Packers Give Game Away
I really felt bad last night. I sat next to the Book and the Voice with the giddy voices of celebration from the fans ringing in my ears. People were happy and sappy over the Lions season-opening 17-3 victory over Green Bay Sunday at Ford Field. Any time the Lions win it is reason to celebrate.
Some have fallen into the trap that they have finally arrived. I am not buying it. I thought the Lions looked terrible for much of the game and benefited by horrific play by the Packers. There was one stretch where it seemed as if Green Bay committed a penalty on every play. They were called for 14 penalties for 100 yards and that does not count the three other times the Lions turn down penalties or the one play where two flags were thrown on the same play.
We often view games from a Lions prospective and give them all the praise during wins and all the blame during losses. I thought this game was mostly about Green Bay.
It was mostly about a team that laid one of the biggest eggs of the day.
I credit the Lions for taking advantage, but it sure was scary watching the Packers implode on every play yet were only one score behind for much of the game.
It was good to see the defense not get shredded. But then again if Favre had any accuracy he would have thrown for at least two touchdowns. Instead the Packers scored he fewest points in the Favre era.
Let me wait and see another week. I see a better team, but the Lions don't look any better than they have the last three seasons, during which they won their openers.
You guys celebrate. I will continue to worry.