Stafford with back to back pick-6s, then retaliates
Things haven’t gone well for the Lions today, allowing Devin Hester another punt return for a touchdown and falling behind 20-0. And that was before quarterback Matthew Stafford threw back to back interceptions that were returned for touchdowns by the Bears.
The first came with 13:16 left in the third quarter when Major Wright picked Stafford and returned it 22 yards for the score, and 112 seconds later, it was Charles Tillman’s turn, returning the turnover 44 yards into the end zone.
It obviously frustrated Stafford and the entire Lions squad, particularly after Bears linebacker Lance Briggs blew up Lions receiver Calvin Johnson on a hit that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty and likely will bring a fine (to be fair, Ndumukong Suh slammed Jay Cutler onto his right shoulder and drove his helmet into Cutler’s face earlier in the half).
But Stafford got some revenge, when after Tim Jennings intercepted him, Stafford grabbed D.J. Moore’s helmet and threw him to the ground. That’s when both benches emptied, and an official fracas broke out on the field. Officials eventually ejected Moore for retaliating against Stafford and starting the brawl (here's a link to the video).
Hey, at least Stafford was showing some fire, even if it’s coming early in the fourth quarter of what will be a Bears blowout win against the Lions.