Jim Schwartz throwing an unlawful venture flag it used to be no longer, however Dan Campbell made a questionable coaching resolution in his first Thanksgiving sport Thursday that helped send the Detroit Lions to one other gut-wrenching loss.
Campbell took a 5-yard penalty for calling support-to-support timeouts with 1: 54 to play after a defensive miscommunication left his secondary vulnerable on a key third-and-9.
The Bears transformed on third-and-4 after the penalty, and Cairo Santos made the sport-winning 28-yard self-discipline aim as time expired to present the Chicago Bears a 16-14 grab over the Lions at Ford Self-discipline.
“Clearly that you just would per chance per chance per chance’t attain that, however we accumulate miscommunication,” Campbell said. “Half of of our secondary had one name, half had the opposite and so — yeah, banged a timeout.”
The Lions took a 14-13 lead leisurely in the third quarter, however allowed the Bears (4-7) to enact the sport with an 18-play, 69-yard drive that ran the final 8 minutes, 30 seconds off the clock.
The Lions stopped David Sir Bernard Law on a 1-yard bustle on the fundamental play after the two-minute warning, then took a timeout with 1: 54 left.
They crowded the line of scrimmage with eight defenders and no deep security on the next play, then checked to a Quilt 2 defense, the save two safeties accumulate been presupposed to be a closing line of defense.
With gamers scrambling to gather in the right dispute as Andy Dalton known as for the snap, both Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn started signaling wildly for one other timeout.
“No longer all people obtained it,” linebacker Alex Anzalone said. “We accumulate been in Quilt 0. They went into max pro(tection), then we went to Quilt 2 and no longer all people obtained it and I guess Dan thought it used to be higher to select the 5 yards than let up a touchdown. It’s in fact a tidy play, tidy name on his phase.”
Dalton threw whole to Damiere Byrd for 7 yards on third-and-4 after the penalty, then took three knees sooner than Santos came on for his third self-discipline aim of the sport.
Campbell lamented missed opportunities after the sport — the Lions accumulate been penalized 10 times for 67 yards — however stood by his resolution.
“It’s a name and it’s obtained in overall a take a look at on it to what they’re going to attain and what they line up in offensively, is what took place,” he said. “We had half in a single name, half in a single other, so the fundamental ingredient in my head is, ‘Nicely, we’ve obtained a blown protection and they’re about to receive a touchdown,’ so I attain it, which that you just would per chance per chance per chance also’t attain, and now it’s a penalty. But I do know that if he threw it out in the flat, that used to be about to be a touchdown, so can’t attain it.”
The Lions, 0-10-1 and the most consuming winless team in the NFL, accumulate misplaced on closing-second self-discipline dreams three times this season. Justin Tucker hit an NFL-sage 66-yarder to present the Baltimore Ravens a 19-17 grab over the Lions at Ford Self-discipline in Week 3, and Greg Joseph made a profession-long 54-yarder to present the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 grab over the Lions two weeks later.
The Lions accumulate no longer obtained a sport since Dec. 6, 2020, as soon as they beat the Bears in Darrell Bevell’s first sport as intervening time head coach. They play their next sport Dec. 5, against the Vikings at Ford Self-discipline.
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“It’s annoying, and it’s emotional, 100%,” left model out Taylor Decker said. “All the work that we save into it, being competitive with in fact correct groups, it hurts. It hurts. But you don’t want to transfer numb to that and then think that you just’re no longer doing it for the rest because then you definately’re going to be available in the market and likewise you’re going to be hopeless. I do know I’ve said it a million times, I want to ogle Detroit be a winner. God, we’ve been so shut, so many video games, however shut isn’t correct ample, and that’s correct the truth.”
Jared Goff, making his return from a strained indirect, performed 12 straight passes to open up the sport and carried out 21-for-25 for 171 yards with two touchdowns.
He opened the scoring with a 39-yard touchdown fade to Josh Reynolds, his old teammate with the Los Angeles Rams, on the Lions’ first possession, and gave the Lions a 14-13 lead leisurely in the third quarter with a 17-yard touchdown fade to T.J. Hockenson.
D’Andre Swift, coming off support-to-support 130-yard speeding video games, left with a shoulder pain in the fundamental half and carried out with three carries for zero yards.
The Lions committed penalties on three consecutive plays twice Thursday, including as soon as in the fundamental half, when two mistaken begins and a retaining penalty knocked them out of self-discipline aim fluctuate and left them in first-and-30 from midfield.
The Bears took a 10-7 lead on the next possession, when Darnell Mooney beat fill-in nickel support Will Harris for a 52-yard be triumphant in on first down, and Dalton adopted with a 17-yard touchdown fade to a huge delivery Jimmy Graham.
Dalton, beginning moderately than injured Bears rookie Justin Fields, performed 24 of 39 passes for 317 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Mooney added 5 catches for 123 yards for the Bears, who entered Thursday closing in the NFL in passing offense at 155.8 yards per sport.
“You are going to also should always uncover how no longer to lose and it’s one thing that we’ve had a demanding time doing clearly, particularly in these shut video games,” Goff said. “How attain you pick care of the football leisurely in the sport? How attain you scheme stops on defense? How attain you transfer the ball efficiently later in the sport and no longer pain yourself? For me, how attain I cease in the pocket and no longer let these guys gather moved off my dispute and allow a retaining name there in some situations? It’s minute things esteem that, that the right groups attain and attain consistently and one thing we’re working in the direction of, one thing we’re on our technique to I mediate. But it no doubt’s one thing that we’re working in the direction of.”