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Todd Gurley Accidentally Scores TD to Set Up Lions Comeback Win

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Todd Gurley, who once famously went down before the goal line and cost a Rams cover, wanted to do the same today against the Lions but instead stumbled into the end zone before he could go down:

At the time, there was 1:04 remaining. and the Lions were leading 16-14. If Gurley had gone down, Atlanta could have run more time off the clock and set up a chip shot field goal for the win. While the Falcons got the two-point conversion to make the score 22-16, Matthew Stafford led a touchdown drive culminating in a pass to tight end TJ Hockenson. The extra point gave them the win, 23-22. The Lions are now 3-3.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Hard to blame Gurley there. I believe you take points, especially TDs, when they’re there. You don’t know what may happen if you pass up on points. How about the Atlanta D not being able to hold a 21-16 lead with 55 seconds left? That’s the big problem.

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