Lions rally to beat Eagles 26-23 in OT

Lions rally to beat Eagles 26-23 in OT
October 14, 2012, 4:59 pm
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Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles players during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


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 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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