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|Following their win against the Vikings, the Lions take their turn in the examination room.|
I was surprised at how angry the Lions, their fans and their NFC North blog readers were by the mere mention that Levy grabbed Webb's face mask on the final play of the game. The unemotional fact is that the Vikings should have gotten one more chance to score the winning touchdown. It was an obvious and unambiguous missed call. That doesn't mean that the Lions should have lost or the Vikings should have won. It's not even a top-5 reason for the final outcome. Calls are missed in every NFL game, and the Vikings got their share of favorable calls Sunday. The Levy play was a little more important than the others, given when it happened. But let's just have some consistency here. If you're going to complain when a call is missed against your team, it's tough then to also complain when it's pointed out that you benefited from a missed call later.