Bowl pick, by a greater margin than they beat the Lions.

Against the Vikings, though, the team was different. The Lions were getting pressure on Brett Favre, stopping Adrian Peterson, and moving the ball with consistency on the ground. They were forcing turnovers. Matthew Stafford had his first career touchdown pass.

More importantly, they led for roughly half of the game. As in, they had more points on the board.

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