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Jason Hanson sets Lions single-season scoring record

Things generally didn't go well for the Lions this season, but kicker Jason Hanson still managed to set the franchise's single season scoring record on Sunday.

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Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson set the franchise single-season scoring record during Sunday afternoon's game against the Chicago Bears, breaking a record that he had personally set 17 years prior. With two extra points and a field goal so far in Sunday's game, Hanson now has scored 133 points this season.

One of the most consistent kickers in the league throughout a career that's spanned over two decades, Hanson proved in 2012 that he's still as good as anyone at knocking the ball through the uprights. His 133 points this year is the highest figure in Lions history, topping the 132 points that Hanson scored as Detroit's kicker during the 1995 season.

Having made 32 of 36 field goal attempts so far this year, Hanson isn't far off from his career-high of 34 made field goals, which he set as a second-year pro in 1993. He's also a perfect 35 of 35 on extra point attempts this season, continuing a streak of perfection on those plays that's lasted over four years.