Lions One Step Closer To Ignominity, Immortality

As PRO FOOTBALL TALK noted earlier, today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings represented the Detroit Lions’ last, best hope for a win this season. And it’s true; Minnesota lost starting QB Gus Frerotte midway through the game, and Detroit led at the ends of the first, second, and third quarters.

Visanthe Shiancoe

But it’s who leads at the end of four quarters that truly matters, of course, and you can imagine how that turned out. Detroit couldn’t answer Minnesota’s last touchdown, a Tarvaris Jackson pass to Visanthe Shiancoe, and Minnesota hung on for a 20-16 victory, running Detroit’s record to 0-13.

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