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Hanson kicks himself for loss

Football: There was certainly enough blame to go around after Thursday’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Houston Texans, but Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson was intent on hording it.

Hanson, who played at Mead High and Washington State, hit the right upright on a 47-yard field-goal attempt with 4:32 left in overtime that would have won it, so he said he felt as though he lost the game.

“Well, of course,” he said. “When you’re kicking a field goal to win it, it doesn’t matter what happened before that – all the controversy or the ups and downs in plays. It doesn’t matter then… . So, we don’t miss those.”

Any number of incidents in the game could have decided the outcome.

Hanson even said coach Jim Schwartz, who made a major mental mistake on a challenge, refused to single out anyone for blame.

“So, being classy, what was he going to say, ‘Hanson sucks?’ ” Hanson said.

Cowboys, Redskins greeted by showers

Football: A little rain will fall – even at Cowboys Stadium.

The roof was open for Thursday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, and there was a brief period of rain early in the second quarter.

It was the first time since the stadium opened in 2009 that rain fell while the roof was open during a Cowboys game.

NFL report, B7