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Stafford threw a winning TD pass with less than a minute left for the second time this year and for the fourth time in four seasons. He has led nine drives — including three this year — that led to decisive winning scores in the fourth quarter and overtime during his 36-game career.
“It’s easy to be confident in Matt when you are with him every day,” Schwartz said. “The talent he has isn’t just going to go away.”
Stafford was 34 of 49 for 352 yards with three TDs, also connecting with Broyles in the end zone at the end of the first quarter. The quarterback also ran for a 1-yard TD that gave Detroit a lead early in the fourth period for the first time this year.
It looked like the Lions were going to blow it.
“I knew he’d catch it,” Wilson said. “He has unbelievable hands.”
Seattle, though, was the team that failed to hold onto the lead and ended up losing consecutive games for the first time this year.
Wilson was 25 of 35 for 236 yards with two TDs and an interception. Marshawn Lynch ran just 12 times for 105 yards, including a career-high 77-yard run early in the second quarter for one of five lead changes in the closely contested game.
Sidney Rice had six receptions for 55 yards and a 9-yard score that put Seattle up 17-7 early in the second quarter.
“Huge win,” Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril said. “I’m just glad we pulled it out because 2-5 is a bigger hole than 3-4.”
NOTES: Lions S Louis Delmas injured his left knee, which was surgically repaired in August, and left in the third quarter. “It’s the same knee, but I don’t know that it is the same injury,” Schwartz said. “He’ll have tests.” … The Lions left starting LB DeAndre Levy (shoulder) and key CB Bill Bentley (ankle) inactive and Seattle was without reserve WR Braylon Edwards and backup DE Jason Jones inactive. The team said Edwards woke up with a swollen knee and the decision to leave him out was made after he tried to go through pregame warm-ups.
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