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Pro Football Focus Analysis of Cowboys vs. Lions, Week 8




You can read the write-up here. I often enjoy the PFF analysis of NFL games. They aren't perfect, but they do a pretty darn good job.

Man, that game was exciting as hell! I'm sure many people were losing their minds for about 85% of that game, but I was sitting back relaxing with a beer and enjoying it. Who would have thought a team could turn the ball over 4 times and actually win an NFL game? Probably only the Lions team & coaches for most of that game, haha.

Who else thinks Matthew Stafford is a daring genius for that spontaneous decision to change the play call from a spike to a jumping kangroo 1-yard rushing TD on the offense's last play of the game while not telling anyone else on the team? Even with all the turnover overs, that was easily his best game of the year. He made an "Eli Manning to Mario Manningham in the 4th qtr. of the Superbowl" type of throw to Kris Durham in the 4th qtr in that game to even set up the game winning play.

Anyhow, a lot of players had good games for the Lions yesterday. PFF points out especially the positive play of LaAdrian Waddle, who I noticed ever since the preseason, that he oddly has the best OT technique of any Lions OT on the team. I don't understand how an UDFA OT, who needed to lose A LOT of weight before he could even get into an NFL training camp, has become a diamond in the rough the way that he has. After coming off the bench cold last week to play against a strong Cincinnati D-Line, he laid some smack down on those Cowboys with a full week of practice under his belt. It's absolutely amazing & befuddling at the same time. I think he'll be able to keep a high level of play up because of that awesome technique he has. The Lions coaches deserve praise for having the courage to play Waddle over the veteran Jason Fox. Times might be changing.

PFF takes note of Delmas & Quin probably having their collectively worst game of the season.

But, of course, Calvin Johnson gets that PFF game ball.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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