It did not take too long for those watching the game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon to realize it would not be an easy game for the team wearing the Honolulu blue and silver.
The Falcons jumped out to a quick lead and time and time again it looked like they were ready to put their foot on the Lions’ necks. But Detroit absolutely refused to die as they picked off three passes thrown by Falcons signal-caller, Matt Ryan.
But, with time running down towards 0:00 in the fourth quarter, Matthew Stafford connected with Golden Tate on what appeared to be the game-winning touchdown. Unfortunately, for the Lions and their fans, the call on the field was reversed, a 10-second runoff was applied, and the game was over. The Lions had lost.
Following the screw job by the officials, whoever it is that runs the Lions Twitter account reminded us all that more often than not, our team has to face more than just the opposing team.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 24, 2017
Are the Lions a better football team than the Atlanta Falcons? Probably not yet. But that does not mean they did not deserve to win a football game they had in their grasps on Sunday afternoon.
The big question now will be whether or not the Lions can put this game behind them immediately because they have a big divisional game next Sunday at Minnesota against the Vikings.
Both the Lions and Vikings have a 2-1 record after the first three weeks of the 2017 NFL season.
DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY!!!