Sunday, October 14, 2012
Lions rally to beat Eagles 26-23 in OT
PHILADELPHIA -- Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime as 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 touchdown pass and ran for a score.
Detroit 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 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.
Aaron Rodgers set a career high and equaled a Packers record with six touchdown passes, three to Jordy Nelson, as Green Bay trounced the previously unbeaten Texans 42-24 at Houston.
James Jones caught two touchdown passes for the Packers (3-3). Tom Crabtree had the other one, a 48-yarder that Rodgers threw just before taking a hit from Houston linebacker Brooks Reed.
Rodgers completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards. He tied Matt Flynn's game record for TD passes, set in last year's regular-season finale against Detroit.
Washington's Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard run with 2:43 to play, as the Redskins ended an eight-game home losing streak with a 38-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
A week after he left the game early with his first NFL concussion, Griffin also completed 17 of 22 passes for 182 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Russell Wilson passed to Sidney Rice for a 46-yard touchdown with 1:18 remaining as the Seattle Seahawks rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31 to beat the New England Patriots 24-23, while Matt Bryant kicked his second game-winning field goal in three weeks -- 55-yard shot with 1 second remaining -- to lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 23-20 home win over the Oakland Raiders.
Jairus Byrd's second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell's 25-yard field goal 3:50 into overtime as the Buffalo Bills edged the Cardinals 19-16, ending Arizona's eight-game home winning streak.
At San Francisco, Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith and Prince Amukamara picked off another for New York as the Giants thrashed the 49ers 26-3 in a rematch of last season's National Football Conference championship game.
Jacoby Jones equaled an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return as the Baltimore Ravens squeaked past the Dallas Cowboys 31-29, while Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 38-10 win over Kansas City Chiefs.
In other games, The Cleveland Browns downed the Cincinnati Bengals 34-24, the New York Jets trounced the Indiana Colts 35-9 and the Miami Dolphins beat the St. Louis Rams 17-14.