It was over when ...
Chiefs QB Damon Huard could not connect with WR Dwayne Bowe on fourth-and-15 with 1:48 left. Huard and Bowe had hooked up on a 34-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-14 early in the fourth quarter to get Kansas City back in the game, but they came up empty this time deep in Lions territory. The Chiefs had one last chance, following Jason Hanson's 47-yard field goal, but Samie Parker was tackled on the Lions 31-yard line to end the game.
Lions running back T.J. Duckett replaced injured starter Kevin Jones and rushed for 102 yards and the game's first touchdown. Lions linebacker Paris Lenon had a 61-yard interception return to give the Lions a 19-0 lead. Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard nearly brought his team all the way back, though. Huard replaced injured starter Brodie Croyle and completed 24 of 36 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lions scored nine points on special teams and turnovers, allowing them to win despite being outgained 407-236.