The Lions' Daunte Culpepper has had a really good day for the most part -- until about one minute ago.
Down 24-22, Culpepper got the ball back with five minutes left on his own 14. Culpepper rolled right, was pressured by Tyler Brayton and threw it directly into the hands of Carolina rookie safety Charles Godfrey.
Godfrey, looking as surprised as anyone in the stadium, caught it and ran it back to the 4 (Culpepper made the TD-saving tackle). Didn't matter -- Carolina scored on the next play, as DeAngelo Williams ran it in from 4 yards out. That made it 31-22, Carolina, a two-possession game now with 4:44 to go.
Detroit isn't going to come back from that huge mistake.
10 months ago