This Game Is Over. That is what I was staring at on my computer screen with this horrid feeling in my stomach after the Detroit Lions blocked the 65 yard field goal attempt by Sabastian Janakowski. The Live Stream I was watching faded to black and I still could not believe what just happened. I don't even know what to say right now. That game had so many ups and downs in it, and it looked like we had it in hand. Evidently we did not.
How on earth did we let the Lions go 99 yards in 2 minutes to score. I just can not fathom what on earth we were doing. So many questions and not enough answers right now. Where do we go from here? New England finally stopped Tebow but then he gets an incredible 4th quarter comeback from some higher power anyway with Matt Stafford tearing our hearts out of our chests. Calvin Johnson is good but come on!! Every single person in the world of football knew he was going to be targeted at the end of this game and we did absolutely nothing to stop it.
Thanks a whole bunch for throwing the damn ball on 3rd and 3 Hue!!!! Michael Bush was running the best he has in weeks. At that time we run the ball and hope to get the first. We don't throw the damn ball and stop the clock. I don't care if the ball went off of both of Chaz Schilens hands to go incomplete on that play, it never should have happened. The announcers said that was one of those plays that you look like a genius if you complete it and open yourself to questions if you don't. In my opinion he would not have looked like a genius if that play worked. To me he would have looked like he got incredibly lucky that the play worked and it still would have been the wrong decision. Run the ball!! We are suppose to be a damn running team, remember?!?
We showed up and played this game at least. We were right there. It would have been nice to see a legitimate attempt on that field goal and see if SeaBass would have nailed it. I think yes but the Lions special teams said NO. There were just a few plays that were the difference in this game. It has to be so disappointing for DHB to have had such a career game and end up with the thing he is going to remember being fumbling that football.
Yet another golden opportunity is wasted. This game was incredibly exciting but it ends up just another time where being a Raider Fan has stomped on my soul. We are still alive at 7-7 with Denver at 8-6. Both teams have the Chargers and the Chiefs left on their schedule and if we win out and they lose one we can still win this division. I am doing my best to not lose hope right now. After all it was just This Game that is over, right?