Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thoughts after 1 quarter, Lions, Vikings

- The Lions are doing exactly what they need to to by trucking the Vikings. They are hitting very hard and definitely have football's version of "jump" today. They have been very well prepared for this game.

- So Jared Allen got a sack. So he did his little bit and was booed. It was poetic justice the Lions scored on the next play considering Allen's pathetic comments that were critical of Detroit this week.

- Cliff Avril is proving he is not just a product of playing with Ndamukong Suh. That was a Pro Bowl-caliber play he made to create the Lions' first touchdown. Avril could reach double digits in sacks this season and he's already forced six fumbles. That's productive play by any standard.

- It's not a coincidence when Brandon Pettigrew plays well the Lions offense tends to perform well, too. With so much attention on Calvin Johnson on the outside, they need to take advantage of the middle of the field. It makes good play by the tight end particularly important.

- Vikings moved the ball too easily on their scoring drive, but that's picking hairs. Lions are playing well so far.


Blogger Green-Jones said...

If only we had a RB.

2:16 PM 

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