The loss dropped the Lions to 0-5 for the first time since 2015 and culminated with a sequence of events eerily similar to the Lions’ 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens two weeks earlier. The Lions rallied to take a late lead in that game, only to give up a big pass play against a three-man rush and lose on Justin Tucker’s record-setting 66-yard field goal.
The year just keeps getting more and more depressing as a Detroit Lions fan as they lose another heart breaker. Somebody I know picked the Lions to beat The Vikings by 7.
“When you see your players give all that they have and you lose that way, it’s tough,” Campbell said, his voice cracking with emotion. “You don’t want that for them, but we’ll be better for it. And there again, credit Minnesota, but we made the one mistake that cost us. And so ultimately, we didn’t do enough to win. But I was proud of them, and I love the fight that they have in them. And I love the grit
The Lions have not lacked for fight or grit this season, and showed plenty of both in Sunday’s gut-wrenching defeat.
Trailing 16-6 after a missed Joseph field goal with 3:17 to play, the Lions pulled within seven on Austin Seibert’s 40-yard field goal just before the two-minute warning, then earned one final possession when Jalen Reeves-Maybin ripped a fumble out of Alexander Mattison’s hands with the Vikings trying to kill the clock.