Lions and Bills Join Perfect Packers at 3-0
During the shortened NFL 2011 preseason, there wasn’t much faith in either the Detroit Lions or Buffalo Bills making the playoffs, let alone finishing above .500 this season. This week, both teams fought back from 20+ point deficits to stay unbeaten during the 2011 NFL season.
Detroit lit it up with offense late, on the road in Minnesota, against the Vikings. Buffalo held their home fort, with unbelievable defense, against Patriots QB Tom Brady. Few if any would have suspected these two clubs to be on par with the mighty Green Bay Packers, and at the top of the NFL standings, with a 3-0 record.
Bills Buffalo Patriots – Snap 15 Game Losing Streak
New England blew a 21-point lead thanks to four Brady interceptions, along with some smart clock management by the Bills. PK Rian Lindell kicked a 28-yard field goal, with no time left on the clock, to seal the 34-31 victory and end the Patriots 15-game unbeaten streak against Buffalo.
Buffalo heads to Cincinnati to put their perfect record on the line against the Bengals in Week Four. The Patriots will regroup and head to Oakland to face the Raiders in a “Tuck Bowl” rematch.
Lions Slam Skeptics With Ferocious Comeback Win
In one of the team performances of the season thus far, QB Matthew Stafford and his rallying Lions brought their season to a fever-pitch. Down 20-0 at halftime, the Motown Cats clawed their way back to a dramatic 26-23 overtime victory against the now 0-3 Minnesota Vikings.
WR Calvin Johnson made seven catches, two for touchdowns, helping his team to their best start in 31 years. The win also ended a haunting 13-game winless streak for the Lions at the dilapidated Metrodome. The Vikings collapse is the third straight week they have given up a sizeable halftime lead.
Next Sunday, Detroit visits Tony Romo and the Cowboys in Dallas for Week Four NFC action. The Vikings travel to Kansas City to face the injury riddled Chiefs – one team will get their first win of the season in this contest.