Detroit Lions Avoid Second Blackout With Sell Out for Game With Bears


Drew Stanton fever is apparently sweeping across metro-Detroit. The Detroit Lions announced today that they have sold out for Sunday’s game with the Chicago Bears.

More than likely, a large number of football fans will be traveling East on I-94 to see their team play, and I’m not talking about people from Ypsilanti, Jackson, or even Kalamazoo. Expect to see a lot of navy blue and orange in the Ford Field crowd and don’t rely on crowd noise to tell you how the home team is doing. I was at the Lions-Bears game at Ford Field in 2008 and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Being blown out at home while engulfed in a sea of opposing fans isn’t my idea of fun. It was probably the only time I actually dreaded being at a sporting event.

Whatever the case, it is good news that the Lions will be seen on local television. The faction of Lions fans that think Drew Statnton hasn’t been treated fairly and has never had an opportunity to shine will get a chance to see what he is with their own two eyes. I hope he does well, I really do, I just don’t expect it. In his only career start, Stanton was 11-of-21 for 130 yards and three interceptions before he was benched for the previously benched Daunte Culpepper.

I am looking forward to seeing how the defense, Alphonso Smith in particular, responds to the lashing from Tom Brady and the finger pointing that ensued. What are you looking forward to seeing?

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  • Brian Dean

    This will feel like a home game for Chicago. I would say don’t be surprised if the Lions pulled this one out, seeing as in my mind the Bears (along with Giants) are the two most unpredictable teams in the NFL……… buuuuut Stanton is starting so scratch that idea.