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Video: Matthew Stafford's TD pass gives hapless Lions victory over hapless Browns

While last Sunday’s Colts-Patriots game may have been the best NFL game this year, today’s battle between a couple of cellar-dwellers was just as exciting.

The Detroit Lions pulled off a 38-37 victory over the Cleveland Browns on the last play of the game when rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford connected on his fifth touchdown pass of the game – a one-yarder to tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

This came after a defensive pass interference call on the Browns negated what looked to be a game-clinching interception in the end zone. After the flag, the Browns allowed an injured Stafford to get back into the game after he was replaced by Daunte Culpepper by calling a timeout.

The game, while not being played at the highest level, certainly had its share of intrigue and big plays.

Plus, if you know me, you’ll understand any Lions’ win is cause enough for subdued celebration.

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