DETROIT LIONS VS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS RECAP 10-28-2018
The following is from the Detroit Lions’ 28-14 loss against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
LIONS SCORING PLAYS
- First Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to WR Marvin Jones Jr. to cap a 13-play, 91-yard drive on the team’s first possession. K Matt Prater converted the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 2:15 left in the opening quarter.
- Fourth Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford connected with WR Marvin Jones Jr. on a 19-yard touchdown with 10:40 left to play. K Matt Prater’s extra point made the score 28-14.
- Went 91 yards for a touchdown on the game’s opening drive. This marked the longest opening drive the Lions have had result in points since at least 1999.
- Notched two-or-more sacks for the 11th-straight game, the longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the second-longest streak in team history.
- Produced 14-or-more points for the 25th-straight game, tied for the NFL’s longest active streak. This mark is also the longest streak in team history.
- Had running backs produce a combined 98 receiving yards.
- Had a fourth player (WR Marvin Jones Jr.) produce a multi-touchdown game this season.
- Have had 19 of their 23 sacks this season (82.6 percent) come from new additions to the roster in 2018.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD
- Finished 27-of-40 passing for 310 yards and two touchdowns, good for a 96.9 passer rating.
- Threw for a touchdown pass in his 16th-consecutive game, the second-longest streak in team history.
- Finished with a passer rating of 95.0-or-higher for the sixth-consecutive game, tied for second-longest active streak in the NFL and the longest streak in franchise history.
- Recorded his fifth touchdown pass of at least 30 yards this season (39 yards to WR Marvin Jones Jr.), which ties for the NFL lead.
- Now has 230 career passing touchdowns as he passed Giants QB Eli Manning (229) for the sixth-most by a player through his first 10 seasons in NFL history.
- Now has 42 career games of 300-or-more passing yards. He passed Kurt Warner (41) for the sixth-most games of 300-plus yards through a player’s first 10 seasons in NFL history.
- Produced his 72nd career multi-touchdown game, the seventh-most a player has produced in his first 10 seasons.
WR MARVIN JONES JR.
- Recorded seven receptions for 117 yards (16.7 avg.) and two touchdowns.
- Now has a team-leading five touchdown receptions this season.
- Produced his first 100-yard game of the season and seventh of his career.
- Logged his fifth career multi-touchdown game.
- Registered his fourth game with 100-or-more receiving yards and two-or-more touchdowns since joining the Lions in 2016, tied with Steelers WR Antonio Brown for the most such games over that span.
RB KERRYON JOHNSON
- Finished with 22 rushing yards and 69 receiving yards for 91 yards of total offense.
- Set career highs in receptions (six), receiving yards (69) and receiving long (24-yard reception).
- Notched 69 receiving yards, the most by a Lions rookie running back since Jahvid Best had 154 receiving yards vs. Philadelphia on Sept. 19, 2010.
- Joined Barry Sanders (1989) and Billy Sims (1980) as the only rookies in Lions history to produce 450 rushing yards and 150 receiving yards through their first seven career games.
- Recorded 55-or-more yards from scrimmage for the sixth-consecutive game, the second-longest active streak by a rookie this season. He is the first Lions running back to produce 55-or-more yards from scrimmage in six straight games since Theo Riddick in 2016 and the first Lions rookie to do so since Kevin Jones in 2004.
WR GOLDEN TATE
- Finished the day with seven receptions for 50 yards.
- Caught three-or-more passes for the 35th-consecutive game.
- Now has 31 games with at least seven receptions since joining the Lions in 2014, the fourth-most in the NFL over that span. Since 2016, he now has 18 games with seven-or-more receptions, tied with Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Browns WR Jarvis Landry for the most over that span.
DT DAMON HARRISON SR.
- Finished his Lions debut with seven solo tackles, two quarterback hits and 1.0 sack. The sack was Harrison’s first of the season he now has 6.5 for his career.
- He became the first defensive tackle in Lions history to finish a game with seven solo tackles, 1.0 sack and two tackles for loss. Regardless of position, this was only the fourth time in franchise history a player has produced these statistics in a game, most recently done by Stephen Tulloch in 2014.
DE ROMEO OKWARA
- Notched four tackles (three solo), two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and 1.0 sack.
- Recorded at least 1.0 sacks for the fourth-straight game, tied for the longest sack-streak in team history.
- Now has a career-high 5.0 sacks on the season, tied for the team lead.
LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA
“Obviously, not a very good game for us here, All three phases. It was a bad job coaching, bad job playing. We have to do a better job getting prepared during the week. (We) played a very good Seattle Seahawks team. Give them credit. They came out, they out-performed us. Pete (Carroll) had his crew ready to go coming off the Bye week and we just couldn’t stay with them at all. So, I have to do a better job getting the team ready. I have to do a better job preparing us to get ready to go. We have to play better and we just have to go out and execute. I definitely think that there were some things that came up in the game that obviously hurt us and we have to work to eliminate those. But that starts with me. So, we’re going back to work here tomorrow.”
LIONS RB AMEER ABDULLAH
On the hit that caused the fumble: “It was definitely a good hit, he had his hat on the ball. Definitely can’t do that in that moment on that side of the field, you can’t let the ball go.”
LIONS DT DAMON HARRISON SR.
On what made the Seahawks running game effective today: “I don’t know. They’re just doing a good job executing and we just got to do better on our assignments.”
LIONS DT RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS
On if the focus was lacking this week or just today: “I just noticed it today. We didn’t focus on nothing, we couldn’t stop the run, and we let the Seattle offense control the game. We killed ourselves in penalties, we didn’t connect with their plays and we didn’t focus at all. We were just out there playing.”
LIONS RB KERRYON JOHNSON
On what the team was not able to find this week compared to last week: “I mean, this week is all about us and consistency. We weren’t consistent. We had drives at the end of the game, we still marched right down the field, we didn’t finish. We had drives at the beginning of the game we didn’t finish. We had plays that were something minor away. We just weren’t consistent in our performance from last week and it showed.”
LIONS S GLOVER QUIN
On whether tonight’s problems paralleled the Lions first two games: “I mean nine times out of 10, when we lose it’s going to be the same issues. Turnovers, not stopping the run, not making plays, that’s kind of what happens when you lose.”
LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD
On how difficult it was to have starting field position so deep in Seahawk territory: “You know, it is what it is. Obviously, we want to be further down the field than that, but sometimes games don’t happen that way. I thought we did a nice job of getting them all out of there I think, didn’t come away with pointS every time but at least flipped the field for a decent amount of those. I’ll have to check on all, but you know we just didn’t play well enough as a team. You look at it, I mean offense didn’t run the ball well enough, defense probably didn’t stop the run well enough, third downs, turnoverS, field position, you name it, we didn’t do it well enough.”
On how he felt about having the ball so little in the first half: “Yeah, it was a little bit of a funky game from a time of possession, but normally when that happens in the first half you flip it in the second half, you get the ball a bunch. I don’t know what the numbers ended up being, but we didn’t control the game. We didn’t convert enough on third downs, and keep our defense off the field and vice versa.”