Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lions Top Dolphins in Final Minute, 20-16

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lions Top Dolphins in Final Minute, 20-16

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Lions top Dolphins

in final minute, 20-16

DETROIT -- 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 as the Lions beat Miami, 20- 16, 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) managed one touchdown -- after they blocked a Detroit field goal attempt and Dion Jordan returned it deep into Lions territory. Miami's Ryan Tannehill threw for 201 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.

COWBOYS 31, JAGUARS 17 -- At London, Tony Romo returned after missing last week because of a back injury and helped the Cowboys snap a two-game losing streak by throwing three touchdown passes. …

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