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Lions notes looks at Jason Hanson's quest to move up the NFL all-time scoring list, some ridiculous stats from last Sunday's game, why Lawrence Jackson was scratched and much more.
- Per Kevin Seifert, the Detroit Lions became the first team in NFL history on Sunday to score a pair of touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of a game to either force overtime or take a lead.
- Another note from Seifert: Detroit also became the first team in NFL history to allow five different touchdowns of 60 or more yards in a single game.
- Another depressing stat, this time from Justin Rogers: The Tennessee Titans ran only four offensive plays in the fourth quarter, one of which resulted in a lost fumble, yet they scored 21 points.
- As pointed out by simscity, there were six total touchdowns between the Lions and Titans in the final 6:53 of the fourth quarter on Sunday.
- Jason Hanson is only nine points away from tying John Carney for third on the list of career points in the NFL. (Thanks to Mitch for the heads up.)
- Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson was a healthy scratch last Sunday because Jim Schwartz wanted to make sure they had enough depth in the secondary. I get wanting more defensive backs to be active, but it's surprising to me that they decided to scratch Jackson.
- With all of the playing time Joique Bell got late in last Sunday's game, there was some concern that Mikel Leshoure might have gotten banged up. That wasn't the case, though. According to Brad Galli, Leshoure said afterward that the coaches simply called Bell's number.
- Two videos you should watch: Channel 7's post-game interview with Nate Burleson and Stephen Tulloch wired for sound.
- Speaking of Burleson, this is also worth passing along:
Nate Burleson grabbed Tom Lewand after his touchdown. Said he could've slashed his salary or cut him. Thanked Lewand for staying with him.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 23, 2012
- Last Sunday was the first time in nearly two years that three NFL games went to overtime.
- Apparently some DIRECTV viewers had their feed of the Lions game on Sunday interrupted by a commercial right as Titus Young caught the game-tying Hail Mary, resulting in an apology from the company.
- Lions cornerback Drayton Florence, who is expected to return from injured reserve later this season, posted a picture of an X-ray of his arm on Twitter.
Successful surgery thank god 8 more weeks back on that turf twitter.com/DraytonFlorenc…— Agent 29 (@DraytonFlorence) September 26, 2012
- Running back Ryan Grant has agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins. He worked out with the Lions last week, but nothing came of it.
- New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is out for the season after tearing his ACL.
- Mocking The Draft is now a part of SBNation.com.
- SB Nation compiled various reactions to the blown call at the end of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.