Nate Burleson Makes Stupid Guarantee… Dooms Lions

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The Detroit News reports that Lions receiver Nate Burleson, upon learning that Drew Stanton would start at quarterback Sunday against the Bears, announced that he was guaranteeing a Detroit victory.

“Yeah, I said we’re going to win,” Burleson said of the Lions (2-9). “We only have five games left and my goal is to finish 7-9. Like I’ve been saying all year, we don’t have a team on our schedule that we can’t beat.

“I am not saying the Chicago Bears aren’t good. They are a very good football team. They can take this as bulletin board material if they want, but we play to win the game. I am not going to tell you I hope we win or that we’re going to lose in a close battle. Whoever steps onto our home field Sunday, we’re going to try and leave with a victory.”