MINNEAPOLIS − Sure, it's only Week 3 in the NFL, but the Detroit Lions have already added another devastating loss to their long history of sad finishes.
Leading by three, Lions kicker Austin Seibert missed a 54-yard field goal with 1:10 play, setting up Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings in great field position. Cousins connected with Ypsilanti native K.J. Osborn for a 28-yard touchdown against Mike Hughes with 45 seconds remaining Sunday to push the Vikings past the Lions, 28-24, at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Jamaal Williams ran for two touchdowns, and the Lions converted four of six fourth-down attempts to twice take double-digit leads.
The Lions (1-2) host Seattle (1-1) next week at Ford Field (1 p.m., Fox).
Both kickers, Seibert for the Lions and Greg Joseph for the Vikings (2-1), missed two field goals.
Jeff Okudah stepped up to help limit Vikings Pro Bowl receiver Justin Jefferson to 14 yards on three receptions, and the defense recovered a bizarre fumble by Vikings Pro-Bowler Dalvin Cook, when he ran into his own lineman at the end of the third quarter. He came up with an injured shoulder on the play and did not return.
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