Texans hang on to defeat unlucky Lions in OT

  • By Associated Press
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DETROIT -- Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win Thursday over the Detroit Lions after the Lions' coach made a costly mistake in regulation.

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Lions kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Jim Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field-goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright.

Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Replays showed Forsett was down near midfield, but Schwartz negated the automatic review by challenging the play and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.

It was the second straight overtime win for the Texans.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press



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