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Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:56

Lions coach regrets shouting back at booing fans

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he should have kept his thoughts to himself instead of shouting at booing fans. Schwartz reluctantly acknowledged Monday he did say something to the crowd during the final seconds of the fourth quarter of Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants. The previous day at his postgame news conference, Schwartz insisted he wasn't responding to the fans who voiced their displeasure with the decision to play for overtime. The Lions eliminated themselves from the NFC North title race by losing five of their last six games. Schwartz says it was tough to see Green Bay and Chicago lose on Sunday because those setbacks would have given the Lions a chance to win the division this week at Minnesota.