When the then 1-8 Lions came from 21 points behind to beat the 1-9 Browns on Sunday, we didn’t think it was that big of a deal.
After all, the two teams were only playing for the right to screw up the first overall pick in the next draft.
But we were impressed by the courage and spunk displayed by rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, and some think that in that one moment, which has no relevance beyond possibly keeping the Lions from having to fork over another $60 million contract to an unproven commodity in 2010, Stafford got himself pointed in a direction that will lead the Lions out of a decade-long valley of darkness.
We’re not sure whether we agree that beating the lowly Browns put the franchise back on the right track. Still, Stafford was wearing a wire during Sunday’s game, and the end result is compelling.
Here it is, courtesy of NFL.com.