Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wrap-up: Seahawks 32, Lions 20
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Seattle gave Detroit a rare opportunity to win a game at Qwest Field. Detroit, however, wasn’t ready to accept the gift.
That’s the way I saw the Lions’ loss Sunday evening to the Seahawks. Detroit actually took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter after Seattle committed turnovers on its first two offensive plays. But you’ll rarely, if ever, win a game when your quarterback throws five interceptions in one game.
Rookie Matthew Stafford did just that. Josh Wilson returned the final interception 61 yards for a touchdown, scuttling the Lions’ two-minute drill as they attempted to overcome a 25-20 deficit.
Stafford had thrown two interceptions over his previous three starts, and Sunday was clearly a setback. He’s now thrown 12 on the season, eight of which have come at notoriously loud stadiums in New Orleans and Seattle. His reaction to those environments doesn’t bode well for next Sunday’s game at Minnesota.