The Lions can’t even win a hair-pulling contest right now.
That’s what Sunday’s 35-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys became at one point in the second half, as Ndamukong Suh, the Lions’ rookie defensive tackle, dragged down Marion Barber, the Cowboys’ battering ram of running back, by his dreadlocks.
Even when the Lions do the right thing, it winds up wrong.
Special-teams gunner John Wendling performed his role perfectly as Nick Harris’ punt ambled perilously close to the end zone, knocking the ball back inside the 5, where he figured a teammate would fall on it. The Lions had the lead and the momentum, poised to deliver a death blow.
It was dreadful knowing that prior to the Lions traveling to Dallas to take on th Cowboys today, that we were still looking for the 1st home win…in week 11! It didn’t help that the 38 yr old backup starting for the Cowboys was playing the team that gave up on him years ago. The stage was set, and you almost can’t write a better story than the way this ongoing one continues to unfold.
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.