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Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:34 pm
 
ARLINGTON, Texas -- One of the worst chokes I've ever seen. One of the best comebacks I've ever seen. This game between Dallas and Detroit was both.

Detroit won 34-30, but only because Dallas lost 30-34. Detroit was great in the second half after falling behind 27-3, but Dallas was miserable. Not sure how to write one story without writing the other. I'm going to try here in a few minutes.

Tony Romo exemplifies all of it. Great for Dallas in the first half. Chokingly, gaggingly bad in the second. But he had help. Whoever called plays for Dallas. Whoever played in the secondary.

Calvin Johnson was the flip side to this. He won this game for Detroit by being the best player on the field. Can't wait to write this thing. Here I go!



Comments

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

yeah it was a choke bec the first 2 pick six ints were a bad read and and bad throw without any pressure on him. the last one was underthrown bec of pressure. bottom line is up 24 at home you have to win games and they did not. just minutes after the eagles collapse came the boys collapse



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

So you're saying if they win 3 of their next 8 they're for real????  i think you can go ahead and give them your "for real" stamp.  Where do these people come from?????



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: October 2, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

should be 0-4? haha. Cry a river !!



Since: Aug 27, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

yeah but they didn't




Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Are you serious dude?  "They could be 4-0"   I guess that's true, but I think it's a better argument to say they SHOULD BE 0-4!  I mean come on, they should've lost last week as well as week 2....



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

If Stafford stays upright, Detroit will end their 12 year playoff drought. I still don't believe they will win the division. However, they should get the 5 spot. 

As for Dallas. They could very easily be 4-0. I'm a Jets fan and admit it took an epic choke to pull out that win opening week. Really thought Garrett had the smarts to prevent past meltdowns from happening. Obviously Romo is looking more and more like a QB with flash and no substance. His one shining moment was his one playoff win over a QB who also has a reputation as a choker. Guitar Hero McNabb.

I cannot believe the Redskins are leading the division. Still don't feel they have much talent.  



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Lets see how the Lions are doing after about 12 games. If their still above .500 then their for real.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

Looking forward to it as I did not see the game.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Lions roar, Cowboys choke. Both happened.

lions are for real... call it a choke on the Cowboys, but the Lions didnt give up like years past. Great, great game!


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