Lions Finally Win One

Posted on January 8, 2022 by


Would the Detroit Lions win a single game this season?

Fans asked this question the whole season, especially when the Lions would be up by a few points in a game and then ending up losing it. 

With a record of 0-11-1, the Lions looked like they were on their way to a winless season with only a few games left, and it wasn’t going to be easy to redeem themselves. They have had several heartbreaks when, with seconds left before the game ends, the other teams end up throwing a miracle pass and scoring to win.

In week thirteen, the only team without a win was the Lions, and they were playing against the Minnesota Vikings, who also had a lot of heartbreaking games and wanted to win the game so they could be (6-6).

“But the Vikings [were] shorthanded as well, with no Dalvin Cook, Christian Darrisaw, or Danielle Hunter, not to mention five defensive starters who [were] uncertain to play on Sunday,” Will Ragatz said.

With the Vikings down some of their starters, the Lions could pull off a win against them.

After the first quarter, the Vikings were leading 6-0, but the Lions had an answer for that, putting up twenty points in the second quarter and putting them up 20-6 going into halftime. Both teams scored in the third quarter, with the Vikings earning nine and the Lions three.

With a score of 23-15 going into the final quarter, it looked like the Lions were going to win, but the Vikings put up twelve points, making the score 27-23 Vikings.

With only being four seconds left in the game, the Lions needed a touchdown to win the game. They were at the eleven-yard line, and in the final play of the game, Jared Goff threw a pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown, who made the catch that helped the Lions win their first game of the 2021-2022 season.

After the game, Lions coach Dan Campbell had only one thing to say: “Winning feels good!”

This victory also pushed the Vikings farther down the rankings to 5-7.

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