Posted October 14, 2012 on AP on Fox

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions stands and talks with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan during warmups prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field on September 27, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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 to their first playoff appearance since 1...
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