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MINNEAPOLIS -- Matthew Stafford says he would like to avoid being down late in the fourth quarter at all costs. Dennis Smith Jr. Blue Jersey .The Detroit Lions quarterback sure looks comfortable in those situations this season. Maybe because he has had plenty of practice.Stafford threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate, who vaulted into the end zone in overtime to give the Lions a 22-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.After Matt Prater kicked a 58-yard field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter to force overtime, Tate finished the opening drive when he ran through arm tackles by Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith and leaped in for the winning score.Our guys have been able to do it. Not just do it once or twice, theyve been able to do it a number of times, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said of his teams ability to come back from fourth-quarter deficits in all five of their victories.I do think they have the level of comfort with it. Its a tough situation to be in, but they dont flinch and we havent had any crucial mistakes in that period of time.Stafford completed 23 of 36 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Lions (5-4), who have won four of their past five games. Tate had 11 catches for 79 yards.Sam Bradford completed 31 of 40 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (5-3), who started the season 5-0 but have imploded since coming out of the bye. Stefon Diggs had a career-high 13 catches for 80 yards.For the first time in three weeks this team fought like I expected them to fight, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. If we continue to do these kinds of things, well win football games.Tyrunn Walker blocked a field goal, Kerry Hyder had two sacks and the Lions stuffed the Vikings on fourth-and-1 at the Detroit 5-yard line in the fourth quarter to keep them in position to rally late.After enduring a tumultuous week , the Vikings took a 16-13 lead with 23 seconds to play on a 1-yard run by Rhett Ellison. But Stafford hit Andre Roberts for 27 yards to set up Praters game-tying kick.In overtime, Stafford hit Eric Ebron for 17 yards on third-and-3, Marvin Jones drew a pass interference call on Rhodes and Tate polished off the stunner with a hard-nosed catch-and-run down the sideline.It was kind of planned, Tate said of his flip. He just kind of accelerated it a little bit.BIG ANSWERThe Vikings were in business in the second quarter when Chad Greenway intercepted a rushed throw from Stafford and returned it to the Lions 18-yard line. But the offense committed two penalties and Bradford was sacked on third down to turn a first-and-10 at the 18 to a fourth-and-32 from the Lions 40.The Vikings punted, and Stafford led the Lions on a marathon 17-play, 84-yard drive that took 9:45 off the clock. He hit Anquan Boldin for a 1-yard score with 5 seconds to play in the half, giving Detroit a 10-3 lead going into halftime.According to Fox Sports, it was the first time a team had to punt after being inside the opponents 20-yard line since St. Louis did against Washington in 2011.WALSH STRUGGLESVikings kicker Blair Walsh had steadied himself over the previous few weeks after shaky start to the season. But the struggles returned on Sunday. He missed his third extra point of the season -- most in the NFL -- when he hit the right upright in the third quarter, a miss that prevented the Vikings from tying the score at 10.Then his 46-yard try in the fourth quarter was blocked by Walker.You guys are going to ask me this question a million times: `Did it feel good? Walsh snapped. Did I make it? No. Do I have to? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. So, just, if youve got something else, please. Seriously.INJURY REPORTLions: CB Darius Slay (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee, quad) and OT Riley Reiff (illness) did not play. ... CB Nevin Lawson left the game in the fourth quarter with a calf injury.Vikings: CB Captain Munnerlyn hobbled out of the locker room on crutches with a brace on his right knee. He missed most of the last three quarters. ... PR/CB Marcus Sherels also left the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter.UP NEXTLions: Finally take a bye week before hosting Jacksonville on Nov. 20.Vikings: Visit Washington on Nov. 13.---For more NFL: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Dennis Smith Jr. White Jersey . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Dennis Smith Jr. Swingman Jersey . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. http:///...jr-mavericks-jersey/ . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. Melbourne Victory goalscoring machine Archie Thompson has endorsed Besart Berisha to claim his A-League goalscoring record in Saturdays Melbourne derby.The Albanian striker needs one goal to reach Thompsons tally of 90 A-League goals and the ex-Socceroo signalled his support for the changing of the guard that could come against rivals Melbourne City.If anyones going to take my record ... I wish itd be Bes and its going to be Bes, he told SEN on Friday morning.He lives and breathes for the game. Hes the ultimate professional.Hes got a year left with Victory and he can play on for a few more years.Hell take it tomorrow, hopefully.Thompson was magnanimous on the airwaves but his former coach Kevin Muscat mischievously said there might be a swirling of emotions.I think secretly he might be a little bit disappointed, Muscat said.Hell revert back to the Bes takes penalties and he never did (argument).Muscat said there hadnt been a focus on the record at the club through the week, and the 31-year-old wasnt either.Put it this way, I dont think he could think about scoring goals more than he already does, Muscat said.In six A-League seasons, Berisha has netted 89 goals, including 48 in three seasons at Brisbane when he sat at thhe apex of the Roars imperious strike force. Dennis Smith Jr. Youth Jersey. Muscat successfully lured the hitman south on a marquee deal, where he helped Victory lift the 2014/15 A-League double.In that season, Thompson and Berisha combined with aplomb.Berisha scored 15 times, while Thompson, playing on the wing or in Berishas absence up front, enjoyed his best season in five campaigns, scoring 11 times.Thompson said there were no hard feelings about losing the signature record.Records are meant to be broken. Its what impact youve had on the sport which is your legacy, he said.The career Victory man said Muscats side - which currently sit third in the league with a game in hand - were not yet hitting their full potential this campaign.Victory have been under the radar because they havent been performing well but theyre picking up points, he said.When they start to perform theyre going to be very scary.Hopefully they can start tomorrow ... theyve lost a little bit of (derby) bragging rights.Thompsons prediction is for a 2-1 Victory win - with a Berisha double - that would mean the end of his record-owning stint. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '