On the big series when the Lions had first-and-goal at the 6-yard line – and trailing by five points – Hill’s first-down pass to Calvin Johnson in the corner of the end zone is literally an inch and a half too high. Just a shade lower and that’s a touchdown.
Matthew Stafford walked over to a bench near the 50-yard line at Ford Field with a smile on his face Tuesday morning. He shook his head in disbelief.
The Lions quarterback was at the stadium to speak with about 250 students from three elementary schools in Detroit and Highland Park about the importance of nutrition and exercise as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s fight against childhood obesity.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.