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Lions score 2 late TDs, rally for 24-23 victory over New Orleans

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) runs for a 73-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) runs for a 73-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) and outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) and outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford found Golden Tate for a 73-yard catch-and-run that made it 23-17. Then Drew Brees was intercepted on third down by Glover Quin, whose 23-yard return gave the Lions (5-2) the ball at the New Orleans 14.

Detroit caught a break when Rafael Bush was called for pass interference on fourth down. Stafford eventually connected with Fuller in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown and the win.

The Saints committed 12 penalties for 134 yards.

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