Detroit Lions defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at Ford Field

The Lions upset the 4-3 Seahawks

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

29th October, 2012     0

There hasn't been excitement at Ford Field so far in the 2012 NFL season.   Big things were expected from the Lions after making the playoffs in 2011.   However, with the excitement across the street for the MLB World Series things were hopping in downtown Detroit at least for the day.   The Detroit Tigers were playing the San Francisco Giants in the World Series later that evening at Comerica Park right across from Ford Field. 

The 4-3 Seattle Seahawks would be the Lions opponent and the 63,500 plus crowd was fired up to see some NFL football action after 4 weeks away from home.   The teams went through their pre-game workouts for the 1:00p.m. start.  The Lions all-star connection of Matt Stafford to Calvin Johnson have been far from that so far this season.   They have only combined on one touchdown pass to this point.   Most teams put extra coverage on Calvin "Megatron" Johnson because of the Lions weak running game. 

The teams would trade points through out the 1st half with the Seahawks taking a 17-14 lead into the locker room.    The big play of the 1st half for the Lions was a 46 yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Titus Young.  Stafford would finish the day with 3 TD passes and one rushing touchdown himself.   

Neither team would do any scoring in the 3rd quarter Seahawk lead of 17-14 going into the fourth quarter.   The Lions did receive another blow to the defense when DB Louis Delmas left the game with an injury to his knee.   Also the Lions are still hindered by all of the penalties that they are receiving.

The Lions would out score the Seahawks in the 4th 14-7 to get to the final score of 28-24.  A one yard touchdown pass to Titus Young from Matt Stafford sealed the victory with 20 seconds left in the game.  The win moves the Lions to 3-4 and now go on the road to face the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday.   The Lions didn't gain any ground in the divison as both the Packers and Bears won their games.  Anyway for an afternoon most of the fans left Ford Field feeling good.  


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