Late Field Goal Lifts Bills Over Lions 17-14
Dan Carpenter made a 58 yard field goal with nine seconds left in regulation to secure a win for the Buffalo Bills over the Detroit Lions 17-14 Sunday Afternoon at Ford Field. Detroit (3-2) scored two first half touchdowns, the first on a nine yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate, then in the second quarter Rashean Mathis stepped in front of a Kyle Orton pass and returned it 41 yards and Detroit led 14-3 at the half. However, the Lions offense could not get on track with the losses of Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush in the second half and after the second of Carpenter's three field goals in the game, Orton found Chris Gragg in the end zone for a tiouchdown and Fred Jackson then ran in a two point conversion to tie the game. Alex Henery had an opportunity to put the Lions ahead but he missed a 50 yard field goal attempt, his third miss of the day, with 26 seconds left. Stafford finished 18 out of 31 for 221 yards with and one interception. George Winn, starting in place of an injured Joique Bell, ran 11 times for 48 yards and Tate led all recievers with seven catches for 134 yards. Detroit looks to get back on the winning track next Sunday as they travel to Minnesota for an NFC North game with the Vikings. Pregame coverage begins at 12 noon on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.