Cardiac Cats: Lions Win in Historic Comeback

For second consecutive week, Lions rally to overcome large deficit, improve to 4-0 after epic win over Dallas Cowboys.

Just call them the Cardiac Cats.

For the second consecutive week, the Detroit Lions found themselves on the unfortunate side of a lopsided, first-half score. And once again, the team squeezed the life out of each of the final 30 minutes.

Trailing 20-3 at halftime, the Lions spotted the host Cowboys another touchdown early in the third quarter, before an inspired defensive effort -- and resulting Dallas collapse -- led to a historic, 34-30 come-from-behind win.

Last week, the Lions rallied from a 20-3 deficit to stun the Vikings in Minnesota, 26-23, in overtime.

The Lions improved to 4-0 on the season, their best start since 1980. Detroit's 24-point turnaround was the franchise's best since 1957, and the worst ever witnessed by Cowboy fans. And they only have their quarterback to blame.

Detroit's comeback was fueled by two third quarter Tony Romo interceptions, each returned for a touchdown by former Cowboy Bobby Carpenter and cornerback Chris Houston, respectively.

Romo finished 34 of 47 for 331 yards and three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Dallas' multiple third quarter possessions forced Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford to spend most of the third quarter on the sideline.

At that point, the Highland Park, Texas native took over.

Stafford tossed for 140 yards and led three scoring drives in the fourth quarter, including a touchdown lob to Calvin Johnson that gave Detroit the go-ahead score with less than two minutes remaining.

Stafford finished 21 of 43 for 240 yards and two touchdowns. He also tossed a first quarter interception.

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