Gridiron Gab Rapid Recap: Lions Rally In Final Seconds for 27-23 Win Over Rams

Last season the Lions had a knack for comeback wins. It took them one week into 2012 to bring the magic back, rallying for a last second four-point win over the Rams.

Matthew Stafford , who had one of his worst games in a long time, got the job done in the end, as the Lions rallied from 20-13 down and 23-20 down in the 4th quarter to beat the Rams 27-23.

Stafford’s only TD of the game came when it mattered most, with :10 seconds left as he hit RB Kevin Smith with a 5-yard score for the game-winner.

The Lions QB was 32-for-48 for 355 yards with a TD and three picks. They outgained the Rams 429 yards to 247 for St.Louis.

Smith came up huge for the Lions, as he had 13 runs for 62 yards and four grabs for 29 yards with the game winning score.

Rams QB Sam Bradford was 17-for-25 for 194 yards with a touchdown and no picks for the Rams, who took a 23-20 lead with 1:55 left when Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal.

St.Louis was in it all day, having leads of 3 points, 6 points and 7 points in different points of the day before they folded in the end.


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