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Lions Lose a Crazy One

Posted on September 24, 2012 in Michigan Sports News, Sports News - Yooper & Michigan. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

–NFL–Lions lose a crazy one

Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal with 10 and a half minutes left in overtime to lift the Titans over the Lions, 44-41 on Sunday in a game that had just about everything.

Jake Locker tossed for 378 yards and two TD’s for Tennessee, which is now 1-and-2.

The Titans scored twice on special teams and once on defense.

Matt Stafford was 33-of-42 with 278 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a leg injury, while the Lions’ Shaun Hill was 10-for-13 with 172 yards and two scores, including a long pass for a touchdown in the late seconds of regulation.

The Lions also recovered an onsides kick late in the game. However the overtime contest ended with the Lions falling short of a first down deep in Titans’ territory, in what Lions coach Jim Schwarz says was “miscommunication” on the play.

Calvin Johnson caught 10 passes for 164 yards and a TD. Johnson brought the Lions within seven with 18 seconds to play and Titus Young hauled in a 46-yard score to send the game to OT.

Detroit is now 1-and-2 on the season. The Lions host the Vikings on Sunday.

***Packers play Monday Night in Seattle

The Green Bay Packers hit the road for the first time this season as they take on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on “Monday Night Football.” The Pack split a pair of home games to start the season, losing to the 49ers before bouncing back against the Bears.

Green Bay comes in rested after playing in Week Two’s Thursday night game.This begins a stretch of four road games in five weeks for the Pack.

After a near-miss at Arizona, Seattle corralled the Cowboys 27-7 in their home opener a week ago Sunday. The Seahawks are 17-and-8 all-time on “Monday Night Football,” the best winning percentage all-time. –NFL Tonight–

—MLB—Tigers still can’t gain ground

Sunday was a tough day for the Detroit Tigers. The Twins completed a doubleheader sweep of the Tigers Sunday with a 2-1, 10-inning win

Jamey Carroll smacked an RBI single in the top of the 10th for Minnesota in the rubber match of the three-game set.

Jared Burton earned his second win. Glen Perkins notched his 14th save.

Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double for Detroit, which was a 10-4 loser in the opener of the doubleheader.

Jose Valverde took his fourth loss.

The Tigers are a game behind the White Sox for first place in the AL Central.


By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports