Let’s go back a little further, to the play that should’ve set up a different kind of ending, to an Atlanta win, to a Lions loss to a team that entered Sunday’s game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a single victory against five defeats, to a team with the second-worst defense in the league. For there, in that moment, is when the heavens shifted, however slightly, as Falcons running back Todd Gurley had the ball and nothing but end zone before him after he shed safety Will Harris’ tackle.
The Lions led in the fourth quarter. And lost it. But this time, they took it back.
Unbeaten Pittsburgh still leads unbeaten Tennessee 27-24, but the Titans have cut into the lead after trailing 27-7 earlier in the second half. Derrick Henry cut the lead to three with a 1-yard touchdown run with 10:13 remaining. That TD came one play after the drive was kept alive by a defensive holding penalty on fourth down.