Lions pleased with their resiliency

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In the season opener, the Lions gave up a big lead and wound up tying the Cardinals after failing to secure a win in regulation or overtime.

Sunday’s game looked like it might play out in similar fashion. The Lions saw their lead shrink from 10 points to three points and the Eagles had two chances to erase what was left of that lead in the final minutes, including a drive that started at midfield after a blocked field goal.

The Lions defense held, though, and they got a 27-24 win despite 287 offensive yards, nine penalties and other miscues over the course of the game. Wide receiver Marvin Jones called it a “resilient” performance and quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed with that assessment.

“I think it’s good to get wins, not playing your best football,” Stafford said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I know we haven’t played our best football. We had too many procedural penalties on offense. I think we gave up two first downs on defense, on procedural penalties. But we kept battling and found ways to win. We are doing it against good football teams, too.”

The Lions get another good team next week when the 3-0 Chiefs pay them a visit. That would be a good time to try winning while playing their best football.

8 responses to “Lions pleased with their resiliency

  1. Let’s not forget the great jobs the refs did in helping the Lions get this win…Sanders almost had his head ripped off and no call.

  2. They haven’t beat anybody, they have just allowed other teams to lose. Philly dropped seven passes including a go ahead touchdown. After getting abused all day, Darius Slay made a pick in the 4th quarter on an ill-advised throw by Philip Rivers. I love that they won the last 2 games, but it isn’t because they are playing that well, it’s just that the other teams played worse. Which, for a Lions fan right now, is good enough for me.

  3. “Let’s not forget the great jobs the refs did in helping the Lions get this win…Sanders almost had his head ripped off and no call.”

    Yeah, everybody knows how much the refs favor the Lions. Don’t believe me? Ask Jerry Jones and Aaron Rogers.

  4. eaglesfanalways says:
    September 23, 2019 at 6:57 am
    Let’s not forget the great jobs the refs did in helping the Lions get this win…Sanders almost had his head ripped off and no call.
    ————————

    Then there’s the phantom offsides call when PHI is pinned at their 10 on a kick off.
    The roughing call on Flowers… lame
    The no calls on roughing Stafford.
    The officiating was horrible, but it didn’t change the game.

  5. Hey Same Old Lions: Detroit has the best divisional record of all the NFC North teams the last 5-6 years. No division titles because of their record outside the division. I know the Lions have been bottom feeders but facts are facts

  6. Lions should be in the Chiefs game. I think they are a better team than the Ravens. And the Ravens hung in there with the Chiefs. AFC is the weaker conference now.

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