The Lions dropped to 0-4 on the season as their fourth quarter comeback fell short in a 13-10 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle Monday night.
Receiver Calvin Johnson fumbled as he was heading for a potential game winning touchdown with less than 90 seconds left in the game, and the ball was batted out of the endzone by a Seattle player and ruled a touchback.
The defense had a solid game, sacking Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson six times and recovering three fumbles.
Caraun Reid returned a Wilson fumble 27-yards in the fourth to cut the lead to three points.
It was the lone touchdown for the Lions.
Matthew Stafford was 24 for 35, passing for 203 yards.
Tight end Eric Ebron, linebacker Travis Lewis, and defensive tackles Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker were all knocked out of the game with injuries.
The Lions host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.
There’s more controversy involving the Seahawks on “Monday Night Football.”
Late in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s 13-10 win over the Lions, the officials failed to penalize Seattle’s
K.J. Wright for intentionally batting the ball through the back of the end zone.
Wright knocked the ball through the back of the end zone for a touchback after Kam Chancellor stripped Calvin Johnson at the goal line.
A penalty for intentionally batting the ball out of bounds should have been called on Wright, which would’ve given possession back to the Lions at the half-yard line.
The Seahawks retained possession and held on for the win.
Seattle was also the site of the infamous “Fail Mary” play, in which replacement officials ruled that now-Lions wide receiver Golden Tate had possession on a game-ending touchdown catch in a 14-12 Seahawks win over the Packers.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports