The Detroit Lions have done it again. No, they didn't win. They lost a game that was there for the taking. If you're old enough to have a fully functional brain with a good memory, this isn't your first rodeo. The Minnesota Vikings drove a stake in all of our hearts when Kirk Cousins connected with K.J. Osborn with under a minute left to give the Vikings the 28-24 victory. Let's check in on Lions' Twitter. I'm sure every reaction will be rational.
Coaching staff was absolute garbage down the stretch and it will cost the Lions a road victory.
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) September 25, 2022
I'm sick of this 💩 #Lions
— Mo Bruner (@MoBruner3) September 25, 2022
Campbell’s decision making is entirely questionable, the question really is if he’ll learn and adjust. You can motivate all day long but motivation doesn’t cover bad decisions. https://t.co/PFKf6Ud4DK
— ᴀᴊ ʀᴇɪʟʟʏ (@_AJReilly) September 25, 2022
Plenty of blame can be laid at the feet of some of the coaching decisions made in this one. While I love Campbell's aggressiveness, terrible fourth down play calls, and the decision to kick the field goal that led to excellent field position for the Vikings are going to be plays Dan Campbell will want to have back.
No team in the history of football snatches defeat from the jaws of victory quite like the Detroit Lions. They have MASTERED the art form of losing.
— Jamal Spencer (@JamalSpencerTV) September 25, 2022
Man that felt like a Detroit Lions special. Had every opportunity to win that game. Never go full Lions.
— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) September 25, 2022
As I mentioned, if you've followed the Detroit Lions long enough, you know that this ending today is something we've almost become numb to. Almost being the keyword. It's still painful when it happens, no matter how prepared we all are for the inevitable to take place. This type of game is hard to shake off mentally, but the time for sulking over should end by tonight, for the players, anyway. Nobody speak to me for the rest of the day. My assistant will be holding my calls. (begins sobbing)
— Tyler Reed (@tylerreed93) September 25, 2022
Nation, who do you feel is most at fault for the Detroit Lions' loss to the Minnesota Vikings? Did head coach Dan Campbell cost them the game with his fourth-quarter decision to attempt a long field goal?