The Detroit Lions' coaching staff will be kicking themselves after Sunday's last-minute loss. A missed 54-yard field goal with just over a minute left gave the Minnesota Vikings the ball back and ultimately led to a go-ahead touchdown score by K.J. Osborn.
Head coach Dan Campbell was full of regret after deciding to not go for it on fourth-and-four.
Campbell simply said "I hate it" when looking back at his choice not to go for it. There was some risk with both options, and unfortunately the Lions didn't come away with the win.
It was certainly bold to entrust kicker Austin Seibert on a 54-yard field goal attempt after his missed a 48-yarder on the very first drive of the game. Detroit's offense was clicking on Sunday, beating the Vikings for plenty of chunk plays, so it was a bit of a surprise to see Campbell not try to put the game away for good.
This will ultimately be another learning experience for the second-year head coach. He'll now have to shake off the sour taste from this loss and focus on the matchup ahead.
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