Category: Community Written by Nick Hopson
The Lions extended their losing streak at Lambeau to 23 on Sunday with a 22-9 loss. The Lions were forced to play the game without Calvin Johnson who missed the game with a knee injury. The game was close at halftime as the Lions only trailed by 3 but they struggled on offense in the second half.
The injury to Johnson allowed for the Packers to focus their attention on Reggie Bush. They held him to 44 yards on 13 carries and 4 catches for 25 yards. No other receiver on the Lions roster was able to draw anyway near the attention that Johnson usually does. The offense seemed confined on every possession and routinely came up short on third down.
Matthew Stafford passed for 262 yards on 25 completions in 40 attempts. His lone touchdown came late in the fourth to Kris Durham. Stafford spread the ball to eight different receivers. Kris Durham had the most targets with 8 but was only able to catch three of them.
The leading receiver on Sunday was Brandon Pettigrew. He caught 4 balls on 5 targets for 59 yards. This was a solid day for Pettigrew but it is a disappointing day for your leading receiver. The only other player to surpass 50 yards receiving was Tony Scheffler. Scheffler had some key drops that stalled the offense and he was only able to catch 4 of the 7 balls thrown his way.
The Lions defense failed to force a turnover and was only able to record one sack. The defense was solid in the first half holding the Packers to field goals. The Lions needed turnovers if they were going to win without Johnson.
Aaron Rodgers only threw for 274 yards and a touchdown. It was a rather quiet day from one of the league’s best. Eddie Lacy was able to return from his concussion. He rushed for 99 yards on 23 carries. The Lions also allowed Randall Cobb to rush for 72 yards on two carries.
Calvin Johnson was said to be close to playing on Sunday. The Lions have not discussed the severity of the injury so it is unknown whether he will play against the Browns. Sunday’s game was the first one Johnson has missed since the 2010 season finale. Hopefully he will be back next week as he said he was close this week. If not the Lions offense will have to get more creative in the passing game.
The Lions play against the Browns in Cleveland this Sunday at 1pm.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 11:40
Category: Community Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Chronicle Editor Bankole Thompson Named Panelist on Final Televised Detroit Mayoral Debate Panel
Bankole Thompson, editor of the Michigan Chronicle is one of four panelists who will ask questions at the final Detroit mayoral debate hosted by Channel 7-WXYZ. The live televised debate between mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon will take place on Tuesday, October 29, exactly one week before Detroiters go to the polls to select their next mayor.
WXYZ in a release said the station has a long history of televising important political forums and is proud to host this debate.
Duggan and Napoleon will face off at Channel 7's Broadcast House before a live studio audience, from 7 to 8 p.m. Viewers will be able to watch the debate on WXYZ-TV, as well as WXYZ.com and the station's mobile apps.
A larger live audience will experience the debate remotely from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. They will also be a part of a live post-debate webcast from 8-8:30 p.m.
Channel 7 Editorial Director Chuck Stokes will moderate this final Detroit mayoral debate. Questions will be asked by panelists from 7 Action News, WJR News/Talk 760, the Michigan Chronicle and Crain's Detroit Business.
In the days before the debate, Detroiters will also have the opportunity to share the questions they would ask the candidates.
The debate is being held in partnership with the Booker T. Washington Business Association and the Detroit Black Chamber.
Bankole Thompson is the Editor of the Michigan Chronicle. His book "Obama and Black Loyalty" published in 2010 follows his recent book "Obama and Christian Loyalty" with an epilogue by Bob Weiner former White House spokesman. Thompson is a Political Analyst at WDET-101.9FM Detroit (NPR Affiliate) and a member of the weekly "Obama Watch" Sunday evening round table on WLIB-1190AM New York and simulcast in New Jersey and Connecticut.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 12:06
Category: Community Written by by Roz Edward
Congressman John Conyers was honored for 50 years of service at a regal celebration of his political legacy recently at Greater Grace Temple. Detroit's elite turned out to honor the senior statesman, who has lead the charge in Washington for the citizens of Michigan for more than five decades. Honored guests includedd Detroit mayor Dave Bing, mayoral candidate Sheriff Benny Napoleon, Louis Farrakhan and former Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, who came to support her husband. It was her first public appearance since she was released from prison in May following a bribery conviction in 2010.
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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 22:26
Category: Community Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
According to reports by FOX 2 News, Kwame Kilpatrick’s defense attorney has challenged the sentencing request made by federal prosecutors and is requesting an adjustment to the sentencing guidelines.
Kilpatrick’s lawyer, Harold Gurewitz, recommended a 15-year sentence for his client, who is facing 24 corruption convictions.
Kilpatrick’s sentence is scheduled for this Thursday, Oct. 10th along with co-defendant Bobby Ferguson.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 12:08
Category: Community Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
Beaumont Health System’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is partnering with Playworks Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 5 to transform the playground at Bennett Elementary School in Detroit into a colorful, safe space for play.
This community service project began as a vision of Harry N. Herkowitz, M.D., former chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery for Beaumont Health System, prior to his death in June. Now, his two children and 28 Beaumont volunteers are coming together to make that vision a reality in honor of him.
Born in Oak Park and a Wayne State University graduate, Dr. Herkowitz understood the value of a good learning environment and championed the important role of physical activity in the overall health of children.
Bennett Elementary School is located at 2111 Mullane Street in Detroit. Volunteers will arrive at the school at 8:30 a.m. and spend the morning painting. Some areas to be painted include: a wall ball area, a home base circle, a hopscotch course, a foursquare court and a playground mural.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 02:34
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