Detroit Leads Wire to Wire in Winning Nfc Central Title

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Detroit Leads Wire to Wire in Winning Nfc Central Title


Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


They aren't called "Team Trauma" for nothing.

The Detroit Lions, with third-stringers Erik Kramer and Eric Lynch leading the way, played nearly flawless football in beating Green Bay to win their second NFC Central title in three years.

As a result, the Lions (10-6) get to play host to the Packers (9-7) in the first round of the National Football League playoffs Saturday. But it was never easy for the Lions who:

Wasted a 7-2 start by losing four of their last seven, including three in a row at home before beating Green Bay.

Endured three quarterback controversies that took them from Rodney Peete to Andre Ware, back to Peete, then finally to Kramer.

Fired offensive coordinator Dan Henning and replaced him with Dave Levy after 12 games.

Played their last five games without Barry Sanders and their last 12 without safety Bennie Blades.

"It's been a long, hard road," said Lions coach Wayne Fontes, whose job was thought to be on line at the height of the team's tailspin. "I'm just glad to be a part of it."

Kramer completed 15 of 29 passes for 182 yards, with one interception. His 8-yard TD toss to Rodney Holman in the fourth quarter sewed up the game.

Lynch, a free agent from Grand Valley State, is the second fill-in for Sanders. Lynch, making his second start because backup Derrick Moore has sore ribs, responded with 115 yards in 30 carries, including scores from the 5 and the 1. Lynch also caught four passes for 22 yards.

"I feel extremely happy," Fontes said. "I just feel great about this win. I think it shows what you can do if the players believe."

The Lions' defense, led by All-Pro linebacker Pat Swilling, forced five turnovers, including four interceptions. …

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