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#1 Posted by elaine95 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Lions cornerback Darius Slay had the biggest play of the game at the most opportune time.As Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers heaved the ball into the end zone late in the fourth quarter with Detroit clinging to a 13-10 lead Womens Zach Zenner Jersey , Slay leapt in front of the pass and intercepted it, preserving a victory.It was a solid showing by the Lions’ defense, which clamped down on Rivers and his receivers and forced two turnovers, that interception and a fumble by Austin Ekeler, who otherwise played well in place of holdout Melvin Gordon.The Lions’ offense did not play well. Matthew Stafford was intercepted twice, and Kerryon Johnson was held to just 41 yards on 12 carries.Both teams had kicking woes, with the Chargers missing two field goals and the Lions missing a field goal and an extra point, although the Chargers have the excuse that their kicker Kenny Golladay Jersey White , Michael Badgley, is injured and had to be replaced by punter Ty Long.But the Lions’ defense did what it had to do, and Detroit is now 1-0-1. The Chargers fall to 1-1. It seems like there is rarely any good news for the Detroit Lions that doesn’t come with some sort of drawback. Yeah, Kerryon Johnson looks like the real deal, but his injury concerns manifested themselves in his rookie season. Sure, the Damon Harrison Sr. trade was a fantastic move by the Lions, but his efforts were wasted this year and he only has two more years left on his contract.The biggest example of that came on Sunday afternoon. The Detroit Lions absolutely demolished the Green Bay Packers, something every single Lions fan can appreciate. However Womens Kenny Golladay Jersey , many of them didn’t on this Sunday. The win cost the Lions three spots on the draft order—dropping them fifth to eighth. And while that may not seem like much, draft position at the top of the draft can be extremely costly. This isn’t the difference between the 20th and 23rd pick in the draft. We’re talking about now missing out on a top-five talent. So today’s Question of the Day is:Did the Lions make the right decision by beating the Packers?My answer: Obviously, I wrote about this on Sunday, and I am completely fine with the Lions going for the win. You can read my full explanation here, but the “tl;dr” version is that, as a fan, I’d rather take the guaranteed fun of a rival blowout than the unknown quantity that is a slightly higher draft pick.But to add on to what I wrote on Sunday, it’s also worth mentioning that no one really tanks in the way fans want them to. They may bench players that would have played with stakes on the line—the Packers and Lions likely did that with Davante Adams and Kenny Golladay http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-dwayne-washington-jersey , respectively—but they aren’t every going to ask their players to half-ass it out there, because the players would revolt. Every time a player takes the field, it’s an opportunity for them to prove they deserve to be out there. Players love to compete, and most of them are too prideful to give up.Anyways, I’d like to see some numbers on how Lions fans feel the Monday after the win. Please vote in the poll and explain your choice in the comment section below.
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