Detroit Wins over New Orleans 35-27
It was Detroit Lions versus New Orleans Saints at the Superdome for Week 15’s Monday Night Football. Although the two clubs were below the .500 mark and were already eliminated from the playoffs, their pride and draft position is at stake. Nonetheless, they played an exciting and high-scoring game where the Lions won 35-27. The win pushed Detroit up in the rankings 5-9, while the Saints fell 5-9.
Matthew Stafford on Monday Night Game
The quarterback for the Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford, was throwing touchdowns throughout the game. He was able to provide the necessary drives with several clutch throws when the Lions started to head to a very familiar collapse during the fourth quarter of the game, which eventually led to another touchdown.
The seventh-year quarterback led his team to a 35-27 win as he completed 22 out of 25 254-yard passes and no interceptions. Most importantly, he was able to give the best performance when his team needed him to.
Stafford became an accurate passer as well as he had four-game streak of completing about 65% of his passes. While the yardage may not be that huge, the accuracy and decision-making still continues to improve.
What their Performance Implies?
Realistically speaking, there’s nothing much to say with their performance. Last Monday’s game only ensures that they won’t have the top pick during the NFL draft, which is what would matter in the general picture as of the moment. It would probably imply that the Lions will land in the 5-12 range when it comes to draft picks this coming spring, depending on their performance in the last two weeks.
What to be Excited about?
With only 2 weeks left in the season, the real questions start for the lions as they make their decisions on who will be their new general manager and what they should do with their head coach.