Week 7 in the National Football League and the New Orleans Saints where in Detroit to take on the Detroit Lions. It was an interesting game as Calvin Johnson was out due to injury and Saints star tight end Jimmy Graham was limited after returning from a shoulder injury. The Detroit Lions score 17 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Saints 24-23.
The Cleveland Browns had a second chance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After coming up short in Pittsburgh, Cleveland won big 31-10 in Cleveland. Big Ben was sacked multiply times and the Browns defense caused multiply turnovers. So enjoy the photos!
Under the lights at Michigan Stadium part III. With the Notre Dame rivalry no longer Michigan had to pick another opponent to play for their annual Under the Lights game. Penn State was next on the list and after the recent issues with back to back losses and other issues it was an interesting game. The student sections boycotted the opening kick off showing the stands empty on national television.
With the Lions, Browns and Bengals either playing away or having an off week I was in Indianapolis for the Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts game. Lucas Oil Stadium is quickly becoming one of my favorite stadiums in the NFL. It has a retractable roof which means light pockets! I don’t ever get them in Detroit because the roof doesn’t open.
I have been in a little bit of a slump lately and this took me to the top of a mountain. There is nothing better then shooting with nice light in a beautiful stadium.
On with the photos!
Over the last two weeks I have been working with the Toledo Mud Hens documenting the transformation of outfield at Fifth Third Field into a grass mini-golf course. The idea originally came about when sports turf manager Jake Tyler thought it would be fun to make a grass mini-golf course. This was an easy decision since the grass is going to be ripped out due to the Toledo Walleye playing two outdoor hockey games this winter at Fifth Third Field.
Here is a good mix of photos over the past week.
After covering the Oklahoma at West Virginia game Saturday night. I have a 9am flight out of Pittsburgh back to Detroit to cover the Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions. The flight was only 40 minutes but my Uber drive had no idea how to get from the Detroit Airport to downtown Detroit with avoiding traffic. After getting frustrated I had give him directions. I got 3 blocks away from the stadium and I got out and walk the rest of the way.
Morgantown, West Virginia is one of my favorite college football towns. The state of WV doesn’t have a NFL team, so everyone in the state shows up and cheers on the Mountaineers. #4 Oklahoma came into town to show just how powerful their offense is. They were down by two touchdowns but finished the game with 43-33 win.
The Cleveland Browns home opener was against the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland fans where excited! In the photo above, thousands of fans walk tot he stadium prior to kickoff and in the below photo thousands of fans where tailgating across from the stadium. The atmosphere was great and the ending was even better! Scroll down to see the game winning field goal.
After getting home late from the Toledo vs Cincinnati game, I was in Bowling Green as the Indiana Hoosiers where in town. It’s very unusual for a Big 10 team to visit a MAC school and usually when they do it doesn’t end well for the Big 10. Bowling Green defeated Indiana on a last second touchdown to win 45-42.
The Toledo Rockets traveled to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats at Paul Brown Stadium. Since Nippert Stadium is under construction all Bearcats home games are being played at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Gunner Kiel, who is a transfer from Notre Dame came to play and prove that he is a NFL caliber quarterback.