07 January 2012
Saints start the 4th quarter with a completion...Flag. Fairley hands to the face. Figures.
Saints 1st down at the 33.
Saints with a 3rd and 8, Brees to Colston complete at the Lions' 48. We all saw it coming. Brees has all kinds of time.
NEED A FUCKING STOP.
Screen on 2nd down, Lions miss 4 tackles. Saints face 3rd and 1.
Slant to Braham...incomplete! 4th and short.
Saints will go for it...Sproles beats the Lions to the corner. FUCK. That can't happen.
Saints have yet to punt.
Say what you will about the refs, but this game now stands on the shoulders of the Lions' defense.
Berry misses a sure pick on 2nd down as Fairley PLANTS Brees. KILL ME NOW.
This can't happen...
Saints take a TO.
3rd down, Sproles beats coverage from the LB, gets the 1st down and more. Run out of bounds at the 17.
Sproles scores easily from 17 yards out, was barely touched by the Lions D.
Of course, there was an uncalled hold on the TD run.
Saints' lead back up to 10, 31-21.
Lions will start from their 20 with 9:53 left.
Stafford wants it all on 1st down...hit as he throws, Young falls breaking on the ball...PICK at the Saints' 37. Sometimes you have to take the sack. Stafford will learn from that mistake.
Saints line is dominating at the line of scrimmage.
2nd and 17...BLOWN COVERAGE.
Shades of Favre to Sharpe in 1993.
56 yard pitch and catch to Meachem. Touchdown Saints. I'm calling it.
Game over, Lions.
Lions face 3rd and 1 with 6:53 left. Slant to Young, 1st down.
Megatron with a nice catch and stiff arm, Lions at the Saints' 47.
Burleson catch at the 20! Clock running, Lions in the no huddle.
Smith out of bounds at the 12.
MEGATRON! Touchdown Lions!
Lions down 10, 38-28. Too little, too late.
Calvin Johnson has 12 catches, 211 yards, 2 TDs. Stafford has 367 passing yards on the night.
Hanson with the onside kick...ain't happening. Saints recover. Hanson didn't get the big bounce he needed, bounced right into the chest of a Saint.
And Brees beats the Lions blitz. Meachem with the catch at the 2. Brees is pushing 500 yards passing.
I wonder if the ESPN clown who has the Lions picking a RB in his mock draft is reconsidering his thinking. You know, maybe a CORNERBACK?
Brees throws TD number 4. It's 45-28, Saints.
Worst. Defense. Ever.
Yes, I'm bitter.
Stafford picked at the 50, trying to throw a 17 point TD pass.
It's all over but the crying.
Saints are sniffing the goal line at the...
Saints taking a knee, not rubbing it in.
Al Michaels starts with the Lions' obituary. Funny, I heard the same things Michaels and Collinsworth are now saying back in 1991. Lions were going to be the team of the 90s...
But the Lions are in much better hands than they were in '91.
Game ends with a knee. Saints 45, Lions 28.
If you bet the over, you won. If you took the Lions...there's always next season.
In the end, I have to be happy with the Lions' season. 10-6, playoff spot, playing maybe the best team in football even for 2 quarters 3 years out of 0-16.
So I can't complain...too much.
The Lions' off season mission? Fix the secondary and find a running game. But if you can't do both...fix the secondary!
But those are concerns for another day.
The Lions will be back in the playoffs. I'm sure of it.
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