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Two blown calls complicate matters for Lions

Two big games for the Lions and two blown calls by officials.

On Saturday night in the 45-28 loss at New Orleans, after Willie Young sacked Drew Brees, Justin Durant picked up the ball and the only thing that prevented him from getting into the end zone for a touchdown was an inadvertent whistle from an official who must have thought it was an incomplete pass.

That was in the second quarter and could have changed the complexion of the game. The Lions lost 45-28 so seven more points would not have been there difference. But it could have changed how the game was played from that point on.

The week before in Green Bay Titus Young clearly caught a touchdown pass with both feet in-bounds — on the replay it wasn’t even close. He was definitely in. Yet it was ruled incomplete. Coach Jim Schwartz was out of challenges due to two previously botched calls so the touchdown could not be reviewed.

Usually winning teams get the calls. Apparently, the Lions haven’t reached that point yet.

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