NASHVILLE (WKZO) -- The Lions were defeated 44-41 Sunday in a game most experts thought they'd run away with. Prior to todays game the Titans were 30th in opponent rushing yards, 20th in opponent passing yards, 32nd in rushing, and 22nd in passing. With those numbers you'd think the Lions would have an easy outing but five 60+ yard touchdown plays for the Titans left all Lions fan with a sour taste in their mouth.
The main trends that the Lions have seemed to be going through this year, is their inconsistent first half play and costly penalties. Once again the Lions found themselves down 11 going into the locker room at the half. True to Detroit fashion they fought their way back and tied the game on a hail-mary that sent it to overtime, giving all Lions fans a sense of false hope.
In extra time the Lions were issued penalty after penalty, and the momentum shifted to the Titans. Regardless of every break the Titans received, the Lions held them to a 26 yard field goal. With Stafford injured, Shaun Hill drove the Lions down the field into Titans territory. On a 4th and 1 (In field goal range) Hill came up short on the conversion attempt and the Lions were defeated.
The Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday at 1:00pm