Jim Schwartz

Prater's kick, Slay's pick give Lions 24-23 win over Eagles

Matthew Stafford picked apart one of the NFL's best defenses for a while, throwing for a touchdown on each of the Detroit Lions' first three possessions.

The Philadelphia Eagles answered, shutting him down for almost two quarters.


Stafford lofted a perfect pass to Golden Tate to set up Matt Prater's 29-yard kick with 1:28 left, sending Detroit to a 24-23 win over Carson Wentz and Philadelphia on Sunday.

"It was perhaps one of the better anticipatory passes that you'll see," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said.

Detroit's defense, though, still had to do its job to seal the much-needed victory.

Philadelphia (3-1) had the ball at its 25...