Matthew Stafford threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate who vaulted into the end zone in overtime to give the Detroit Lions a 22-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings yesterday.
After Matt Prater kicked a 58-yard field goal as time expired to force overtime, Tate finished the opening drive when he ran through arm tackles by Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith and leaped in for the winning score.
Stafford completed 23 of 36 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception for the Lions (5-4), who have won four of their last five games.
Tate had 11 catches for 79 yards.
The Lions have their bye this week.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports