Jared Goff silences the critics with a big-time final drive

It came down to the final play, but for the first time in what feels like forever, the Detroit Lions won a football game, and it was a walk-off. 

Do you believe in miracles? If you root for the Detroit Lions, you hope for one, in the form of a victory, and finally, they have a reason to celebrate.

A walk-off touchdown on the final play against the Minnesota Vikings earns Detroit a 29-27 victory over a division rival and a reason for the Motor City to celebrate in 2021. There will be no winless season again.

Amon-Ra St. Brown will always have this play on his legacy, and for Jared Goff, it’s vindication, at least for now, that he can win a game without Sean McVay as his head coach. Also, this gives Lions head coach Dan Campbell another reason to tear up in a postgame press conference. Given what this team has endured this season, this feels good.

The Detroit Lions (and Jared Goff) needed this victory, and they earned it, albeit on the last play of the game

Detroit led 20-6 at the half, but Minnesota came back late in the game to a 27-23 lead, and let’s be honest, every Lions fan had to be thinking, “here we go again,” and Lions beat writers were ready to write another scathing piece after a loss. But that’s been put on hold, at least for a week.

Jared Goff, on a day where he looked like he would blow yet another chance to potentially grab a victory, stepped up and fired a shot into the endzone, and the ball was caught. Six points. No time on the clock. Ball game. 1-10-1 isn’t the most outstanding record by any stretch, but 1-0 this week feels pretty good.

Minnesota will have many questions to answer after this game, but Detroit will be enjoying this one for a while. Granted, the rest of their schedule isn’t favorable. At this moment, however, it does not matter. Detroit has won an NFL Game, and the Pride of the Lions can roar with peace.