What turned out to be a wild game between the Lions and Vikings fittingly ended with the wildest play of the day.
It looks like Joe Webb wants to get the ball to Kyle Rudolph but Lions safety Chris Harris has tight coverage. Webb rolls to his left but Rudolph remains covered and the Lions pass rush is upon him before he can turn up field or look for his other receivers as they cross the field.
Webb loses the ball, Levy grasps his facemask, no flag is thrown, time expires, Lions win.
Former head of officiating Mike Pereira did a video spot on FOXSports.com breaking down the final play and said the following:
In Minnesota they’re going to be talking about a missed facemask, and it is a missed facemask.
Pereira may not be the most well-liked figure in Detroit but his break down of the final play is quite interesting as he is able to explain the positioning of the officials and the view they likely had of the play. Check it out.