DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture with another late-season collapse that might also cost coach Jim Schwartz his job.
Josh Brown’s 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted the New York Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit on Sunday.
But the Lions (7-8) dropped themselves out of the NFC North race by losing five of their last six games, blowing fourth-quarter leads in each setback.
‘‘We put ourselves in a bad, bad situation,’’ linebacker Stephen Tulloch said. ‘‘Unfortunately, we can’t dig ourselves out of it now.’’
Schwartz’s fate might have been sealed with the latest loss, his ninth straight in December or January. ‘‘Speculation isn’t my job,’’ he said. ‘‘Coaching is enough of a job for me.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.