In the end, Pettigrew cares more about what the Lions accomplish than what people think of him individually.
The Lions played the Bengals close on Sunday. However, a couple of special teams miscues ended up leading the Lions to a loss.
Even with one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, getting to Super Bowl-winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not be easy Sunday when the Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Champ: Brandon Pettigrew for catching all seven passes thrown his way.
“We’re only a quarter way through the season,” Stafford said, “but it’s a nice start.”
Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has struggled to hold onto the football recently, and head coach Jim Schwartz said Thursday that Pettigrew needs to be more consistent with his catches, although his value is in more than just those plays.
Champ: Alex Avila for stepping up his play as of late and looks like a starting catcher again.
The Lions won their third straight season opener in front of a packed and drained crowd at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, a game that managed to display why being a Lions fan is a near fatal experience every time the team takes the field.
After dropping a pass that turned into an interception in the the Detroit Lions’ last preseason game, wide receiver Nate Burleson pledged on Twitter that he would not drop another pass and that if he did he would give $100 to an elementary school for every drop of the season.
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