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Detroit Lions: Chris Houston takes blame for loss to Bengals

Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston puts blame for Sunday's 27-24 loss to Cincinnati on his shoulders even though it was a team effort.

Houston was the goat on the 82-yard touchdown play from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green early in the game.

“It was a double-move. He just went to the D-route, out and up, that’s all he did,’’ Houston said. “Double-move and I’m getting these moves they just double-move me every week. 

“I put this loss on me, not anybody else. I put it on me, I will be better at things. This total loss is on me,’’ Houston added.

The veteran cornerback gave up a second touchdown — a 12-yarder to Marvin Jones (see photo) — and was not having a good day. He was benched in favor of rookie Darius Slay.

Schwartz danced around the question when asked about benching Houston who ended up back in the game after Rashean Mathis couldn’t finish.
Houston said he didn’t remember being benched previously.

“If I kept playing like that, I would have took myself out and put somebody else in there,’’ Houston said. “Because, like I said, I let my team down.''

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