Your Five Things For September 15th: Lions Turnovers Lead To Loss
1. Missed Opportunities, Turnovers Hurt Lions In Loss
Coming off of a big Monday Night Football win, the Lions traveled to Carolina to look for continued success. But, turnovers and missed opportunities plagued the Lions as they lost 24-7. Nate Freese, rookie kicker, missed two field goals in the first half and Calvin Johnson dropped a touchdown catch early and that set the tone for the 2nd half. The Lions were playing from behind most of the 2nd half after the Panthers could only score 6 points. But, two fumbles and an interception later, the Lions found themselves down 24-7 late in the 4th quarter. Matthew Stafford went 27/48 for 291 with 1 touchdown and 1 interception but was sacked 4 times. Joique Bell was the leading rusher for the Lions with 36 yards on 10 rushes. The Lions next game is Sunday at home against the Green Bay Packers.
2. Tigers Sweep Indians
Down at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers took on the Cleveland Indians looking to extend their AL Central lead. The Tigers came from behind to top the Indians Sunday to win 6-4. The Tigers offense got steady production as they got 11 hits on 6 runs. Verlander went 5 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits and 3 runs with 6 strikeouts and 3 walks. Phil Coke got the win as the Tigers came from behind to top the Indians. Ian Kinsler and JD Martinez both hit homeruns and led the offense. The Tigers now have a 1.5 game lead in the division.
3. Michigan Rebounds In Win Vs Miami (OH)
University of Michigan tops the University of Miami in Ohio 34-10. Devin Gardner went 13/20 for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interceptions. The Wolverines focused more on the ground game this game as Derrick Green had 22 rushes with 137 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. A glaring statistic was the 3 turnovers for the Wolverines, 1 interception and 2 fumbles lost. Michigan will look to continue their winning ways against Utah.
4. Adrian Peterson Inactive Sunday
Adrian Peterson, star running back of the Minnesota Vikings, was indicted on reckless or negligent injury to a child. He was booked at 1:06 am in Houston and released on $15,000 bond at 1:35 am. He was inactive for the game Sunday against the Patriots. Now, reports are that he will not be released but he could be traded. No players, coaches or owners were available for comments in the report.
5. USA Champions Of World Basketball
Team USA finished the FIBA world basketball tournament as Champions. Team USA beat Serbia 129-92 as Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and was 6-6 from 3 points area and shot 10/13 overall. James Harden was the 2nd leading scorer and scored 23 points overall. Team USA scored 30+ points in every quarter except for the 4th quarter.