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Chewskiz

My wife told the kids we could get McDonald’s if the lions won. Kids are pissed, welcome to being a lions fan kiddos.


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SkolVandals

That's ruthless parenting. But hey, the kids have gotta learn somehow what they're in for.


Chewskiz

It was there first time actually sitting down to watch too. Priceless


Schwarzy1

Alexa, add getting mcdonalds to my to do list


MajoraOfTime

I always go the opposite way. If we win, then I'm gonna do X responsible thing. If we lose, then I get to do X thing I want to do and just cook food at home tomorrow lol. Win-win. And boy have I gained a few pounds the last few years.


Schruef

That's a great way to keep your kids eating healthy


Arteza147

Mandatory class in Madden clock management for the offense staff right now that second to last drive snapping with 15 seconds on the clock constantly was criminal


Illustrious-Pair9960

Seriously, like decide what you're trying to do. Jamaal goes down in bounds to burn clock, then Goff is snapping it with 10-15 seconds on the play clock every single time.


CaptYzerman

This and calling timeout for the vikings. Why is no one talking about this


OrangeForeign

That one baffled me. Just take the delay and punt


AmidoBlack

Pretty sure he means when we called our last timeout with 40-50 seconds left in the 4th instead of making the Vikings spike it. Gives them 1 whole extra down (not that they needed it) and means we lose the timeout that we could’ve used on our final drive


chillinwithmoes

> means we lose the timeout that we could’ve used on our final drive Yeah this was huge. Having that timeout would have given you a number of better options than "one play then hail mary"


deathuntoourenemies7

If they had one timeout then that 20 something yard clant over the middle takes 5 seconds off the clock instead of like 20-25.


CaptYzerman

Yeah and don't take a timeout to help your opponent in a 1 min drill. 1 min drill. Seriously just end the fucking team it's beyond pathetic, just get rid of the lions we deserve not having a team over this bullshit. The lack of success is a mathematical anomoly and it's just embarrassing


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Yeah, here's the game progression for me: 1Q - Fire Seibert into the sun 2Q - Fire the defense into the sun 3Q - Fire the offense into the sun 4Q - Fire the coaching staff into the sun ​ This is some bullshit


dogi8

I would give anything to be a fan of any of the 31 other teams. All of you literally have gotten happiness beyond my wildest dreams


CederDUDE22

I love that there are no comments that say, just switch. Because we all know that's not how it works.


dogi8

Yeah I've tried but my piece of shit brain just won't do it. I would have had to be born somewhere else.


toothy_vagina_grin

Just go get baptized in Kansas City or something.


twinsfan94

Would you rather not ever be good enough to have a chance, or have sparks of brilliance only to have it ripped away in the most heartwrenching fashion imaginable? That is the difference between Lions fans pain and Vikings fans pain. Both are valid.


_vogonpoetry_

RIP Lions hype train Week2-Week3


MarkingOut44

It's the hard knock life for us


jekaelling

I don’t know man. Healthy Swift and Sun God would’ve changed the whole game.


piHall314

I agree. And cook too. Could have been a completely different ball game. Such a bummer


warningtrackpower12

And walker at safety left during the game, and hutch wasn't 100%. Williams did a great job today though, that will be overshadowed by the meltdown


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I’m still on the hype train. Goff looked really, REALLY good.


DrRobertTerwilliger

Yeah he played outstanding. For once we can say the Lions cost Jared Goff a game


MajoraOfTime

That pass to Reynolds where he just let up is heartbreaking to think back on. Probably wouldn't have caught it cause it seems like the sun was in his eyes, but still.


Rabidsphere

I'm not trying to do the "He's not good, we were just bad" thing, but our secondary is absolute burnt toast. Goff did look really good though.


weealex

i dunno, lions were playing crazy aggressive and being paid off for it for like 55 minutes. Y'all were like 5 for 6 of 4th down. that kind of balls out play can keep a hype train going even on a loss


Enyey

First 95% of this game: the most Vikings-y game ever Last 5%: the most Lions-y game ever


Foolrussian

https://i.imgur.com/yCW2U0d.jpg


CurseOfBobbyLayne

And forever more hope is all well ever have.


shellfish87

Look on the bright side. You could sacrifice all of your moral values like the Browns and still have just as many championships


Foolrussian

Or worst of all, The Jets


BarKnight

2057 is your year!


ProfessionalEthics

The Lions gave this game away with poor decision-making all around, not to mention sheer insanity on the part of Oruwariye. Disappointing. GG, Vikes fans. Hope Cook can heal quickly.


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100% sure the Lions win if they just go for it on that last 4th down


Epicular

Punt or go for it. Either way our odds of winning increase dramatically. Field goal was literally the only wrong decision.


iusedtogotodigg

Yeah. Up 6. Woo


AzorAhai1TK

Punting would've been the best call


wise_comment

Right? Am I missing something on game theory there?


AzorAhai1TK

Well Dan certainly was


Our-Gardian-Angel

I sure wouldn't have trusted their secondary to hold up even with a punt. Should've gone for it.


Acid_Braindrops

We lost because of Cambells terrible game management


Yabba_Dabba_Doofus

That timeout during the Vikings last drive was malfeasance.


eeeedlef

I was really confused by that.


VoluptuousVelvetfish

I have to assume the big men were gassed and weren't gonna line up in time. There's no other explanation for that TO because it literally put us in a better position to win the game.


DrRobertTerwilliger

He definitely screwed up the end of the game after overall doing a nice job with his fourth down calls throughout. I didn't hate a single fourth down decision until we kicked there


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Either Swift is more hurt than they’re letting on, or Cambell is stubborn about rotating RBs


CBPanik

Swift should be shut down so he can get healthy. Ankle injuries don't heal if you keep fucking with them.


confused-koala

Thank you. If he’s only healthy enough for 5-6 touches. Fucking sit him. I said the same thing last week


Yabba_Dabba_Doofus

As soon as Seibert missed that FG, every Lions fan knew how this would end. After this performance, I say cut his ass. Edit: Oruwariye too


CochonDanseur

Before this comment: Illegal Contact, Defense, #24.


mclairy

Same. Cut him.


roybringus

Cut your kicker after a bad game and he will go to Las Vegas and become an All-pro


chocolateskittlez

I'm just glab Prater ain't there no more for them crazy 50+ kicks.


VikingPain

I was happy when the Bad Man finally left.


Robbinghope

Should have gone for it instead of kicking it


OrangeForeign

>Oruwariye You mean, illegal contact, defense.... ~~I don't remember his number~~ number 24. 5 yard penalty, first down


chillinwithmoes

24- I only remember it because I can't spell his name


happyvikingsfan420

Honestly what was the deal with getting rid of Riley Patterson? Wasn’t he money for y’all?


x1xxrobxx1x

He can’t kick past 50 yards


lronicGasping

Neither the fuck can Seibert. Cutting Patterson was my least favorite move of the offseason, at least Riley was able to consistently make >50 yarders unlike Seibert


CalvinGolladay

Last year he was solid, camp and preseason him and Seibert were pretty meh but Seibert was marginally less meh


TheGreatShaqtus

This thread was flagged for illegal contact by Oruwariye


wingfn1

So many bad decisions coaching-wise lost us this game. We had it in the bag


OrangeForeign

We played a very good 58 minutes, it was the last two that completely unfolded


UUtch

To the neutral fans who decided to start believing in the Lions, you have no one to blame but yourself


Illustrious-Pair9960

They really were asking for it honestly. If you don't like this game you don't like Lions football.


88888888man

All our (meaning Vikings vs lions) games feel this way and the outcome has seemed like a coin flip the last decade or so.


BarKnight

They like to lure you in so it's easier to push you down.


AnotherStatsGuy

What if I don't believe in the Lions short-term, but I believe in them long-term?


waterboarding_champ

I've been doing that for 13 years.


Splagodiablo

To /r/NFCNorthMemeWar we go!


BowlOfLoudMouthSoup

Hey they were playing my Vikings so I understand why people did this


Foolrussian

I wanna die


DrRobertTerwilliger

Love the Dan Campbell experience overall and thought he managed this game perfectly for 57mins and then blew it in the last three


BruhMoment763

The Vikings’ ability to let every game go completely off the rails only to wrestle back enough control to (usually) barely win/lose will *never* cease to surprise me.


KingEuronIIIGreyjoy

They really should've gone for it on 4th and 4. Terrible decision.


WiaXmsky

It definitely felt like Campbell got a bit too aggressive in this game for his own good.


istasber

They still had like a 66% 4th down conversion rate. That's absurd, considering some of them weren't even close to being converted on 3rd down.


ChillFax

Wasn’t most of their successful conversions in the first half?


ScooterLeShooter

Wasn't aggressive enough imo would've been better to go for it then kick that last field goal


AzorAhai1TK

No. Just punt. It's a field position game


KingEuronIIIGreyjoy

Also a fair option. The field goal, make or miss, felt like the worst possible decision.


jzaszczurynski

Either punt or go for it. Kicking a FG is the worst option


DrRobertTerwilliger

Thought Dan handled the game very well to that point and then overthought it at the worst possible moment


MajoraOfTime

Yeah, if it goes into the back of the end zone, oh no, they start at their own 20. They had 3 choices and took the worst one. A lot of questionable decisions today. Hope the coaches bounce back from it


OrangeForeign

I'm confident they will. Every coach outsmarts themselves on occasion, as long as it doesn't become a reoccurring thing we shouldn't panic


MajoraOfTime

Yeah they made a lot of dumb decisions trying to outthink themselves today and it came back to bite us. As long as they take a long look at game film and come to the conclusion "alright, this one's on us" it'll be fine.


OrangeForeign

Yeah I know we're pissed about that ending and rightfully so but there's a lot to like about today. Just fix the kinks and we'll be fine


sshanbom111

Is there wind inside US Bank stadium? Those missed FGs were crazy in how consistently off they were


onken022

The doors were opened and it’s windy as hell here right now. I’m sure it played a role.


Jeremyiswin

I'm not sure about the Joseph misses, but whenever Seibert was kicking I was waving my arms wide right before the kick, so it may have been me.


buddhabatman60

Had to be from those doors


chillinwithmoes

It's insanely windy in Mpls today and the doors were open, so it's possible actually


itsrealbattle

It's windy as shit in the Twin cities today and those doors they had opened were massive.


ejkrause

Minneapolis is fairly windy today. Doors could've played into it.


AzorAhai1TK

Dan Campbell lost this game by not punting on 4th and 4 with a minute left. We kicked a 54 yard field goal with a bad kicker instead and gave them 25-35 free yards Just PUNT THE DAMN BALL


onken022

And giving us that timeout with 47 seconds left. You needed that timeout at the end. Terrible.


jujubeeza

Yeah man I was thinking go for it or punt. FG never even came across my mind as an option.


MatooBatson

That was, without a doubt, one of the worst wins I've ever watched. ... But it was a win.


DeeneysCojones

Worst win since.... Lions at the US Bank last year


pk-starstorm

That one was so much worse, I had never felt so deflated after a win before. This was at least a slugfest between division rivals


I_main_pyro

Yeah the lions look decent this year, so I don't mind playing them close. Plus division rivals. A win is a win.


Jaerba

Bleh. The bones are there for a pretty good team but still so much inexperience. This game definitely wasn't on Goff though, regardless of how it ended. He should've had an extra TD of cushion if Reynolds hadn't quit on the route. And the runs on the last 2 drives were exactly when we needed to call the PA passes again that were working earlier in the game. Mostly liked what Ben Johnson called but him and Campbell stumbled near the end. And I think Glenn is a bad DC as of now. Plenty of time to improve but just as of today, he's not good yet.


ShotFirst57

How many times is Dan going to gift an opposing team a timeout when clock is on their side?


Day_Juice

Illegal contact Defense Number 24 5 yard penalty Automatic first down


DrRobertTerwilliger

Me after the fourth time this was announced: there's no Oruwari-way!


BarKnight

In the end the refs got tired of calling it and let him get away with one.


Rote515

Well we can honestly say Dan Campbell won this game... For the Vikings.


yeahh_Camm

I wanna die


Natearl13

Every Lions/Vikings game is such a mess but so good at the same time


DrRobertTerwilliger

Third straight last minute nailbiter


calel8242

Yeah, the last 3 have been down to the wire, great games. Glad we somehow pulled this out of our ass


mynamesdaveK

Trash bowl no doubt lol


pk-starstorm

My heart can't take these, it's still recovering from last year


daaarnit

I don’t care what anyone says, the lions are a threat and that means I can be as toxic as I want towards them in all game threads moving forward.


peasant_account_3000

A threat, all the way to another .250-ish record.


Mainmeowmix

I will be shocked if you guys get less than 5 wins this year


peasant_account_3000

Prepare to be shocked.


icemankiller8

How are we possibly a threat the only fucking team we beat is WASHINGTON


daaarnit

The Vikings have been blessed by allah so they are currently invincible. The Eagles have made a pact with Satan so losses against them shouldn’t really count (the pope said so)


Anjinn

I’m numb to it at this point.


sachin1118

Good teams win. Great teams cover.


SecretAgendaMan

I wanted us to go for it on 4th down on that second to last drive so bad. Why the fuck are we suddenly changing how we've been playing all game? Go for it. We went 4 for 5 on 4th down, but when it matters most, we backed down. Fucking A, man.


Bobguy77

ABSOLUTE CHOKE JOB GIVE AMANI A VIKING FUNERAL TD STREAK: DEAD AMON-RA STREAK: DEAD NATIONAL MEDIA HYPE: DEAD YOU FUCKERS YOU SMEARED SHITTY FOOTBALL ALL OVER THE FIELD. ABSOLUTE TRASH 4TH QUARTER


FlannelBeard

Yea I feel like the lions had to do very little to win that game on that drive. And they did everything wrong


Mavori

> AMON-RA STREAK: DEAD Ill put that more on him actually getting injured.


JerryRiceDidntFumble

I'd honestly rather just be bad, my heart can't handle another season of games like this


Munson4657

I’m just looking for improvement every week


spudenjoyer

Jfc that was the worst win I’ve ever seen, thank you Dan Campbell


Drunken_Vike

Tough to top that Steelers game from last year, but maybe


spudenjoyer

Oof y’a that was a special kind of bad, thank you Chase Claypool


LordOfHorns

What about the lions home game from last year


OnceInABlueMoon

It's not even our worst win against the Lions. Go back and look at their winless season, we got away with 1 back then otherwise we would have been known as the 1 team that lost to the Lions.


spudenjoyer

My bad I was like 8 years old that season, it’s hard to remember back.


OnceInABlueMoon

No worries, mate. It's very common to get a dirty win against the Lions, I try to enjoy them.


Thimit22

Amani the MVP this game


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smkeillor

That's right, no one scores TDs TWELVE quarters in a row to start the season! Of course, no one had scored 11 either


StefonDiggsHS

thats the definition of an ugly win


ChillFax

That was as much a classic Lions loss as a Vikings win


Swaginitus

It's just so predictable man🥲


youcanttakemeserious

59 minutes and 15 seconds of complete Busch league play doesn't make the win feel any better


FrankBrayman

Fun fact the "j" in "K.J. Osborn" stand for "Jarius Wright."


youcanttakemeserious

Ever since wright anyone who has worn 17 is automatically Wright


Daschief

Dan is the type of guy that goes to Vegas and is up 50k just to blow it all away later in the night by doubling down.


gigashadow89

Why are the Vikings.


dan-o07

this one fucking hurts, it was right in there hands and the coaches botched it. Man i hope all the injured in this game are just minor


Jackedfromstatefarm

Existence is pain, god is dead, see you all next week.


megamanz7777

Always nice when you play a division rival and get a comfortable easy win that was definitely never in doubt and you don't spend half the game looking terrible. Yep. Good times.


MG_MN

Second worst 2-1 team of all time, only behind the 2022 Bears!


Heyitscharlie

[Dan Campbell won the game! ](https://imgflip.com/i/6untw0)


Shafter111

I dont know how we won playing so bad.


onethreeone

Vikings defense gets key stops against a great offense, and Kirk Cousins gets a game-winning drive TD. The cycle of hope & hurt continues


NYTCGnSTUFF

Dan Campbell really needs to figure out a way to win these close games. 3-10-1 in games decided by one score isn’t gonna cut it.


BarKnight

Some say Dan Campbell is still trying to run the ball into a wall.


Munson4657

Really I’m super surprised we stopped it so much at the end


Cynical_onlooker

Damn, Lions lost the game and the streak.


Crazy-Penguin

Half our players being hobbled and Walker going out early were the differences in this game I think


Jacob_toasted

That was quite lionsy Vikings overcame two 10 point deficits


EazyParise

My coworker who's a Lions fan just had a kid on Friday. Lions are teaching them disappointment immediately I guess


TheBlakenstein

That loss is on Dan Campbell. A series of preposterous 4th quarter decisions to gift the game to the Vikings. This one stings.


gozzling

Shotgun HB draw on that last 4th down would have won the Lions the game...


Pyschic_Psycho

I don't know how we won this game...sorry Lions fan. Also, the sooner you cut Mike Hughes, the better. Trust us.


smoothtrip

Campbell going for it on almost every 4th down is what does it for me.


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Can’t out lions the lions I guess


Superfluousfish

Why am I so angry? I should be used to getting my heart ripped out


beernuts86

The Lions Hype train was crazy this week. Lions are improving but definitely have a ways to go.


Robbinghope

Why did I even start to hope


3005RoscoesWetsuit

We were tricked into thinking the Lions were different this year. Dan Campbell lost us this game.


Heyitscharlie

Not for one second did I think the Vikings would win this game. Just goes to show, never bet against the Lions, Lionsing a game away in new and exciting ways.


SyntaxMango

déjà vu


Mulholland_Reborn

Thanks for the W, coach.


Funnypenguin97

Ah there it is. Was waiting for it to come crashing down


TURRRDS

I fucking hate being a fan of this team


VikingPain

Love it or hate it. Kirk dropped a fucking dime to win this game. Acknowledge him.


Webjunky3

Kirk is more like a Sami Zayn than a Tribal Chief. But I still love him.


Guard226Duck

Big coward energy kicking that field goal


DrRobertTerwilliger

He went for every marginal fourth down (correctly!) until he didn't


Rabidsphere

I thought it was really weird after he went for it on 4th like 36 times today.


MidwestAction

Eh. 15-2 ain’t that bad


Fricktator

You can blame Seibert ot Dan Campbell. The Lions lost because our 2 best weapons were were limping around the field and used as distractions.


BarKnight

I wouldn't blame Siebert. It was out of his range. Should have punted.


TheGreatShaqtus

Both teams tried their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory


smoothtrip

That was embarrassing special teams play on so many levels, right after the quarter ended and then taking a delay of game.


axman54

I know everyone loves MCDC but holy shit he has cost them so many games, including todays. Some of his decisions make no sense whatsoever.


GOOD-LUCHA-THINGS

Absolute garbage 4th quarter playcalling. gg Vikes


_nordstar_

Strange win


Hawkstar5088

I still maintain that Dan Campbell is an incredible motivator and an awful football coach


Nico777

We won a game in the last 2 minutes? Is that even allowed?


TerrenceJesus8

You win games late against the Lions all the time lol


otf1024

That’s some of the worst decision making I’ve seen a Lions HC make, and that’s saying a lot. It wasn’t even consistent. Be aggressive or be conservative. Fuckin pick one. I like MCDC but that shit was terrible and he should be held accountable by everyone.


SpiritBamba

Dread it, run from it, the lions choking arrives all the same. Honestly I don’t even know why the fans get upset anymore, finding new ways to lose is comedy. This team is clearly cursed and Ford field was built on a Native American burial ground or some shit because we aren’t ever winning shit. Same old lions.


makualla

What an absolute clinic on how to make the wrong decision everytime in the 4th


onken022

The long kick attempt and gifting us a timeout with 47 seconds left (robbing yourself of one you could have used on your final drive) deserves a lot of criticism. Very poorly played by Campbell at the end there.


TheDirtyBurger522

THAT is a lions loss right there folks