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Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions Week 11 2019. Sunday November, 17, 2019

The following is from the Detroit Lions’ 35-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

POST-GAME NOTES LIONS SCORING PLAYS
– First Quarter: RB Bo Scarbrough ran for a five-yard touchdown to give Detroit a 7-0 lead after K Matt Prater converted the extra point with 12:33 left in the quarter.
– Second Quarter: QB Jeff Driskel rushed for a two-yard touchdown to give Detroit a 14-10 lead with 7:46 left in the half. K Matt Prater converted the extra point.
– Third Quarter: QB Jeff Driskel threw an 11-yard touchdown to WR Marvin Jones Jr. to cut Dallas’ lead to 24-21 with 9:15 left in the quarter. K Matt Prater made the extra point.
– Fourth Quarter: QB Jeff Driskel threw a 25-yard touchdown to WR Marvin Jones Jr. to cut the score to 35-27 with 5:49 left. The two-point conversion was no good.

TEAM NOTES
The Lions…
– Wore white uniforms at home for the first time since doing so vs. Oakland on Nov. 26, 1970. This marks only the third time they’ve done so in franchise history, going a span of 381 days in between wearing white uniforms at home.
– Now have two players with eight receiving touchdowns through the first 10 games of a season (WRs Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr.) for the first time since 1963 (Terry Barr and Gail Cogdill).
– Had a quarterback and running back (QB Jeff Driskel and RB Bo Scarbrough) each finish with at least 50 rushing yards for the first time since doing so at Green Bay on Oct. 3, 2010, when QB Shaun Hill and RB Jahvid Best did so.
– Produced their eighth game with 20-or-more points. This marks only the third time the Lions have produced at least 20 points in eight of their first 10 games of a season since 1995.
– Finished a game with at least 28 rushing attempts, a 4.3 yards per carry average and two rushing touchdowns for the first time since doing so vs. Green Bay on Nov. 28, 2013.
– Recorded two rushing touchdowns in the first half of a game for the first time since doing so vs. Green Bay on Oct. 7, 2018.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
LB JARRAD DAVIS
– Finished with seven tackles (four solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
– Now leads the team with three forced fumbles this season, which are also a career high.
– Became the first Lions linebacker since at least 1993 to finish a game with seven combined tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
– Passed DB Louis Delmas (237) for the sixth-most tackles a Lions player has had in his first three seasons.
QB JEFF DRISKEL
– Completed 15-of-26 passes (57.7%) for 209 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 109.3 passer rating. Added eight carries for a career-high 55 yards (6.4 avg.).
– Became the first Lions player to throw for two touchdowns, rush for 50 yards and score a rushing touchdown since QB Milt Plum did so at the Baltimore Colts on Sept. 30, 1962. They are the only players in franchise history to do so.
– Became the first Lions quarterback to log a passing and rushing touchdown in his first-career home start since QB Eric Hipple did so vs. Chicago on Oct. 19, 1981. They are the only two players in franchise history to do so.
– Became the first Lions quarterback to throw for two touchdowns and rush for a touchdown since QB Matthew Stafford did so at the New York Jets on Sept. 28, 2014.
– Became the first Lions quarterback to rush for at least 50 yards since QB Shaun Hill did so at Green Bay on Oct. 3, 2010. The last Lions quarterback to rush for at least 50 yards and have a rushing touchdown was QB Mike McMahon vs. Minnesota on Dec. 16, 2001.
– Became only the fourth player in Lions history to produce at least 200 yards passing and 30 yards rushing in consecutive games. The most recent to do so was QB Rodney Peete in 1990.
– Recorded the third rushing touchdown of his career and first of the season.
– Became the first Lions player to throw for and rush for a touchdown in the same game since QB Matthew Stafford did so vs. Chicago on Dec. 11, 2016.
TE T.J. HOCKENSON
– Became the first tight end in franchise history to record at least one reception in each of his first 10 career games.
WR MARVIN JONES JR.
– Finished with four receptions for 43 yards (10.8 avg.) and two touchdowns.
– Now has eight receiving touchdowns through Week 11, tied with teammate WR Kenny Golladay for the most in the NFL.
– Produced his sixth multi-touchdown game for the club, tied for the fifth-most in franchise history. This was his fourth multi-touchdown game at home, tied for the fourth-most in team history.
– Now has six receiving touchdowns in home games this season, the most any NFL player has produced in home games in 2019. His six receiving touchdowns in home games tie for the fifth-most in a single season in franchise history. Only Cloyce Box (12 in 1952), Terry Barr (7 in 1963) and Calvin Johnson (7 in 2010 and 7 in 2015) have ever finished a season with more touchdowns in home games in a single-season.
– Now has 16 touchdowns for Detroit in home games in his career, tied with WR Roy Williams for the ninth-most in franchise history.
LB DEVON KENNARD
– Finished with two solo tackles, 1.0 sack and two quarterback hits.
– Became the first Lions linebacker to produce at least 40 tackles and 5.0 sacks in multiple seasons.
– Joins LB Mike Cofer as the only linebackers in Lions history to have at least 5.0 sacks in multiple seasons.
– Has produced 1.0 sacks in consecutive weeks for the first time this season.
P SAM MARTIN
– Punted six times for 269 yards (44.8 avg., 44.5 net), booming a long of 57 yards and pinning four punts inside of the 20-yard line.
– Became the third punter in Lions history to appear in 100 games for the team.
– Passed P Herman Weaver (436) for the fifth-most punts in franchise history.
– Became the fifth punter in Lions history to top 20,000 punting yards.
RB BO SCARBROUGH
– Rushed 14 times for 55 yards (3.9 avg.) and one touchdown. Became only the fourth Lions player to rush for 55 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut, joining RBs Mikel Leshoure (2012), Barry Sanders (1989) and Billy Sims (1980).
– Since at least 1990, he became the first Lions player to record at least 35 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in the first half of his NFL debut.
– Scored a five-yard rushing touchdown on his third-career NFL carry.
CB DARIUS SLAY
– Finished with three solo tackles and three pass defenses.
– Notched his 13th game with at least three pass defenses, the most by any player since he entered the NFL in 2013.
– Notched his 28th game with at least two pass defenses, the most by any player since he entered the NFL in 2013.

LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA: Opening Statement: “Obviously, a disappointing game. One that we didn’t play well enough to win. Give the Cowboys credit. They made a lot more plays than we did. Certainly, I’d say, in all three phases they’re plays out there that we need to do a better job of, so continually trying to improve this and get it better. I think the biggest thing for us right now that I’m continually talking about is the penalties and the penalty situation and just continues to hurt us. So, put ourselves in some really tough situations by committing some of those penalties. Some of them, I know we can clean up. Some of them are just concentration penalties that we have to do a better job of and some of them obviously is when our technique fails, and we get outside the things that we’re supposed to do. So, we have to get that cleaned up. Like I said, I think team played hard. They fought and kind of had a couple situations out there, we had to make some adjustments both with players that were on and off the field and things like that through the course of the game. Guys did a good job with that, but in the end, like I said, the Cowboys, they just made more plays than we did and give them credit. That’s a good team. They have a lot of talented players over there. It was a tough day for us with them. That’s about it.”

LIONS QB JEFF DRISKEL: On if the offense felt smoother today: “Yeah, I mean getting the reps during the week helps. Those guys hearing my cadence, things like that, getting in and out of the huddle – the more you do it the more comfortable you’re going to be. We can still clean some things up. We had a couple of penalties and that’s kind of what set us back at times. Overall, I thought it was definitely cleaner than last week.”

LIONS C/G GRAHAM GLASGOW: On the difference between QB Jeff Driskel and QB Matthew Stafford in the huddle: “I mean, I think he’s pretty calm, cool and collected, and I don’t think that he’s really that different and that sense of what he brings to the huddle. I think that he does a good job of doing his job and trying to get us in a position to win/”

LIONS LB DEVON KENNARD: On giving up 500 yards of offense and what the defense needs to do: “We just need to make more plays. We just left too many plays out there. It’s another game – I feel like a broken record at this point, but another game I feel like the offense played well enough for us to win, but we have to figure it out collectively as a defense. We have to play better, and we can play better.”
On if the problems with the defense are schematic or individual: “I don’t think you can pin point it on one thing. My guess is – we just all have to do better: players, coaches, everybody. We have to elevate what we’re doing and find ways to stop teams.”
On what the team has done to fix the defense and why it may not be working: “I feel like we just need to be consistent in everything we do. I feel like last week we came out and played one of our better games defensively overall, and we needed to build on that and not take a step back. Defensively, I think we took a step back today.”

LIONS RB BO SCARBROUGH: On if he had extra motivation on the field today since the Cowboys originally drafted him: “No, like I told you before, it’s what I do. ‘Matty P’ (Head Coach Matt Patricia) says that and that’s what he wanted me to do. So I’m going to do my job, whatever it is, to help the team win. If I have to give someone a cup of water, then that’s what I do.”

LIONS CB DARIUS SLAY: On how to ensure a losing trend does not snowball going forward: “I can’t speak for everybody, but I know I come to work to get better every day. I advise everybody to just come in and work and try to get better.”

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