What happened at Ford Field last Sunday was terrific. Other than the end result of the Detroit Lions winning a football game, there was the ôcoming out partyö of hopeful franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford threw for 422 yards and an NFL rookie record five touchdowns. More importantly, he led the Lions on a game-winning touchdown drive with less than two minutes on the clock. His game-winning touchdown pass, with a separated shoulder mind you, to fellow rookie Brandon Pettigrew allowed the Lions to come all the way back from a 24-3 deficit and defeat the Cleveland Browns 38-37. Wait...the Lions were down 24-3 to the Cleveland Browns? Yes, yes they were. This is not about being negative or an attempt to deflate DetroitÆs momentary balloon of hot-air pride, but facts are facts ...
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