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Texans Top Lions 34-31 In OT After Coach’s Mistake

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Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans look for running room while playing the Detroit Lions.

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans look for running room while playing the Detroit Lions.

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LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) — 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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