Lions still riding high after Vikings win
Quarterback Matthew Stafford would surely like to get his wins with a bit less flair then what it took to get the overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings last week. With 23 seconds left in the game, Stafford tossed a 28-yard pass to Golden Tate who lofted into the air to snag the ball and secure the 22-16 victory.
“We all just believed in each other,” center Travis Swanson said. “I think, especially from my point of view, whenever they scored, and we have 20 or whatever seconds that was left, and you looked at the guys, and everyone was like, ‘All right. Let’s go do what we do.”
The Lions (5-4, 2nd NFC North) will host the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6, 4th AFC South) this Sunday at Noon at Ford Field. The Lions will need a win to keep pace with the first place Vikings.
“Matt doesn’t get intense, man. He stays calm. He stays collected,” tight end Eric Ebron said. “But you know, he gets excited when we execute the plays that he knows we can execute for him. It just makes him believe more, makes him more confident. And we’ve just got to continue to go out there and keep winning.”
Let’s hope that it doesn’t come down to that against the Jags on November 20th.