Bengals
Lions
26 - 27 Final
  for this game

Orlovsky helps Lions rally past Bengals in preseason opener

Aug 10, 2007 - 3:46 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Dan Orlovsky threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes, including a seven-yarder to Kevin Kasper with 1:55 remaining, to help the Detroit Lions rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason opener for both teams Thursday.

Shayne Graham, who kicked four field goals for Cincinnati (0-1), missed wide left on a 48-yard attempt as time expired.

Detroit (1-0) started its comeback after rookie linebacker Matt Toeaina's 81-yard interception return gave the Bengals a 26-10 lead with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter.

Orlovsky, Detroit's third quarterback of the game, triggered the surge with a five-yard TD pass to Ron Bellamy that capped an 80-yard drive. The Lions then closed to within 26-20 on a 25-yard field goal by Kenny Byrd with 2:45 to go.

Detroit attempted an onside kick, and Tony Beckham recovered it on the Cincinnati 37. On the first play of the winning drive, Orlovsky hit Kasper for 30 yards, then rolled out and found him in the end zone for the tying score, after which Byrd added the extra point.

Detroit passed for 497 yards, including 220 by Orlovsky, who completed 15-of-23 attempts.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, selected by the Lions with the second overall pick in the draft, caught his first two passes late in the first half for 24 and 21 yards, respectively, to help set up a 29-yard field goal by Jason Hanson.

Bengals starting quarterback Carson Palmer completed 7-of-10 passes for 93 yards, while Detroit starter Jon Kitna was 3-of-5 for 52 yards.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CINCINNATI 6 10 3 7 26
    DETROIT 0 10 0 17 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 23 YD, 3:28.
    CINCINNATI 3-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 48 YD, 11:51.
    CINCINNATI 6-0
    2ND QUARTER: CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 47 YD, 8:12.
    CINCINNATI 9-0
    CIN - TD, CHRIS HENRY

    Aug 9 10:53 PM


  • NFL
    MISSED FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 48 YD ATTEMPT WIDE LEFT
    CINCINNATI 26
    DETROIT 27 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Aug 9 10:52 PM
  • 135
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 54 roots (Close Finish)

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:52 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    KEVIN KASPER 7 YD PASS FROM DAN ORLOVSKY
    (KENNY BYRD KICK)
    CINCINNATI 26
    DETROIT 27 1:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:39 PM
  • 81
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 33 roots (Close Finish)

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:39 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    KENNY BYRD 25 YD
    CINCINNATI 26
    DETROIT 20 2:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:35 PM
  • 48
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 43 roots (Close Finish)

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:35 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    RONALD BELLAMY 5 YD PASS FROM DAN ORLOVSKY
    (KENNY BYRD KICK)
    CINCINNATI 26
    DETROIT 17 6:53 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:25 PM


  • NFL
    TD CIN
    MATT TOEAINA 81 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK)
    CINCINNATI 26
    DETROIT 10 10:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:14 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 39 YD
    CINCINNATI 19
    DETROIT 10 0:04 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 10:01 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CINCINNATI 6 10 16
    DETROIT 0 10 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 23 YD, 3:28.
    CINCINNATI 3-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 48 YD, 11:51.
    CINCINNATI 6-0
    2ND QUARTER: CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 47 YD, 8:12.
    CINCINNATI 9-0
    CIN - TD, CHRIS HE

    Aug 9 9:08 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    SHAUN MCDONALD 83 YD PASS FROM J.T. O'SULLIVAN
    (JASON HANSON KICK)
    CINCINNATI 16
    DETROIT 10 6:30 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 9:08 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    JASON HANSON 29 YD
    CINCINNATI 16
    DETROIT 3 0:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 9:05 PM


  • NFL
    TD CIN
    CHRIS HENRY 9 YD PASS FROM DOUG JOHNSON
    (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK)
    CINCINNATI 16
    DETROIT 0 1:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 9:05 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    SHAUN MCDONALD 83 YD PASS FROM J.T. O'SULLIVAN
    (JASON HANSON KICK)
    CINCINNATI 9
    DETROIT 7 6:30 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 8:39 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 47 YD
    CINCINNATI 9
    DETROIT 0 6:48 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 8:36 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CINCINNATI 6 6
    DETROIT 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 23 YD, 3:28.
    CINCINNATI 3-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 48 YD, 11:51.
    CINCINNATI 6-0

    Aug 9 8:11 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 48 YD
    CINCINNATI 6
    DETROIT 0 3:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 8:03 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 23 YD
    CINCINNATI 3
    DETROIT 0 11:32 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 7:45 PM
  • 5
    roots
    jvoisa23 Added 5 roots

    Bengals vs. LionsAug 9 11:50 AM