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

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Games like Sunday are the reason the Lions need to open up their checkbook and pay defensive end Cliff Avril this offseason.

Avril made the first defensive play of the game that resulted in a touchdown and the last, when he recovered a fumble on the last play of the game that preserved a 34-28 victory over the Vikings and keeping them in the thick of the playoff hunt.

DeAndre Levy had a fist full of Joe Webb’s facemask, got away with it, and wasn’t apologizing for Detroit’s good fortune in a 34-28 win over Minnesota on Sunday.

“We get a lot of calls called against us,” the Lions linebacker said. “So, they owed us one if I did.”

The Vikings’ latest loss concoction came down to a final, frenetic free-for-all at the Lions’ goal line Sunday that had combatants on both teams battling their own demons.

Quarterback Joe Webb was locked and loaded to hit tight end Kyle Rudolph for the winning touchdown but ended up full of regret.

DeAndre Levy had a fist full of Joe Webb’s facemask, got away with it, and wasn’t apologizing for Detroit’s good fortune in a 34-28 win over Minnesota on Sunday.

“We get a lot of calls called against us,” the Lions linebacker said. “So, they owed us one if I did.”

Matthew Stafford didn’t have an eye-popping game statistically with just 227 yards passing, but he took good care of the ball, leading two touchdown drives without a turnover. He manipulated his first touchdown to Titus Young, forcing the safety to bite on a pump fake to Calvin Johnson, then throwing deep to Young.

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Tags: Cliff Avril Detroit Lions Joe Webb Matthew Stafford Minnesota Vikings

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