The Detroit Lions quite possibly saved their season Sunday with a fourth-quarter rally and a 26-23 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
For more than three quarters, the Lions looked down and out and headed to their fourth straight loss and a 1-4 start.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford was playing like anything but the face of a franchise, misfiring on passes and unable to sustain drives with any third-down conversions.
The Lions were sloppy and undisciplined, leading to 16 penalties, the most by any team in the NFL this season.
But the teams much-maligned defense, bolstered by the return of safety Louis Delmas, kept them close enough until Stafford, Calvin Johnson and offense finally came to life.
Jason Hanson kicked a 19-yard field goal to tie the score with three seconds remaining in regulation and then added a 45-yarder to win it in the overtime.
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