Lucky To Win In Detroit

Why are the Patriots resilient and tough when they win close games and the Cowboys are “lucky” to beat Detroit?

New England was a 20 point favorite before needing 59 and a half minutes to beat the Ravens in Baltimore on Monday Night Football.

I look at New England and Dallas’ wins the same way: Good teams find a way to win, even when they don’t have their A game.

The Lions had numerous chances to put the Cowboys away Sunday and did not.

Let me count the ways:

1. Jon Kitna missed an open man in the end zone in the 1st half and the Lions settled for three and left four points hanging out there.

2. Jason Hanson missed a 35-yard field goal which would have given the Lions a two possession lead in the 2nd half.

3. The defense forced a Tony Romo fumble on the last drive but failed to recover.

Sometimes it’s not the plays a team makes, but the ones they don’t that determine who wins in the NFL.

The Lions had a chance to knock out the Cowboys and they did not do it. Plain and simple. That is why the Cowboys walked out of Ford Field with their 12th win.

The Cowboys didn’t give up. That is a sign of a good team. You don’t win 12 games in the NFL by steamrolling every team, you will have some close games.

The Lions had more offensive yards, converted 50% on 3rd downs, rushed for 152 yards and 3 rushing TD’s, won the turnover battle, and held the ball longer… and still couldn’t win.

I will say this, the Cowboys sure did get away with a bunch of pass interference non calls on defense.

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

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