Looking around Wembley Stadium on Sunday before the game, Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross said that “it felt like the Pro Bowl because there were a lot of different jerseys out there in the stands. It was just different, constant noise.” From a quick count prior to the game, at least 20 teams were represented by jerseys on the concourse as well as jerseys from college teams Oregon and Texas Tech.
George Johnson was walking out of the locker room Sunday with a giant smile on his face, saying “I love our kicker, man.” He should, after Matt Prater made the game-winning field goal as time expired.
Lions owner Martha Ford made the trip to London to watch the team play, as she has done most weeks. Seeing her waiting with her family after the game, she seemed quite pleased with the team’s second straight come-from-behind win, smiling along the way.
One difference between the international and American media: At least one member of the international media was seen posing for a selfie with cornerback Cassius Vaughn, who laughed after he took it as he was walking out of the locker room toward the bus.