Last Minute Touchdown Lifts Lions Above the Dolphins, 20-16

© AP Photo/Rick Osentoski Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81), defended by Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21), catches 49-yard pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.
© AP Photo/Rick Osentoski
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81), defended by Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21), catches 49-yard pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

Matthew Stafford led Detroit to another thrilling victory in the final minutes, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a 20-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in his first game back from an ankle injury, and the Lions (7-2) won their fourth straight game. Their past three victories have been by a combined six points, all with fourth-quarter comebacks.

The Dolphins (5-4) only managed one touchdown – after they blocked a Detroit field goal attempt and returned it deep into Lions territory. Miami’s Ryan Tannehill threw for 215 yards, but it was Stafford who made the final big play, snapping a sidearm pass to a sliding Riddick in the back left corner of the end zone.

Source: The AP

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