here we go.... tide is changing. Schwartz is going up top here
OT: GO LIONS! / NFL open thread
lol I guess I spoke too soon...
Whatever the Vikes coaches have been doing at halftime this year, they should probably reevaluate.
their halftimes and have shown their bad at evaluating things. things. So if they reevaluate their evaluations, they're probably going to end up much worse at evaluations than before. It's a vicious cycle.
Alright, 10 pts, still down 10. Good Q there, lets finish it off with a 3 and out and look to the 4th to finish off this comeback.
Lions have all the momentum, despite settling for 3. Lots of time.
Wow, huge 60-yd screen play. 1st and goal Lions again to start the 4th quarter.
Huge stop for the Lions! What a stupid play call by the Vikings. How can you not give it to AP in that situation?
I kick that field goal every time in this situation. Despite the odds/expected points stats that this site brings up every week, with the Lions D-line and the way this game is going, you take the points.
They might not win, but it's clear these aren't the lions of the past. lol at people just dissing the team in the 1st half.
Genius! It's 4th and 1, you have the best running back in the NFL, so hand it to someone else!
Now I'm wondering if Les Frazier is actually Dave Wannstedt in disguise.
Vikings coach have a brain? 3rd and 1 and you call a mcnabb pass? 4th and 1 and you give it to Gerhart? Is he aware he has the best RB in the league on his team?
Our O-line is getting eaten up here. I mean I get keeping them honest, but these running plays are going negative. The passing game is looking good though.
Stafford is a jugs machine. Unreal.
And that Pettigrew pick looking good right now.
can we sneak Hansen into a couple of our games? Maybe give him a Gibbon's jersey?
He just hit a 50-yard field goal. He's incredible. I'd love to see him suit up for the Wolverines.
You are one hilarious bandwagon fan my good sir.
From "You" to "We".
Ummm.. We as in Michigan fans...
I'm not a Lions fan.. never have been as I was neither born nor raised in Michigan.
C'mon fight back!
Here in Philly we obviously get the Eagles/Giants game. The Giants just lined up for a 40-yard field goal attempt and I am so conditioned by Michigan kicking that I started to laugh at the idea.
Holy crap. The Bills are up on NE.
why do they keep trying to run the ball if it's clearly not working?
Thats what I'm saying. I mean its like we're wasting every 1st down. I don't mind mixing it in, but do it on 2nd down or run a draw play or something. Lining up and smashing it up the middle is not working.
Too bad the Lions couldn't convert and run down the clock. But a lead is a lead. Up 3 with 2:30 to go!
2 min left 60 yards. We probably need to stop them in front of the 38 yrd line to win the game. Lets get this done!
Damn. I'm all nervous like this is a Michigan game. I'm glad this michigan team has a Hanson though.
FYI. they just switched over.
Back to back false starts. Unbelievable.
Backus single handedly imploded this drive. All 3 plays.
Backus No!=Sparty No!
The one at the top of the thread switched over to the Packers game.
After the past two drives I'm not sure I want to watch more of this!
Mayhew needs to do some LT shopping in a hurry. Backus is terrible.
As if Backus wasn't frustrating enough, the stream just switched to da Bears take on Chuck
Shit the bed. How on earth did he catch THAT?!?!?!?
What a catch, and what a comeback.
Amazing catch!! Amazing comeback!! ahhh go Lions!
Hansen kicks game-winning FG on 1st down. Now that is confidence in your kicker!
got through the left upright, scared me.
Calvin Johnson is an absolute freak of nature. Then again, so is Jason Hanson.
I never thought eating crow would taste so good!
The Vikings are cursed. Also a nice win for the Lions after a very bad start. The tackle situation is mildly terrifying.
Cherilus was getting owned by the other end too. The Lions offensive tackles are the weakness of the team (also kick/punt coverage, looks like). None of them are good enough to play in this league anymore. Something they need to try to address, but trading that far up (hopefully/looking at the schedule) is dangerous at best.