NFL: Detroit 38, Cleveland 37

Nov. 22, 2009 at 7:31 PM

DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford's last-second touchdown throw -- his fifth of the game -- and an extra point kick gave Detroit a 38-37 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns.

The Lions' quarterback connected with Brandon Pettigrew to tie the score on a 1-yard play as time expired, capping an 88-yard drive in the final 1:46. Jason Hanson followed with the game-winning conversion.

Stafford, who completed 26-of-43 passes for 422 yards, became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to pass for five touchdowns in a game. His other scoring strikes were for 26 yards to Aaron Brown, 25 yards to Kevin Smith, 75 yards to Calvin Johnson and 1 yard to Will Heller.

Johnson caught seven passes for 161 yards and Smith had four for 104 yards, helping the Lions end a six-game losing streak.

Brady Quinn connected on 21-of-33 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns for Cleveland.

The Lions are 2-8 and the Browns 1-9.

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