Lions cost themselves with 12 men on field penalty
The Detroit Lions’ defense did a great job holding up against the Green Bay Packers in the red zone on Monday night, but they cost themselves with a stupid penalty.
The Lions were up 13-0 on Green Bay and had just stopped the Packers on 3rd-and-5 from the 13. The Packers looked like they would have to settle for a field goal, but then the Lions were called for having 12 men on the field during a field goal attempt.
— John Breech (@johnbreech) October 15, 2019
The five-yard penalty gave Green Bay a first down, allowing the Packers to put their offense back on the field. Two plays later, Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to make it 13-7.
That penalty cost the Lions at minimum four points, and potentially seven considering you never know if Mason Crosby would have missed the kick.