When asked this week about facing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on Sunday, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said he thinks the two teams are mirror images of each other. Both teams are young, building a culture under new coaching, had 11 losses by one score in the year between them and entered with an identical 4-7 record.
But on that day, Detroit was clearly the more dominant football team.
The Lions jumped out to an early double-digit lead and were on cruise control from then on to a 40-14 win at home for their fourth win in their last five contests. They improve to 5-7 on the season.
Detroit’s offense scored on its first eight possessions (TD, TD, PG, PG, PG, TD, PG, TD). The only possession in which they didn’t score was the last with a few turnovers to end the game. Detroit racked up 31 first downs and had 437 total yards of offense. Detroit scored 30 or more points for the sixth time this season, one shy of the franchise record set in 2011.
Detroit’s defense also played pretty well, holding Jacksonville to 266 total yards, well below their season average per game (359.5).
Detroit led 14-3 at the end of the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jamaal Williams and a 10-yard pass from running back Jared Goff to Amon-Ra St. Brown. Williams’ touchdown was his 14th of the season, two shy of Barry Sanders’ franchise record of 16 in a single season.
Michael Badgley’s three field goals in the second quarter (45, 42, 38) extended the Lions’ lead to 23-6 at halftime.
Detroit took possession early in the second half with a 10-play 61-yard drive capped by D’Andre Swift’s 1-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 30-6.
Jacksonville cut the lead to 30-14 on a 3-yard touchdown pass from running back Trevor Lawrence to tight end Evan Engram and a two-point conversion by Jamal Agnew.
Badgley’s fourth field goal of the day, this one from 44 yards early in the fourth quarter, extended the Lions’ lead to 33-14.
Detroit highlighted the improbable victory with Goff’s 4-yard touchdown pass to St. Brown with less than three minutes left.
QB comparison: Goff was extremely efficient in this one, completing 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 115.9 passer rating. Goff had his third 300-yard game of the season and threw a touchdown pass in his 11th straight game at Ford Field.
Lawrence completed 17 of his 31 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions for an 82.6 grade. He also had a 32-yard run before being pulled late on a foul play.
Key moment: The good old double dip.
The Lions won the coin toss to start the game and elected to delay so they could take a second half kick. It turned out to be a great decision. Jacksonville turned the ball over on its first possession of the game after a fumble by Travis Etienne that was caused by safety DeShon Elliott and recovered by linebacker Alex Anzalone. The Lions capitalized with Williams’ touchdown.
Detroit then managed to put together an 11-play drive just before the end of the first half capped off by a 38-yard field goal by Badgley. They rallied in the second half and scored with Swift’s touchdown. It was 10 points on consecutive possessions to give the Lions a big lead in the third quarter.
Injury Report: No significant injuries for Detroit.
What rank are MAD Lions?
In the last 12 months, their best rank was #18 in December 2021, they averaged #36. To see also : Letter: Stoltenberg’s cheerleading does Ukraine no favors.
Where is MAD Lions located?
Who owns the MAD Lions LOL? MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organization owned by OverActive Media. Its main League of Legends team, which has been renamed Splyce, competes in Europe’s top league for the game, the LEC.
Who sponsors MAD Lions? European esports organization MAD Lions has signed a multi-year partnership with blockchain and metaverse company Zilliqa. According to the release, the deal is the organization’s largest sponsorship to date and will provide the MAD Lions with opportunities to provide experiences in the metaverse.
Did MAD Lions lose?
With the loss, the MAD Lions were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup and their season ended. See the article : Dennis Gardeck Fly As Cardinals Visit Luke Air Force Base.
How did the MAD Lions qualify for Worlds 2022? MAD Lions reached the 2022 World Championship without winning a single Best of 5 set. In their chance to prove themselves against Evil Geniuses, MAD floundered and lost a set without winning a single game. In 2021, the MAD Lions were the best team in the LEC.
How did Mad enter the worlds? However, MAD’s qualification for the World Cup is controversial. Due to the LEC’s playoff format, the MAD Lions qualified for the World Championship after missing the playoffs in the Spring Split, then finishing high in the Summer Split best-of-one stage, only to lose both of their top five players in the Summer playoffs Split.
Are MAD Lions out of Worlds 2022? After this victory, Evil Geniuses secured their place in the group stage of Worlds 2022 and MAD Lions were eliminated from the international tournament.