Shortest Overtime Loss – 1980


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First the Lions let the Bears score late to send the game into overtime (tied at 17-17), then they lose the toss and allow a 95 yard kick off return by David Williams on the first play to end what was then the shortest overtime game ever – 21 seconds (now the record is 14 seconds, Jets over Buffalo in 2002) . Naturally the Lions performed this feat in front of their home crowd, something to tell the grandkids about for all who attended.

The only thing that I can think of that would make this worse would be if it happened on Thanksgiving Day in front of the entire nation.

Wait a minute, it was on Thanksgiving Day in front of the entire nation!  What a Wicked and Humiliating Curse this thing is.