The Pride Report: Week 3

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield //  @Mom23RN

This week, the road to Super Bowl 52 brought the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons to Detroit. This was going to be a great showing of how the 2-0 Lions would match up to some of the best talent in the division.   At first, the game almost looked like Atlanta was going to run away with it, but safety Glover Quin got the Lions back in the game with a quick pick six of Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.  It looked like quarterback Matthew Stafford was up to his usual 4th quarter come back antics, however a crazy, arbitrary rule kept wide receiver Golden Tate from scoring a last second touchdown.  The Falcons came away with the win, and handed the Lions a heartbreaking loss.

King Of The Pride:  Safety Glover Quin.  Quin’s pick six pretty much kept the game from getting out of hand and gave life to the crowd at Ford Field.  It appeared that he came out of nowhere to intercept Ryan.  Honorable mentions go to kicker Matt Prater and corner back Darius Slay. Prater was perfect on his field goals including two from over 50 yards away.  Slay was able to pick off Matt Ryan twice in the game.  According to ESPN Stats & Info, Matt Ryan had previously gone 309 passes without an interception, but had 3 today.

Not King Of The Pride:  Tight end Eric Ebron.  King of the Drops is more like it.  He dropped several passes today, and had he actually hung onto them, it probably would have made a difference in the game.   The good thing is, he took ownership of it on Twitter and committed to doing better next week.  I’ll take that as a positive sign.
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Up Next:  Next week the Lions travel to Minnestoa to take on their division rival Vikings.   Hoping that the team can come up with a way to contain rookie running back Dalvin Cook and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.   Lets face it, the Lions just went toe to toe with the reigning NFC Champions.  The Vikings shouldn’t be a problem……Should they??

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