Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups?
Monday Night Football history lesson
One notable passing performance in series:Seahawks quarterback Jeff Kemp threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-14 win over the Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome during the 1987 season. On the receiving end of three of those touchdowns was Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Largent, who finished the game with 261 yards receiving.
One notable rushing performance in series: The Lions edged the Seahawks, 17-16, during a 1999 meeting at the Pontiac Silverdome. While Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders finished the game with 134 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, Seattle running back Lamar Smith had 148 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries.
One famous MNF game
Lions:Two of the game's all-time great running backs squared off on a mid-September evening at Texas Stadium -- in sweet throwback uniforms, no less. Emmitt Smith rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown, but it was Barry Sanders who starred in the Lions' overtime upset of the two-time defending Super Bowl champions. Sanders carried the ball 40 times for 194 yards in the thrilling win.