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Jason Hanson named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Kicker Jason Hanson moves past Barry Sanders for most Player of the Week awards in Detroit Lions history

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Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his four field goal, two extra-point effort Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hanson converted a 19-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, 23-23, and in overtime, kicked the game-winning 45-yard field goal to give the Lions a 26-23 victory.

His first field goal, a 46-yarder with 11 minutes remaining in the first quarter, moved Hanson passed John Carney for third place on the NFL all-time scoring list. His final field goal, the overtime winner, also moved Hanson past Carney for third all-time on the NFL field goal list.

According to NFL Director of NFC Football Communications Randall Liu, Hanson's Player of the Week award propelled him up yet another list. The award, Hanson's 12th, moved him past Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders for most Player of the Week awards in Detroit Lions history.