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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
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Lions Season Ends With Four Straight Wins

The Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings 20 - 13 at Ford Field to end the 2010 season on a high note. It was their fourth victory in a row. The first time they have had four wins in a row since 1999.

For the first time in 10 starts, Shaun Hill looked more like the quarterback most fans believed he was supposed to be when the Lions signed him. Going 28 of 39 (71.8%), he threw for 258 yards and a touchdown while turning it over only once. Several times in the game he actually threw down field and several passes were in the middle of the field. Twice he went deep, connecting one as Bryant Johnson laid out to make a great catch along the sideline. For the first time he played like a quarterback out to win a game rather than trying not to lose while hoping someone else will step up and win it.

Late in the fourth quarter, rookie defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh sacked rookie quarterback Joe Webb for his 10th sack on the year. Suh missed the NFL rookie record for a defensive tackle by a half of a sack. Dana Stubblefield recorded 10.5 sacks in his rookie season in 1993.

Nate Burleson stepped in with Calvin Johnson not playing and had a strong game in his place. Burleson had 6 catches for 83 yards and a TD and added a 20 yard run as well. Nate made several good catches when the ball was behind him and was a force turning the ball up field and running after the catch.

All in all, it was a strong game by the entire team and it gave the Lions fans something they have not had in a long time. Ending a season on a high note and a winning streak, giving them strong hopes for the coming season. Hopes created by good play, wins and obvious improvement rather than hopes generated from a desire to see something better than we have seen. True hope! A reason to look forward to the 2011 season.

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