I love that we are trying to get it to Megatron early
OT: Lions-Saints Playoff Game Open Thread
Another touchdown and they'll be punch drunk. Images of Marshawn Lynch in their heads. Lessgo.
Wide open passing spreads? Early turnover? No discernible defense?
How is this different than college?
Ed: Running from under center isn't working too?
Please be a first down
I think the ref ran in crooked there, lol. It helped us.
He looks scary.
Another? Did blogs even exist in 1999?
Regardless, nice to read your posts.
AOL Message Boards and the MSN group boards. That was about it.
Incidentally, awesome special teams tackle by Wendling there. No gain on the return.
Brees was struck by a meteor on the first snap. He's dead.
That camera scored twice against Clemson.
Wait... it just scored again. THREE times against Clemson.
Megatron shoulda had that. Got bumped early
Helluva special teams play.
Have to make that tackle. Had a chance to get them off the field. Looking at you Tulloch.
EDIT: Delmas too
Good to see the defense stepping up...
Not so much....tackling is pitiful
I must have forgotten the /s.
The Saints... they are good
The checkdown looks unstoppable.
Time for a Houston pick six.
Not capitalizing on the turnover is huge. Two score cushion would have been nice.
Detroit's secondary tackles like Michigan's secondary when they played in NOLA.
Not holding my breath.
EDIT. Yup. New ballgame.
Was pretty poor on the second drive. Way too much lame, predictable handoff on 2nd and 10, which is a time when the Lions never get positive yardage.
On that long Megatron drop, they should have called illegal contact beyond five yards.
And, with that touchdown score, it's clear that the Lions are doing a bad job defending the edge.
No one thought it would be easy
Thank you, Tolluch, for allowing that drive.
Lions need to wrap up and quit going for the kill shot. Tackling should be better for an NFL team.
The middle is open. Exploit it all game long.
I thought the dead were walking the earth. It was just William Clay Ford. Sorry. My bad.
It looks like he got a seat in the TGIF's section.
....that's a good way to recover all the yards and more
I do like how they are mixing up the offense and going to different guys nearly every time. It does seem to keep the Saints off balance. The Lions will have to do this a lot and do it effectively for most of the game.
Stafford is throwing with confidence! Looks good so far
Let's hope Borges takes notes when teams are ten yards off quick slants
Wouldn't mind a holding call go against the Saints at some point. I know people complain about this all the time, but the Saints really do seem to tackle defensive players are a higher rate than you'd expect. The goal is to keep the QBs upright, but there have been a couple drives so far where the Saints just maul the linemen.
is pretty good
Can't cover him with a safety
Solid drive and execution.
This is the BCS Bowl Game* we were all expecting.
(*not involving Mattison)
to use the Lions in Madden next year
When the Saints sell out on coverage, they REALLY sell out on coverage.
Just keep dropping eight and leaving most everyone reasonably open, New Orleans. We don't mind.
There's no reason Thomas should have gotten more than 12 yards.
WRAP UP ON THE GOD DAMN TACKLES. STOP HEADBUTTING PEOPLE!
Pierre Thomas is tearin it up. There needs to be a holding called on the Saints at some point
Why do our lbs continually tackle with their helmets and not their arms?
That is a fumble! Arm was not going forward. Not sure how that works with the whistle. It did blow right?