I was a good bit worried about the quality of game I’d get to watch on my birthday. However, the Lions well outplayed any expectation of them. On the road, at Lambeau, backup QB, and yet… the Lions lose a close 2 point game. The only frustrating part would be that this game was winnable, but that the defense just couldn’t get a stop on that last drive. Despite that, it comes down to the Lions making a few mistakes, but on the whole being able to move the ball on offense and get pressure on defense.
This game, the secondary was still pretty weak as far as defensive links go. That being said, nice interceptions by Chris Houston and Alphonso Smith. Charles Woodson got away with his usual muggings that would be pass interference on anyone not named “Woodson” but that is normal against any team the Pack plays, so no “Lions Officiating” present there.
It was great to see the Lions put together what I would call a complete game. There were lapses and mistakes. There were great plays and sustained drives. The Lions needed a perfect game to beat a much more talented Green Bay team, and they came up short. But they still hung with the Pack in a game they were projected to lose by two plus scores.
Thanks Lions for that nice birthday treat — the only thing better would have been a win. Still, if the team keeps improving like this it won’t be long… especially once Stafford comes back.