MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 25: Tight end T.J. Hockenson #88 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoring on a pass reception in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions were expected to lose, and lose big, against the much buzzed-about Minnesota Vikings Sunday (Sept. 25). That didn’t happen. But, this game was definitely a heartbreaker. It felt a little retro, with the Lions winning almost the entire game only to fall in the last minute.

The Lions led for most of the first half, but Kirk Cousins and the Vikings came from behind to tie things up going into halftime. When the Lions took the field in the second half, it was obvious they were gunning for a victory. Probably the most troubling things about the second half for the Lions, in my eyes, were all the injuries. We’ll have to see next week how many players won’t be available for the upcoming game. Even though the Lions were winning for most of the game, they fell in the last minute, following a long field goal attempt that left the Vikings in prime position to get a touchdown. I have to admit that I was screaming at the TV for this one! As if that’s uncommon for me, though. It’s totally common. I was an emotional wreck for the last two minutes of this game. I’ll need some Ben & Jerry’s after this one.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!