The Detroit Lions finally won a game they should have won. Impressed I was because I didn’t expect it at all.
The 40-10 destruction of the Green Bay Packers was a sight all Lions fans have been waiting about 10 years for, if not more.
The most impressive performance was the D-line play, recording 7 sacks on Packers quarterback Matt Flynn and forcing 3 turnovers in the game as well.
As much as Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t admit it, I’m sure he was motivated by the words of Packers Guard Josh Sitton. Here is what Sitton said before the game:
They go after quarterbacks. Their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time, that’s what they do, that’s who they are. They’re a bunch of dirtbags, or scumbags. I mean, that’s how they play.”
“It starts with their frickin’ coach,” Sitton said. “Starts with the head coach. Schwartz, he’s a (expletive), too, I wouldn’t want to play for him. … Starts with him, their D-coordinator and their D-line coach. They’re all just scumbags, and so are the D-line.”
Here is what Sitton said after:
“It’s embarrassing,” Sitton said. “We got our ass beat. Plain and simple. They smacked us today. There is no doubt about it. We have been playing this game a long time and this is one of the worst beats I have ever been a part of. It’s embarrassing.”
At least Sitton realizes the Packers got their ass handed to them.
Here is what Suh said after the beat down:
“A lot of people have their opinions,” said Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who sacked Flynn for a safety in the third quarter. “People got opinions about me. We just go out there and play. It really doesn’t mean anything to our defensive line let alone the rest of our team and our coaches. We just go out there and execute and we got the most important thing done, winning.”
Well said from Suh. Now this team also received great performances from the offensive weapons including Stafford, Johnson, Bush and Bell. The Lions finally rose to the occasion and came out with a clutch win over a divisional opponent. They are now 7-5 and control their own destiny to winning the NFC North and hosting a playoff game at Ford Field. But before we get ahead of ourselves, they have four more games to play.
Their next game will be against the Philadelphia Eagles at Philly. And I hope for the Lions sake, someone on the Eagles team calls out the defensive line. But then again, I believe Sitton’s comments may have been enough motivation for the rest of the year.