Detroit Lions vs Ravens By The Numbers…
The following is from the Detroit Lions’ 44-20 dismal loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD
At Baltimore, QB Matthew Stafford set a new franchise record by completing 20-straight passes. He broke the previous record of 13 that he set at New Orleans December 6, 2016.
Single-Game Completion Percentage: Stafford completed 24-of-29 passes (82.8 percent) against the Ravens. He compiled the second-highest single-game completion percentage in team history when attempting at least 25 passes. Stafford holds the franchise single-game record (min. 25 attempts) of 88.0 at New Orleans December 21, 2015.
His completion percentage at Baltimore is the highest by any Lions quarterback in a game when attempting at least 29 passes. The previous best was accomplished by Stafford when he completed 29 of-36 passes with an 80.6 completion percentage vs. San Diego December 24, 2011.
40+-Yard Completions: Stafford completed passes of 46 and 42 yards to WR Marvin Jones, Jr. at Baltimore. His League-best 12 completions of 40+ yards now rank as the second-most in a single season during his career (16 in 2011).
WR MARVIN JONES JR.
Against the Ravens, WR Marvin Jones, Jr., registered catches of 46 and 42 yards, marking the first time in Jones’ career that he recorded multiple receptions of 40+ yards in the same game. He is also the first Lions player with two 40+-yard receptions in a game since WR Calvin Johnson vs. Chicago October 18, 2015.
With his two 40+-yard receptions, Jones now has four on the season to tie a career single-season high. He also had four 40+-yard receptions in 2016 and 2015.
Jones now also has 16 receptions of 20+ yards this season, which ties a career single-season high set in 2016.
WR GOLDEN TATE
With 8 receptions for 69 yards at Baltimore, WR Golden Tate has now recorded 71 receptions through 12 games this season. He became the third player in Lions history with four consecutive 70-catch season, joining WR Calvin Johnson (6, 2010-15) and WR Herman Moore (5, 1994-98).
Tate registered 8+ receptions in a game for the 15th time in his career.
RB TION GREEN
Rookie RB Tion Green carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards and scored on a 6-yard touchdown run at Baltimore.
Green’s rush of 33 yards on his first carry is the longest rush by a Lions player on their first-career rushing attempt since at least 1950. His 33-yarder was longer than the previous best of 26 yards set by Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders on his first-career carry.
The 33-yard rush by Green also tied for second-longest in an NFL debut by a Lions rusher since at least 1950. He matched a 33-yard long by RB Mel Farr at Green Bay September 17, 1967. Green’s 33-yard rush trails only RB Billy Sims, who had a 41-yard rush in his first-career game at Los Angeles September 7, 1980.
Green’s 51 rushing yards are the most by a Lions undrafted rookie player in their first career game since at least 1950.
LB NICK BELLORE
In the fourth quarter at Baltimore, LB Nick Bellore scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown pass. He is the first defensive player in the NFL catch a touchdown pass since Texans LB J.J. Watt vs. Tennessee November 20, 2014 and the first linebacker since Chiefs LB Mike Vrabel at Houston October 17, 2010.
Bellore is the first Lions defensive player to record a touchdown reception in a game since LB Ed O’Neil scored on a 32-yard fake field goal vs. Atlanta September 19, 1976.
On special teams, Bellore recorded one total special teams tackle against the Ravens. He became the first defensive player in the NFL to catch a TD pass and record a special teams tackle since Patriots LB Mike Vrabel vs. San Francisco January 2, 2005.
WR KENNY GOLLADAY
Rookie WR Kenny Golladay caught his fifth pass this season of 30+ yards with a 31-yard reception in the second quarter at Baltimore. Golladay leads all NFL rookies with five 30+-yard receptions.
TE DARREN FELLS
TE Darren Fells appeared in his 50th career game at Baltimore and caught two passes for 10 yards.
LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD
With a start against the Ravens, LB Tahir Whitehead reached 50 career starts since being drafted by the Lions in 2012. He registered one Tackle for Loss and has now tied a career single-season high of seven TFLs that he first set in 2015.
DT A’SHAWN ROBINSON
DT A’Shawn Robinson registered one Tackle for Loss at Baltimore and now has 10 for his career.
CB QUANDRE DIGGS
With five total tackles against the Ravens, CB Quandre Diggs recorded his 10th career game with 5+ tackles and his fifth game of his career with 5+ solo tackles.
RB ZACH ZENNER
RB Zach Zenner set a new single-game career high with two total special teams tackles.
LB STEVE LONGA
By recording two special teams tackles at Baltimore, LB Steve Longa has now reached 10 total special teams tackles in a season for the first time in his career. It was the fourth time this season that Longa has logged 2+ total special teams tackles in a game.
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