Lions lose on controversial final play

Lions lose on controversial final play

Brissett completed 17 of 24 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores as the Colts (1-2) notched their first win of the season.

Verrett missed last week's game against the Miami Dolphins because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee and had already been ruled out against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Let's begin by looking at the actual play.

Now the issue becomes the clock. Should the Lions have been allowed to snap the ball with eight seconds remaining? The Lions' twitter account certainly seems to think so.

Caldwell dismissed questions about whether or not there should have been more than 10 seconds on the clock when the play was stopped - which would have given Detroit more time. Not exactly. While it may not be fully apples to oranges, the comparison of this play against the Vikings' one isn't exactly apples to apples either. The match is going to happen at the Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

They don't have a very strong case. If they can manage to keep the momentum they gained in the run game last week, this game could turn out to be a real barn burner. The officials made the right call.

The Detroit Lions have an old friend and ally on their side who likes what they are trying to do on offense.

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The running back (Justice Hill) is a really good player. "Obviously, we hadn't been able to do that". More miscues proved costly to Oklahoma State in the fourth quarter as it tried to mount a comeback.

In my mind, the Lions are trending up, there's a lot of season left, and they'll be competitive in every game. The next Falcons possession saw Matt Ryan throw his third interception of the game.

The Falcons mostly stood as a team and locked arms along with owner Arthur Blank during Sunday's win at Detroit. Some even doubt whether they are a legitimate NFC contender. Desmond Trufant maybe had the two biggest penalties of the day. I get that the clock should have stayed running and would have likely run out if the correct call had been made. Offensively, the Lions are putting up 29.5 points per game despite averaging just 317 yards per contest. What about Tate being interfered with before the ball arrive?

The Lions had far less ground to cover this time around and one more second to do it in. Nor will running back Ameer Abdullah.

Detroit tied it before the end of the quarter. The Lions committed that sin on Sunday and they were punished for it.

The Falcons and Lions have two of the better quarterbacks in the league in Matt Ryan and Matt Stafford, which could mean this game is in store for a shootout.

Both teams go into the game 2-0 and both were in the postseason a year ago. We lost the game. That's what the best teams do. The Lions fell to 2-1, but proved they could hang with the class of the NFC.

On Sunday, two national anthem singers - one in Detroit and one in Tennessee - chose to take a knee during their performances.