Detroit vs. everybody?
More like Detroit vs. every ref.
That's what it felt like on Monday when the Detroit Lions were gut punched in a 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
The Lions were leading 22-13 when they sacked Aaron Rodgers on a third-and-10 play early in the fourth quarter.
Lions defensive end Trey Flowers was called for a hands to the face penalty on the play, wiping out a Kevin Strong sack and causing an uproar on social media, the TV broadcast and the Lions' sideline.
Replay of the penalty showed Flowers leveraged his hands near the shoulder pads of a Packers offensive lineman, and the ESPN Monday Night Crew agreed, with color commentator Booger McFarland saying that the play should be challengable.
Alas, it wasn't. And three plays later Rodgers connected on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard that set the stage for an epic comeback at Lambeau Field.
"I know that no one on the @lions will say it, so I will ... that is a terrible missed call, on hands to the face," Lions legend Barry Sanders tweeted.
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