Matthew Stafford not thrilled by missed opportunities, calls out Eric Ebron

On Sunday afternoon, Matthew Stafford led the Detroit Lions against an Oakland Raiders team with dreams of an AFC Wild Card berth. By the time all was said and done, the Lions had beaten the Raiders 18-13 to give them their first two-game winning streak of the season.

Despite the victory, the Lions offense struggled throughout the game and Stafford is not happy about the missed opportunities.

“Golly, we missed a couple chances early,” Stafford said. “I missed Ameer by about fricking 6 inches it looked like, and the one to Ebron, we got to come down with that one and make a play. But we had some chances and we didn’t put it in the end zone, and that was tough. It was wrenching. It was eating at me the whole game knowing that we let them stick around, and it’s nice to come out of there with a win after doing something like that.”

Stafford was referring to the Lions first drive of the game when he first threw a pass that was just off to Ameer Abdullah, forcing him to fall short of the end zone. During the same drive, Stafford put a ball right in the hands Eric Ebron while in the end zone, but the Lions tight end was unable to make the catch. Ebron finished the day without a catch and continues to struggle to live up to the hype.

The Lions improved to 3-7 on the season as they head into their annual Thanksgiving Day game. The 4-6 Philadelphia Eagles will be coming to town following a 45-17 home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If the Lions want to build on their current winning streak, the offense will have to be more consistent and will have to take advantage of the opportunities given to them.

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