The Lions may have had more than 500 total yards, but Matthew Stafford couldn't connect to Kris Durham on fourth down very late in the fourth quarter. "That's the story of the game," Brian Billick said. Ballgame. The Lions "are gonna come away with the 27-24 loss to the Dallas Cowboys," he said. Except they very much didn't.

It wasn't that long ago when Fox was trying to make Brian Billick into a Thing. He keeps giving them reasons not to.