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In the past, I tried to do too much with this site with way too little time. Yet, I have been feeling a need to write about the Lions lately. So I have decided to change the Detroit Lions Observer to a few basic things. Writing articles when I feel a need to, keeping track of their wins and losses, and I am still deciding if I will go through and update Ndamukong Suh's Sack List.
Ndamukong Suh's Sack List
Keep track of which quarterbacks Suh has faced and which ones he has taken down.

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8/16/09

Lions Win Preseason Game-1

As expected, Daunte Culpepper took place under center to start the game and did a fine job. Culpepper completed five of six passes for 41 yards. He did not have any touchdowns and did not throw an interception. What impresses me most however is that he only had one pass that was incomplete. The veteran quarterback did not do anything to hurt his chances of starting for the Lions in 2009 and he did not do anything special to gain a lead on Matthew Stafford.

The first overall pick in April's draft, Matthew Stafford, took the ball after that and had a different kind of game. He completed 7 of 14 passes for 114 yards. He threw one touchdown and had one picked off. Though Stafford only had a 50% completion rating, he also had a few of his passes dropped. His touchdown was a perfectly thrown ball where only the receiver could get it, but his interception was a typical rookie mistake when he allowed a blitz to make him throw the ball early and he did not read the defense well. The interception was returned for a touchdown.

Though Culpepper did not do anything great or anything bad, Stafford did both. So from this game alone, the quarterback competition stayed just as tight.

Rookie running back, Aaron Brown, scored a touchdown and Drew Stanton had an 18 yard scramble that set up the game winning field goal.

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