Hartman: Sanders thrilled with Lions' dominant play

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 8, 2013 - 11:33 PM

The ex-Gophers and Detroit star has played in and watched many losses to the Vikings, but not Sunday.

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kenw1952wSep. 8, 1310:14 PM

"Still, in all reality, the Vikings actually beat themselves. The Lions forced three interceptions and a lost fumble and scored 14 points off those miscues."...........Sid, anyone who read your quote is now all the dumber for having done so. What an asinine statement. I don't think Sid actually watched the game. The Lions dominated even with all of their own miscues.

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jplamp9Sep. 8, 1310:18 PM

'Still, in all realty, the Vikings actually beat themselves.' Not - the Lions completely dominated the game on both sides of the ball. But for Suh's inane cheap shot and other mindless mistakes and self-inflicted wounds Detroit wins by 30 points. By the way, 3 interceptions and a fumble were mentioned in the article but no name appeared, that would be our hapless qb that would be 3rd string on most NFL teams - Christian Ponder.

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metaltesterSep. 8, 1310:54 PM

Shut it Moss! Hassan Jones made Number 84 before you.

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ActTwoSep. 9, 13 7:33 AM

What's "disrespectful" is Moss calling 84 "my number". Gene Washington made that number famous long before you were even born Randy.

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purplewvSep. 9, 13 7:34 AM

I have not seen a team be this unprepared in some time. Our Lines, on both sides of the ball, were totally dominated. Our "Great run blocking" O-Line, was no where to be found. If you take away the 2 Peterson TD's, he rushed for 15yds on 17 carries. The Lions had 8 tackles for a loss. I have not seen 2 DT's dominate like that since the Williams Wall was in it's prime. Johnson, Sullivan, and Fusco, should hang their heads in shame. The D-Line looked no better. With the Lions starting 3 new players, you would think the Allen, Robinson, and company, would have a field day. WRONG !!! The D-Line was pushed around all day. In 43 pass attempts, they managed to hit Stafford only 4 times, with 1 measley sack. When the Lions decided not to pass the ball, they were able to open holes in the running game at will. When 1 team has nearly twice the 1st downs as the other, you know where to put the blame. Yes, Ponder played bad, to say the least. But if you call Ponder's play "Bad", you would have to say the O-Line, and D-Line played horrible. GET BACK TO PRACTICE-GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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brocklander1Sep. 9, 13 8:03 AM

Oh yeah... Vikings fans can never talk enough about the greatness of Jean Washington and Hassan Johns.... Wait, who were the guys that wore 84 before Moss again? The person who should feel disrespected regarding Patterson is Percy Harvin... People in the media keep saying he can do what Percy did... Um NO.

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paulkramer54Sep. 9, 1310:46 AM

Hey Randy Moss, Gene Washington made number 84, you rode on his shoulders.

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BCanniffSep. 9, 13 1:36 PM

Vikes should just retire 84 now. It will always be Randy's no matter how well Patterson plays. It will someday be in Canton as well.

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purelogicSep. 10, 13 9:32 AM

Phil Nelson reminds me a lot of Tim Tebow, and that's scary. Good runner but has a terrible arm. He sometimes finds the open guy, but he consistently misses guys on throws over 10 yards. If we build a lead with the run game, it will work. When we get to the Big 10 schedule and our o-line cannot simply overpower defensive lines, we will be in trouble.

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