DETROIT ACTUALLY WINS?

DETROIT ACTUALLY WINS?

SPORTS WITH FLORENCE

The Detroit Lions won a playoff game once, that time was 32 years ago.

 

This year’s Detroit Lions team is rewriting their poor history. Within the Super Bowl era (1967-Present), the lions have had one singular post-season win, and they’ve already doubled that in a two-week stretch.

 

As of this past Sunday, where the Detroit Lions punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game. They outmatched the opposing Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23 in a nail-biting game against high-flying quarterback Baker Mayfield.

 

The game was very back-and-forth before the fourth quarter, where quarterback Jared Goff led the Lions to an eight point lead that they held until the game’s conclusion. Derrick Barnes had game sealing interception in the fourth quarter that led Detroit into reach of their first super bowl in program history.

 

This was a tough match up for the Lions, and at some points it even looked like the Buccaneers were gonna pull off the upset. Buccaneers receiver and veteran Mike Evans had eight receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown. Break out Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 26 of 41 passes for 349 yards and three touchdown passes.

 

Next week, the Lions play the San Francisco 49ers for a chance at their first Super Bowl in program history. They’ll have to match up with the 49ers aggressive passing scheme and elite running game led by Christian McCaffrey. Former last pick in the NFL draft Brock Purdy hopes to throw the 49ers into their sixth Super Bowl victory.

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Tyson Florence, EDITOR
Tyson Florence is the writer for both Sports with Florence and Take Note columns here on The SIREN. He is a senior from New Brighton, a football player, and has been attending Lincoln Park since seventh grade.

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