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NFL: Detroit 20, Buffalo 17

Oct. 15, 2006 at 8:47 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Kevin Jones ran for 127 yards and one touchdown Sunday as Detroit beat Buffalo, 20-17, for its first win of the NFL season.

Jon Kitna was 24-for-36 passing for 278 yards, one touchdown, and one interception; Roy Williams scored a touchdown on 10 catches for 161 yards; Jason Hanson kicked two field goals; while defensive end James Hall made 3½ sacks for the Lions (1-5), who never trailed and gave Rod Marinelli his first win as an NFL head coach.

J.P. Losman was 21-for-34 passing for 207 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception; Lee Evans caught eight passes for 82 yards; Willis McGahee gained 66 yards on 17 attempts; Roscoe Parrish scored once on two catches for 48 yards; and Ryan Neufeld also caught a scoring pass for the Bills (2-4).

Buffalo, which was pounded, 40-7, at Chicago last week, has lost three of four games by eight points or less.

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