1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2003
DETROIT (AP) -- When Jason Hanson lines up for a game-winning kick, he prays before trying to go numb.It worked -- for the 13th time.Hanson kicked a 48-yard field goal with 39 seconds left -- his fourth of the game -- to lift the Lions to a 12-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Lions have won consecutive games for the first time in three years.
They may need to make changes on their offensive line, but they have a good running back to possibly build around in Anthony Thomas. Next season, the ability to run the ball will be Rex's friend.
Question on the Lions: Will these back-to-back wins take some of the heat off of Matt Millen?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Detroit's Dre' Bly missed a second straight game -- the only two he's missed in five seasons -- with a hamstring injury. ... Chicago's Anthony Thomas ran for 61 yards on 21 carries and Clark caught four passes for a team-high 39 yards. ... Four Lions left the game with injuries: James Davis (separated shoulder), Bracy Walker (dislocated finger), Shawn Jefferson (left knee), Rod Babers (shoulder).shoulder
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.7||4.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||13:07||JASON HANSON 24 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 44 yds, 3:55
|FG||3:32||PAUL EDINGER 43 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 44 yds, 5:25
|FG||12:20||JASON HANSON 25 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 55 yds, 5:06
|TD||7:08||DESMOND CLARK 12 YD PASS FROM CHRIS CHANDLER (PAUL EDINGER KICK) |
Drive: 8 plays, 50 yds, 3:55
|FG||12:11||JASON HANSON 30 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 49 yds, 5:03
|FG||14:21||JASON HANSON 48 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 35 yds, 1:48