The Thanksgiving Day game between the Vikings and the Lions almost gave us one of the wildest endings in NFL history when Detroit blocked a field goal with just 75 seconds left and returned it 77 yards for what appeared to be the game-tying touchdown. Of course, the touchdown didn't actually count because the player who blocked the field goal -- Detroit's Darius Slay -- was ruled offside, which gave the Vikings a first down and allowed them to walk out of Ford Field with a 30-23 win. So was the call on the field correct? Despite several replays that appeared to show Slay jumping early, he insists that the refs got the call wrong. The Lions star even went as far to say that the refs "cheated" him by calling him offside on the play. "I wasn't," Slay said of possible being offside, via the Detroit Free Press. "I don't feel like I was. They cheated me." Slay wasn't the only Lions player who felt that the refs got the call wrong. The player who picked up the ball and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown, Nevin Lawson, also felt strongly that Slay made a legal play. When asked if he thought his teammate was offside, Lawson gave a one-word answer.
Lions players say blocked field goal for touchdown vs. Vikings should have counted
CBS Sports | Nov 25