Detroit Lions first-year head coach Dan Campbell was emotional throughout his postgame press convention after the workforce practically pulled off an unbelievable victory over its NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday afternoon.
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“When you see your players give all that they have, and you lose that way, it’s tough. You don’t want that for them,” Campbell stated. “But we’ll be better for it, and credit Minnesota. But we made the one mistake that cost us. So, ultimately, we didn’t do enough to win. But I was proud of them, and I love the fight they have in them, and I love the grit.”
The Lions had been down 10 factors with lower than 3 minutes to go within the recreation, however Detroit scored 11 straight factors, together with a profitable two-point conversion, to take a 17-16 lead with a minute left.
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Minnesota obtained the ball again with 33 seconds left by itself 18-yard line, and that’s when quarterback Kirk Cousins accomplished three straight passes for 46 yards, which arrange a 54-game-winning subject objective by kicker Greg Joseph to give the Vikings a 19-17 win.
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It was the second heartbreaking loss of the season for the Lions.
Back in Week 3, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson efficiently transformed a fourth-and-19 play earlier than kicker Justin Tucker booted an NFL-record 66-yard subject objective to give Baltimore a 19-17 win over the Lions.
The Lions will search for their first win of the season once they host the Cincinnati Bengals subsequent week.