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0-4, 4th in NFC North
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What in the world is an illegal bat?

What happened last night in the Seahawks-Lions game? What's the controversy? Who ever heard of an "illegal bat"? And what SHOULD have happened? You've got questions, we've got answers. FAQ

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Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

Lions move down in power rankings

Monday night's loss certainly didn't help Detroit - they remain the only team in the league without a win this season. See where the Lions landed in our rankings this week. Week 5 Power Rankings

Which NFC teams are passing or failing? (2:43)
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4hMichael Rothstein

Coach tells Lions not to talk about missed call

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday he is instructing his players not to talk about the batted ball controversy that happened at the end of Monday night's loss to Seattle.

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5hMichael Rothstein

Lions DT Walker (ankle, leg) out for season

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker is out for the season after breaking his left leg and dislocating his ankle Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

Trent Dilfer: The ref's decision on 'batted ball' made on spirit of the rule (1:06)
Ultra-fast recap: Lions-Seahawks (0:18)
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Dilfer on Lions-Seahawks, Falcons' offense

ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer offers his insights on the blown call in Lions-Seahawks, the Falcons' offense and teams with lackluster records that could still bounce back.

Lions' bad start poorly represents standout players (1:02)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't want the batted ball play to linger. Said they saw ball fumbled and then saw the ball batted out. Caldwell is trying to eliminate the distraction of it. He is going to tell players not to talk about it. He spoke with Dean Blandino.

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Jeff Daniels on state of Lions, 'The Martian'

Actor Jeff Daniels comments on the variety in his acting roles, working on "The Martian," the state of the Lions, his policy for signing autographs and which actors he could beat in a fight.

OutFront Media
6hMichael Rothstein

Lions fans buy billboard space to protest non-call

A group of anonymous Lions fans bought space on seven billboards around the Detroit metro area to protest the non-call after a Seattle player batted the ball out of the end zone Monday.

MRI shows no damage for Lions' Ebron

Lions TE Eric Ebron, after having an MRI on Tuesday, did not suffer any damage to his left knee, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Full story


Jeff Daniels, Stephen Curry, Lions-Seahawks

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill are joined by actor Jeff Daniels to discuss his latest role in the film "Steve Jobs". Plus, the two weigh in on the Lions' loss to Seattle, Steph Curry already being in mid-season form and more.

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7hKevin Seifert

FAQ: What in the world is an 'illegal bat'?

The NFL admitted late Monday night that it botched a critical call at the end of the Seattle Seahawks' 13-10 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Tougher team to be a fan of: Lions or Tigers? (1:52)
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Source: No damage for Lions' Ebron, MRI shows

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron, after having an MRI on Tuesday, did not suffer any damage to his left knee, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.


EFT: 'Hawks controversially take MNF

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss Monday night's controversial win for the Seattle Seahawks, Joe Philbin's firing, Charlie Strong's hot seat, CC Sabathia's entrance to rehab and more.

Statistical impact of MNF call (2:27)
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8hKevin Seifert

'Fail Mary' ref plans to reach out to back judge

Lance Easley, the referee who made the infamous "Fail Mary" call in 2012, plans to contact back judge Gregory Wilson about Monday's controversial call to offer support.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.816th
Rushing Yards47.032nd
Points For16.529th
Points Against24.018th

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