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#pounditFriday, February 26, 2021

Lions cost themselves with 12 men on field penalty

Lions 12 men 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.

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.

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