Detroit Lions Notch First Winnable Game, First Disappointing Loss

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Dean Holden in NFL
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Now you can be disappointed. At the end of the first half against the Vikings, the Detroit Lions were in complete control of the football game. They were up 10-7, and the seven didn’t come until after the two-minute warning. Final score: Vikings 27, Lions 13.  That’s something to be angry about. Last week, at New Orleans? Not so much. That was a game the Lions were supposed to lose, and while they hung around, they never gave the impression they were a better team than the Saints. That has since been confirmed, as the Saints went on to torch the Philadelphia Eagles, a trendy preseason Super Bowl pick, by a greater margin than they beat the Lions. Against the Vikings, though, the team was different. The Lions were getting pressure on Brett Favre, stopping Adrian Peterson, a ...

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