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

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Maybe you were one of those faint-hearted folks who’s had his psyche diced and roasted too many times by too much hope and faith in the Detroit Lions’ previous attempts to cross the line into respectability.

So maybe you gave up halfway through the fourth quarter of Sunday’s test of eternal faith and figured you and the Lions had reverted back to hoping enough teams would lose to let them back through the playoff door and into the postseason for the first time in a dozen years.

 

All things considered, this might have been one of the Detroit Lions’ worst games all year. But in crunch time, they pulled out huge pass after clutch play and crawled back after what should have been a back-breaking fumble for a touchdown with just over seven minutes left in the game.

But it wasn’t

 

 

On a day when the nation was fixated on Tim Tebow in Denver, Matthew Stafford pulled a John Elway in Oakland.

Well, Raider Nation, today about summed up the season for the Oakland Raiders. With everything to play for, the Raiders played good enough but not great. With the entire season on the line the Raiders hung themselves out to dry.

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