The stadium at Ford Field was rocking like never before. As Matthew Stafford said, the stadium was “electric”. As I sat in my seat in Ford Field during the Monday Night Football game, I realized just how important this game was. Not only was it special as a football game, but it was special for the city of Detroit. This city needs some revival, and is receiving it with the playoff Detroit Tigers, the ranked Michigan and Michigan state football teams, and the now 5-0 Detroit Lions.
This game is truly one to remember. With the defeat of the Chicago Bears, the Lions are now 5-0 for the first time since 1956. To put it in perspective, that is 55 years ago. That’s a lot of years. Let’s take a look at this game and who made it happen:
- Matthew Stafford: Stafford was 19/26 for 219 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He looked like a commanding leader that is ready to be discussed among the elite. Who can argue against the 5-0 record?
- Calvin Johnson: This guy can’t be stopped. He has nine touchdowns in 5 games, and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, with “only” one touchdown reception this game, this was his first game of the season with less than two touchdown receptions. That says it all.
- Jahvid Best: Well he came out of nowhere. With an electric and untouched 88 yard touchdown run, Best put himself in the record books. His 88 yard run was the second longest touchdown run in Lions history. He totaled 163 rushing yards with 1 touchdown. If he keeps this up, defenses won’t know what hit them.
Shoutout of the Day: Goes to… Jason Hanson. Props to Hanson for playing his 300th game with the Detroit Lions. He is the first player in NFL history to play with the same team for 300 games. He is 41 years old and is one of the most reliable kickers in the game.
All in all, this has the makings to be a special season. Keep an eye out for next week’s game, as the Lions play Harbaugh’s 4-1 San Francisco 49ers. That’s all for now.
(Photo courtesy of The Macomb Daily)