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Texans top Lions 34-31 in OT after Detroit coach’s mistake

DETROIT MI - NOVEMBER 22:  Shayne Graham #17 HoustTexans celebrates his overtime game winning field goal with Donnie Jones

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 22: Shayne Graham #17 of the Houston Texans celebrates his overtime game winning field goal with Donnie Jones #5 to beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 at Ford Field on November 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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DETROIT — Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after the Lions’ coach made a costly mistake in regulation.

Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Jim Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright.

Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston’s Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Replays showed Forsett was down near midfield, but Schwartz negated the automatic review by challenging the play and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.



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