Scanning the Savanna

The Detroit Lions snapped a handful of dismal streaks with Sunday’s 7-3 win over the Packers. They won their first division game since 2007, broke a 10-game losing skid against Green Bay and a five-game slide this season.

With road games this week and next, there’s still one more black cloud to conquer.

Detroit, Michigan, loves its sports, but they get a lot of disappointed from their teams at times. The top 5 worst sports moments each year seem to be an easy thing to come up with, especially with the help of the Detroit Lions, their National Football League team.

“I can only tell you, half-jokingly, that Lewand was looking at me thinking that maybe he could get a little refund on (Suh) in exchange for his good citizenship on this one,” Anderson said in a conference call with Detroit reporters. “But we said those are separate things, and we’ve got to keep them separated.”

The Giants dominated, but it didn’t really matter. The crowd unleashed a few “Let’s go Lions!” cheers and helped make this a perfectly solid success. There were worries early in the day, when thousands of fans lined up outside Ford Field. People began to wonder if the free-ticket, general-admission gesture was such a good idea.

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