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Rocky's IV: Four things to know for NFL Week 5

I.  Rules Obsession Diminishes Game We've all seen it a hundred times by now.  On Monday night Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright batted a fumble by Detroit’s Calvin Johnson out of the end zone to force a touchback and the Seahawks should have been penalized for illegal batting on the play. The no-call put a cap on a 13-10 Seattle victory and an opening month of NFL play marked...
Via Football By Football
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Lions fans pay for billboards mocking NFL referees

The Lions fell to 0-4 after losing to the Seahawks Monday night, but it was the way it happened that has the Lions and their fans most upset. With less than two minutes remaining in regulation, and the Lions down by three points, Calvin Johnson looked for all the world like he was headed for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions fans protest MNF call with ‘Blind to the bat’ billboards

The group of Detroit Lions fans who issued a billboard-based protest during last season’s playoffs have reacted quickly to the latest referee-involved controversy that has plagued the team, buying up space on seven billboards in the Detroit area to blast the events that occurred during “Monday Night Football.” Carly Zipp, who works in public relations for OutFront Media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions fans buy billboards after refs blow “batgate” call

OutFront Media Get out from under your rock if you haven’t seen, heard, been diluted by replays and complaints about Monday night’s Calvin Johnson fumble which I dubbed the “Most Lions Play” ever.  We all know that the referees incorrectly ruled that Seattle should have received possession of the ball despite the Seahawks linebacker intentionally/illegally batting the ball...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosevelt Colvin: Belichick had Patriots practice batting balls

When you hear people say that Bill Belichick prepares his team for everything, they’re apparently not kidding. NFL fans learned of a new rule Monday night late in the Seattle Seahawks’ win over the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football.” Kam Chancellor made a savvy play as he chased down Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, forcing a fumble at the 1-yard line. Seahawks...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Lions Star Receiver Treats Defender Like Rag Doll During Play

It’s an expression that can sometimes be overused in the world of sports, football in particular: “grown man move”. It can be a big tackle or when a running back trucks over someone in his way. What Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson did to one Seattle Seahawks defensive back during Monday night’s game was by far a grown man move. After bringing in the catch...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor swipes ball out Calvin Johnson’s hands to preserve victory for Seahawks

Football is a game of inches—just ask Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Johnson caught a pass with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Seahawks, and he raced 10 yards down to the 1-yard line. As he prepared to stretch for the goal line, he was met by the Kam Chancellor-Earl Thomas safety duo. Johnson was holding the ball...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Officials blow call on illegal bat, cost Lions game

Kam Chancellor just saved the day — with a little help from the officials. Calvin Johnson appeared to be heading for the end zone to give the Detroit Lions the lead over the Seattle Seahawks. However, Kam Chancellor punched the ball free at the 1-yard line and the ball trickled out of the end zone. Seattle went on to win 13-10. This embed is invalid   " /> ...
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VIDEO: Calvin Johnson’s fumble = the most Lions play ever

YouTube The Lions were inches away from taking the lead in a game they had zero business being in, but then Calvin Johnson’s fumbled through the back of the end zone in what I have dubbed “the most Lions play ever”. Had he crossed the goal line, it would have been (pending an extra point) 17-13 Lions with a minute left. Instead, the Seahawks took over at the 20-yard line and...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kam Chancellor saves game for Seahawks

Welcome back, Kam Chancellor. Playing in just his second game of the season for the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks, Chancellor came to the rescue by knocking out a ball just before the goal line to save a touchdown that could have given the Detroit Lions the win on Monday Night Football. The Seahawks were up just...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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