The Detroit Lions are fighting the Kansas City Chiefs hard at home, but a controversial overturn in the end zone cost them a crucial seven points.
Not many people expected the Detroit Lions to give the Kansas City Chiefs much of a game, but they have fought hard to a 13-13 tie in the second half. With Detroit in the red zone, Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay in the back of the end zone, with the latter making an incredible catch to haul in the score.
The play was reviewed, and the refs ended up overturning the touchdown, ruling that Golladay did not maintain possession of the football all the way through the process of the catch. This is a very bad case of deja vu for Lions’ fans, who are still salty at the league for overturning a Calvin Johnson touchdown in a very similar manner year ago.
That play set up another shot at the end zone for the Lions, who were facing third and goal, but Stafford ended up fumbling it away after a poor attempt at scrambling.
This sequence was an absolute disaster for the Lions, who had seven points taken away from them by the officials and gave up at least a shot at three by fumbling in the red zone. To make matters worse, Detroit got the ball back and proceeded to fumble again in the red zone, with Bashaud Breeland scooping up the ball and racing 99 yards to the end zone to give the Chiefs a 20-13 lead.
In the span of about 10 minutes, the Lions went from having a 20-13 lead over the Chiefs to trailing 20-13. The fumbles were definitely self-inflicted wounds, but this sequence of plays could turn out to be the difference between a win and a loss for the Lions.