Lions Beat Eagles In OT 26-23
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PHILADELPHIA (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Jason Hanson kicks a 45-yard field goal in overtime and the Detroit Lions beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Lions trailed throughout the game but staged a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime.
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 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 (2-3) sacked Michael Vick on the first two plays of the extra quarter, forced a punt out of the end zone and started at midfield.
Stafford hit Calvin Johnson for a 17-yard gain to the Eagles 27 on first-and-20. A few plays later, Hanson nailed the game-winner.
The Eagles (3-3) head into their bye week with two straight losses.
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