As usual, the Detroit Lions had to come back late in the fourth quarter to pull out a victory. Just as reliable as these heart-pounding finishes have become, so too can Lions fans count on Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter on the Lions Radio Network to come through in the clutch with outstanding audio.
First up is the touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Anquan Boldin. Tied 3-3 with just over two minutes to go in the first half, the Lions drove 81 yards to take a 10-7 lead into halftime. The best 36-year old player in the NFL hauled in a 10-yard chain mover on third-and-10 and the following 16-yard pass to cap the drive:
Following a rare red zone turnover to give the ball back to Chicago, the Detroit defense missed a number of opportunities to get off the field. Defensive holding on third-and-9 against Asa Jackson nullified what would have been a three-and-out, and Tahir Whitehead missed a sack and a potential interception. Once again looking at third-and-9 at the edge of field goal range, the Lions finally got the stop they needed courtesy of the team’s current sack leader:
RUN ALL YOU WANT, BUT YOU CAN'T HYDE(R)— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) December 11, 2016
Throughout the season, the fans have been amazing, blowing the roof off of Ford Field on Thanksgiving against the Vikings and again on the road at the Superdome last week against the Saints. Check out the next call of “Wheels” Stafford taking it upon himself to punch in the go-ahead touchdown. In particular, look for the swelling roar of the Lions faithful 9 seconds into the clip:
“That is one tough quarterback!”
It took a lot of self-destructing on the part of the Bears at the end of the game to lock up the win. Admit it Lions fans, you were thinking the exact same thing as Dan and Jim in the next snippet. Here’s game ball runner-up Jeff Triplette to tell us what’s up:
To quote our esteemed Ryan Mathews: “9-4 idc idc idc” Indeed, Ryan. Indeed.