Nov 4, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) calls an audible during the second half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE.

What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions' Win Over the Jaguars

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Mikel Leshoure’s three TDs help make Calvin Johnson’s pain easier to take
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Johnson sat out practice all week and went through a light pregame workout, and while there was never any doubt he’d play Sunday, his leg was heavily wrapped and pulsing with pain.

So Johnson took a painkiller in the locker room — “It worked good,” he said — and Stafford and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan devised a game plan that relied heavily on the running game with just enough Johnson mixed in.

Postgame analysis: Lions 31, Jaguars 14
John Kreger –

After Detroit lost to Minnesota in Week 4 to start the season 1-3, Lions coach Jim Schwartz told reporters that it was entirely possible for his team to enter next Sunday’s rematch with the Vikings with a 4-4 record.

Five weeks later, Detroit (4-4) produced its most dominant performance of the season, beating Jacksonville31-14 at EverBank Field on an afternoon when the Jaguars (1-7) were outclassed in every aspect of the game.

RBs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell lead Detroit Lions to victory
Anwar S. Richardson –

Detroit’s biggest accomplishment was running the ball with efficiency.

While Leshoure’s performance was very impressive, Lions running back Joique Bell added 13 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown in the win. Detroit finished with 34 rushing attempts for 149 yards and four touchdowns.

Beat(down) goes on for reeling Jaguars
Ryan O’Halloran – Florida Times-Union

A longer-than-usual period of 19 minutes elapsed between the final whistle of another Jaguars’ home loss and coach Mike Mularkey appearing for his post-game news conference.
Maybe he was pacing the bowels of EverBank Field in search of answers.
Why is his team so bad at home? Why did his defense revert to missing so many tackles. Why was his offense a first-half no-show?

Calvin Johnson shines for Detroit Lions despite injury
Kareem Copeland –

Megatron is indestructible. We know this now.

Calvin Johnson didn’t practice all week because of a painful left knee, and his status was a game-time decision. He tested his knee before the game by running a series of routes at half-speed. Three hours later, the Detroit Lions receiver had game highs in receptions (seven) and yards (129) in a 31-14 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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