Detroit Lions news takes a look around the web at what is being said about the Lions’ week 15 loss at the New York Giants.
Matthew Stafford‘s injured finger was ready to play against the New York Giants but many of his Detroit Lions teammates and coaches appeared not to be. If there is a positive to take from Sunday’s loss it’s that the middle finger on Matthew Stafford’s throwing finger won’t be the story down the stretch.
It was by no means Stafford’s best game of the season but he wasn’t the team’s problem. The glove, a wet ball, a New York December, none of it hampered Stafford’s ability to make the throws he wanted to make.
The defense was too often picked apart, cornerback Asa Jackson was too often picked on and the Lions played without a sense of urgency as Jim Caldwell set the tone by not challenging an obvious incompletion that was inexplicable ruled a catch in the opening moments.
At this point there is little question the Lions’ hopes for a division title will come down to their week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers. Week 15 didn’t go in the Lions’ favor and even if week 16 doesn’t either, the Lions can count on a win and in – and Stafford’s finger will be just fine.
Here’s a look around the web at what else is being said following the Lions’ loss to the Giants.
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In other news, the Saints signed wide receiver Corey Fuller off the Lions practice squad today. Fuller started the season on the PUP list with the Lions and was waived after being activated last month, but re-signed to the team’s practice squad after clearing waivers.