Kitna seeks help from above

Players point to the almighty when they score, credit him for wins and pray to him after games. But is the man upstairs really watching Football? Win or lose, Lions QB Jon Kitna Doesn't doubt it for a second.

Originally Published: September 26, 2007
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

This is what passes for a wild postgame party at Jon Kitna's house.

As midnight nears, Detroit's quarterback sits at his kitchen table picking at a container of leftover pasta salad. The kids are asleep. Worn out after an emotional overtime game at Ford Field, they stayed awake just long enough to wash off the crosses painted on their cheeks. Everyone else is still up, wired and giddy from Kitna's self-proclaimed "miracle" comeback against Minnesota.

After missing half of Detroit's ...

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