NFL: Houston 34, Detroit 31 (OT)

DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Shayne Graham kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2:21 remaining in overtime Thursday to complete a Houston rally and give the Texans a 34-31 win over Detroit.

NFL: Detroit 26, Philadelphia 23 (OT)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Hanson kicked a regulation-time field goal to forge a tie then added an overtime game-winner Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions over Philadelphia 26-23.

NFL: San Francisco 27, Detroit 19

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Alex Smith hooked up with Vernon Davis on two touchdown passes Sunday and the San Francisco 49ers bested Detroit 27-19.
NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

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.

NFL: Detroit 16, Buffalo 6

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Shaun Hill threw for Detroit's only touchdown Thursday and the Lions wrapped up their exhibition season by defeating Buffalo 16-6.

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: Green Bay 28, Detroit 26

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers hurled a trio of touchdown passes, overcoming a pair of interceptions and leading Green Bay to a 28-26 win over Detroit Sunday.

NFL: Detroit 38, Cleveland 37

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.

NFL: Detroit 19, Washington 14

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford passed for a touchdown, Maurice Morris ran for another and Detroit ended its 19-game losing streak Sunday, beating Washington 19-14.

NFL: Detroit 27, Atlanta 26

DETROIT, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Jason Hanson kicked a 47-yard field goal in the closing seconds Saturday to give the Detroit Lions a 27-26 pre-season win over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Detroit 14, Buffalo 6

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Jerome Felton scored the only touchdown of the game Thursday and Detroit finished its exhibition schedule unbeaten with a 14-6 decision over Buffalo.

NFL: Detroit 25, Kansas City 20

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- T.J. Duckett rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown to give the Detroit Lions the edge in Sunday's 25-20 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL: Green Bay 37, Detroit 26

DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes Thursday afternoon as the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions, 37-26.

Vrable among the top weekly NFL players

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- New England Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel Wednesday was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

NFL: Detroit 16, Chicago 7

CHICAGO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Jones ran for 105 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries for Detroit as the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 16-7 Sunday.
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Jason Hanson
Detroit Lions Jason Hanson kicks one of his four field goals against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX on December 31, 2006. The Lions beat the Cowboys 39-31. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

Jason Douglas Hanson (born June 17, 1970 in Spokane, Washington) is an American football placekicker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Hanson attended Mead Senior High School in Spokane, Washington and lettered in football, soccer, track, and basketball. As a senior, he won All-Greater Spokane League honors as both a kicker and punter and was named a first team All-State honoree by the Washington Sportswriters Association.

Hanson attended Washington State University, where he set or tied many NCAA records. At WSU he was a teammate of quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Hanson's percentage of 57.1 for field goals from 50 yards or greater is both a school and Pacific-10 Conference record. He holds the record for most field goals from 50 yards or more (20), and 40 yards or more (39). His school records include most points scored (328), most games with two or more field goals (20), field goals (63), and PATs (139). He received a bachelor of science degree in Premed.

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