What went wrong for Detroit Lions in OT loss to Seattle Seahawks
The noise level generated at Ford Field Sunday by the Detroit Lions’ cheering fans didn’t seem to bother the Seattle Seahawks.
Neither did the Lions’ pass rush.
What seemed like an ideal scenario for the Lions to take another step forward ended in disappointment with a 37-31 loss to the Seahawks in overtime.
The Seahawks won the coin toss and took the ball to start overtime. They methodically marched 75 yards in nine plays to the winning score – a six-yard pass from quarterback Geno Smith to wide receiver Tyler Lockett.
Under NFL overtime rules, the game was over, and the Lions did not get a chance to retaliate.
“It’s kind of always the worst-case scenario as a quarterback,” Lions quarterback Jared Goff said of the ending. “You get to overtime, you lose the (coin) toss, unfortunately, you don’t get to touch the ball.”
This week’s Monday Countdown looks at the plays that hurt the Lions, and how they failed to stack another win to go with the franchise-energizing win over the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on national TV in their opening game.
There’s also takeaways on offense, defense and special teams, what’s trending and the bottom line.
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