Matt Stafford critical fumble overturned in Lions final drive vs. Vikings

Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

With less than two minutes to go, the Lions were driving, but QB Matthew Stafford had to rely on replay to overturn critical fourth-quarter fumble ruling.

In a one-possession game, the Detroit Lions offense took the field with no timeouts and under two minutes to play against the Minnesota Vikings. QB Matthew Stafford eludes a sack, but coughs up the football on a play that was initially ruled a fumble on the field.

The play immediately went under review, and the officials ruled Stafford's butt hit the ground prior to the fumble, so the Lions maintained possession.

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The Lions had two more shots at the end zone after that, but came up short on a Jared Allen sack to end the game. Vikings win 20-13.

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