NFL: Detroit 13, New Orleans 12

Dec. 24, 2005 at 9:56 PM
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SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Hanson kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired Saturday to lift Detroit to a 13-12 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Joey Harrington was 17-for-30 passing for 210 yards, no touchdowns and one interception and Roy Williams recorded four receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown for the Lions (5-10), who broke a five-game losing streak and gave interim head coach Dick Jauron his first win in four tries. Williams made a key 40-yard catch on fourth down in the game-winning drive.

Detroit defensive tackle Shaun Rogers scored the game's only touchdown with a 21-yard fumble return in the second quarter.

Todd Bouman was 21-for-38 for 233 yards while Zachary Hilton made seven receptions for 83 yards and Joe Horn caught six passes for 70 yards for the Saints (3-11). Place-kicker John Carney kicked four field goals.

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