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NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

Sept. 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Calvin Johnson's 40-yard catch and a Jason Hanson field goal in overtime Sunday handed the Detroit Lions a 26-23 victory over Minnesota.

The Vikings tied the game with 1:11 left on a Ryan Longwell field goal, but the Lions won the overtime coin toss and quickly marched down the field for the victory.

Detroit logged a third straight win to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 1980 and took a victory in Minnesota for the first time since 1997. They overcame a 10-point, second-half deficit thanks to a pair of Johnson TD catches and three Hanson field goals.

Minnesota (0-3) surrendered a second-half lead for the third time in three weeks and have been outscored 67-6 after halftime this season.

Matthew Stafford went 32-of-45 for 378 yards, two TDs and no interceptions for the Lions.

Minnesota's Donovan McNabb, meanwhile, completed 22-of-36 passes for 211 yards and scoring strike to Visanthe Shiancoe.

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