Lions fall to the Cowboys…er, wait, the Giants

Posted at 12:49 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 14:34:10-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Lions fell to the New York Giants Sunday and their next game is a week from tonight against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas.

But, did  the Grand Rapids Press and MLive have next week in mind already?

Grand Rapids Press front page - 12/19/16

Grand Rapids Press front page – 12/19/16

Next week’s game on Monday Night Football against the 12-2 Cowboys will be a tough contest for the Lions who are holding on to a slim division lead to make the playoffs.

In MLive’s defense, only the headline touted the Lions loss to the Cowboys this week.  The rest of the article correctly identified the Lions’ opponent this week as the New York Giants.  It is also unclear where the error happened.  The headline was also printed in MLive papers in Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Jackson.

Monday afternoon, John Hiner, vice president of content for MLive Media Group issued this statement:

“On Sunday evening, our copy editors mistakenly listed an incorrect opponent for the Lions in a headline. Processes were in place to catch that error, but they failed in this instance. We are adjusting those processes to prevent mistakes of this nature in the future.”