Schwartz awards Lions fans a game ball for help in defeating the Bears
ALLEN PARK — How much help were the fans on Monday night in helping the Lions beat the Bears?
Enough that coach Jim Schwartz is awarding the fans a game ball from the Monday Night Football game. It will be painted up with the details and displayed at Ford Field.
“(The fans) did a heckuva job. That kind of atmosphere is something we need week in and week out,’’ quarterback Matthew Stafford said on Wednesday.
“They did a great job being quiet on offense and loud on defense which we appreciated, it’s going to be a ton of fun,’’ he added.
Sounds a little strange, but Lions fans had forgotten their Ps and Qs over the long stretch of mediocrity. At times last season they were loud when the Lions’ offense was on the field.
The Lions (5-0) host the 49ers (4-1) on Sunday in a key NFC contest. San Francisco’s only loss came to Dallas in overtime. The Lions are 5-point favorites.
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