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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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10/10/10

Lions Maul Rams in Week-5

38 points the Lions won by. The 44 - 6 victory over the St.Louis Rams was the largest victory margin since 1995 for the Detroit Lions.

The Rams tried a little trickery to start the game off as they went for the on-side kick on the first kick-off of the game. The Lions rookie, Amari Spievey skied for the ball and came down with it. The Lions converted the good field position into only a field goal. For the rest of the first quarter, both teams looked lethargic until Detroit allowed the Rams to drive 62 yards and kick a field goal as the first quarter came to a close to tie the score. The ensuing kick-off to start the 2nd quarter was returned by Logan for 105 yards and a touchdown. After that, other than one more field goal by the Rams, it was all Lions.

Shaun Hill completed 65.6% of his passes for 224 yards and 3 touchdowns to Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, and Brandon Pettigrew. Jahvid Best had 67 yards on 18 carries and added another 4 catches for 37 yards.

Ndamukong Suh tipped one pass up and caught it himself then scrambled across the field while gaining 20 yards. There was one other interception, by Alphonso Smith, who ran it back for 42 yards and a touchdown. Smith also had a fumble recovery.

Even long time veteran, Jason Hanson, got in on the fun by connecting for 3 field goals and 5 extra points.

It was the most exciting Detroit Lions game I have seen in years, but it came at a price. Late in the fourth quarter, Calvin Johnson was slow to get up and once on the sideline, they removed his pads and wrapped his right shoulder. It is not known yet how bad the injury is.

The question is however, are the Lions as good as they played, or did the Rams just play a very bad game? Likely the Rams did play below their abilities, however, the Lions still had to play very well to win so dominantly. A 38 point victory margin is a good example of how improved the Lions are from previous years.

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