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Mon November 23, 2009
Lions beat Browns 38-37 in Bad Bowl thriller
DETROIT – Matthew Stafford threw his fifth touchdown pass from 1 yard to Brandon Pettigrew, and Jason Hanson's extra point with no time on the clock gave the Detroit Lions a stunning 38-37 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Detroit was given the untimed play because safety Hank Poteat was called for pass interference in the end zone when Stafford heaved a desperation attempt.
The Lions (2-8) started the winning drive with 1:46 remaining and no timeouts.
Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, did just enough to rally them for the win - helped hugely by the call that went against the Browns (1-9).
Brady Quinn threw four touchdowns, surpassing his previous career total, and connected with Michael Gaines with 5:44 left to put the Browns ahead after helping them score a franchise-record 24 points in the first quarter.