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At the end of the day, no surprises in Detroit

Posted on: November 25, 2010 3:53 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Well, the Lions at least gave us a half a game on Thanksgiving. At Fords Field Thursday we saw a simpleT. Brady (US Presswire) contrast between a team that knows how to win and a team that knows how to lose. Detroit’s defensive line was dynamic in the first half, with Ndamukong Suh getting an early sack on Tom Brady and Kyle Vanden Bosch delivering a pair of crushing quarterback hits. That effort was matched by an impressively efficient Lions offense (who knew Maurice Morris still had some wheels?). But it only lasted two quarters.

Brady and the Pats offense turned in a masterful – perhaps even perfect – second half. Deion Branch made Alphonso Smith his turkey (sorry). Rob Gronkowski took advantage of Detroit’s tentative safeties. And, late in the fourth, BenJarvus Green-Ellis exhibited the downhill running prowess that has blossomed him into a bona fide feature back. Pretty simple.

Phil Simms made a fantastic point about the Lions: they don’t play for 60 minutes. Effort isn’t the issue so much as simple know-how. Detroit’s lack of depth becomes startling noticeable late in the second of games. It’s all part of the rebuilding process (the never-ending rebuilding process).

As for the Patriots, the story of this game was Brady taking a firm lead in the NFL MVP race, no?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2010 1:12 am
 

At the end of the day, no surprises in Detroit

60 minutes of football blame players and for giving up and the coach for not getting them back in it..... Detroit has talent, no motivation or heart in the end is why they fail consistently.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2010 7:15 pm
 

At the end of the day, no surprises in Detroit

The Lions have been rebuilding since the dawn
of the New Millenium.




Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: November 25, 2010 3:59 pm
 

At the end of the day, no surprises in Detroit

The Lions play?


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