Detroit Lions Week 9 Pride Report

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN 

Lions 30 – Packers 10

Week 9 found the Lions in Green Bay.  In the past 25 years or so, the Lions really haven’t fared well there.  Quarterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have pretty much had the Lions number.  Well, this time it was a little different.

Rodgers went out week 6 with a collarbone injury and has the potential to be out the rest of the year.  That means the Lions had a chance.  They would have to handle their business though.  Handle it they did.  The Lions came into Lambeau, took the lead 7-0 in the first and never looked back.  And you know what else?  The Lions never had to punt.  When was the last time that happened? It was 1971, in case you were curious.

King Of The Pride: Quarterback Matthew Stafford gets the honor this time.  Stafford threw for 361 yards, 2 touchdowns to wide receiver Marvin Jones, and zero interceptions.  His first touchdown was his 200th of his career.  There were still a few rough spots, as they were still unable to score a few times in the red zone, settling for field goals, but this time it didn’t hurt the Lions chances of winning.

Honorable mention goes to cornerback Darius Slay.  He had a couple of huge plays on receiver Jordy Nelson towards the end of the game.  He didn’t get called for pass interference, and honestly, I was quite surprised.  He has been really good at corner.  Just goes about his business, shuts guys down, and also makes some clutch interceptions.

 

Not King Of The Pride:  Hard to say this time since mostly everyone did well.  However, I will have to put it on running back Ameer Abdullah. While he’s struggling to get his running going, he did have two fumbles.  He turned one over, and offensive lineman Rick Wagner was able to recover one.  Abdullah also scored a touchdown, so it sort of negates the fumbles.

Next Up:  The Lions come back home to take on the winless Browns.  While the Lions can celebrate their division win against the Packers, it’s going to be important for them not to overlook the Browns.  They may be a winless team, but as we all know, any given Sunday.  The Lions will need to stay focused on the Browns and continue their great offensive play.  The defense this week also looked great.  Hopefully it keeps up at home, and the Lions keep their playoff hopes alive.

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