The comeback cats were at it again.
The Detroit Lions were down by as much as 10 points with less than four minutes to go in the fourth and rallied back to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 in overtime at Lincoln Financial Field.
Michael Vick connected with Jeremy Maclin for a 70-yard touchdown with 5:18 left in the fourth quarter to put the Eagles up 23-13.
But the Lions would respond on the very next drive, as Matthew Stafford found Nate Burleson for a 17-yard touchdown with 3:32 remaining to make it a 23-20 game.
After forcing a three-and-out, the Lions took over again with 2:27 left on their own 32-yard line. Stafford led the team down to the Eagles' one-yard line, but the Lions had to settle for a game-tying field goal and force overtime.
The Eagles got the ball first in overtime, but the Lions sacked Vick twice and forced him to throw the ball away on third down to force another three-and-out. The Lions took over, and, when Matthew Stafford found Calvin Johnson for a 17-yard gain to the Eagles' 27-yard line, the Lions were in field goal range.
Jason Hanson came out after two short runs to kick the game-winning 45-yard field goal to complete the comeback and give the Lions the 26-23 win. The Lions improved to 2-3 on the season and will visit Chicago next week to take on the Bears in the Monday Night Football game.
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