Titans Top Lions 44-41 in Overtime Thriller


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Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The Tennessee Titans beat the Detroit Lions 44-41 in a game that came down to the last play in overtime.

Titans kicker Rob Bironas broke a 41-41 tie by hitting a 26-yard field goal in overtime.  The Lions came back down the field and made it down to the one yard line, but the Titans defense stuffed backup Lions quarterback Shaun Hill at the goal line to preserve the win.

The Titans (1-2) blew a 20-9 halftime lead and allowed the Lions to score the final 14 points of regulation to tie the game at 41.

Detroit (1-2) tied the game with two touchdowns scored in the final 18 seconds.  Calvin Johnson hauled in a three-yard pass from Shaun Hill, and Titus Young hauled-in a 46-yard tipped desperation pass at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.

There were a total of 46 points scored in the fourth quarter by both teams.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury.  Hill threw for two touchdowns and nearly won the game in his absence. 

Darius Reynaud set a Tennessee Titans record by returning a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 27 in the fourth quarter.

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