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GAME RECAP:  Detroit Lions 27 St. Louis Rams 23

SCOREBOARD Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL
RAMS 3 10 0 10 23
LIONS 0 10 3 14 27

SCORING SUMMARY:
First Quarter
  •  STL - Greg Zuerlein makes a 48 yard kick. Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards in 5:49.

  • Second Quarter
  •  DET - Joique Bell runs for 1 yard (Jason Hanson kick is good). Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards in 7:31.
  •  STL - Greg Zuerlein makes a 29 yard kick. Drive: 8 plays, 33 yards in 4:30.
  •  STL - Cortland Finnegan makes a 31 yard interception return (Greg Zuerlein kick is good).
  •  DET - Jason Hanson makes a 41 yard kick. Drive: 5 plays, 53 yards in 1:08.

  • Third Quarter
  •  DET - Jason Hanson makes a 45 yard kick. Drive: 5 plays, 15 yards in 2:54.

  • Fourth Quarter
  •  STL - Brandon Gibson catches a 23 yard pass from Sam Bradford (Greg Zuerlein kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards in 2:42.
  •  DET - Kevin Smith runs for 5 yards (Jason Hanson kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards in 2:26.
  •  STL - Greg Zuerlein makes a 46 yard kick. Drive: 13 plays, 52 yards in 5:24.
  •  DET - Kevin Smith catches a 5 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards in 1:45.

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    DETROIT LIONS GAME BALLS:

    Matt Stafford

    Kevin Smith

    Justin Durant

    Horrific start, terrific end for the Lions quarterback to win with 10 ticks left

    No Best, no Leshoure, no problem as former 3rd round pick scores twice in 4th

    LB lead the defense with seven solo and five assist in group effort against Rams


    TEAM STATISTICS BILLS LIONS
    1st Downs1428
    Rushing45
    Passing1023
    Penalty00
    3rd-Down Conversions4-124-9
    4th-Down Conversions0-00-0
    Punts-Average5-48.23-40.3
    Return Yards13872
    Punts-Returns1-65-53
    Kickoffs-Returns1-252-19
    Int.-Returns3-1070-0
    Penalties-Yards7-653-27
    Fumbles-Lost2-00-0
    Time Of Pos.30:0629:54
    ">Total Net Yards251429
    Total Plays5567
    Average Gain4.66.4
    Net Yards Rushing7883
    Rushes2718
    Avg. Per Rush2.94.6
    Net Yards Passing173346
    Comp.-Att.17-2532-48
    Yards Per Pass6.27.1
    Sacked-Yards Lost3-251-9
    Had Intercepted03
    Touchdowns23
    Rushing02
    Passing11
    Other10
    Extra Points2-23-3
    Kicking2-23-3
    Field Goals3-32-2
    Red Zone Efficiency0-1-0%3-5-60%
    Goal To Go Efficiency0-0-0%3-4-75%
    Safeties00

    INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS:

    Passing

  •  STL - Bradford 17-25-1-198

  •  DET - Stafford 32-48-1-355
  • Rushing

  •  STL - Jackson 21-53 | Richardson 2-20 | Bradford 3-3 | Amendola 1-2

  •  DET - Smith 13-62 | Young 1-11 | Burleson 1-6 | Williams 1-2 | Logan 1-1 | Bell 1-1
  • Receiving

  •  STL - Amendola 5-70 | Gibson 4-51 | Jackson 4-31 | Kendricks 2-16 | Smith 1-16 | McNeill 1-10

  •  DET - Johnson 6-111 | Pettigrew 5-77 | Brleson 6-69 | Scheffler 5-30 | Smith 4-29 | Heller 2-19 | Young 1-14 | Williams 1-4 | Stafford 1-3 | Logan 1-(minus 1)
  • GAME SUMMARY:

    Matt Stafford threw a touchdown pass for the 19th straight game, this time he reached milestone with just ten seconds left. The Lions franchise quarterback had started the game with three interceptions, but he ended it with a score that would seal a Lions 27-23 in their opener. Everyone can take a collective breath as the Lions again look to be the kings of the 4th quarter comeback. It was an awful day for the Lions signal caller until he had a chance to put all his problems behind him and he delivered with a short pass to running back Kevin Smith that won the Lions the game. It would be Smith's second touchdown of the quarter filling in for a number of Lions running backs who missed the opener. Stafford would end a busy day going 32-18 for 355-yards and the winning score.

    Detroit would open the game by marching down the field as Stafford spread he ball out efficiently. As the Lions were about to score, Stafford threw an interception right on the goal line. The Rams would march it down the field before having to settle for a field goal, the only points of the first half. Joique Bell would get only one carry in front of his home team fans, but he would make the most of it scoring his first career touchdown and giving the Lions the lead early in the second quarter. Stafford would throw interceptions to end the Lions next two drives. On the third, Cortland Finnegan would return the throw 31 yards for the score. Each team would add a second quarter field goal but despite leading all the stats the Lions found themselves trailing at the half.

    Jason Hanson would add his second field goal of the game in the third quarter, the only score setting up a dramatic final quarter. Brandon Gibson 23-yard grab from Sam Bradford would give the visitors the momentum early in the 4th. Hanson would tack on three more for the Lions followed by a Rams field goal. With under two minutes to play and 80-yards away from pay dirt Stafford and the Lions went to work. With Calvin Johnson and Tony Scheffler doing most of the work, it would be Kevin Smith filling in for an injured Jahvid Best and suspended Mikel Leshoure who would make the most of his opportunity. Having run for a five yard touchdown earlier in the quarter, Smith would catch a five yard pass from Stafford who redeemed himself from an awful day. It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

    It was one of those games that good teams win even if they don't play well. The Lions (1-0) travel to San Francisco for the late game next week.

    PHOTO OF THE GAME:

    The Lions put up a banner to represent a rare trip to the playoffs in 2012.


    NEXT GAME:

    The Detroit Lions travel to San Francisco next Sunday, September 16 at to face the 49ers 8:20 PM.

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    Written by: Paul Donaghy, Senior Writer

     
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