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Raiders Fall To Lions After Late TD

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Tommy Kelly #93 of the Oakland Raiders wraps up Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions, stripping the ball away from him at O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tommy Kelly #93 of the Oakland Raiders wraps up Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions, stripping the ball away from him at O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard scoring drive as the Detroit Lions rallied from 13 points down late in the fourth quarter to stun the Oakland Raiders 28-27 on Sunday.

The win wasn’t sealed until Ndamukong Suh blocked Sebastian Janikowski’s 65-yard field goal attempt on the final play. Suh threw his helmet in celebration after providing a perfect exclamation in his return from a two-game suspension.

The Raiders (7-7) appeared in control of the game when Aaron Curry returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown to make it 27-14 with 7:47 remaining.

But Stafford led two late scoring drives to win it and give the Lions (9-5) a two-game lead in the NFL wild-card race.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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