Lions beat Cowboys on Stafford's heads-up TD
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Matthew Stafford lunged for a touchdown with 12 seconds left to give the Detroit Lions a 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in a thriller Sunday at Ford Field.
Detroit trailed by six points with 1:02 left and started the winning drive at its own 20.
A 17-yard catch from Calvin Johnson was followed by a toss down the left sideline for Kris Durham for 40 yards. Stafford then went back to Johnson for 22 yards down to the Dallas 1 and Stafford raced to set up a spike.
However, Stafford leaped after the snap and just got the ball over the goal line. After a review determined he had crossed the goal line, David Akers kicked the extra point and the Lions had a 31-30 lead with 12 seconds to play.
Dallas had one shot after the kickoff, and didn't get anywhere with a catch and laterals as time ran out.
Stafford finished the game with 488 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions on 33-of-48 attempts and Johnson set a career high with 329 yards on 14 catches with a score for the Lions (5-3), who bounced back from a three-point loss to Cincinnati last week.
10/27 16:42:06 ET