Ndamukong Suh returned and made his presence felt.
Suh blocked a potential game-winning 65-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski preserving Matthew Stafford’s impressive comeback to help lift the Detroit Lions in triumphing the Oakland Raiders 28-27 on Sunday.
“For me it’s just a great opportunity to be on the football field,” Suh said. “That’s just the things that I expect out of myself. I can’t do it by myself. I continue to have great players around me to have me make great plays, as well.”
Stafford threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard scoring drive that helped the Lions (9-5) take a two-game lead in the NFC Wild Card race.
The Raiders (7-7) appeared in control of the game when Aaron Curry returned a fumble six yards for a touchdown to make it 27-14 with 7:47 remaining.
However, Stafford directed two long scoring drives in the final minutes to give the Lions their first lead of the game.
The Lion gunslinger completed 29 of 52 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns. He completed nine for 214 yards to Johnson, who ended a five-game drought with no 100-yard receiving games and only one touchdown.
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