The Lions are doing everything they can to hang around.
They’re getting some help from the officials, but got a huge scare as they were making things close.
Stafford’s legs were rolled on by a Vikings defender after the launched the touchdown, and he walked gingerly off the field. They re-taped his right ankle on the sidelines.
The Vikings opened the second half with the kind of drive that can crush spirits, running four times for 75 yards and an immediate touchdown and a 27-10 lead.
It appeared the Lions responded with a touchdown of their own, but they dragged their feet getting the extra point up and it might have cost them.
Darren Fells‘ reception was initially ruled a touchdown, but with the Lions slow to kick the ensuing extra point, the play was reviewed and reversed (correctly) since Fells pinned the ball against the ground as he was trying to control it.