Miscues on offense and defense, untimely penalties and special team lapses. A lot of what plagued the Lions last year when they went 4-12 has reared it’s ugly head in the first half today vs. Minnesota.
The offense marched inside the Vikings 25-yard line four times in the first half and only got 13 points out of it.
They were saved by a late interception by from linebacker
They cost themselves three points after the opening drive stalled at the Vikings 13-yard line and punter
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson went 78-yards for a touchdown on the next Vikings play.
Of course, the play came back to haunt the Lions when a Matthew Stafford’s pass was tipped and intercepted on the very next play.
The Lions have forced two turnovers and have moved the ball on offense, but … miscues, penalties and lapses have hurt them.
Stop me if you’ve heard that one before.