As the season for the Detroit Lions has been finished for nearly two weeks now, it's the time to reflect on everything that happened over the course of that 16-game schedule. There was the good and the bad over that time-mostly bad-that provided entertainment whether we liked it or not. To look back in a way that was an immediate reaction to the games over this season with my thoughts, below are different tidbits and quotes from my recaps over the course of this season.
Today is Part I of the look back as Part II will be posted tomorrow.
GAME 1: Seattle 9, Detroit 6
The final score was 9-6. If you would've told me that the Lions would hold Seattle to just 9 points, then my figuring would've been that Detroit had won. The offense just couldn't get going enough to power the Lions to victory. You couldn't ask for a better effort than the defense showed. It was a great performance, and was the only thing that kept Detroit alive in this game.
GAME 2: Chicago 34, Detroit 7
GAME 3: Green Bay 31, Detroit 24
GAME 4: St. Louis 41, Detroit 34
GAME 5: Minnesota 26, Detroit 17
GAME 6: Detroit 20, Buffalo 17
Then, things started to look like they would be going downhill. The offense for Detroit couldn't move the ball, and I could just feel another choke job coming on. This was especially felt when Buffalo scored on a J.P. Losman touchdown pass to make it just a field goal game with over 9 minutes to go. To make matters worse, Jon Kitna was picked off on the next drive, that really had me feeling uneasy.
But, finally, the Lions were able to hold on in one of these close games that went down to the wire. Detroit came out the winners in this one by a score of 20-17, and although things got a little too close near the end, a win is a win. No longer can anybody classify the Lions in a spot with a team like the Raiders, who actually are even worse.
GAME 7: NY Jets 31, Detroit 24
GAME 8: Detroit 30, Atlanta 14
As I said, Part II will be up tomorrow. Until then, thanks for reading and Go Lions!