Detroit Lions: Heroes and Zeros vs. St. Louis Rams

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Detroit Lions: Heroes and Zeros vs. St. Louis Rams
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It wasn’t always pretty. And it certainly wasn’t the kind of win you expected the Detroit Lions to secure prior to Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. But none of that really matters so long as there’s a “one" in the win column, right?

For this week, sure. But the Lions had plenty of missed opportunities and sloppy execution in those four quarters of football. And you can be sure that they won’t get away with it as they get deeper into their 2012 schedule.

Overall, however, the Lions impressed. Aside from a lousy first half from Stafford and some dropped balls by Brandon Pettigrew and Co., the Lions played as good of football as I’ve seen in while.

And the best part?

The Lions had just 27 yards on three penalties.

That's improvement.

They were, for lack of a better phrase, working on all cylinders yesterday. They had moments of weakness and Stafford certainly has some kinks to work through, but I was encouraged by how they played and I am fairly confident week two will look a lot different.

So with that, let’s look at some of the heroes and zeros of yesterday’s win over the St. Louis Rams.

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