Lions vs. Rams: Detroit falters again at home in another loss

Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Fourth Quarter

The Goff-to-Woods connection was good once again in this game as the receiver bailed out his QB on 3rd down. This time the wideout accounted for a new set of downs for his team. The Lions defense had been playing strong throughout this game and as they forced 3rd & 15, Lion linebacker Eli Harold (in for the injured Devon Kennard) sacked Goff in a big play for Detroit.

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LeGarrette Blount bolted out for his longest run of the game with a 24-yard rumble and the Lions looked to continue to press forward towards a score but Aaron Donald got to Stafford for a sack for a six yard loss a few plays later.

Stafford found Ellington for five yards on the next third down play but he was well short of the first down. The Lions, unable to capitalize offensively, had to punt it away once again.

Romeo Okwara nearly had a pick-six but he couldn’t come down with the interception on the LA QB. On the next snap, Eli Harold nearly had his own pick-six but he dropped the pass as well.

On 3rd & 10, Ezekiel Ansah continued the strong defensive effort by the Lions and got to Goff just as he released the ball to force an incompletion during an incredible sequence by Matt Patricia’s defense.

Blount gained a quick four yards and he followed that up with another gain of seven. Later on the series, Aaron Donald got to Stafford again for a strip-sack fumble and the Rams recovered the ball with amazing field position.

Todd Gurley soon broke loose for a 13-yard score and that score served as a dagger to the chances of the Lions winning the game, 23-13 Los Angeles.