The Lions have been hit hard with injuries over the last few weeks, and the bad luck continued against the Vikings, when running back Maurice Morris (chest) and cornerbacks Aaron Berry (shoulder) and Eric Wright (hamstring) sustained injuries.
Detroit’s defense had to remain in its base 4-3, at times, even when it was facing obvious passing situations.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t field any questions about suspended defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during a 45-minute forum with fans before Sunday’s Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings game. But Suh’s name, and the Lions’ burgeoning reputation as a dirty team, came up plenty with reporters after.
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.