Posted October 14, 2012 on AP on Fox

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 02: Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions talks with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan during the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on September 2, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bills 28-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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 the ...
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