The Detroit Lions pulled off one of the most amazing comeback wins in the franchise's history on Sunday. Thanks to one of the all-time great performances from receiver Calvin Johnson and a gutsy performance from quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Lions were able to march down the field in the game's final minute and pull out an improbable 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Only, many fans didn't see it. And one of those fans was Detroit Pistons big man Charlie Villanueva.
After Detroit failed to convert a fourth-and-12 with 1:33 left in the game it looked like the Cowboys had sealed the victory. Villanueva even prematurely lamented the loss on his Twitter feed.
A good game, Lions lost, give credit to the Cowboys http://t.co/JqRAGqWjC7— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) October 27, 2013
But down six points, with 56 seconds to go and Villanueva halfway through the parking lot, the Lions marched down the field.
Detroit connected on a 17-yarder to Johnson, then a beautiful 40-yard pass down the sideline to a streaking Kris Durham. Johnson caught another rope when the safety help came late and was able to take it down to the 1-yard line. Stafford then called for a spike to stop the clock but noticed the Cowboy defenders standing idly and took the snap and reached it over the goal-line for the game-tying score. An extra point sealed the comeback.
It was an epic win. The Cowboys had a 99-percent probability of winning the game after the Lions failed to convert on that fourth down. They had no business winning that game and yet they did. It was a wild and crazy day that Lions fans will remember for ever.
So mad at myself for leaving, was thinking about traffic and they tied it, wow— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) October 27, 2013
Just missed the game of the year smh— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) October 27, 2013
I should of known better, it's Romo, always finds a way to lose at the end— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) October 27, 2013
Have to blame it on Romo— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) October 27, 2013
Somehow I feel like this epic 10-minute look at CV's Twitter feed explains his entire tenure as a member of the Pistons.
Way to go, Charlie. Way to go.