Quick Game Recap (Lions 13, Jaguars 12)
From a health perspective, the Detroit Lions are still dealing with very few injuries, and only TJ Jones and Kyle Van Noy missed Friday night’s game due to an injury. KVN is now suffering a minor abdominal injury, and possible sports hernia, while Jones has the same shoulder injury that has kept him out all during training camp.
James Ihedigbo also had the night off, but there is no cause for concern there as the Lions decided just to give him some rest, giving Isa Abdul-Quddus a chance to play with the first-team defense.
It was a slow start for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions offense, who went 1-for-5 for just one yard and an interception on his first couple of drives. He completed 9 of his next 11 passes, but couldn’t muster up any more points and the Lions went into the locker room with a 7-6 lead against the Jaguars.
Surprisingly, Stafford came out to start the second half and was given an opportunity to redeem himself with Ross and Fuller as his receivers, but again, he just couldn’t get anything going in the passing game which led to a three-and-out.
The Lions did everything in their power to lose against Jacksonville, but somehow pulled out the win anyway on a one-yard touchdown run from George Winn in the fourth quarter. They turned the ball over three times on top of their 15 penalties for 131 yards. It was not a good night for the Lions in terms of discipline (more on that later).