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Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:48 pm
by bmw
Same penalty.
Twice.
Same player
Same blown call.
Same BS.

Ok, this one ranks right up there with Gallaraga being robbed of his no-hitter by Jim Joyce. Only difference is a lot more was on the line this time. The refs single-handedly moved Detroit from alone in first place to alone in last place in the division.

Seriously, how the hell do you blow that same call on the same player TWICE?

Lions fans ought to be livid over this. And don't give me that "field goals don't win games" nonsense. Detroit scored enough points to beat Green Bay. The refs gave Green Bay 10 free points.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:38 am
by fuzzpower
Even without the penalty, Crosby still could have kicked a field goal. It also doesn’t mean the Lions would have scored with the ball back. Stafford was his typical garbage self.

Play better, and this isn’t an issue.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:21 am
by MWmetalhead
Totally predictable ending. Stafford with an underwhelming second half on the road at Lambeau. Receivers dropping passes on crucial plays. The outcome of the game hanging on officiating calls thanks to the Lions inability to maintain leads.

This team isn't that good. Did the refs screw them last night? Yes, absolutely. Am I livid over it? Absolutely not. Give me a break. This is the LIONS we're talking about.

At the end of the season, we'll likely be talking about a team that misses the playoffs by a half game or one and a half games and everyone will be talking about the Arizona debacle + this game. Typical Lions!!!

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:08 am
by bmw
The first of the 2 bad calls against Flowers was the critical one - Detroit led by 9 and would have gotten off the field with a Rodgers sack. Detroit probably (not certainly, but probably) wins the game after that. So when the refs make a bad call that takes you from probably winning to maybe winning, and then ANOTHER call that takes you from maybe winning to definitely losing, you got robbed.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:35 am
by Honeyman
I'm with bmw. Sure they could have finished with TD's instead of FG's, but the Lions did what they were supposed to. They stopped the Packers drive and should have had the ball back up by 9 with about 9 left, and the referees gave the Packers another chance on a missed call. That was the big one. Then, they actually called it again. And both times, it was the umpire calling it from BEHIND THE PLAY. Calling hands to the face when you can't see the guys face seems fair?

The blatant pass interference call that wasn't called, the unecessary roughness call that wasn't.....the Lions were robbed last night.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 am
by Honeyman
Tony Dungy tweeted: “I’m not saying officials cost Lions the game. I’m saying three wrong calls and one obvious missed call in one half is not acceptable. Doesn’t matter who wins the game.” Tony Dorsey tweeted: “Refs are playing too big a part in the fate of games, man.”

Jack Del Rio cited four blown calls in Lions-Packers and tweeted: “Refs can’t guess and can’t get these wrong. Lions would’ve won by 2 scores.”

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:50 am
by lovinlife101
“Whaaaa! It’s not fair! It’s your fault! Whaaaaaa!”

You know where the whining is getting you today? NOWHERE!

Do you know where it will get you next week? NOWHERE!

Suck it up. Get over it. Stop blaming GM for all your plroblems. Get back to work. Put on a clean shirt. Sheesh.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 am
by bmw
lovinlife101 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:50 am
“Whaaaa! It’s not fair! It’s your fault! Whaaaaaa!”

You know where the whining is getting you today? NOWHERE!

Do you know where it will get you next week? NOWHERE!

Suck it up. Get over it. Stop blaming GM for all your plroblems. Get back to work. Put on a clean shirt. Sheesh.
I'm sure that's your opinion too when a bad cop gets acquitted in court, or not charged at all, correct?

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:58 am
by moldyoldie
I was yelling at the refs, "WHY DON'T YOU JUST HAND THEM THE GAME ON A FU-KING SILVER PLATTER AND STOP PLAYING THE GAME!"

I don't fu-king believe how the refs are determining the outcome of games! >:

As far as the Lions not scoring TDs and settling for FGs, those FGs were enough to win the game fercrissakes! "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!" You DON'T play to let overzealous incompetent refs determine the outcome! You play to let the players determine the outcome!

Would you SOLers say the same thing if the Tigers won 1-0 on a brilliant pitching performance? Would you say the Tigers should be scoring more runs? No, you wouldn't!

I am so disillusioned by the NFL right now I might be spending my Sundays working in the garden. Absolutely pathetic! >:

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:10 am
by bmw
Exactly. What difference does it make if Detroit is up 35-27 or up 22-13? It is size of the lead that matters, not the number of points scored.

Those 5 field goals were equal to 2 TD's and a 2-pt conversion. Would 2 TD's, a 2-point conversion, and 3 no-scores somehow be better than 5 field goals? Of course not.

I would also point out that Detroit either led or the game was tied for 59 minutes and 59 seconds. By any measure, that is a rock-solid performance. Not their fault that refs can't tell a face from a shoulder.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am
by craig11152
I didn't stay up to watch and haven't sought out any replays.
But in general I reject the argument that rather than blame the officials the team should just play better.
A team needs to play good enough to beat their opponent. They shouldn't have to also play good enough to overcome any number of bad calls. Even though that is "part of the game" fans have a right to bitch about it.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 am
by MWmetalhead
They gave up 450 yards of total offense to Green Bay. That normally isn't a performance worthy of a win.

Hilarious seeing some of you guys so bent out of shape over a go-nowhere, perennially doomed team.

The Lions have always been trash (in the modern era) and always will be.

That said, terrible officiating is indeed a gigantic issue league wide this year. Video replay review rules need to be changed, especially for fourth quarter plays.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:47 am
by lovinlife101
bmw wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:50 am
“Whaaaa! It’s not fair! It’s your fault! Whaaaaaa!”

You know where the whining is getting you today? NOWHERE!

Do you know where it will get you next week? NOWHERE!

Suck it up. Get over it. Stop blaming GM for all your plroblems. Get back to work. Put on a clean shirt. Sheesh.
I'm sure that's your opinion too when a bad cop gets acquitted in court, or not charged at all, correct?
“Bad cop” is redundant.

I don’t get bitter. I get better.

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:50 am
by lovinlife101
This just in! Lions win because of all your whining! You did it!

Great job!

😂

Re: Detroit Lions robbed

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm
by bmw
MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 am
They gave up 450 yards of total offense to Green Bay. That normally isn't a performance worthy of a win.
Nor is a minus 3 turnover ratio, which Green Bay had. You seem focused on stats where Detroit didn't perform well instead of on the stats that mattered - namely, those of a 9-point lead in the 4th quarter at the precise time the officials made a bad call that didn't let Detroit get off the field.

Also worth noting is that they hadn't yet given up 450 yards of offense when the refs gave Green Bay their 35 extra yards for a TD.
Hilarious seeing some of you guys so bent out of shape over a go-nowhere, perennially doomed team.
That is so not the point. Regardless of how bad or good a team is, they all deserve equal treatment from the officials. And most Lions fan know that for at least the past 20 years, Detroit more often than not gets the short end of the officiating stick.