Detroit Lions Loss To Chicago Bears Calvin Johnson’s Fault, Not Referees

September 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Calvin Johnson lost Sunday's game for the Detroit Lions, not the referees.
Fans are outraged at the outcome of Sunday's game between the Lions and the Chicago Bears, and it isn't a big surprise. A rule—one that no one seems to fully understand—became important at the worst possible moment for the Bears and their fans.
Honestly, any win or a loss in the NFL is difficult to pin on one single person, event, or decision. Surely September 12, 2010 at Soldier Field is no different.
Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will (read: should) shoulder some blame for play calling seen as too conservative. Also, the four-minute drill at the end of the game was poorly executed resulting in a three-and-out with little time off the clock.
On the other side of the ball, the defense played extremely well but made big mistakes leading to long touchdowns. Any number of things could've gone better for the Lions on Sunday.
Yet, fans would like to pin this loss ...

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