Found September 23, 2012 on
The Penalty Flag:
You want crazy? The Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans take the cake this week.
According to Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz , the last play which left the Lions unable to get one yard on fourth down was a miscommunication between the center and the quarterback. They were supposed to try and draw them offside and then kick a field goal to tie the game. Instead, the Lions center Dominic Raiola, snapped it as they were unable to get a yard and the game ended.
Shaun Hill came in to replace Matt Stafford as the Lions rallied, but eventually lost to the Tennessee Titans.
Both teams combined for a record breaking number of lengthy plays and 46 points in the fourth quarter.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Detroit Lions lost to the Tennessee Titans in overtime on Sunday 44-41 after failing to convert a fourth down on a questionable decision.
The Lions had a 4th and 1 from the Tennessee seven and were down 44-41. They could have attempted a field goal to tie the game and keep the overtime going. Instead, they ran a play and lost a yard on what appeared to be a quarterback sneak...
A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
The Lions head coach says a 'miscommunication' lead to his team going for it on fourth down instead of kicking the game-tying field goal on OT vs. the Titans.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left Sunday's game against the Titans in the fourth quarter with a strained leg muscle.Fantasy Spin:Stafford didn't have a bad day but it's certainly not what we were expecting against a terrible Tennessee defense. The Lions QB threw for 278 yards and one touchdown before leaving the game.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't saying much about quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right leg.
Stafford left late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee with a strained muscle, and although Shaun Hill played well in a relief role, the last thing the Lions want is a return to the days when their franchise quarterback wasn't...
The Detroit Lions lost starting QB Matthew Stafford to injury Sunday, but they are trying to keep his status hush-hush for this week’s game against the Vikings.
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t have any comments on the results of Mathew Stafford’s MRI. He said he’ll make a determination on his status by Friday.
At this point I think Stafford will be ready to go next week.
This game can only be described as crazy.Tennessee gave away an 11 point half-time lead, scored five touchdowns of 60 plus yards, scored 21 points straight to go back up, and gave up a 14 point lead in the final 18 seconds of the game.Detroit was able to survive long scoring droughts, Matthew Stafford getting injured in the final two minutes of the game, and having the Titans score...
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Matthew Stafford QB, Detroit Lions:
As if a 1-2 start wasn’t bad enough for the Detroit Lions, their biggest concern now might be the health of Matthew Stafford. Stafford left the game with just over a minute left in the 4th quarter, after getting hit on a throw to Brandon Pettigrew. What made the injury more interesting...
The game went from unusual to kind of weird to very, very bizarre. Emotions ranged from desperation to elation and finally, for the Detroit Lions, complete exasperation.
This was just not normal for the NFL.
The Lions scored two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of the fourth quarter, only to lose 44-41 Sunday to the Tennessee Titans on a failed quarterback sneak on fourth-and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, and the Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth-and-1 at the Tennessee 7 to finally pull out a 44-41 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The Titans (1-2) blew a 20-9 halftime lead in a crazy game featuring big plays, scoring swings and some suspect officiating. Detroit scored 18 straight...
For the Detroit Lions, in a need of a game to get right, and the Tennessee Titans, in need of a strong showing before they lose control of their season, Sunday’s game has a lot of importance. The Lions do not want to be 1-2, and the Titans definitely do not want to be 0-3. However, while this looks like a game the Lions can dominate they cannot afford to play down to their competition...
Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, and the
Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth-and-1 at the
Tennessee 7 to finally pull out a 44-41 win over the Detroit Lions