St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford said last week that he thinks the Rams are playoff contenders. They sure don’t look like it today.
The Rams are getting blown out by the Lions at Ford Field, down 31-6 late in the third quarter.
Assuming the Lions don’t collapse (which is never a safe assumption), it will be the first Lions victory shown on local television since 2007.
And if the score holds this game will also go down as the first time the Lions have actually looked like a good football team since Week Nine of 2007. That week they beat the Broncos 44-7; since then they’ve gone 3-41, and the three wins were by a combined 11 points.
The star of the game has been (of all people) Lions quarterback Shaun Hill, who’s playing in place of the injured Matthew Stafford and has completed 18 of 28 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions.
UPDATE: The final score was Lions 44, Rams 6. It was the Lions’ largest margin of victory since before Matt Millen was hired as team president in 2001.