MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said he would like to avoid being down late in the fourth quarter at all costs. But he certainly looks comfortable in those situations, perhaps because he has had plenty of practice this season.
On Sunday, 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.
After Matt Prater kicked a 58-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, Tate finished the opening drive when he ran through arm tackles by Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith.
“Our guys have been able to do it,” Lions Coach Jim Caldwell said of his team’s ability to erase fourth-quarter deficits in all five of its victories. “Not just do it once or twice, they’ve been able to do it a number of times.
“I do think they have the level of comfort with it. It’s a tough situation to be in, but they…