Lions’ Stafford: ‘We’re a good football team. We lost to another good football team’

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The first loss of the season for the Detroit Lions may have actually given them more legitimacy as playoff contenders.
The Lions battled the Kansas City Chiefs all the way to the final minute Sunday before finally losing 34-30.
Along the way, Detroit made some colossal blunders, fumbling inside the Kansas City 10-yard line twice in the third quarter. Those mistakes cost the Lions dearly, but in spite of all that, Detroit re-took the lead twice in the second half.
“I think this is an extremely tough, mentally tough team,” coach Matt Patricia said. “I think they fight, I think they’ll play, I think they go out and compete, and I am proud of them for that. But we’re obviously disappointed that we didn’t win the game.”
There’s little time for moral victories in a 16-game NFL season, but if the Lions were criticized for some of their shortcomings in wins over the Chargers and Eagles, they can certainly receive credit for much of wha

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