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The Lions have been hit hard with injuries over the last few weeks, and the bad luck continued against the Vikings, when running back Maurice Morris (chest) and cornerbacks Aaron Berry (shoulder) and Eric Wright (hamstring) sustained injuries.

Detroit’s defense had to remain in its base 4-3, at times, even when it was facing obvious passing situations.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t field any questions about suspended defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during a 45-minute forum with fans before Sunday’s Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings game. But Suh’s name, and the Lions’ burgeoning reputation as a dirty team, came up plenty with reporters after.

Seven officials monitor the action on the field, and there’s a replay official upstairs. Most of the time, they make a very difficult job look easy.

However, there are missed calls in every game. As an official, you hope a miss doesn’t happen on the last play of the game. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in the Detroit-Minnesota game.

While the Lions squeaked by with a last-second win on Sunday, another Detroit football team that has been defying the odds all season is heading to the championships.

On Saturday, the Wayne State Warriors will face off against the Pittsburg State Gorillas of Kansas at the NCAA Division II National Championship game in Florence, Alabama.

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