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
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3. RB Jahmyr Gibbs

If we're going to blame a wide receiver for drops, it seems only fair to blame a running back for fumbles. Gibbs' fumble, by EPA, was the worst play of the game for the Lions – more than any drop by Reynolds or failed 4th down conversion. Like Reynolds, he also had a quite game otherwise – he ended the day with 45 yards on 12 rushes with one touchdown. When you blow a 17-point halftime lead, just about everything that can go wrong has to, and fumbling the ball – for only the third time all year – on your own 25 is a great example of that.

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