I had the opportunity to be in the building this past Sunday to watch the Lions and Cowboys game. Prior to buying the tickets I had a feeling that the game will be pretty entertaining. My wife is a Cowboys fan so I felt it was the perfect opportunity to go to the game. Being the 49er fan that I am I knew we had a week off facing off against the Jaguars, so I really didn’t sacrifice much with my missing my team lol.
I will say the game was more than entertaining than I thought would be. The Cowboys and Lions traded blows the whole game. Dez Bryant, Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, and Matthew Stafford made big plays throughout the game. It was interesting to see the lack of adjustments made by Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin after Megatron went for over 200 yards in the first half.
The end of the game was very dramatic, and Matthew Stafford scored on a one yard run, catching the Cowboys off guard as he faked them into thinking he was going to kill the clock. and the Lions came out on top, due to a one yard run by Matthew Stafford.
Halftime was pretty cool as well. The Lions did a tribute to the 50 best players in the past 50 years, so it was pretty cool to see Barry Sanders, Chris Speilman, Herman Moore, and Robert Porcher in person.
A few guys were arrested and escorted out due to a Cowboys Lions beef at the game that may been similar to a the Bloods and Crips at the time. It was a very hostile environment for Lions fans since they were nearly outnumbered by Cowboys fans.
Back to the game……
Calvin Johnson put on a show for the ages and came within 7 yards of breaking the NFL single game receiving record with 329 yards, but beat the Lions team receiving record. Johnson also had 14 receptions and one touchdown. As a football fan I can say that I got my money’s worth after viewing an instant classic. Megatron’s big game seemed so effortless, and it looked like he was playing against children while out on the field (Sorry Brandon Carr).
It was a packed house, and it was a sight to see the Cowboys fans inside of Ford Field celebrate prematurely thinking they had the game in the bag. With Ford Field having about half of the crowd being Cowboys fans there were a lot of sad faces. The game is not over until there are all zero’s on the scoreboard, and when the zeros were on the scoreboard the Lions had more points that Jerry’s boys.
All in all it was a great experience. We were able to witness history with Megatron, and we also got to see Dez Bryant throw a fit on the sideline (which I support, Dez was open the whole game). This is a game that many people will remember for the rest of their lives. Memo to Cowboys fans, there will be better days. You guys can’t blame Romo for this one.