Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) – Detroit Lions (2-3) : 16-34
This time, the Lions did not spoil their lead. It must be said that there was not much to scare them. In this feline duel, Matthew Stafford (19/31, 223 yards, 1 TD, 1 int) and his teammates quietly proceeded while Gardner Minshew (25/44, 243 yards, 1 TD, 1 int) and his attack were completely at a standstill for too long to hope to win.
Detroit killed the game in the middle of the third quarter by going there on a 4th attempt just in front of the end zone. Stafford found TJ Hockenson for the 24-3 touchdown.
From there, the meeting took a much more offensive turn. Minshew scored on the ground on the next series (10-24) but D’Andrew Swift (14 carries, 116 yards, 2 TDs) immediately responded (10-31) at the start of the last period. James Robinson (12 races, 29 yards – 4 rec, 24 yards, 1 TD) even found the end zone (16-34) after a field goal from Detroit. But the Florida attack ended as it began: with failure.
Defense and ground play
The Lions defense can be satisfied with having conceded only 275 yards, a good part of which when everything was played. Above all, it caused an important interception and fumble early in the game, while completely blocking the opposing ground game. What to give a little reprieve to the coach Matt Patricia. Add to that the 180 yards gained on the ground, and now Detroit has shone on all its weak points.
For the record, thanks to his touchdown pass for Hockenson, Stafford has now launched a touchdown against all the NFL teams, outside of Detroit.