Tuesday Morning Running Back Week Three: Lions Snap Skid

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Published: September 29, 2009

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... who are clinging to a sparse two-game lead in the AL Central as I write this.

Long story short, the people of Detroit needed a pick-me-up to get them thinking positive again.

Well, they got it in the most unlikely source.

Finally, after 19 straight losses, the Detroit Lions tasted victory for the first time in over a year.

Behind the leadership of confident rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the power running of Kevin Smith, the Lions were finally able to halt the snickers from other NFL fans, at least for one week.

Of course the Lions victory was aided by the poor play of the Redskins, who missed several opportunities of their own on offense, and could not stop the Lions from running out the clock on their final drive.

But a win's a win, and it's especially sweet if you've waited 21 months for one. Therefore, I don't blame the Ford Family for acting like they won the Super Bowl when time ran out.

A victory tastes sweet no matte...

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