The Detroit Lions Week 12 Pride Report

Sonja Greenfield, Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Chicago Bears 23 – Detroit Lions 16

First off….I was eating before I wrote this, so forgive me if it goes astray.  I’m quite literally tryptophan wasted as I write this.  I was determined not to let the Detroit Lions ruin the dinner that my mom worked hard all day to cook.

Coming off of a win against the Carolina Panthers, that quite frankly not too many people were expecting, expectations were starting to creep up that the Lions may actually fare better in Detroit on Thanksgiving against the Chicago Bears than they did in Chicago.  Plus, the Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wasn’t going to be playing, it could be a win!

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This Ain’t It: Detroit Lions twitter reaction after loss to Bears

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By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Chicago Bears 34 – Detroit Lions 22

The Lions traveled today to take on the 1st place Chicago Bears. I must admit, as the season has gone on, I felt that the Lions dominance of the Bears was going to end but I thought that the Lions could at least put up a fight. They didn’t.

One good thing about this week was quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked only 6 times!  An improvement from last weeks 10 sacks. Aside from quarterback play, the defense wasn’t too much better.  Let me clarify: the run defense was good, the rest was not.  No pressure on QB Mitchell Trubisky, and there was blown coverages throughout the secondary.

However, the Bears averaged 2.5 yards per carry and only rushed for 54 yards total. They were able to hold running back Jordan Howard to just 21 yards rushing.  Shout out to defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison for keeping Chicago’s run game at bay.

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The Detroit Lions trade away Golden Tate

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By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

After months of speculation, it finally happened. Wide receiver Golden Tate was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 3rd round pick in next year’s draft.

Tate had been the subject of many rumors since the offseason. Not too long after the season started, we found out that there was talk of trading him for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plus a first round pick. It didn’t happen so most probably forgot about it until the trade deadline got closer and closer. Then the rumor mill got going strong again.  Then today, the news broke that he was going to Philadelphia.

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What shall we call Kenny Golladay?

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2nd-year wide receiver Kenny Golladay has been receiving plenty of praise from the Detroit faithful the past few weeks.  Despite the team’s rocky start, Golladay is emerging as a fan favorite.

Fans originally weren’t so happy with him when he was drafted.  So far this season he has scored 3 touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 428 yards.  He has also made some impressive catches so far this season.   The catches he made last week against Green Bay were enough to make retired wide receiver and future Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson proud.

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Week 5 Detroit Lions pride report

Sonja Greenfield, Detroit Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

Detroit Lions 31 – Green Bay Packers 23

The Detroit Lions opened up divisional play with perennial NFC North favorites Green Bay Packers. The games against the Packers are always tough, and nothing is ever easy to come by.

When you’re going against quarterback Aaron Rodgers, anything can happen.  Despite the fact that the Lions have won their last two games against the Packers, including a rare win at Lambeau Field, it’s still hard to have confidence.  Especially after the way this season has started for the Lions.

But the Lions came out firing on all cylinders!

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Week 4 Detroit Lions Pride Report

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By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Dallas Cowboys 26 – Detroit Lions 23

Week 4 is in the books.  The Lions felt like world beaters last week after they were able to pull off the upset against New England.  Could their momentum carry over to the Cowboys?

They had their first 100-yard rusher in running back Kerryon Johnson, and their defense was playing out of their minds.  Could that momentum carry over to the Cowboys?

What started out to be a great game, unfortunately, wound up in disappointment.  The wide receivers, especially Kenny Golladay had some great catches and were overall impressive.

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The Detroit Lions pride report–week 3 preview

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Lions fans, the Matt Patricia era has not gotten off to a good start.  The veterans are potentially unhappy, injuries are starting to add up, and the run defense has been abysmal.  The run game remains troubled at best.

Despite all that, the Lions may have a chance to beat the New England Patriots. Granted, a lot of things would have to go their way, but it could happen.

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The Lions in Oakland

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The much anticipated Matt Patricia era mostly officially begins tonight!  The Lions have made their way out to Oakland to take on the Raiders in their first preseason matchup under new head coach Patricia.   We all know that these are mostly scrimmages, but here are some things that I’ll be watching out for tonight.

Kerryon Johnson  Johnson was the 2nd round pick of the Lions in this past draft.  He’s a running back out of Auburn, and man, have the reports been good on him coming out of camp.  Anyone who’s watched a Lions broadcast in the past year or two knows that the Lions haven’t had a 100 yard rusher in a trillion years.

Could Kerryon be the one to break that?  As of now, it looks pretty good.  He’s been hardworking, playing different roles, such as pass catching, and pass protection.  He’s also gotten tips from former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.   Hoping we get to see some of that tonight.

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