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10-16-2011, 06:12 AM #1
10/16/11. 49ers @ Lions. FOX, 1:05pm. Week 6.
The Lions have lost 7 in a row to the Niners.
Can this be the end of another streak?
Presents the following thread:
(5-0) Vs. (4-1)
Your Detroit Lions
The San Francisco 49ers
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 16th, 2011
Time: 1:05pm EST
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Highlights of the Lions win over Chicago
Lions give fans a Monday night to remember in win over Bears
DETROIT -- Detroit Lions fans counted down the final seconds -- as if it were New Year's Eve -- when the franchise finished its first Monday night game in a decade.
The Motor City is hoping this party doesn't stop any time soon.
Matthew Stafford's second touchdown pass put Detroit ahead in the third quarter and Jahvid Best's 88-yard run later in the period gave the Lions a double-digit lead in a 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears. "It was electric," Stafford said. "Our fans came out and did an unbelievable job."
The Lions did a pretty good job, too.
Detroit (5-0) is undefeated through five games for the first time since 1956 -- the year before its last NFL title. Lions coach Jim Schwartz, though, refused to be celebrate, pointing to the team's next game on Sunday at home against the San Francisco 49ers. "We'll start on San Fran in about an hour and a half," Schwartz said shortly after midnight.
The defending NFC North champion Bears (2-3) are off to their worst start since 2007. They are three games behind Detroit and defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay (5-0) in the division. Detroit and its fans were clearly fired up for the Monday night game. The Lions had their largest crowd at Ford Field and the 67,861 fans created enough noise to rattle the Bears into nine false starts.
"It was unbelievable," Stafford said. "Especially early on, some of those third downs, you couldn't hear yourself think." The Bears looked unnerved at times by the raucous crowd. Chicago committed six false start penalties in the first half -- an NFL season-high for a game, according to STATS, LLC. "We were going against a loud crowd, but that isn't an excuse," Chicago coach Lovie Smith said. "Pre-snap penalties kill you."
Chicago quieted the fans briefly by taking a 10-7 lead just before halftime and seemed to make them a little nervous by pulling within eight points with 4:07 left to play. Best, though, made them roar again with a 43-yard run that was capped by a horse-collar penalty that gave Detroit the ball at the Chicago 22. He ran for another first down that took time off the clock and set up Jason Hanson's 31-yard kick with 1:56 to go to seal the victory.
The Lions got some large gains on offense and a lot of solid and subtle ones on defense, holding Chicago to just three points in the second half.
"Can't give up the big plays," Smith said. "Their defense made us earn everything. We didn't do the same." Stafford lofted a pass to Calvin Johnson for a 73-yard score - extending his NFL-record start with nine TD catches in five games - early in the second quarter. Best's 88-yard run was the second-longest in franchise history, trailing only Bob Hoernschemeyer's 96-yard run against the New York Yankees on Nov. 23, 1950. It was 3 yards longer than Barry Sanders' longest gain on the ground.
Smith was dumbfounded that Best wasn't touched on the run through a hole up the middle and past the secondary.
"Hard to swallow," Smith said. "Jahvid Best is a good player, but we can't let that happen."
Stafford was 19 of 26 for 219 yards with two TDs, including the go-ahead score to Brandon Pettigrew from 18 yards with 9:55 to go in the third quarter. Best more than doubled his previous career-high with 163 yards rushing on 12 carries. Johnson finished with five catches for 130 yards and for the first time this season, he didn't score twice, but he made an impact as usual against a team that tried to slow him down with double coverage. Matt Forte ran for 116 yards on 22 carries for the Bears. Jay Cutler was 28 of 38 for 249 yards with a TD and no interceptions.
"They were getting 3, 4 yards of surge every time and that makes it hard to stay in the pocket," Cutler said.
He was sacked three times and was hurried and hit many more times. "Jay was under a lot of pressure," Smith said. "But he kept us in it."
Cutler's 9-yard pass to Kellen Davis gave the Bears a three-point lead late in the first half, but it wasn't large enough to hold off the NFL's first team to come back from 20-point deficits in consecutive weeks. Detroit didn't need to rally this time, taking the lead and making enough plays on both sides of the ball to keep it much to the delight of the sports-crazed fans in their state that are buzzing about them, the Tigers along with Michigan and Michigan State's ranked football teams.
The Lions, who became the NFL's first 0-16 team just three years ago during the league's worst stretch of futility since World War II, are finally giving their legion of followers something to cheer about.
"Some of our guys were on the team, so they know what the city's been through," Best said. "They know what this team's been through. I can definitely feel the sense of how hungry the city is."
Chicago DE Julius Peppers left briefly with a knee injury in the first half, but quickly returned to the game. ... Detroit rookie DT Nick Fairley made his debut two months after foot surgery.
Matthew Stafford might be without a key receiver in tight end Tony Scheffler, who left Monday's game with concussion-like symptoms. Scheffler has caught two touchdowns and helped Stafford throw for 19 in the past seven games, the best stretch by a Detroit quarterback since Hall of Famer Bobby Layne also had 19 over seven contests in 1951.
NFC North Standings:
Detroit (5-0) 1.000
Green Bay (5-0) 1.000
Chicago (2-3) .400
Minnesota (1-4) .200
Lions Injury News:
Justin Durant LB Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Vincent Fuller S Elbow Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Tony Scheffler TE Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Aaron Berry CB Groin Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Rashied Davis WR Foot Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Jason Fox T Foot Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Amari Spievey S Hamstring Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
49ers Injury News:
Tramaine Brock CB Hand Out (Definitely Will Not Play) Out
Braylon Edwards WR Knee Out (Definitely Will Not Play) Out
Moran Norris RB Fibula Out (Definitely Will Not Play) Out
Last edited by Shinma; 10-16-2011 at 06:17 AM."Every day is better than the last day." - Pavel Datsyuk
10-16-2011, 06:46 AM #2
*** Saturday Update *** DT Nick Fairley (DET) Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said Nick Fairley will play around the same amount of snaps in Week 6 that he did in Week 5. The team is limiting Fairley so they can get him up to speed for later in the season"Every day is better than the last day." - Pavel Datsyuk
10-16-2011, 07:21 AM #3
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Harbaugh's done a nice job with SF so far. Should be a good game. Lions with some injuries. Gotta stop the run & force Alex Smith to beat us. I stink at predictions, but I think the Lions win a close one.
10-16-2011, 07:32 AM #4
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I'm worried about a MNF letdown, hopefully the boys show up for 4 quarters.
10-16-2011, 11:15 AM #6
I am not too worried about a letdown. This game is being hyped as well, 5-0 vs 4-1. I like our chances at home. SF relies heavy on Gore and passes less than 10 yards, that is why they don't turn the ball over very often.
Get pressure on Smith and control the box and this could be a lopsided game. The 9ers are good, but I think the Lions are better.
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Lions win 15-5. Backus commits a holding in the endzone for a safety. Lions fans get angry.
10-16-2011, 11:37 AM #8
i think if we find a way to score more than they do, and somehow... get them to score less than us, we should win the game.
10-16-2011, 12:06 PM #9
10-16-2011, 12:21 PM #10
CC giving Calvin Johnson all sorts of props on Sunday Countdown on ESPN right now.
10-16-2011, 12:41 PM #11
NFL countdown on ESPN might as well have been named Lions pre-game show.
10-16-2011, 01:04 PM #12
Here we go, Lions get the ball first. 9ers deferred the kick. Schwartz talking a little smack: "well they just deferred, they didnt want the ball with this crowd."
10-16-2011, 01:05 PM #13
Running it on 2nd and 12. Not smart.
10-16-2011, 01:05 PM #14
Blah. Bad first series
10-16-2011, 01:06 PM #15
Stafford over throws Burleson. 3 and out to start. niners get the ball at the their own 40.
That was a disappointing first series.
10-16-2011, 01:07 PM #16
VANDEN BOESCH!!!!! You are amazing
10-16-2011, 01:07 PM #17
KVB just took that ball. Never even hit the ground.
10-16-2011, 01:08 PM #18
That was awesome defense.Country strong
10-16-2011, 01:09 PM #19
Careful Stafford. Careful. First and goal
10-16-2011, 01:10 PM #20
Don't like seeing him run but I'll take it.Country strong
10-16-2011, 01:10 PM #21
Love KVB doing AR's celebration move lol
10-16-2011, 01:11 PM #22
I NEED A LINK BAD!!!!!!!! someone send me a link!!!!
2009/10/11 AAT Robbie Weinhardt P
2010 AAW Jimmy Howard
2010 AAL Nick Harris King of the kick
10-16-2011, 01:11 PM #23
Look at Stafford run, nice.
Throw it to Calvin, it works every time.
10-16-2011, 01:12 PM #24
Stafford can't set his feet in the pocket. Should have had a TD there
10-16-2011, 01:12 PM #25
3 plays inside the 10 and not 1 throw to calvin. Throw him the damn ball.
10-16-2011, 01:12 PM #26
Little bit of a slow start again for the offense.
10-16-2011, 01:13 PM #27
FGs instead of TDs. Not good. Hopefully it doesnt happen too much more."Every day is better than the last day." - Pavel Datsyuk
10-16-2011, 01:14 PM #28
niners DL is doing whatever they want to our OL. Stafford has no time.
10-16-2011, 01:15 PM #29
My friend is cableless until Tuesday, she needs to watch the game.....she is very cool.
Someone please PM me a link.AAT: VICTOR MARTINEZ
SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT A CLEAN BLOCK IS? BECAUSE THE NCAA SURE DOESN'T KNOW!
10-16-2011, 01:16 PM #30
10-16-2011, 01:17 PM #31
This crowd is impressive
10-16-2011, 01:18 PM #32
LOL False starts."Every day is better than the last day." - Pavel Datsyuk
10-16-2011, 01:19 PM #33
This crowd is awesome, 2 straight false starts.
10-16-2011, 01:20 PM #34
3 and out! Great job by the defense and the crowd!!
10-16-2011, 01:21 PM #35
This stadium has been begging for this much noise since its creation... So awesome.Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.
2012 AAT: C Gerald Laird
10-16-2011, 01:21 PM #36
Impressive stand for the Lions D, two false starts and a 3 and out for the niners.
Lions ball, lets get some rhythm going.
10-16-2011, 01:24 PM #37
Link? Anyone? Please?
(The ironic thing is she just moved to Eastern Market, so she's close, but does not have cable yet).AAT: VICTOR MARTINEZ
SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT A CLEAN BLOCK IS? BECAUSE THE NCAA SURE DOESN'T KNOW!
10-16-2011, 01:24 PM #38
Keep texting your friends in attendence about San Fran not thinking this is the loudest NFL stadium!!! Tell them to tell their friends!!
We'll make them regret those comments!
Why does Stafford always take a while to get into the games?Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.
2012 AAT: C Gerald Laird
10-16-2011, 01:25 PM #39
Another 3 and out by the offense. Dammit
10-16-2011, 01:25 PM #40
Stafford can't find it, he hasn't been close on any of his throws.
Another 3 and out. This has been some awful play calling, not one look to Calvin so far. Linehan is the reason we always start low, when will he learn anything?
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