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Held in check most of the game, Matthew Stafford rallied the desperate Detroit Lions to victory.
Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime and the Lions overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.
Stafford led Detroit to 17 points in the fourth period, throwing a TD pass and running for a score. He finished with 311 yards passing, one TD and one interception.
The comeback prevented the Lions (2-3) from a 1-4 start a year after opening 5-0 en route to their first playoff appearance since 1999. The Eagles (3-3) head into their bye week with two straight losses.
Down 23-13 after Michael Vick's 70-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin with 5:18 left, the Lions answered.
Detroit had two shots from the Eagles 1 following a pass interference penalty on Colt Anderson with 13 seconds left in regulation. But Stafford misfired on both passes and Hanson kicked a 19-yard field goal to send it to overtime.
The Lions then sacked Vick on ...
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Desperate to save a season, Matthew Stafford rallied the Lions in the fourth quarter.
With a chance to cap an unlikely comeback, Jason Hanson finished the job in OT.
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