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Fans root for Lions, Tigers at restaurants downtown on gameday

Posted: 11:07 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 09:47:19Z

At Cheli's Chili Bar in downtown Detroit, fans watched both the Lions and the Tigers play on Monday. 

An energized group of friends yelled "Verlander for life" as former Tiger, Justin Verlander walked onto the field.

Over at Cornerstone, both games were showing. 

The Lions season got off to a rocky start, but fans were going strong. The Detroit Lions and their fans have a special connection. 

For Ray Hernandez, it's stronger than most.

He died in February, three weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia, but his family didn't want him to miss the Lions season opener – so they brought him along in the form of a card board cut-out. 

His family and friends said he prayed for a Lions win.