BOO! Let's go Vikings! Wreak some havoc Jared Allen!
OT: GO LIONS! / NFL open thread
aaaaannnnnd its gone
aaaaannnnnd its gone
Hopefully the lions can snap their 13 game losing streak in the Metrodome to the Vikings... Lots of bad memories in there like Orlovsky running out the back of the endzone for a safety.
Anyone else hearing that annoying noise from the television broadcast?
WTH is that?
Does anybody know if there is a live stream?
Edit: Thank you, Idaho Wolverine!
That background noise is annoying as hell!!!
Football skill aside, there is a picture of Jared Allen in the dictionary next to the word Douchebag.
Is it just me or does it sound like there's quite the contingancy of Lions fans in the Dome?
Definately heard the "SUH" cheer after that sack. Good to hear.
As long as we keep them out of the endzone, we'll be in this game.
God awful start so far...have held inside redzone though. I just dont know why this place is such a house of horrors for us.
I also hope Stafford starts to get those weak as hell Roughing the passer calls that McNabb got already.
Lions O-line looking absolutely pathetic thus far.
is absolute shit right now
what a bs spot McNabb did not get that first.
what a bs spot McNabb did not get that first.
I'm so conflicted. Chad, or the Browns?
Is a passing down. The Lions have a front 4 doing a decent job at rushing the passer.
I think either is pretty good.
like, well, the LIONS we have all come to know and not like very much.
Getting blown out on both sides of the ball right now.
Going to be another loss in the dome....
we have spent years improving every other position except the most glaring weakness on the team.
I honestly wonder if any guy on this OL has ever been remotely considered for a pro bowl. They are flat out terrible. Stafford is taking 3 step drops and still getting drilled. Not to mention they cant run at all.
And it doesn't help that Cherilus was just waving at Allen as he blew by instead of, you know, blocking him. I would be willing to bet that Cherilus will not be a Lion after this season.
We could have done without the shot of Stafford taking the snap squarely in the junk.
lol I can't believe you guys thought the Lions would be good this year... this happens every 5 years and you all always end up crashing down to reality 4-5 games into the season.
stay away from this topic now eh?
they haven't been 3-0 in 31 years.
/BOOM GET OUT OF THIS THREAD'D
You know it's going to be one of those days when the punter gets a facemask penalty.
time to jump off the bandwagon lol
Talk about laying an egg. They look atrocious
No ammount of leadership or urgency is going to hide the fact that your offensive line is horrible at the game of football...
3-0 Lions...meet the 0-3 Vikings. And it's spelled "amount" and no amount of leadership or urgency is going to hide the fact the Vikes are the chokiest team of the year.
Images of generations past... Not good at all.
Lolz, I just came through to read the schizophrenia after the Lions pulled it out in overtime after a slow start. Good stuff, MGoBloggers! You, sir, are a fair and prescient person.
I was reading through to check out what was being said at this time too, but I must admit I was on the side of the doubters; what a comeback!
I can't decide if I want the Bengals or the 49ers to lose more.
The Bengals reside in Ohio. That should help.
There's Calvin Johnson.
All day with one-on-one coverage on Megatron
Apparently the Vikings have a Tacopants in the Metrodome as well.
Logan is 5-foot-6. It's probably not in his best interests to be mountain-goating the opposition, even if it is the punter.
anyone else think the announcer sounds a lot like Kirk Herbstreit?
Anyone see him lower his head and jack the punter there? That was a great way to end the return.
Look two posts above yours. :D
If I were him I wouldn't make a habit of that, especially when you're so small that Martavious Odoms would call you Mini-Me.
here we go.... tide is changing. Schwartz is going up top here
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.
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.
Looks like we are going to have to watch the Lions also. They look special! Mayhew is a very good GM. A little better than the last guy.
Hanson kicked that dead straight from the left hash and knew it was good immediately. Damn that's confidence.
Chiming in to congratulate Lions on successful win over NFC NOrth opponent
That second half was like Robo-Henne.
by the Lions. That was fun to watch.
I have no problem eating some crow....
But damn....that would have been a crusher to lose after what Backus did.
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo that was awesome. GO LIONS!
Chris Carter... Calvin says, "F*** You!" It was nice to rip the heart out of the Vikings for a change.
Jim Schwartz has the best winning expressions.
I thought they changed the OT rules so that if the first team with the ball scored only a fieldgoal, the other team would then get one possession. Was that proposed but not implemented, or what's the deal? Apparently I'm not the only one who's confused...
...and Hanson calmly drilled the field goal for the winning score.
There was a little confusion after the kick, with officials blowing their whistles and holding off the celebration. But this was a long time coming for the Lions, and coach Jim Schwartz could be heard over the referee's microphone yelling "Learn the (expletive) rules!" as he jogged toward his handshake with the Vikings' Leslie Frazier.
I'm trying Coach! I'm trying!
Only in the playoffs.
I thought that's what i heard. I'm sure the NFL will fine him. They get embarrassed about anything the least bit unfamily friendly.
Now I know why he said it.
Good for Schwartz. Minnesota was getting away with obvious penalties all game long.
So how many 2 TD games in a row for Megatron before it's just common knowledge that he's the best WR in the League? Stafford to Johnson has got to be the hottest combo going right now.
Where you at now, buddy?
Titus Young should change his name to Calvin Johnson Jr.
I like this. Approved.
Kinda look stupid now.
You know who you are.
I'm actually not sure what he said, but that would be awesome.
I believe he said "BYAH!"
....or "ROLLIN' LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN, FLYIN' LIKE AN AEROPLANE"
As a Lions fan, thank you Vikings for ignoring AP in the 2nd half. He beat up on us pretty good early on. Good win for the Lions. Now, let's go an beat "America's team" next week in Dallas!
I turned the game off at the half. What was the final? 50-0?
Then you missed the Lions comeback and win.
What was the penalty on the punt return at the end? Did that ever get cleared up?
anyone know if there is a replay scheduled on the NFL network?
I looked through their broadcast schedule but I couldn't find anything during the week that would suggest they re-air entire games, which is a bummer. Would have loved to have recorded that game.
I take credit for the win. I live on the left coast and never get to see the lions play. I'm visiting michigan right now. I turned it on at halftime, and clearly gave them the inspiration to win.
Anyone have a torrent for the game. I was flying back from the UM game all day.
Go Big Ten (Curtis Painter)!
Have we been spoiled or what? Some great games today! Buffalo - New England, Detroit - Minnestoa, amongst others, and now Pitt - Indy.
OT EDIT: Is anyone watching the Yanks - Sox game? Epic.
yea best game ever