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Week 3 - KC @ Detroit

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by BigSmooth33, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. BigSmooth33

    BigSmooth33 Walk On

    Jan 6, 2010
    Three times the charm for the Detroit Lions in front of their home crowd in Ford Field, as the Lions defeated the Chiefs 38-16 for their first win of the season.

    Scoring started off with a Ryan Succop field goal after a patented Lions mistake, as Derrick Williams fumbled the punt return and set the Chiefs up nicely for 3. Stafford responded quickly with a methodical drive, capped off with an 11 yard TD pass to Jahvid Best.

    A three and out for the Chiefs and the Lions put another 6 on the board off a 38 yard TD strike from Stafford to Burleson. Stafford squeezed the ball in between both young stud safeties, Savage and Berry on this TD, as he showed why the comparisons to Favre may be for real.

    The Chiefs responded with another Succop FG making it a 14-6 game in the 2nd quarter.

    Cadillac Williams saw his first action in a Lions uniform and made it pay off as he put the ball in from 3 yards out to put the Lions up 21-6 with 2:22 to play in the half.

    Gunther got a little lax on the next drive and played soft, and newly acquired Daniel Frisch broke a 77 yard TD scamper at the 2:08 mark. The Lions would quickly turn the ball over on another play where Stafford should have just taken the sack, and allowed Succop to line up to hit a 26 yard FG with 0:05 left at half. Sittting at 21-16, Schwartz and company were not pleased with the end of the half despite controlling play up to this point.

    The second half was all Detroit, and started early as Calvin Johnson was hit by Stafford on a 52 yard TD pass early in the 3rd quarter.

    Jahvid Best would score one more time in the 3rd and Connor Barth would cap the game with a 50 yard FG in the 4th.

    Player of the game was Jahvid Best, finally establishing a running game and getting involved in the offense, finished with 2 TD's, and 161 total yards. Matthew Stafford had a sound game, connecting on 16 of 23 attempts for 376 yards and 3 TD's, but another interception. Calvin Johnson had another big game as well, going for 121 yards on his 4 catches and the 1 long TD.

    Offensively, most impressive about the game was the offensive line and Stafford avoiding being sacked. On the defensive side of the ball, although there were no sacks on the day, rookie QB Chris Robinson only connected on 6 of 14 passing for 94 yards and Frisch, with exception of his 77 yard TD, was held in check, only gaining 85 total yards on 11 carries. Veteran Joseph Addai was bottled up for under 2 YPC average on the day as well.

    Big win for the Lions, as they take on NFC powerhouse Tampa Bay next.

    Good luck KC in the rest of your season.

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

    Jun 13, 2010
    first one's always the toughest. continue to build. thx for the compliment, but by no means are we a "powerhouse" yet unless we are able to dominate opponents (and that's never gonna happen with this owner in control). ;) looking forward to meeting you in week 4.

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