Dan Campbell: Jared Goff and DJ Chark weren’t on the same page in the Lions’ last game

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With the Lions trailing the Bills 25-22 late in the fourth quarter today, DJ Chark got open past the Bills’ secondary for a potential game-winning touchdown. But Jared Goff threw the ball short and the pass fell incomplete. After the game, Lions coach Dan Campbell said the play was good, but the execution was not.

“We liked the play call. It didn’t work out and we kicked the field goal,” Campbell said. “Chark, I’m not sure he ever saw it until it was really late. I just don’t think he really saw it, so obviously, yeah, they weren’t on the same page.”

If Goff had thrown a better ball, Chark could have caught it in stride and scored a touchdown, which with the extra point would have given the Lions a 29-25 lead. Instead, the lions settled for a field goal and a 25-25 tie.

Needing just one field goal to win, Josh Allen easily marched the Bills into field goal range for the game-winning kick and the 28-25 victory. The lack of connection between Goff and Chark that cost the Lions four points was huge in a game they lost by three.

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