Twitter Reacts To Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions After 31-27 Loss To Miami Dolphins

Written By Drew Ellis on October 31, 2022 - Last Updated on November 2, 2022

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Detroit Lions lost on Sunday.

Detroit blew a 14-point lead with a scoreless second half to fall to the Miami Dolphins, 31-27.

They couldn’t even bother to cover the +3.5 for Michigan sports bettors.

The Lions now find themselves at 1-6 on the season. Lions fans find themselves unhappy on a Sunday once again.

Almost like a Halloween horror movie, Lions Twitter reactions started with elation and ended in pure despair.

Lions march right down the field

The game started impressively for the Lions with a 5-play, 75-yard TD drive to go up 7-0. Jamaal Williams ran in the score from seven yards out.

That possession earned high marks from the media.

Lions Twitter cautiously optimistic with a 2 touchdown lead

After rookie Kerby Joseph forced a fumble of Miami’s Braylon Sanders, the Lions went on to score again.

This time it was a 78-yard drive on six plays. The scoring play saw D’Andre Swift catch a 7-yard slant pass from Jared Goff, putting Detroit up 14-0.

Some were pretty excited.

Others knew that the Lions have been here before.

Jamaal Williams scores again

Miami would go on to score a touchdown on its next possession, but to the Lions credit, they answered with a TD of their own.

It would be Williams scoring again on the ground. It was the fourth game Williams has posted multiple touchdowns. That’s a trend that seems to coincide with Swift being active.

Some D’Andre Swift fantasy football owners weren’t as excited for Williams’ TD success.

Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill cause Lions problems

Miami started to get into its offensive groove, putting together back-to-back touchdown drives.

Tua Tagovailoa started to connect routinely with speedy receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Waddle would catch two touchdown passes in the first half to keep Miami within reach of the Lions, while Hill had over 100 receiving yards in the first half.

As noted by our friends at All Lions, Detroit corners had a tall task to cover the duo on their own.

Lions Twitter praises (!?!) Dan Campbell

As Miami had cut the Detroit lead to 24-17 late in the second quarter, the Lions found themselves facing a quick 4th and 2 from its 33.

Lined up to punt, Dan Campbell called for a fake, which worked beautifully. C.J. Moore caught the direct snap and ran it 13 yards for a first down.

The Lions would then turn that into a field goal before halftime to lead 27-17 at the break.

Campbell earned high praise for the call.

Scoreless second half, Dolphins rally

After looking so good in the first half, Detroit put up a goose egg in the second half.

That opened the door for Miami to rally with a pair of touchdowns and get a 31-27 victory at Ford Field.

The Lions had just 52 yards of offense over three possessions in the second half.

They got to the Miami 35 with three minutes to play but failed to complete a 4th and 1 pass to Josh Reynolds in the endzone. Miami ran out the clock from there.

Goff certainly wasn’t at his best in the half, but penalties also killed Lions drives. The offensive line committed three pre-snap penalties over the first two second half possessions.

All-in-all a lot of disappointing performances in the second half, offense and defense alike.

I think our friends overseas summed it up best.

That translates to, “It’s over in Detroit, another agonizing defeat, non-existent defense and the attack scored 0 points in the second half, a nice bunch of losers.”

Dan Campbell now 4-19-1 as Lions coach

It’s safe to say that the honeymoon is over for Dan Campbell.

A 3-13-1 record with a bad roster was understandable for most.

A 1-6 record at this point in the season is not. Especially considering the Lions have blown multiple double-digit leads.

With many other young coaches succeeding around the league, Detroit fans are tired of playing the waiting game.

The Lions and Campbell will look to bring some level of joy to the fanbase next Sunday when they host the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.

Photo by Lon Horwedel / Associated Press
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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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