Unfortunately, despite not trailing for the first 59 minutes of the game, the Lions did what so many Lions teams have done before by throwing a win away as the Vikings scored a last-minute touchdown to steal a 28-24 victory.
Following the game, Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell spoke to reporters and he admitted that he regrets his decision to kick a field goal rather than going for the first down on the Lions’ second to last possession of the game.
“For me, I freaking regret my decision there at the end. I should have gone for it there on fourth down,” Campbell said. “I told the team that, I should have gone for it.”
“I regret that decision 100 percent, I really do. I hate it. And I do feel like I cost our team,” Campbell said. “I really do, man.”
Fans place blame accordingly following Detroit Lions awful loss to Vikings
So, who is more to blame for the Lions’ awful loss to the Vikings on Sunday afternoon?
Do you blame Dan Campbell, who made the head-scratching decision to attempt a 54-yard field goal rather than either punting or going for a first down with just over a minute left in the game? Maybe you blame kicker Austin Seibert for missing multiple field goals during the game or CB Amani Oruwariye who may have had his worst game as a professional against the Vikings.
Well, following Sunday’s loss, we posted a poll asking for your opinion on who is most to blame for Sunday’s debacle and the results are pretty much what we thought they would be.
As you can see below, 76% of voters believe Dan Campbell is most to blame, while 9% put most of the blame on Amani Oruwariye, and 8% said they blame Austin Seibert the most.
Here is how the voting currently stands. Nation, who do you think is most responsible for the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Vikings?