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Hanson boots Lions past Eagles in overtime

  • By Associated Press
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PHILADELPHIA -- 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.

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Held in check for most of the game, Matthew Stafford led Detroit to 17 points in the fourth quarter, throwing a touchdown pass and running for a score.

The Lions had two shots from the Eagles' 1-yard line 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 period, forced a punt out of the end zone and started with the ball 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 consecutive losses.

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