Alright Lions fans, time to come down from that Michigan win for a few hours and watch our NFL team. Time to get Matt Stafford'ed!!!!
OT: NFL Open Thread
Anyone have a link to a good stream?
before everyone asks.
live feeds from justin.tv or ilemi.com
I am not sure why I still watch the Lions, but I do.
Anyways, should be fun to see if Best can get loose in space. Stafford should have a marked improvement over last year. The defense, who needs one of those?
I still love the multiple pump fakes after being out of bounds for three seconds.
The Lions will win today...I am feeling good before a game for the first time in about 10 years. The Bears offense with Martz will leave Cutler open to pressure. Stafford and company on offense will be able to score all day long. Lions will win 28-20
NFL Sunday Ticket free preview today on DirecTV. Today and Thanksgiving will be the only two Lions games I watch all year
Cautious optimism is the name of the game today.
Aromashfugwehfuif. Way to stay with it.
good recovery by the defense!
Defense looked brutal. But we knew this.
We could be real tough to run on in short yardage situations this year (hopes)
So i got hosed in my fantasy draft, fuckin autodraft, and stafford is my starting QB. Lets Do It! (Joe Swanson voice style)
We just make these open NFL Football threads, so we can have one thread to discuss the day and teams, but still fall under the guidelines. The Lions will be prominent of course, but it opens it up without starting another thread that will be ziggy'd.
Also want to mention for all Comcast users, NEXT Sunday, the 19th, the cable company is offering a free preview of Redzone. So those that haven't experienced the crack of the NFL, that will be your chance.
We can bring discussion of Michigan players in here. Brady has a TD already.
Is Will Hagerup punting for the lions too?
Delmas on the assist.
Over/under on Cutler picks this year? 25? 30? Jamiemac?
might be just waiting for cutler to throw picks
lol another interception
know if there is an audio feed a la MGoBlue.com or the MLB 2010 iPhone app?
971theticket.com...listen live. it was free last year.
just checked and the WXYT feed is still live
That will let you watch games on the IPad...but I think it works for IPhones too, if smaller and less resolution.
what on earth was that backus?
Backus is a joke. I know this is a Michigan forum, but this is an NFL game. Lets move on, Lions.
Jahvid Best is sweet. We are winning. Woo!
and they are convinced that cutler will throw 3+ picks and find a way to lose this game
Peppers has owned him on most plays so far. Lucky JP called for blow to head on Stafford...
As a Bears fan, I sort of hope we lose every single game this year.
The Lions have to start getting more pressure on Cutler
Why? He'll throw picks regardless of the pressure.
I also want to see him knocked down a lot...
Lions defense creating turnovers? Boo-yah.
about Jessica Alba....
Ha.. as I type.. they recover Bear fumble.
safe to say that this is a textbook definition of "bend but don't break defense". I am ok with this for now.
That was a pathetic drive. Draw on third and long? I don't care who you have at RB, or that Matt Stafford is young. He was the number one pick, if he can't make something happen than screw him.
I think Matthew Stafford will be good, but my point stands.
Throw the damn ball. I need fantasy points!
What the hell is this? We went out and got Nate Burleson and Tony Scheffler. The best we can come up with is a goddamn swing pass?
WTF, i ask them to throw the ball....and they throw it twice to felton...this is getting annoying.
I thought the offense was supposed to be able to move the ball. Good receivers, tight ends, running back and we are throwing to Jerome Felton. What the duece?
please can we try to take advantage of all these Chicago mistakes. Lets put some drives together offense!
I am not so hip with Offensive play calling so far... Lions leading... but geez.
BTW... Brady and Pats up 17-0... whew.
Literally ONE downfield pass so far.
My hometown gets mentioned after another nice first down catch by Scheffler, who was out here Friday night to watch the Chelsea football game. Nice to see him contributing early.
Does anybody else think that's weird? Not like it's throwback jersey day.
It might be a league wide thing for week 1.
A lot of teams have been doing that. Cowboys, Saints, Redskins, and now Bears I guess. Kind of dumb but whatever.
White reflects the sun, so maybe to stay cooler?
Only guess I've got
The thing is, it's not really that hot out this weekend.
but they are on the half yard line and should be able to punch it is. This is a situation where I wish kevin smith was dressed. I really like what scheffler brings to this team though. He could be one of the better additions in the off season. Nate looks good to and hopefully will open up Megatron in the second half.
or he totally got in and i am blind.
Touchdown numero dos!!!!
Sweet! Best is on my fantasy team.
You have got to be shittin me!
That was so terrible...
classic D Detroit
they need downfield passes to Megatron.
Just let Stafford chuck it. Please
Draft an OT, cut Backus next season.
Backus is god awful. He makes me want to cry.
People complain about AMSHG. There is no deity that hates Michigan.
No, God hates the Lions.
definitely clean, but what worries me about stafford isn't him landing on his shoulder so much as when Peppers goes for the strip he grabs stafford's throwing arm.
Looked bad. Go Bears! (I wouldn't be surprised with 3-11 bears wins this year. We are not good)
I am starting to binge drink...The lions are due for some breaks, WTF, come on. Something, someday is bound to go their way, hopefully their season did not just end before halftime of week one
Ill be making my walk to the booze store shortly. Come on Shaun Hill. You're awesome!
This is directly Jeff Backus's fault, and thusly, the organization for not having the stones to get rid of his incompetent ass.
need beer....now. even when the lions seem to do things right, things go terribly wrong. 2-4 wins max. FML
So after this offensive series i will be going to the store. Always takes me forever to pick out what beer/booze i want. Any suggestions?
A lot. It does not matter which stuff you get, as long as it is a lot
I hate caring about the Lions.
After that series im thinking about a bottle of jack is appropriate. Straight.
First NFL punt for Space Emperor Zoltan!
Woo Megatron! get him goin.
Atleast Charissa Thompson is on the sidelines.
WTF is this play calling?
Zoltan's first career NFL punt: 44 yards without a return. The NFL will never be the same.
I keep saying I'm going to flip over to one of the two other games on...but never do. No commercials, always at the action, no halftime....ahhhhhhhhh....
They are still workin hard. Good for them. Heres to the offense maybe getting in field goal range once here in the second half...
The Lions never cease to amaze.
so are the Lions perennially restoring the roar.
I do like the fact that our secondary will bring the wood. Put some fear in receivers.
screw it, more beer is needed
Dear god. Absolutely terrible.
oh dear lord
What a fucking joke. Im done with the Lions, everything they say is bullshit.
I take it back.
Does that classify as a miracle? I think so.
Wow...Goal line stand from 1st and goal on the 1 for the Lions! What the hell is going on!!!
What a Stand!
DAMMIT, YOU CANNOT CATCH THAT BALL SHORT OF THE FIRST DOWN. SON OF A BITCH
WE (the bears) SUCKKKKKKKKK
If I'm you, I'm demanding Lovie Smith's head on a spit for not kicking that field goal on 4th and one. Must be frustrating for you.
but I want our DEFENSE trying to win this game, not our offense. the Lions haven't done anything all day (since stafford went out). Kick, take the lead, turn your defense loose on this backup
but no, Love is going to "get off the bus running" right into the damn defense 3 times
that team is completly inept....what an embarressment
Lions' defense doesn't look too bad.
Is this the battle for the number one pick?
Lions' D is actually coming through. Its been a long time since I've experienced that.
catch the fucking ball.
the lions can't do anything on offense...not even one first down, WTF
This offense is Michigan 2008 style. Actually it is worse. Don't like the play calling. Possibly the worst o-line ever. At least the boos are for the Bears.
but the Bears are SO BAD, who knows what the hell might happen. If they take the lead though, there is no chance the lions somehow drive and score...
too bad, defense played hard all day
awesome defense. until now of course. offense just sucked
Oh man... ridiculous catch by forte
Fuck that. I was pleasantly surprised by the D. This offense was terrible. Can someone please kill Jay Cutler. He is a douche.
WHAT A CATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the refs will decide this game. Hell of a catch by Megatron
THAT IS DEFINITELY A CATCH! FUCK YOU REF! THIS BETTER BE OVERTURNED DAMMIT
WORST CALL EVER.
bullshit. so any other time when your knee is down your down. also the ground can't cause a fumble. but when you in the end zone its different? what the shit. fuck the process or whatever they are talkin about. im having a meltdown. im sorry.
WHAT THE HELL.....THIS IS HORSE SHIT
...The ground can't cause a fumble but it can cause an incompletion. This ruling doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
That's a TD. I don't care what that old lady expert on Fox is sayin.
That is bullshit. Complete bullshit.
THAT IS FUCKING HORSE SHIT...WHAT A SCREW JOB.
worst rule in sports besides the DH?
you've got to be fucking kidding me
So if I lunge across the goal line and a second after I break the plane, I drop the ball it is still a TD. Yet if I catch the ball in the endzone, hold as both feet, my ass and one hand hits the ground all while I control the ball and then the ball touches, that's an incompletion? That's not a double standard in any way at all is it...
Worst call this season. No matter what. No matter what.
That is the biggest load of shit I have ever seen. Calvin had 4 feet and his body in while still in control. Fuck these refs. Absolute joke!
if it looks like a fucking catch, it's a catch.
the lions' luck continues. ARGH
Top 3 pick in the draft again. C'mon down Robert Quinn.
No /s. That's gotta be the shittiest way to lose the game. I'm sorry. It doesn't even feel like my bears won. Good luck the rest of the year, I've got the lions with 5 wins this season, and frankly, that should have been 1 of them.
my condolences. Just remember...
Well it's been pretty obvious that the Lions and Bears are locked in a Battle Royale for the basement spot in the North. If Favre gets injured, the Vikings might join us, but as far as I'm concerned we're one game ahead of you in the draft pick lottery, the only kind of post season play we get here in Detroit.
absolute bullshit. so fuckin pissed. fuck the bears. fuck the refs. fuck the NFL. and no PI calls on the D. kiss my ass. I think my phone is now broken and im goin to get alcohol poisining. peace
one foot down, two feet down, ass hits the ground with the ball under control with the plain of the endzone broken....and no catch. fuck my life...the lions are cursed beyond imagination...
Can someone please explain this rule to me? I don't watch pro sports and don't follow the Lions, but they just got SCREWED. This makes absolutely no sense.
Thank god Michigan won yesterday or I dont know what I would be doing right now
There is no way, no reason in my mind, that the Johnson play was not a Touchdown. He caught the ball. He fell down. He was inbounds throughout.
I don't see how it was not a touchdown! I don't know how you could rule that incomplete!
That was absolutely ridiculous!
Easily the worst call of the year. How is that not a catch???
Both feet and his motherfucking knee was down. What more should you need?
with the NFL this season, i cant support bullshit like that, i hope they fucking lock out.
Might as well burn the whole fucking rulebook if there really is a rule about "process of the catch" and that's how you're supposed to apply it. What the fuck is the point of having things like "end zones" and "possession" if you can just invent new fucking ways to define a catch?
I swear if I were Schwartz I'd have just pulled my team off the field after fourth down.
i dont care what the rule is, he had both feet in bounce, landed, then put the ball on the ground. Fuck the NFL, GO BLUE
Bears fan here. That was total bullshit. That was an obvious catch. The Bears didn't deserve to win that garbage. What a terrible team.
Even Jim Joyce thought that was a crap call.
if he loses it when he first hits the ground. But calling it incomplete when he maintains possession while getting two feet, a knee, his butt and his left hand down in bounds and he loses his grip on the ball only when he puts it on the ground? That's completely nonsensical. By that standard, it should be incomplete if any part of the receiver's body ends up out of bounds during the apparently very lengthy "process" of the catch.
I'm pretty sure the NFL rules committee is comprised of four monkeys, two mannequins and a bag of potato chips.
In Professional Football, if you catch it, get 2 feet down, land on you ass with the ball, roll over, get on two knees, put you hand down with the ball, then drop it to celebrate a TD, it's not a Touchdown. In college, if you drop the ball at the one yard line to celebrate. It's a Touchdown.
Even if that's how the rule works, they should have overturned it for stupidity. The ground can cause an incompletion, yes. But you shouldn't have to count "1 Mississippi.." before you toss it to a ref.