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Seahawks stop Lions with goal-line turnover

Kam Chancellor forced a late Calvin Johnson fumble at the 1-yard line to preserve Seattle's win. However, officials missed an illegally batted ball on the play that should've given the ball back to Detroit.

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Controversial finish to Monday night game

After Kam Chancellor forced the Calvin Johnson fumble near the goal line, KJ Wright batted the ball in the end zone over the back line. Wright's play was illegal, according to Dean Blandino, head of NFL officiating, and thus the Lions should have gotten the ball back at half yard line.


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KC Joyner @KCJoynerTFS

When a punter bats it, it's out of his own end zone & is a safety so the illegal bat isn't accepted.

Chancellor saves game for Seattle

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor on his game-changing fumble against Calvin Johnson, which helped seal Seattle's 13-10 win over Detroit: "It's never over 'til you cross that end zone."


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

SEAHAWKS 13, LIONS 10 (FINAL): Just a brutal way for the Lions to lose, on a goal-line fumble. Considering the implications for Detroit, that is massive. On a day where the defense shined, the team fell a yard short and remain winless at 0-4.

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Former NFL referee Gerry Austin says it should have been an illegal bat by KJ Wright in the end zone. Ball should have went back to Detroit.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Will get lost in the brilliance of Kam's play, but what a crushing loss for Detroit, whose defense played like their season was on the line.

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"And the Detroit Lions, who have found every possible way over the years to lose games, add another chapter to the book." - Mike Tirico

Final: Seahawks 13, Lions 10

  • SEA: QB R. Wilson: 20-of-26, 287 yards, 1 TD; 40 rush yards, 2 fumbles
  • SEA: SS K. Chancellor: 7 tackles, 1 FF
  • DET: QB M. Stafford: 24-of-35, 203 yards
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Megatron comes up short

Calvin Johnson has been kept in check for most of the evening. Johnson was about to burst through the end zone to give Detroit the lead -- until Kam Chancellor punched the ball free at the goal line for a game-saving forced fumble.


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Kam Chancellor knocks it loose from Calvin Johnson a split second before he scores what might have been winning TD

Seahawks bag wins when up by 10 in fourth

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Wilson drops the ball on the ground

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The injuries continue to pile up for the Lions. Tyrunn Walker (ankle) out for the game.


Third turnover's the charm for Lions

Russell Wilson coughed the ball up for the second time in the 4th quarter, this time by a James Ihedigbo rush. Caraun Reid scooped it up for a 27-yard TD return and Seattle's 10-point lead is now just 3.