Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Falcons Fly High over Lions

The Detroit Lions could not get a good rhythm going in their game against the Atlanta Falcons. They looked pretty good at the start of the game, however the Lions game went downhill from there. An interception changed the momentum of the game in the Falcons favor and then a fumble on their next drive cost the Lions the ball once more. Most feel like our defense has been fair this season but we just can’t produce offensively. Unable to come back from a large deficit the Lions lost the game 27-7. With Steve Mariucci gone can we even hope to pull out a good record for this season facing teams like the Vikings, Bengals and Steelers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Whistles Sound and Penalties Abound

The Detroit Lions played well against the Cowboys but just couldn’t pull off the win. We were plagued by penalties to the tune of 120 yards given to the Dallas Cowboys. We had way too much long yardage to overcome on offense and just couldn’t convert on downs. With Earl Holmes and Boss Bailey out due to injury our defense wasn’t as strong as it should have been. They would have been the ones to stop the Cowboys from rushing 149 yards. Nate Wayne was one of the players keeping us in the game with his forced fumble and Jon McGraw was working for the good guys when he managed a fumble recovery for a turnover. There were a lot of good Lions plays and we were playing strong to the end, but the penalties controlled our destiny.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Beat Cowboys Without Garcia?

Seriously injured, Jeff Garcia is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. We have beaten them once already and hope to do it again. With how well we did against
Arizona, I wouldn’t be surprised if we stomp the Cowboys despite the fourth quarter luck they have had recently against teams like the Philadelphia Eagles. Steve Mariucci thinks we can learn from and duplicate some of the great plays and defense we executed against the Cardinals. Let’s cheer on Roy Williams because this will be his first chance to play in his hometown’s own Texas Stadium.

Then our Lions can come back home to Detroit and, in true Thanksgiving Day tradition, while we slice and eat our turkeys, they can carve up and devour the Atlanta Falcons.