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Lions pick up first win against Eagles since 1986

The Detroit Lions picked up their first win against the Philadelphia Eagles since 1986 on Sunday.

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The Detroit Lions recovered from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-23, on Sunday. As noted by SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit, it was the first time they beat the Eagles since 1986. Eddie Murray kicked a 41-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to help Detroit to that win.

You can actually go back and read the recap from that game all those years ago. Detroit almost lost the game off of an interception near the end, but they managed to force a fumble and drove to the 23-yard line, where they kicked the game-winning field goal.

On Sunday, it was Jason Hanson who kicked the game winner, this one from 45 yards out and in overtime. Matthew Stafford led the Lions to 17 points in the fourth quarter, with one touchdown through the air and one on the ground. Philadelphia got the ball to start the overtime frame, but Michael Vick was sacked twice to start and they were forced to punt, which set up the game-winning drive.