Tweets Score Points as Detroit Lions Start This (Sad?) Season with a Tie

September 08, 2019, 10:29 PM

One of the Detroit Lions' own representatives sees the harsh reality: "Their critics won’t let them forget. That’s for sure," columnist Mike O'Hara posts Sunday night at the team website.

Defensive back Tracy Walker intercepts the Cardinals' rookie quarterback, Kyler Murray, on  Sunday. (Photo: Facebook/Detroit Lions)

He writes frankly about a 27-27 tie with the Cardinals in the season opener in Glendsale, Ariz.

It goes in the record books as a tie, and it’s in the standings as a tie for both teams, but for the Detroit Lions it should feel like a loss.

And it a lot of ways, it was a loss. There isn’t an ounce of satisfaction for the Lions. They had a 24-6 lead in the first minute of the fourth quarter and had shackled Arizona’s offense under rookie quarterback Kyler Murray.

All of it came unraveled in a rally by the Cardinals that came from nowhere. They scored a field goal, two touchdowns and a game-tying two-point conversion that sent the game into overtime. An exchange of field goals left the game in a tie – one that will haunt the Lions for days to come, and probably longer.

Reactions on Twitter are equally stark -- and more amusing.

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