Lions overcome Dan Campbell’s dubious call to stun Vikings to first win
Dan Campbell nearly blew the Lions’ chances of beating Vikings in Week 13. Detroit had been leading for most of Sunday’s game but it faltered in the final minutes after a decision. questionable judgment of Campbell’s coach.
The Lions led 23-21 with 4:08 left in the fourth inning. Detroit was facing 4 and 1 on the 28th when Campbell called out of time.
Campbell then made a bold call: The Lions would try. They tried acting with Jared Goff. It didn’t work and he missed the chance.
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“I feel like I need to be a little more aggressive today just knowing the nature of their offense,” Campbell told reporters after the game. “I feel like we can get there. It didn’t work out.”
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The defeat in this game created a great position for the Vikings at Detroit 21. Minnesota was almost certain to take the lead. At least it should be able to kick a short target to take a one-point lead.
The Vikings took the lead with 1:50 remaining when Kirk Cousins found Justin Jefferson to open the scoring in the back of the field for the third and third goal.
Vikings rose 27-23, but Campbell pointed to a positive.
“At least we can make sure we get the ball back,” he said.
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However, it seems unlikely that the Lions will surpass the Vikings. After all, Detroit doesn’t have a timeout, and it has been unsuccessful in previous attempts to close games.
But Leos surprise many people on Sunday. They were able to deliver a winning game led by Goff.
It came last play, day 14 of the drive. Goff finds Amon-Ra St. Brown on an 11-yard touchdown when time expired.
That win ensures that the Lions won’t be the first NFL team not to win in a 17-game season. It also helped pardon Campbell, who would have faced criticism from a lot of people for his aggressive play that resulted in the team’s 11th loss and 12th game without a win.