Detroit Lions-Philadelphia Eagles: When a Loss Hurts More Than It Should

September 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When it looked like the Detroit Lions were going to lose to the Philadelphia Eagles by 18 points, I was deflated, but okay.
When I thought they were going to lose by 11, I was okay, and I had some positives to take from the game.
When the Lions scored again and pulled to within three points, I was actually a little bit excited. Oh, don't get me wrong, I still knew they were going to lose, but I was thrilled with the effort they put up out there.
Then they recovered an onside kick, and the wheels started spinning. My breath hitched in my throat. I stood up off the couch and started straightening out my 81 jersey.
"They just might pull out an 18-point comeback," I started thinking.
They had a minute and 50 seconds, and possession of the football. A virtual eternity, considering they only needed about 25 yards to move into Jason Hanson's vast field goal range, and they were sitting on a timeout.
They did just enough.  As I spent most of the fourth quarte...

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