Scanning the Savanna: What They’re Saying About the Detroit Lions Victory

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Third-year quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson helped the Lions erase a 20-point halftime deficit, as Minnesota collapsed for the third week in a row to fall to 0-3.

Yes, these Lions might just be for real.

Detroit Lions fans should feel a unique sort of sympathy for Minnesota Vikings fans.

Everything the Vikings did to lose this game (and believe me, the Vikings lost the game as much as the Lions won it), Lions fans have seen from their own team for years.

The Lions are running out of curses to crush and bad streaks to end.

And they couldn’t be happier about the way they’re putting distance between themselves and the old memories that have haunted them for more than a decade.

Staring at a 20-0 deficit as they trudged into the Metrodome locker room at halftime, the old Detroit Lions would have started making plans to leave Minnesota with another loss.

In this young season, it is becoming abundantly clear that these are not the same old Lions.

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Topics: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings

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