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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.
Down 10 points in the fourth period, Stafford put a miserable start behind him, scrambling into the end zone and completing big-gain passes. Hanson delivered in the clutch just like he has so many times through the seasons, kicking a 45-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Lions to a 26-23 OT win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
''Playing 20-plus years in the league, you go out there and know it's more than a just a kick for that game,'' said Hanson, at 42 the oldest player in the league and in his 21st pro season. ''We needed it. We needed it bad. We had been close a couple of times this year and hadn't come through. We needed it for that reason and to get our season on track.''
The rally prevented the Lions (2-3) from a 1-4 start a year after opening 5-0 en route t...
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Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told the media today that the doctors are still going back and forth when it comes to clearing running back Jahvid Best.“There was a lot of testing done, and different stuff like that. A lot of opinions going back and forth,” said Schwartz, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.comIt was reported on Sunday that Best hasn’t had any concussion symptoms...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson felt his team, on a three-game losing streak, needed to regain its swagger.
So when he scored a touchdown Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles to help cut a deficit to three points with 3 minutes remaining, Burleson pretended to point a rifle in the air and shoot -- you got it -- an Eagle.
A day later, after the Lions...
The Detroit Lions have announced that running back Jahvid Best will not be permitted to play this season after undergoing multiple concussion tests.The Lions released the following statement:“After today’s consultation with medical experts, including representatives from our medical and training staffs, it has been determined that Jahvid will not be permitted to return to play...
The 1984 song “Perfect Strangers” by Deep Purple should play on a continuous loop during Sunday’s Lions/Eagles battle at Lincoln Financial Field. Nearly six minutes long, the music video shows Deep Purple clowning around while recording the tune. At one point, drummer Ian Paice is inexplicably drumming with no shirt on; while another band member randomly throws on a wig in...
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is a healthy scratch for Week 6 against Philadelphia.Fantasy Spin:After being the lead back over the first two weeks, Smith didn't see a carry in either of the next two games. It's obvious he's not part of the Lions future plans and should be let go for a more viable fantasy option.
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...
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson caught six balls for 135 yards against the Eagles.Fantasy Spin:Johnson, like his quarterback, is suffering because he isn't getting into the end zone, but at least he's averaging an excellent 111 ypg to keep fantasy owners from getting upset. Johnson has just one touchdown reception in five games after hauling in nine in the first five games...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime and the Detroit Lions rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.
Held in check most of the game, Matthew Stafford led Detroit to 17 points in the fourth quarter. He threw a TD pass and ran for a score.
Detroit had two shots from the Eagles 1 after a pass...
Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after missing two months because of arthroscopic knee surgery, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Delmas did not practice on Friday and said he is not 100 percent. He is listed as questionable. "First game back, so we have to be patient with stuff a little...
Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was not cleared Monday after taking post concussion tests last week and will not be permitted to return to the field yet. Best hasn't played in a calendar year due to his most recent concussion, but was hopeful the battery of tests he underwent last week would finally clear him medically when he became eligible to return from the physically...
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson Comments On Concussions -
“It’s a part of football, you get concussed, you gotta keep on playing. You can’t get afraid to go across the middle any more than you were at the beginning.” - Calvin Johnson, offering his stance on playing through concussions.
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Detroit Lions trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter and all the momentum was in the other huddle. In other words, the Lions had the Philadelphia Eagles right where they wanted them. "We always feel that we're at our best when things look the worst," Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson said. "And things looked pretty bad.” That's...
I would like to take this opportunity to nominate the Lions for the award of most entertaining team to watch. With them, there's never a dull moment.
The Lions trailed the Eagles 13 to 23 with about five minutes left to play, but in classic fashion, they never gave up, and their late game efforts culminated with a Jason Hanson game winning field goal on the Lions' first...
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions have announced that running back Jahvid Best (concussions) will not be permitted to return to play.Fantasy Spin:Tough break for Best, who was attempting to return when first eligible in Week 7. The running back has not played in more than a year and it remains to be seen if he will ever return to the game.
The bye week is finally over, and the Detroit Lions are back on the road. Awaiting them are the Philadelphia Eagles, a tough NFC East opponent. The Eagles have had problems of their own early this season with turnovers, but are still a respectable 3-2. For the Lions to gain back some momentum and dignity, they'll have to play much better in a tough road environment, if not win...