GAME RECAP: Detroit Lions 26 Philadelphia Eagles 23 (OT)
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 46 yard kick @ 11:03. Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards in 01:12.
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 34 yard kick @3:58. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards in 05:53.
PHI - LeSean McCoy catches a 2 yard pass from Michael Vick (Alex Henery kick is good) @ 1:16. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards in 03:34.
PHI - Alex Henery makes a 26 yard kick @ 8:23. Drive: 14 plays, 67 yards in 06:37.
PHI - Alex Henery makes a 32 yard kick @ 3:39. Drive: 9 plays, 44 yards in 03:48.
PHI - Alex Henery makes a 49 yard kick @ 13:43. Drive: 8 plays, 35 yards in 03:16.
DET - Matthew Stafford runs for 1 yard (Jason Hanson kick is good) @ 10:30. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards in 3:09.
PHI - Jeremy Maclin catches a 70 yard pass from Michael Vick (Alex Henery kick is good) @ 5:18. Drive: 3 plays, 76 yards in 1:29.
DET - Nate Burleson catches a 17 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick is good) @ 3:32. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards in 1:46.
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 19 yard kick @ :03. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards in 2:24.
PHI - Jason Hanson makes a 45 yard kick. Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards in 2:22.
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DETROIT LIONS GAME BALLS:
Nice to have safety back with 7 tackles and the Lions 1st pick of 12'
Quiet much of the day but big catches when it mattered
4-4 on FGs including game tying wth 3 seconds winner and OT winner
|Time Of Pos.||30:41||33:19|
|">Total Net Yards||449||357|
|Net Yards Rushing||138||71|
|Avg. Per Rush||4.9||2.4|
|Net Yards Passing||311||286|
|Yards Per Pass||6.9||5.8|
|Red Zone Efficiency||2-4-50%||1-3-33%|
|Goal To Go Efficiency||1-2-50%||1-3-33%|
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS:
Passing PHI - Vick 28-46-2-311
DET - Stafford 22-45-1-311
Rushing PHI - Vick 9-59 | McCoy 14-22 | Brown 5-4 | Jackson 1-(minus 14)
DET - Leshoure 15-70 | Bell 7-38 | Burleson 2-22 | Stafford 3-7 | Williams 1-1
Receiving PHI - Maclin 6-130 | Jackson 5-74 | Celek 4-33 | McCoy 7-26 | Avant 2-21 | Cooper 2-18 | Harbor 2-9
DET - Johnson 6-135 | Scheffler 3-81 | Pettigrew 3-38 | Burleson 4-24 | Leshoure 3-24 | Young 2-6 | Bell 1-3
The Detroit Lions won in Philadelphia for the first time since 1986 after a dramatic fourth quarter comeback and Jason Hanson overtime field goal kept the Lions season alive after a 26-23 victory. Detroit would fail to take advantage of any of Michael Vick's three turnovers but with their backs against the walls would manage to get the job done. The oldest player in the
league knocked it through good from 45-yards out as the team celebrated in the City of Brotherly Love. This after tying it up with three seconds left in regulation capping off 17 points in the final quarter. It was the type of win Lions fans have become used to the past two seasons and one that that was sorely needed after a 1-3 start and an early bye week. Detroit can now
pull their record to an even 3-3 in Chicago next Monday night. What a win!
The Lions would get the ball first and go three-and-out while the Eagles would do the same. Stefon Logan's return off the punt would give the Lions great field position at the Eagles 34 after a season long 48 yard return. Another three-and-out would end the drive with a 46-yard field goal by Hanson. They would double their lead with 5:45 left in the quarter
after a ten-play drive netted a 34-yard field goal. That would be all the scoring in the opening quarter. Louis Delmas would make his presence felt with the Lions first interception of the season he made Michael Vick pay for a bad throw. Philadelphia would take their first lead on a 79-yard drive when Vick found McCoy for a two yard score with 1:21 left. The half
would end with the Eagles up 7-6.
Philadelphia would start the with the ball in the second half and start like they ended the first - with a score. Alex Henry would knock through a 26-yard field goal to extend their lead. They would repeat the result of this drive the next two times they got the ball as Henry would connect from 32 and 49 yards respectively. Down big in the fourth quarter is when the
Lions typically come alive. Would that be the case in the City of Brotherly Love? The Lions would drive 80 yards on their next drive, the last one coming on a Stafford bootleg to close the gap. to three. Chris Houston would intercept Vick's first pass attempt of the next drive but Detroit would end up punting. Vick would connect with Jeremy Maclin from 70-yards out to push
the lead back to ten. With just over five minutes remaining Detroit would lean on a 57-yard catch by Tony Scheffler to put themselves in position to score again. A 17-yard Matthew Stafford touchdown pass to Nate Burleson would cause the Eagle fans worry. A three-and-out forced by the Lions defense would set up the offense to complete the comeback. Detroit would end regulation
with a 12-play, 67-yard drive that would end in an easy 19-yard chip shot to tie the game after a couple of chances to win it outright went by the wayside.
The Eagles would win the toss and get the ball first in the extra quarter. It would be a chance for the Lions defense to step up again and they would respond with two straight sacks costing Philadelphia 21 negative yards and set up the Lions at midfield to start their overtime drive. A 17-yard pass to Calvin Johnson would put the Lions in field goal range and that's when Hanson
would give the Lions their second win of the season.
The win following their bye week sets up a critical NFC North division game against the Bears in Chicago next Monday night.
PHOTO OF THE GAME:
Calvin Johnson ties to hurdle an Eagles safety.
The Detroit Lions travel to Chicago next Monday night to face the Bears at 8:30 PM in Philly.
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