ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Dominic Raiola has played 12 years in the NFL and never had anything happen to him like the ending in Detroit Lions 44-41 overtime loss Sunday at Tennessee.
With fourth-and-inches at the Titans 7-yard line, the Lions wanted to try to draw the defense off-sides before having to settle for a game-tying field goal. The only thing that could turn it into a disaster is if one player -- the center -- didnt get the call right and snapped the ball.
And thats exactly what happened.
Raiola was so distraught that he couldnt talk about it immediately after the game when approached by reporters in the Lions locker room.
He finally did address the topic Monday afternoon.
It still hurts, Raiola said. Its still fresh. I let a lot of people down. Thats the way I take it.
Quarterback Shaun Hill ended up losing yardage on the play, sending the Lions home with their second straight loss.
It was a demoralizing finish for a team that had scored on a Hail Mary pass on the final...