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Another rally leaves Lions 1 win from playoffs

By Noah Trister

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Dec. 19 2011 1:56 p.m. MST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit coach Jim Schwartz admits he is tired after yet another comeback victory.

One more win, and the Lions can reach another milestone in Schwartz's third season. Detroit can clinch its first playoff berth since the 1999 season with a victory over San Diego on Saturday.

The Motor City will be ready for its team's last home game of the regular season. After a 5-0 start, the Lions fell back to earth a bit, but a pair of late touchdowns gave Detroit a 28-27 win at Oakland on Sunday. Detroit (9-5) has won four times this season after trailing by at least 13 points.

The Lions won Sunday behind their three biggest young stars: Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo).

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