Detroit Lions fans expected meltdown loss vs. Washington, got walk-off win instead

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Tyler J. Davis
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It’s OK, Detroit Lions fans.

Your squad survived the Washington Football Team.

After Detroit ran out to a 24-3 lead, Matt Patricia’s Lions allowed Washington to score 21 straight points, setting the stage for another epic meltdown for the home team at Ford Field. 

Detroit Lions sqeak past Washington, 30-27, on Matt Prater’s 59-yard bomb ]

Twitter users, as you can imagine, were less than pleased, but far from surprised. When Washington tied the game with less than a minute left, Lions fans prepared for another Sunday of heartbreak.

But a couple of clutch Matthew Stafford passes later, Matt Prater lined up for a 59-yard field goal to make Lions fans hap — well, less angry. 


Lions’ D’Andre Swift looks like the next Alvin Kamara in win over Washington ]

Never a doubt, eh? 

He’s not wrong. It’s still possible. 

A time-honored tradition.

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