Chiefs return Lions fumble for 100-yard touchdown

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Remember the officiating crew that prematurely blew the play dead when the Saints should have had a long touchdown return on a Rams fumble? That crew has learned its lesson.

Lions running back Kerryon Johnson fumbled at the goal line, but in the pileup, most of the players stopped, thinking Johnson was down. However, Chiefs defensive back Bashaud Breeland realized it was a fumble, picked it up and ran 100 yards to the other end zone for a touchdown.

This time, the officials let the play go. After review, Breeland’s touchdown stood. It was the same officiating crew that stopped the big play in the Saints-Rams game.

Close calls by the officials have not gone well for the Lions. Kenny Golladay had a touchdown pass called on the field but overturned on replay, and the officials also missed what appeared to be pass interference on the Chiefs, which should have given the Lions a long gain.

Despite that, the Lions are playing well against the Chiefs, keeping it competitive into the second half.

15 responses to “Chiefs return Lions fumble for 100-yard touchdown

  1. Clearly was not a catch by golladay people, he did not get control of the ball till he was already out of bounds.

  2. Here’s a case where the policy of letting the play go without blowing the whistle may have led to the wrong outcome. I’m not convinced it was a fumble. I saw no replay that clearly showed the ball loose before he was down. But the ruling on the field was a fumble so…

    Had the ruling on the field been that he was down – no fumble – then it probably would have withstood any review.

    Detroit got hosed.

  3. And the Lions D lays down in the 4th quarter yet again, for the 2nd time in four games!

    I thought Pattie was supposed to be a defensive coach? They’d be 4-0 if the D would have played the whole game in week 1 and again this week!

    What we learned: the Chiefs have off weeks and are beatable!

  4. The fumble return was a clear fumble. Both announcers and Mike Pereira all saw it as a great call by the refs and the replays showed it too.

  5. raiderbeer34 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    Every KC game you will see it rain yellow in favor of them. get use to it.
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    Nice story but the Chiefs led the league in penalties last year….

  6. A&J Grant says:
    The fumble return was a clear fumble. Both announcers and Mike Pereira all saw it as a great call by the refs and the replays showed it too.

    What about the non call face mask on Johnson?
    What about the non call PI on Johnson?
    What about the pathetic roughing call on Mahomes, that Stafford would never EVER have seen?

    All of those errors killed or extended drives to KC’s benefit. Did you notice any that benefited Detroit? Enlighten me.

  7. danglion says: “What about the non call face mask on Johnson?
    What about the non call PI on Johnson?
    What about the pathetic roughing call on Mahomes, that Stafford would never EVER have seen?”

    All of these are bitter points that have NOTHING to do with the correct fumble call. I know that the facemask should have been called, the same way that one called earlier on the Chiefs never should have been. PI calls are very touchy for every team, but sure, act like it is just happening to the Lions and the same for roughing the QB calls. Have you been watching the NFL or just Lions games?

  8. Thank god we don’t play the lions every year I can’t stand their whining fans. What a bunch of babies. Who knew …

  9. All of those errors killed or extended drives to KC’s benefit. Did you notice any that benefited Detroit? Enlighten me.
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    It couldn’t possibly be that your team just needed to play better. How many fumbles? Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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