DETROIT If there's one play that symbolizes the Detroit Lions' 2012 season, it was Stefan Logan kneeling at his own 4-yard line with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter.
The Lions had just tackled Atlanta running back Michael Turner in the end zone for a safety, cutting the Falcons' lead to 31-18. Although they didn't have a lot of time, the Lions might have made it more interesting had Logan, who had no opposing player within 15 yards, tried to run the ensuing punt upfield.
"He thought he was in the end zone, and he didn't want to burn any clock," said Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who appeared completely dumbfounded on the sideline after the play. "It's a receiver's job to know where he is on the field. By doing that, we let Atlanta play prevent defense and run down the clock."
That was the nail in the coffin for the Lions, who fell to 4-11 and lost their seventh straight game.
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