The 5 Biggest Kicks of Jason Hanson's Career

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The 5 Biggest Kicks of Jason Hanson's Career
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They say that all good things must come to an end, and while the writing was on the wall, Thursday was still a very bittersweet day for fans of the Detroit Lions.

As Dave Birkett of USA Today reports, kicker Jason Hanson, who has played more games for the Lions than any player has for any team in the history of the NFL, announced his retirement after he and the Lions failed to come to an agreement on a contract for 2013.

Hanson leaves the game as the NFL's third-leading scorer of all time, having booted 495 field goals over 21 seasons, including an NFL-record 52 from 50 yards or longer.

The 42-year-old also knocked through 17 game-winners over his two decades with the Lions, and here's a look at a handful of the biggest ones.

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