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Bacon: Same ol' Lions blow home opener, inconsistent Tigers "have a chance" at playoffs

Sep 19, 2016

It's not easy to be a Detroit Lions fan. Like many across the state of Michigan and beyond, Michigan Radio's sports commentator John U. Bacon has been through a lot (of losing).

As a result, it came as no surprise to Bacon that after the Lions won their season opener on the road against the Indianapolis Colts in dramatic fashion last week, they would return home and lay an egg. On Sunday, the Lions had a 15-3 lead over the Tennessee Titans going into the fourth quarter, but their defense allowed a pair of touchdown passes and lost the game 16-15.

Elsewhere in the Motor City, the Detroit Tigers are hitting the road for another crucial three-game series with the Minnesota Twins. They are currently two games out of the American League's final playoff spot, but according to Bacon, they "have a chance." The two teams they play at home are very good (Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals) but the two teams they play on the road (Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves) are the two worst teams in baseball.

Listen to the full interview above as Bacon also talks about Michigan State's big road win over Notre Dame, and Michigan's comeback win over Colorado.