Detroit botched an extra-point kick with eight seconds left that would've tied the game, allowing Minnesota to seal a 28-27.
Detroit 26, Arizona 12
David Garrard threw two touchdown passes, including a 36-yarder to Jimmy Smith in overtime, to lead the Jaguars to a 23-17 victory over the Lions.
Clinton Portis ran for 147 yards on 34 carries and threw a tiebreaking touchdown pass to lead the Redskins over Detroit 17-10 Sunday.
DALLAS 31, DETROIT 21
Detroit 28, New York 13
Donovan McNabb slipped a sack and shuffled around the pocket long enough to find a wide-open L.J. Smith to convert a third down.
Detroit ended its NFL-record 24-game streak of futility away from home Sunday, rallying to beat the mistake-prone Chicago Bears 20-16 in Lovie Smith's debut as head coach.
Not even a watered-down version of the Carolina Panthers could help the Detroit Lions avoid NFL infamy.
While the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West, the Detroit Lions sadly made history.
LaDainian Tomlinson's best game as a receiver was enough to beat the Detroit Lions
Desperate for a victory, the Minnesota Vikings were prepared to take one any way they could get it.
Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said all week he wanted his offense to get on a roll. The woeful Detroit Lions were the perfect opponent to accommodate him.
Oakland has sunk so low it can't even beat the Detroit Lions.
Terry Glenn caught three first-half touchdowns, the first two in spectacular fashion, as the Dallas Cowboys beat Detroit 38-7 and matched their win total from each of the previous three seasons.
The Minnesota Vikings wish they could keep playing, while the Detroit Lions are relieved the season is over.