The Lions won’t be the primary crew in NFL historical past to lose 17 video games. Detroit managed to flee Pittsburgh with a tie in additional time however stay winless on the season at 0–8–1.
It was an unpleasant sport all through and it ended in the identical trend. Each groups entered additional time tied at 16 and neither might get something going. The Steelers had been with out quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after he examined optimistic for COVID-19 and Lions signal-caller Jared Goff struggled all through the day and completed with solely 114 passing yards.
Detroit had an opportunity to get the walk-off win through a 48-yard area purpose, however kicker Ryan Santoso was brief amid frigid circumstances.
With additional time about to run out, the Steelers had been about to enter area purpose vary when catastrophe struck. Tight finish Pat Freiermuth caught a go for a brief acquire however fumbled it and Detroit recovered to seal the tie with lower than 10 seconds to go.
Detroit has had one of the crucial heartbreaking seasons in current reminiscence. Earlier than Sunday’s tie, the Lions misplaced two video games in unbelievable trend. Justin Tucker nailed an unimaginable 66-yard area purpose for a walk-off win in Week 3 and Vikings kicker Greg Joseph did the identical from 54 yards simply two video games later. However after struggling their worst lack of the season—a 44-6 house blowout in opposition to the Eagles—in Week 8, the Lions emerged from their bye and confirmed a little bit of progress. They in all probability will not be happy, however they need to really feel some reduction.
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