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Lions off to fast start

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Cris Carter may think Calvin Johnson isn’t great in “real football” but he looks pretty good in preseason football.

The Lions starting group put together a seven-play, 67-yard touchdown drive in under four minutes, capped by a terrific back shoulder 26-yard scoring grab by Johnson.  Megatron had an 11-yard grab earlier in the drive.

The Bengals then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Matthew Stafford hit Nate Burleson on a fourth down play from the seven-yard line to make the score 14-0.

Let the Lions hype begin.  Or continue.

UPDATE: Bengals rookie Andy Dalton threw a pick off his back foot while getting hit on his first throw. Rough start for Cincy.

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  1. play4blood says: Aug 12, 2011 7:57 PM

    If I swap my Raiders jersey for a black Lions #81, do you think anyone would notice?

  2. frankrizzo51 says: Aug 12, 2011 7:59 PM

    Bears will beat them twice and Stafford will get hurt in the process. Wait, that was the last two years. You know what they say about history?

  3. lionpride10 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:05 PM

    If I was a Bears fan I would be proud of both wins against the Lions last year, the Calvin Johnson touchdown and the roughing the passer call against Suh for not touching Cutler. I guess the Bears spend all there money on paying off refs and can’t afford to water their grass.

  4. themitchfootball.com says: Aug 12, 2011 8:05 PM

    Bears will beat them twice and Stafford will get hurt in the process. Wait, that was the last two years. You know what they say about history?

    ——————————————————–

    I’m Ron Burgundy?

  5. xstaticonradio says: Aug 12, 2011 8:06 PM

    frankrizzo51 says: Aug 12, 2011 7:59 PM

    Bears will beat them twice and Stafford will get hurt in the process. Wait, that was the last two years. You know what they say about history?

    ————————————-

    your wife is probably cheating on you right now

  6. wryly1 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:07 PM

    They are playing the Bungles. Nuff said.

  7. odds75to1 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:10 PM

    The game isn’t on here til 10pm — now i’m just watching the clock to get first look at this team!!!

  8. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 12, 2011 8:11 PM

    preseason football and against the Bungals

    @lionpride10

    Get OVER IT!

    the CALL AGAINST SUH came with 8 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME.

    The Calvin Johnson call was correct in every sense of the rulebook. People want to complain because it was in the endzone but if it was in the middle of the field no one would care. Same rules apply you need to complete the catch.

    Lastly, that stupid team went 6-10. Why are Lions “fans” still going after the Bears over two losses. GET OVER IT!

  9. blackfootkiller says: Aug 12, 2011 8:13 PM

    frankrizzo51 says:
    Aug 12, 2011 7:59 PM
    Bears will beat them twice and Stafford will get hurt in the process. Wait, that was the last two years. You know what they say about history?

    I know about history…It’s all the Bears got.

  10. honolulubluekoolaid says: Aug 12, 2011 8:17 PM

    Bears fans act like their team dismantled the lions last season. At least one if not both should have went the other way.

  11. mwcarolina says: Aug 12, 2011 8:18 PM

    if Stafford stays healthy then watch out for the lions. in my book (when he plays) he’s a better quarterback than Sanchez.

  12. asublimeday says: Aug 12, 2011 8:23 PM

    If I was a Bears fan I would be proud of both wins against the Lions last year, the Calvin Johnson touchdown and the roughing the passer call against Suh for not touching Cutler. I guess the Bears spend all there money on paying off refs and can’t afford to water their grass
    ———-

    That suh play had zero impact on the game and you know it was filthy. Jay was going to the ground and whale boy tried to punch him in the back of the head. No matter, well getcha two more times this year.

    Lions purr, Bears roar

  13. lionpride10 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:25 PM

    Bears drool,
    Only Bears fans say that wasn’t a catch. Also, the Suh call was on third and long as hell and they scored the winning touchdown on that continued drive, so without that call you don’t get that score and you punt.
    Also without those cheap ass wins you don’t make the playoffs and your QB isn’t made a fool. Stings twice.

  14. isphet71 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:31 PM

    The great thing about the Bears is that once every 5 seasons or so, they make some noise when it’s not expected. Then, they fall back to Earth.

    The Lions will beat the Bears twice and finish ahead of them in the standings this year. Learn to deal.

  15. honolulubluekoolaid says: Aug 12, 2011 8:34 PM

    When you bears fans are bragging that cutler went 5 for 10 (which sucks) in your upcoming preseason will you be using the “its preseason against buffalo” excuse too?

  16. packthebears says: Aug 12, 2011 8:35 PM

    Bear fans:

    I agree with you. The Lions should get over their two losses to you. They should be brave like you, getting over the three losses to The Pack.

  17. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 12, 2011 8:41 PM

    Bears fans act like their team dismantled the lions last season. At least one if not both should have went the other way.

    ___________________________________

    Lions fans keep bringing up these games. Because these are the ONLY two games that could have gone the other way. What about the rest? You lost 10 games how do you explain those?

    Lions fans act like we cost them a playoff spot by winning two games against them.

    Good teams move on to the next week and stop complaining about 2 games in a 16 game season.

  18. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 12, 2011 8:43 PM

    Better than Sanchez?????
    Dude that is not saying much all he does is limit mistakes, he is slightly better than average

  19. dbellina says: Aug 12, 2011 8:46 PM

    Farve’s first ever pass as a Packer was a completion, to himself.

  20. razsan says: Aug 12, 2011 8:46 PM

    If “history” serves me right the Lions won their last game last year on the heels of a 4 game winning streak. The Bears on the other hand ended their season with a loss.

  21. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 12, 2011 8:53 PM

    @packthebears

    We lost twice to the Pack. We beat you the first time. Not like it matters that last loss kinda erased everything else.

  22. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 12, 2011 9:02 PM

    @lionpride10

    It was 1st and 10 from the 14. Did you even watch the game? Or it just that selective memory again?

    We coulda settled for a field goal if worse came to worse.

    You want to go back to that game? How about that play happened with 8 minutes left in the game and you guys hadn’t scored a point since the 3rd quarter. You had a 3 point lead all that time and did nothing with it? (Heck we gave you the ball at the 9 yard line FOR YOU TO GET THAT 3 POINT LEAD)You need to be blaming your football team instead of the refs.

  23. stanleyhalas says: Aug 12, 2011 9:08 PM

    Three losses? i’m glad the school systems are improving in title town :/

  24. commandercornpone says: Aug 12, 2011 9:40 PM

    lions…

    competitive thru november

    oh-for-december

  25. 215greenandenvy says: Aug 12, 2011 9:48 PM

    I thought this was a post about the lions why are bear fans chirping in, y’all need to worry about ur QB that even the president wants to trade

  26. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 12, 2011 9:54 PM

    @commandercornpone

    No. They’re competitive through 3 quarters then if they’re lucky they might happen to win.

  27. chobes68 says: Aug 12, 2011 10:04 PM

    “lionpride10 says:
    Aug 12, 2011 8:05 PM
    If I was a Bears fan I would be proud of both wins against the Lions last year, the Calvin Johnson touchdown and the roughing the passer call against Suh for not touching Cutler. I guess the Bears spend all there money on paying off refs and can’t afford to water their grass.”

    ===========

    ..and what about the previous ten years?

    Whether you agree with it or not, even Johnson said it was the right call. Your problem should have been with Calvin putting the ball down. Rules are rules.

  28. west4420 says: Aug 12, 2011 10:18 PM

    I just stumbled upon an article and I laughed because i knew that i would see lions fans bitching about last year.
    It took 3 redzone turnovers for us to let you stay in the game. It was as statistical and actual asskicking and should have been a 14 to 21 pt victory.
    I love it when people are outraged at a penalty like when Suh forearmed Cutler in the back of the head but if it came against Stafford you’d be just as pissed.
    Bears only have history? i believe the Bears were in the Superbowl and were in the NFC title game with an 11-5 reg season record and the Lions have been the joke of the league for the last 7 to 10 years??
    Lions fans am i right? Can we dial down the bravado a bit until you are a .500 team at least??

  29. honolulubluekoolaid says: Aug 12, 2011 10:24 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Aug 12, 2011 8:41 PM
    Bears fans act like their team dismantled the lions last season. At least one if not both should have went the other way.

    ___________________________________

    Lions fans keep bringing up these games. Because these are the ONLY two games that could have gone the other way. What about the rest? You lost 10 games how do you explain those?

    Lions fans act like we cost them a playoff spot by winning two games against them.

    Good teams move on to the next week and stop complaining about 2 games in a 16 game season.
    ————–

    1. Another Bears fan brought “those” games “over the last few years” up first.

    2. Lions lost and won some closer games against better teams than the bears. (close losses to perennial playoff teams: eagles, packers, jets)

    3. Just face it, win or lose the Lions will not be the bears bit@h anymore.

    4. You are always on Lions posts on this site, trying to get to Lions fans..trust me a bearsfool can not break fans who supported their team through the lowest they could ever get. WE ARE REAL FANS no matter what any one thinks.

    5. You won’t find Lions fans on Bears posts acting stupid. I give your bears credit even though I really don’t think much about them except for twice a year. The bears had a good season last year. But that was last year. They could go 6-10 this year or 13-3 and neither outcome would surprise me. Just lighten up a little bears fans.

  30. illumination666 says: Aug 12, 2011 10:24 PM

    All aboard the Lions bandwagon! C’mon seriously people..the Lions have way to many holes in their oline and defense to even be considered contenders for the next few years or so. Some pieces are there, but it’s still a pretty empty puzzle.

  31. jrmbadger says: Aug 12, 2011 10:38 PM

    Not a Bear fan, just watched the Suh hit and it was dirty. He shoves him in the back of the head. No need to do that.

  32. philtration says: Aug 12, 2011 10:43 PM

    razsan says: Aug 12, 2011 8:46 PM

    If “history” serves me right the Lions won their last game last year on the heels of a 4 game winning streak. The Bears on the other hand ended their season with a loss.
    =====================================

    In the NFC Championship game.
    Yes, the Bears lost in the PLAYOFFS one game short of the Super Bowl while you are wetting your pants because the Lions had to win their last 4 games to finish 6-10.

    How retarded are the Lions fans really?

  33. sieg1234 says: Aug 12, 2011 10:48 PM

    Why are the Bears and Lions in here arguing? Ummmm the Packers were the best team in football last season, you know, those guys in your division? Probably should worry about them, quit talking trash to one another, and quit letting them fly under the radar. And I hate the damn Packers…

    Either way, the Lions are going to be pretty good IF Staff is healthy – so the chances are not good (kidding).

  34. polegojim says: Aug 12, 2011 11:01 PM

    @illum – watch us put the puzzle together – Secondary tightened up, piece. Fairley lines up opposite Suh, piece. Stafford, Hill, Stanton as QB line up – against any other QB crew, piece. Our tight ends flat running over your linebackers, piece. CJ shutting up Carver, piece. Having an entire squad of good hands receivers, even some who won’t make our cut, piece. Chewing up turf in chunks, piece.

    We’re not where we need to be, but have the cap room, young talent, and coaching savvy to get their soon, piece.

    Peace -

  35. robdoggs says: Aug 12, 2011 11:06 PM

    Hey Lions fans you went 3-1 last year in the preseason and you guys said watch the Lions….we did and what happened
    GO BEARS

  36. whitetail28 says: Aug 12, 2011 11:17 PM

    Chris Carter is an opinionated douche.

  37. majorseahawk says: Aug 12, 2011 11:28 PM

    I got the Lions winning the division this year, IF Stafford stays healthy. Their roster is loaded with talent on paper, but without the QB it all goes to waste.

  38. truebluelionsfanrob says: Aug 12, 2011 11:33 PM

    Guys, guys, guys! I mean really. As a lions fan all I have to say is this when Kevin Schifert(hope I spelled that right) went to the bears camp this week, they were asking if the Lions were really as good as everyone was saying they were! So even if these Internet trolls of bears fans are here to ruffle your tailfeathers, don’t let it. While they’re not worried about our Leo’s, the guys who are actually playing the game ARE!!!!
    NUFF SAID……

  39. somedickstolemyusername says: Aug 13, 2011 12:56 AM

    Good luck Lions fans! You deserve a winner. Your team looks like it could be special. That defense has a mean, nasty attitude! I hope they live up to their potential.

  40. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 13, 2011 1:32 AM

    razsan says: Aug 12, 2011 8:46 PM

    If “history” serves me right the Lions won their last game last year on the heels of a 4 game winning streak. The Bears on the other hand ended their season with a loss.

    ___________________________________

    O, I’m sorry Mr. History buff you are correct the mighty Detroit Lions went on a 4 game winning streak to end the season:
    A Aaron Rodgers’-less Packer team
    A fading Buccaneers team
    A Favre-less Viking team (mind you we helped you out by retiring him the game before)
    And lastly the all mighty Miami Dolphins.
    Bravo!

    All we did was lose twice to the eventual Super Bowl Champion (one in the playoffs).

    @honolulubluekoolaid
    1. A Lions fan brought it up. Do a little more reading its fundamental.
    2. You barely beat or should have beat the Packers, Eagles, & Jets NEWSFLASH: WE DID BEAT THEM! But you failed to mention losses to the Bills, Cowboys, and Vikings, teams we also BEAT!
    3. You need to get off these two losses and focus on this division. That’s why we’re not worried about you. You can win one or maybe even both games but you still won’t be in the playoff hunt. You’ll be too focused on avenging last years losses to worry about THE REST OF THE LEAGUE!
    4. Lighten up a little?! Get a reality check. You pick up a couple good players in your front 7 but it they can’t stop anybody in the secondary and they can’t protect your pillow soft QB.

  41. spartytime says: Aug 13, 2011 3:12 AM

    I would like to apologize for my stupid bears brethren here. Lions are gonna be great, but that is IF they can have stafford healthy. I went to college in Michigan (MSU) the last 4 years and i saw the lions game. They are on the right track. They will be a force to reckon with if they can get secondary, and a couple of great LBs. I can’t wait to watch them this year gonna be exciting. But you lions fans, please wait before you crown yourself SB champs. You just lost out on your backup RB who was supposed to be a huge help this year, and you still need a secondary. That said they have a bright future and they will most likely finish 3rd in the division this year. 3rd because not only do they have a 3rd hardest schedule, but they also have no D, especially since fairleys gone now, and no experience.

    As for Bears, they are on the decline and if we do not rebuild fast we’re screwed. Urlacher is 32, Peppers is 33, tillman is 32, briggs is 29. our D line is all new. Not to mention our O is not consistent and martz may be gone after this year. If martz is gone (i dont mind that), cutler will have another new O coordiantor which will be 4th one in 5 years. This is not good for a development of a QB. Ask drew stanton. That said i still see bears finishing 2nd in division just because they have more experience and they have leadership on D. But next year it will change. Vikings will finish last as always lol

  42. cotts1 says: Aug 13, 2011 4:16 AM

    Packers 11-5
    Lions 10-6
    Vikings 5-11
    Bears- 2-14

  43. darthhitman says: Aug 13, 2011 8:44 AM

    All this talk about the Lions secondary…”who” are the Bears kidding? Lions secondary is better than Chicago’s. All this talk about it I swear, how many teams have a superstar corner? Lions don’t have 1 either, what they DO have is a 5 man deep rotation. ALSO, as for “They need better LB’s”…who was 2nd in the league in tackles last season again? NOT URSLACKER!!!

  44. honolulubluekoolaid says: Aug 13, 2011 9:09 AM

    @bearsfool…..wow you sound really worried and worked up. Better take your blood pressure medicine. Just a few question for you: you are saying the Lions fans can’t let it go? Who came to our posts and started in on us? I’ll save you time and give you the answer: a few of the classless Bears fans (most gave class and I respect them).

    I have never said the Lions are better than your bears. They will each do what they do. But I will end it with this – “good teams move on to the next game” – your words. Now your logic tells us the Lions are not a good team yet, but why are you on a Lions post spewing garbage? Nuff said….get a life!

  45. kingmj4891 says: Aug 13, 2011 10:42 AM

    commandercornpone says:
    Aug 12, 2011 9:40 PM
    lions…

    competitive thru november

    oh-for-december

    _________________________________
    Lions won four straight to close out the year in December and January, you can not remember that oh but your a bears fan that explains it carry on……..

  46. huhfasi says: Aug 13, 2011 11:00 AM

    Give the Bears their credit. They had to play Seattle to get to the NFC Championship game. Too many people slept on Seattle. With a bunch of unwanted talent from other teams they put together the best 7-9 performance I’ve seen in my life. Then Jay Cutler was sadly hurt. When the cameras weren’t on him though he was cheerleader extraordinaire for his team.

    Come on….Bears suck. Enjoy the trash that is Roy Williams.

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