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NFL: Detroit 30, Cleveland 28

CLEVELAND, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Drew Stanton both had solid efforts Friday in pacing the Detroit Lions to a 30-28 exhibition decision over Cleveland.

NFL: Detroit 23, Tampa Bay 20 (OT)

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Rayner's 34-yard field goal with 9:51 left in overtime Sunday boosted the Detroit Lions to their first road win in 26 games, a 23-20 win over Tampa Bay.

Lions sign ex-Spartans kicker Rayner

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Free agent kicker Dave Rayner said Tuesday he has been signed by the Detroit Lions to replace injured veteran Jason Hanson.

NFL: Cincinnati 33, Denver 24

CINCINNATI, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Cedric Benson and James Johnson rushed for touchdowns and Dave Rayner kicked four field goals Sunday in a 33-24 Cincinnati exhibition win over Denver.

NFL: Detroit 26, Cleveland 6

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Dan Orlovsky hit on 13-of-20 passes for 167 yards with a touchdown Saturday to lead the Detroit Lions to a 26-6 pre-season win over Cleveland.

Culpepper earns weekly player honor

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Oakland quarterback Daunte Culpepper Wednesday was among the NFL's Player of the Week honorees.

NFL: Kansas City 13, Minnesota 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Dwayne Bowe caught a 16-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to lift the Kansas City Chiefs over the Minnesota Vikings, 13-10, Sunday.

NFL: Green Bay 9, Minnesota 7

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Dave Rayner made three of five field goal tries Thursday night as Green Bay edged the Minnesota Vikings, 9-7.

NFL: Green Bay 30, San Francisco 19

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Two touchdown passes by Brett Favre Sunday afternoon helped the Green Bay Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers, 30-19.

NFL: Green Bay 23, Minnesota 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Brett Favre's 82-yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver Sunday spurred Green Bay to a 23-17 win at Minnesota.

NFL: Green Bay 34, Miami 24

MIAMI, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Brett Favre passed for 206 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins, 34-24.

Indy Colts sign Michigan State kicker

INDIANAPOLIS, July 19 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed Michigan State standout kicker Dave Rayner to a three-year pact that starts him at $230,000 a year.

MichState 22, Notre Dame 16

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Tackle Greg Taplin returned an interception 40 yards for a score with seven minutes left Saturday as Michigan State beat No. 23 Notre Dame, 23-16.

Michigan St. 27, Rice 10

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- No. 15 Michigan State survived an early scare Saturday and rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to post a 27-10 victory over the Rice Owls.

Michigan St. 31, Iowa 28

EAST LANSING, Mich., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Herb Haygood had a touchdown catch and a kickoff return for a score in a wild second quarter Saturday as Michigan State held on for a 31-28 Big Ten Conference v
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards reacts to a missed field goal by kicker Dave Rayner (6) during the 2nd quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis on November 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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David Michael "Dave" Rayner (born October 26, 1982 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American football placekicker who is currently playing for the Detroit Lions of the NFL. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State.

Rayner has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and Washington Redskins.

Rayner attended Oxford High School where he played as a kicker for the varsity football team. As a four-year starter he broke all but one school punting and placekicking record. He also played as a wide receiver, catching 13 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns.

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