By Dave Hart
Seahawks 13, Lions 10 – The Lions were three feet away from taking their first lead of the night with less than two minutes left in regulation.
Calvin Johnson attempted to stretch across the goal line, but the ball was knocked out by a Seattle defender before it broke the plane. A Seattle player then knocked the ball out of the back of the end zone, resulting in a touchback and the Seahawks taking possession.
Seattle then ran out the clock and sealed the victory on Monday night.
After the game, analysts reported that the Seahawks should have been penalized for batting the ball out of the end zone and the Lions should have retained possession. The play was apparently not reviewable under league rules.
Detroit is now 0-4 on the season and will look for its first win next week against the Arizona Cardinals.
Matthew Stafford threw for 203 yards on 24-for-35 passing, while Johnson caught seven passes for 56 yards.
The Lions rushing game continued to struggle, gaining 53 yards.
Detroit scored its points on a 41-yard field goal from Matt Prater and a fumble recovery returned for 27-yards by Caraun Reid.
Stephen Tulloch and James Ihedigbo led the Detroit defense with eight tackles.
4th Place in NFC North Division (4 games behind Green Bay)
Magic # to clinch a second straight playoff berth: 15
Magic # to clinch NFC North Division: 17
Next Game: 10/11/2015 vs Arizona Cardinals 4:05 p.m. @ Ford Field
Stats: Matthew Stafford 24/35 203 YDs, Ameer Abdullah 13 Carries 33 YDs, Calvin Johnson 7 REC 56 YDs, Stephen Tulloch 8 Tackles, James Ihedigbo 8 Tackles, Caraun Reid 27-YD Fumb REC, Matt Prater 1/1 FG (41 YDs) 1/1 XP.