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Seriously? What? You're kidding...tell me another one....

Ray Carlin/Icon SMI According to the national media, Lions fans should probably still feel ashamed.

I can't believe it...I still can't believe it....Wasn't it just 27-3?  And the Lions defense couldn't cover anybody and they weren't really all that good at stopping the run and the offense looked lousy and the 3-0 run was fun, but it was over now?

Or was I just dreaming?

Because the Lions are 4-0.  The Lions won 34-30...

No, really....are you kidding me?

But...just ask the national media...the Lions didn't "win" the game...Tony Romo and the Cowboys gave it to them.  It wasn't the Lions taking full advantage of poor throws and forcing stupid mistakes...it was the Cowboys making them.

See?  It doesn't matter what the Lions do.  There will always be naysayers.  Now, it won't be until the Lions manage to beat the Bears on Monday night...then it'll be "No respect until the Lions beat the Packers"...and then..."well, the Lions haven't been to the super bowl yet..."

It doesn't matter that Calvin Johnson has caught two touchdowns per game all season long...he can't possibly be the best in the game...after all, he's a Lion.

Matthew Stafford isn't a legitimate superstar QB until he can go a whole season without a significant injury....or next, until he can win a playoff game.  It doesn't matter that he's engineered (and completed) comeback victories in two consecutive road games...two 20+ point deficits erased and eradicated.

But those comeback victories?  Why were they down by 20+ points to begin with?  And Minnesota...last week's comeback victim...still hasn't one a game yet this season...and they've led in every game....Everybody comes back against the Vikings...so who cares that the Lions beat THEM...

And now the Cowboys...the 'Boys are so inconsistent...so unpredictable...the Lions probably just caught them on a bad day...

As the fourth quarter ticked away and the Cowboys were trying to do whatever they could do to stop the bleeding that started with Bobby Carpenter's interception returned for a touchdown and Chris Houston's pick six on the very next series....the score had gone from 27-10 to 27-24 in a blink of an eye...

But the Lions had the Cowboys on the ropes in a third and long and were ready to get the ball back....Romo throws too long for his receiver...fourth down....nope...wait...the Kong had decided to punch Romo in the face...15 yard penalty, 1st down...these WERE the same old Lions...shooting themselves in the foot...

See?  Everybody was right about them.

But no...the Lions defense stiffened and only gave up a field goal.  30-24.

The following series, the Lions marched down the field, ready to take the lead.  On third and long, Stafford hit Brandon Pettigrew on a crossing pattern.  He broke a tackle and was finally tackled after a 30+ yard gain to the Dallas 8 yard line! But...nope...Nate Burleson was caught with a block in the back on Terrence Newman...a guy who apparently had no intention of trying to tackle the 6'5 250 lb tight end with a full head of steam...Newman was making a "business decision."

The whole play came back...

See? Everybody was right about them.  The Lions had to settle for a field goal.  30-27.

And then...Romo, on Dallas' next series, has Jason Witten running a post pattern against a defense without a safety over the top.  Romo sees the coverage, but the pressure up front is significant...so he tried to hit Clark for a big play, while throwing off his back foot.

Stephen Tulloch was able to step in front of Witten and pick off the underthrown pass.

So Romo underthrew the ball...it's obviously Romo's poor play...not that the Lions were able to force the bad throw with good pressure...

Or that Chris Houston made a great play on the second interception...

Or that Bobby Carpenter made an outstanding play on the first interception...

It's never the Lions....

The Lions never win...other teams just screw up and lose to them.

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