Titans Outlast Lions In Overtime

By WISE Web Sports

Titans Outlast Lions In Overtime

September 23, 2012 Updated Sep 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Call this one Music City Mayhem. The Tennessee Titans are winless no more after an unforgettable overtime victory over the Detroit Lions featuring an endless stream of big plays and some suspect officiating. Rob Bironas kicked a 26 - yard field goal in overtime, and the Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth - and - one at the Tennessee seven yard line to finally pull out a 44 - 41 win Sunday.

The Titans, 1 - 2, blew a 20 - 9 halftime lead in a game featuring huge scoring swings. They became the first NFL team to score five touchdowns of 60 yards or longer in a single game. Detroit scored 18 straight points, then Tennessee answered with 21 points before the Lions scored the final 14 of regulation in a span of 18 seconds -- the first team to do that since at least 1983, according to STATS LLC.

The touchdown that forced overtime came on a tipped desperation pass after Detroit recovered an onside kick and got an assist from the replacement officials who did not review a possible turnover.

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