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Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Recap Week 5 2018

The following is from the Detroit Lions’ (2-3) 31-23 win against the Green Bay Packers (2-2-1) at Ford Field on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

LIONS SCORING PLAYS

  • First Quarter: RB LeGarrette Blount scored on a one-yard touchdown rush with 10:30 remaining in the first quarter and K Matt Prater converted the extra point to give Detroit a 7-0 lead.
  • First Quarter: RB LeGarrette Blount scored on a one-yard touchdown rush with 1:06 remaining in the first quarter and K Matt Prater converted the extra point to extend Detroit’s lead to 14-0.
  • Second Quarter: K Matt Prater connected on a 39-yard field goal with 14:48 remaining in the quarter.
  • Second Quarter: WR Marvin Jones Jr. caught an eight-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining in the half.
  • Fourth Quarter: WR Kenny Golladay caught a five-yard pass from QB Matthew Stafford with 12:55 remaining in the game. K Matt Prater converted the extra point to extend Detroit’s lead to 31-14.

TEAM NOTES

The Lions…

  • Won their third consecutive game against the Packers for the first time since winning three straight over the course of the 1990-91 seasons.
  • Scored 30-plus points against the Packers for the third consecutive game, marking only the third time in franchise history they have accomplished this mark (1993-94, 1951-52).
  • Scored 17-plus points for the 14th-consecutive game, tying the franchise-record. The 1995 Lions scored 17-plus points in Weeks 3-17 of that season. This mark is the second-longest active streak in the NFL, behind only the New Orleans Saints.
  • Recorded their first shutout in the first half of a game since doing so at Chicago on Jan. 3, 2016.
  • Scored 24 points in the first half of the game, the most Detroit has scored in the first half since scoring 24 vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 2015.
  • Recorded 2.0-plus sacks for the ninth consecutive game, extending their NFL-leading streak.
  • Have now produced 17.0 sacks through the first five games of the season for the first time since the 1993 season.
  • Recovered two fumbles in the first quarter, scoring 10 points off of those turnovers.
  • Won their sixth division game out of their last seven played.
  • Finished 4-of-4 in the red-zone.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

RB LeGARRETTE BLOUNT

  • Finished with 12 carries for 22 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Scored his first touchdown as a Lion on a one-yard scamper in the first quarter and added his second one-yard touchdown of the game later in the first quarter. This marked Blount’s 22nd and 23rd career touchdown rushes of exactly one-yard, the most in the League since entering the NFL in 2010. The performance marked his 11th career multi-touchdown game and he became the first Lions player to record two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter of a game since Kevin Jones did so vs. Baltimore on Oct. 9, 2005. This also marked the first time Blount has recorded two touchdown rushes in the first quarter of a game.
  • Blount now has 53 rushing touchdowns in his career, the fifth-most among active running backs.

DE ROMEO OKWARA

  • Finished with three solo tackles, 2.0 sacks, one tackle for loss, three quarterback hits and one forced fumble.
  • Recorded his second sack of the season in the first quarter, strip-sacking Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. This marks the first sack streak of Okwara’s career after recording 1.0 sack last week at Dallas.
  • Recorded his first career two-sack game and became the fourth Lion to have a multi-sack game this year. 

WR KENNY GOLLADAY

  • Finished with four receptions for 98 yards (24.5 avg.) and one touchdown.
  • Caught his third touchdown pass of the season, tying his career high.
  • Recorded 50-or-more receiving yards for the sixth-straight game, a career-long streak. 

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD

  • Finished 14-of-26 passing for 183 yards, two touchdowns and a 101.9 quarterback rating.
  • Stafford has now logged a passer rating of 101.0-or-higher in four-straight games for the third time in his career. This ties the franchise record for consecutive games with a passer rating of 101.0-or-higher. Matt Ryan and Jared Goff join Stafford as the only quarterbacks to log a passer rating of 101.0-or-higher in three consecutive games this season.
  • Threw a touchdown pass in his 14th-straight game, the second longest streak in his career.
  • Logged multiple touchdowns in a game for the 70th time in his career, the second-most by a player in his first 10 seasons.
  • Increased his career completions total to 3,131, passing Dan Marino (3,128) for the fifth-most completions through a player’s first 10 seasons. Stafford also logged his 226th career touchdown pass, passing Tom Brady (225) to tie Aaron Rodgers for the seventh-most touchdown passes through a player’s first 10 seasons. 

LB DEVON KENNARD

  • Produced his fifth sack of the season, setting a single-season career high while also posting a sack in his fourth game of the season. This also marks the most sacks a Lions linebacker has ever produced through five games and the second-highest total by a Lions defender through five games.
  • Notched his first fumble recovery of the season. 

DL DA’SHAWN HAND

  • Finished with four solo tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Recorded a strip-sack in his second consecutive game to push his season totals to 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. 

RB THEO RIDDICK

  • Produced two receptions for 20 yards while recording a reception in his 49th-consecutive game, an NFL-high among running backs. 

RB KERRYON JOHNSON

  • Made his second career start and finished with 12 carries for 70 yards (5.8 avg.) and added two receptions for 15 yards.
  • Logged 40-plus rushing yards in his fourth-straight game, becoming the first Lion to do so since Joique Bell in Weeks 10-17 of the 2014 season.
  • Has produced 286 rushing yards through his first five games, the fifth-most by a Lions rookie and the most since Barry Sanders totaled 354 rushing yards in his first five games. Through five games, Johnson has produced 354 yards from scrimmage, the most by a Lions rookie since Jahvid Best produced 487 yards in his first five games in 2010. 

S GLOVER QUIN

  • Finished with 13 total tackles (10 solo) and one quarterback hit.
  • His 13 tackles tied the career-high he set on Nov. 14, 2010 at Jacksonville, while also marking his second career game with 10-or-more solo tackles. 

DB QUANDRE DIGGS

  • Finished with a career-high 10 tackles (nine solo). His nine solo tackles were also a personal best. 

WR GOLDEN TATE

  • Finished with a team-high five receptions for 42 yards.
  • Recorded three-or-more receptions for the 33rd-straight game, the fourth-longest active streak in the NFL.
  • Recorded his 48th game with five-or-more receptions since joining the Lions in 2014, the fifth-most in the NFL over that span. That mark ranks as the fourth-most in team history. 

WR MARVIN JONES JR.

  • Finished with one reception for eight yards and a touchdown.
  • Scored his sixth touchdown in five games against the Packers, including scoring in three straight games. Overall, he has scored in five of his last seven games against NFC North opponents.


LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA
On how he explains their wins over two of the strongest teams in the NFL: “We’re trying to win every week. We’re trying to compete and win every week and sometimes we do a better job than others. It’s always good to be at home. I’ll tell you what, I love having that crowd. That crowd’s unbelievable now. The noise and the excitement, the energy. So, that’s huge. When we get that it really helps us, especially when you play against great quarterbacks that are going to do a lot at the line of scrimmage to either change plays, adjust, or when they have to go up-tempo, or things like that. The noise, it really hurts. And you can see the skill players on the perimeter struggling to get the communication from the quarterback. So, just real thankful for our fans right now.”

LIONS RB LEGARRETTE BLOUNT
On getting ahead in the first half and staying ahead: “It was really important to get up front and get on top of these guys and try to play from ahead because obviously, everyone who’s seen the game knows when they’ve come back from 21 or 24 or whatever it was down. He’s an elite quarterback (Aaron Rodgers), one of the best to ever play the game, so you have to show respect. You have to show respect to him and just try to keep the ball in your hands as much as possible because obviously, you guys saw what he could do when there were like 30 seconds left in the game.”

LIONS WR KENNY GOLLADAY
On Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia’s message at halftime: “Just to keep fighting. It’s a long game. We have a whole other half. Just go out there and continue to just play well.”

LIONS RB KERRYON JOHNSON
On if he has shown to himself that he can be a 100-yard back every game: “I have always believed that in myself. The way I was raised was to never doubt yourself. If I was doubting myself, I wouldn’t play this game. But, the games are different week-in and week-out. Game-plans are different week-in and week-out. Defensive schemes are different week-in and week-out. So, we have to take advantage of what we have and what overshadows that is winning. If you win, who cares? That’s the most important thing.”

LIONS LB DEVON KENNARD
On if he feels bad for Green Bay K Mason Crosby: “Yeah, I mean, I definitely feel for him but not too much. I’m on the other side, so, I’m excited he missed them.”

LIONS S GLOVER QUIN
On Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: “He’s a great quarterback, smart. He has some guys out there that can make plays. All of his guys are NFL wide receivers, you know? So, he’s just trying to do his job, put the ball where they can catch it and direct those guys and make some plays. Like I said, we made enough today.”

LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD
On how leading at the half affects the team: “To tell you the truth, obviously we want to start fast, want to come out and play good, really all four quarters. We had some opportunities that we missed on offense today. We were close on some big ones and just didn’t hit them. Our defense played outstanding in the first half. Man, ust in the backfield constantly making 12’s (Aaron Rodgers) life pretty tough. So, I was really just proud of the way the guys fought. Obviously, we knew he was going to come out in the second half and give us everything he’s got and make it an interesting one, which he did. I’m just proud of the result we had. Guys on offense going down there scoring a touchdown. We needed two-minute defense there late in the game, stopped them when we needed to. So, it was a total team win.”

On the significance of this win going into the Bye week: “Yeah, it’s a big one. A division game. We get a win, they get a loss. That’s good for us. A home game for us, protecting our home turf, which is always big. Like you said, we have two weeks or 10 days or so, whatever it is, to sit on whatever happens today. And it feels a whole lot better with a win for sure.”

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