By i) Pat Caputo

The stage was as bright as it can be for the Lions Monday.

They didn’t let the glare phase them. Rather, they embraced it. Hugged it. Squeezed it. Got every bit out of it.

Big plays. Stout defense. All when it mattered.

The Lions’ promise became even more a reality with an impressive 24-13 dismantling of the Chicago Bears at Ford Field.
It capped off a day of great emotion for Detroit sports fans.

The Tigers suffered a dramatic extra-inning defeat to the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series,

Certainly, it ranked as the most unique day in the history of sports in this town.

As good as the Tigers have been, the talk of this town are the Lions, who are 5-0 for the first time since 1956.

Ford Field had never rivaled the Barry Sanders’ days at the Silverdome in regard to noise – until Monday.

Read the rest here at The Oakland Press.

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