The Detroit Lions suffered a controversial loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, as a touchdown catch by Golden Tate was overturned on review with eight seconds left. And due to the review, there was a mandatory 10-second runoff that ended the game.
Here’s the play.
After the loss, NFL rules expert Dean Blandino explained the rationale for the runoff that ended the game.
But the Lions weren’t about to take that lying down, as they fired back on Twitter.
And they came to the fight with evidence from last season that it is possible for a team to get down the field and snap the ball in less than 10 seconds.
This was the only thing that went right for the Lions on Sunday, as even their postgame meal went up in flames after the heartbreaking loss to Atlanta.
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