The Detroit Lions' comeback on Sunday was stunning. And so was the last second loss.
Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski writes:
It happened again, unbelievably and also believably, the same outcome by the exact same score, with almost the exact same finish. It happened again in excruciating fashion for the Lions, this time to the point of despair and tears.
Every time it happens, you rightly wonder — how and when can the Lions make it stop happening? Dan Campbell’s eyes were red and tears streamed down his face as he did his best to explain the defensive strategy at the end, the two-point conversion, all the moments that led to a result arguably more painful than the last.
This was a 19-17 loss to the Vikings on Greg Joseph’s 54-yard field goal on the final play Sunday. Two weeks earlier, the Ravens beat the Lions 19-17 on an NFL record 66-yarder by Justin Tucker on the final play. You could chalk that one up to a historic kicker. This one had more layers, and was more difficult to bear. “That’s a heartbreaker,” Campbell said. “It’s tough to be 0-5, it’s tough to lose like that again, but I was proud of them, man. We just once again made one more mistake than the other team and it cost us.”