Nate Burleson felt good enough going into his ninth NFL season that he predicted he’d have the best year of his career.
He was over the ankle injuries that bothered him last fall in his first season with the Lions, and with a healthy Matthew Stafford at quarterback and defenses always tilted towards Calvin Johnson, Burleson figured he was in line for plenty of work.
Jay Cutler admitted Wednesday that the Detroit Lions got somewhat chirpy in the first meeting between the teams, but attributed it to being a “Monday night game for them, first time in a long time. So they were excited.”
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.