1. I've been saying it a lot this year; Ndomakong Suh was going to cost his team a win if he continued to play without regards to the rules. It happened today. For the entirety of the first half, the Packers were not the better team; it was the Lions. Even with the score being 10-0, the Lions would have been squarely in the game with a great chance to win. They were getting to Rodgers and he wasn't playing like us Packer fans have seen him play all year long. Instead, Suh lost control again, pushed a guys head into the ground 3 or 4 times, and stomped on him getting himself ejected. This seemingly took the wind out of the sails of the Lions.
2. There wasn't a lot of urgency in the 4th quarter from the Lions. It seems like they had accepted that the game was going to end in a loss and stopped playing with passion. If there is one thing I've learned from watching the Lions play this year it is that they're never EVER out of any game, yet today, it seemed like they just didn't have it in them to work for it today after Suh left.
3. I hope Suh finally understands that his actions carry more consequences than just fines. He has the opportunity to be one of the true greats of the NFL. He has the talent to be a Reggie White, Mean Joe Green, or Howie Long. He gave his team a big F-U today.
One player cannot win or lose a game for you, it truly is a team effort. However, that play was the turning point where momentum changed. After that the Lions fell apart. By continuously making excuses, Suh shows the world that he's not capable of self accountability. I personally don't think he should get a suspension, but it might be best for him to get suspended. He needs to see that his actions have reprucussions and he must hold himself accountable.
I was a fan of him when he came out. More and more, I'm starting to see him as a dirty player. Someone who does things simply because he likes to inflict pain. The difference between Suh and those other guys I listed above is just that. White, Green(maybe not him), and Long first and foremost wanted to win. They were committed to their teammates and willing to give them everything they had. Suh doesn't show that to me. He seems to be out to inflict pain; similar to the bully who pulls wings off of bugs just to watch them suffer. He has to reform himself, or he will cost your team many more games to come.
Good luck in the rest of the season my football friends. i hope you come to lambeau with the same fire and skill your showed in the first half. I hope your players learn that there is a difference between playing tough and competitive and being a dirty team.