Twitter Reaction to Week 7 #CINvsDET

After a heartbreaking turn of events in Boston late Saturday night in the ALCS, Detroit fans’ hopes and dreams were not “restored by the roar” at Ford Field Sunday afternoon.

The Lions squared off against the Bengals, who, like the Lions, were sitting at the top of their division with a 4-2 record.

The game went back-and-forth, ending in thrilling fashion as the Bengals’ kicker Mike Nugent nailed a 54-yard field goal as time expired to win the game 27-24. The Lions fall to 4-3 on the season with a tough loss at home.  If you missed the game and can’t bear to watch Sportscenter in fear of experiencing grand slam related PTSD flashbacks, here is everything you need to know about Week 7 from the world of Twitter.

Pregame Tweet of the Week:

@BarrySanders3h: The #Detroit vsCincy game is the kind of game playoff teams have to win at home.  #GoLions

1st Quarter Highlights:

‏@ShepMatt: Willie Young gift wraps the Bengals first first down by jumping offsides

@LarryLage: Andy Dalton to A.J. Green for 82 yards…he got behind CB Chris Houston, to give #Bengals 7-0 lead vs #Lions early in 1st Q @AP_NFL

@ttwentyman: That’s the longest TD catch of A.J. Green’s career. Of course it is. #CINvsDET

‏@paulapasche2m: #Lions have given up a TD play of 30 or more yards in every game this season — now including this one.

@NFLDetroitLions: Touchdown Brandon Pettigrew! His first TD of the season. Lions tie it up at 7 a piece. #DETvsCIN

‏@JMcCoyMI: That’s the 3rd sack-fumble Ansah has had called back cause of a penalty. #Lions

@davebirkett: Second costly offsides penalty for the Lions, though maybe that fumble doesn’t happen without the jump.

2nd Quarter Highlights:

@NFLonCBS: @DetroitLionsNFL settle for the David Akers 36 yd FG to give the #Lions a 10-7 lead. #CINvsDET

@Bengals: Costly penalty derails #Bengals drive, then Nugent misses 47-yd FG wide left with 7:17 left in half. Bengals down 10-7. #CINvsDET

‏@jstar1973To top that, the field goal is blocked. What a frustrating team to cheer for. #Lions #CINvsDET

@FSDwakiji: #Bengals now lead #Lions 14-10. Scoring drive: 7 plays, 40 yards, 1:36, Dalton to Jones, 12-yard TD. 41 seconds left in 1st half.

3rd Quarter Highlights:

@mike_berk: @EiferTy85 1st career td recep was a beauty.  capped a 9 play 80 yard drive. @bengals lead 21-10.  #CINvsDET

@Lionsfanatic: CALVIN JOHNSON! Are you kidding me!? 27-yard touchdown and a 360-slam over the crossbar to boot! #Lions cut the lead to 21-17! #CINvsDET

@FoxSports813: Kick is good. #Lions now trail #Bengals by a touchdown, 24-17. 3:37 left in the 3rd. #CINvsDET

4th Quarter:

@FoxSports813: Stafford heaves up a prayer and Calvin Johnson comes up with it between 3 defenders in end zone. Game tied at 24 with 11:59 left. #CINvsDET

@ttwentyman: 50-yard TD catch over three defenders for Megatron. That’s a franchise-record 35th 100-yard game for Calvin. #CINvsDET

@NFLfantasy: Man Calvin Johnson, it’s just not fair if you can catch 50-yard passes over three guys. Here’s your #KABOOM #CINvsDET

@mike_berk: on the jump ball td, Johnson goes over 100 yds rec and Stafford is +300- 1st qb to do that vs @bengals in 21 games  #CINvsDET

@DetroitLionsNFL: We aren’t even sure what to tweet here. #Bengals D doesn’t know what to do either. #MEGATRON #CINvsDET

@nfl: Megatron laughs at your triple coverage. #CINvsDET

@DetroitLionsNFL: #Lions drive stalls at their own 23 with 35 seconds left on the clock. #CINvsDET

@ttwentyman: Martin just shanked the punt. Wow. #CINvsDET

@davebirkett: 2 short passes and here comes Nugent for a 53- or 54-yard FG attempt to win the game.

‏@paulapasche: Bengals beat #Lions 27-24 on last-second 54-yd field goal.

@DetroitLionsNFL: When asked if this was one of the worst losses he’s experienced, @Staff_9 just said, “Yep.” #CINvsDET

Tweet of the Week:

@DetroitLionsNFL: Really?

Impact Stat

-Matt Stafford was 28/51 for 357 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.  This was the first time in 20 games that the Bengals had allowed over 300 passing yards.


Bradley Allen is a multimedia Journalist for Impact Sports.