GAME RECAP: Detroit Lions 27 Baltimore Ravens 12
BAL - FG Cundiff 33-yards, Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards in 4:22.
BAL - FG Tucker 50-yards, Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards in 3:49.
DET - TD Johnson 18-yard pass from Stafford [Hanson Kick], Drive: 5 plays, 93 yards in 1:46.
DET - TD Young 24-yard pass from Stafford [Hanson Kick], Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards in 4:02.
BAL - FG Cundiff 44-yards, Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards in 2:26.
DET - FG Hanson 50-yards, Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards in 2:14.
DET - FG Dimke 41-yards, Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards in 5:47.
BAL - FG Tucker 45-yards, Drive: 11 plays, 47 yards in 2:14.
DET - TD Green 76-yard run [Dimke Kick], Drive: 2 plays, 79 yards in 0:53.
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DETROIT LIONS GAME BALLS:
Franchise QB finally got on track with two touchdowns in the second quarter
Over 100 yards and a score, imagine if he played two halves
Second year linebacker making his case leading defense with 7 solo tackles
|Time Of Pos.||32:07||27:53|
|">Total Net Yards||507||343|
|Net Yards Rushing||166||122|
|Avg. Per Rush||6.1||5.1|
|Net Yards Passing||341||221|
|Yards Per Pass||7.6||3.9|
|Red Zone Efficiency||1-2-50%||0-1-0%|
|Goal To Go Efficiency||0-0-0%||0-1-0%|
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS:
Passing BAL - Painter 10-20-0-86 | Flacco 7-12-0-79 | Taylor 8-22-0-65
DET - Stafford 12-17-2-184 | Moore 10-15-0-96 | Hill 7-13-0-61
Rushing BAL - Taylor 7-60 | Jones 1-35 | Berry 3-13 | Rice 5-12 | Rainey 3-3 | Pierce 4-1 | Allen 1-(minus 2)
DET - Green 6-92 | Bell 5-35 | Williams 8-27 | Smith 4-11 | Hill 1-6 | Moore 1-0 | Stafford 2-(minus 5)
Receiving BAL - Berry 6-59 | Boldin 2-31 | Williams 2-22 | Graham 2-21 | Rainey 4-20 | Leach 1-15 | Doss 1-15 | Allen 1-12 | Figgins 2-12 | Rice 2-11 | Williams 1-7 | Drew 1-5
DET - Johnson 5-111 | Bell 3-44 | Smith 3-28 | Hughes 3-27 | Williams 3-26 | Broyles 2-26 | Young 1-24 | Pettigrew 1-15 | Dillard 2-13 | Green 2-11 | Curry 1-6 | Overbay 1-4 | Heller 1-4 | Logan 1-2
The Lions were on the road in Baltimore in front of national television audience and beat the Ravens 27-12. Detroit got off to a rough start in the first quarter racking up penalties but no points. With the first team offense struggling for the second straight game Coach Swartz opted to keep the starters in the game to begin the second quarter and try to
get some momentum going. Good call. Quarterback Matt Stafford would go to his favorite target, Calvin Johnson, with his team backed up against their own goal line. It would only take five plays, including three to Megatron, move 93 yards and score the first touchdown of the game. Not satisfied, the Lions would put together a nine play, 70 yard drive
culminating in a 24 yard touchdown grab by Titus Young to grab a 14-3 lead. Both teams would trade field goals to end the half.
The third quarter would be scoreless and both teams would add field goals in the fourth. Stephfon Green would add a 76-yard touchdown run late to pad the Lions scoring even more.
Detroit would rack up over 500 total yards against one of the most respected defensive teams in the league. That was the good news. The bad news was that after just one penalty in their first preseason game Detroit would be called for 11 penalties for 98 yards. The return game also needs work yielding over 150 yards and returner Stefen Logan was carted off
the field with an ankle injury in the second quarter. The Lions did not have running back Jahvid Best or Mikel LeShoure, but rookie receiver Ryan Broyles would make his debut and snag a couple of catches.
PHOTO OF THE GAME:
Detroit Lions second year receiver Titus Young lays out for the touchdown.
The Detroit Lions travel to Oakland to face the Raiders next Saturday at 7:00 PM.
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