3 Lions to blame for their NFC Championship game meltdown

Detroit blew the largest halftime lead in NFC Championship history. Here's how it happened.

NFC Championship - Detroit Lions v San Francisco 49ers
NFC Championship - Detroit Lions v San Francisco 49ers / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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When 49ers tight end George Kittle fell on Michael Badgley's onsides kick attempt, the Lions' season had all but officially ended. What was arguably the most compelling storyline across the NFL playoffs this season wrapped up short of a berth in Super Bowl LVIII, and not without controversy – game-management is going to be a big topic of conversation among Lions media and fans this week. But they call football the ultimate team game for a reason, so here are three Lions performances that were at the center of their season-ending 34-31 loss.