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WASHINGTON VS DETROIT LIONS WEEK 12 2019 RECAP

The following is from the Detroit Lions’ 19-16 loss to Washington at FedEx Field on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.

POST-GAME NOTES
LIONS SCORING PLAYS
– Second Quarter: K Matt Prater converted a 24-yard field goal with 13:09 left in the quarter to tie the game at 3-3.
– Second Quarter: K Matt Prater connected on a 49-yard field goal with 14 seconds left in the half to cut the score to 13-6.
– Third Quarter: QB Jeff Driskel threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to TE Logan Thomas to tie the game at 13-13. K Matt Prater converted the extra point.
– Fourth Quarter: K Matt Prater kicked a 21-yard field goal to give Detroit a 16-13 lead with 12:01 left to play.

TEAM NOTES
The Lions…
– Forced and recovered a fumble on their first defensive drive for the second-straight game, their first time doing so in consecutive games since at least 1999.
– Had the same quarterback and running back (QB Jeff Driskel and RB Bo Scarbrough) rush for at least 50 yards in consecutive games. This marks the first time the Lions have done so since Sept. 23, 1990 through Sept. 30, 1990 (QB Rodney Peete and RB Barry Sanders). The last time it’s happened in the NFL was when the Baltimore Ravens did so in four-straight games from Nov. 18, 2018 through Dec. 16, 2018 (QB Lamar Jackson and RB Gus Edwards).
– Rushed for at least 120 yards in consecutive games for the first time since the 2013 season.
– Did not allow an offensive touchdown.
– Have now logged six forced fumbles from linebackers this season, the team’s best production from the position group since Lions linebackers combined for six forced fumbles in the 2010 season.
– Now have four linebackers with at least 2.0 sacks this season, marking the first time the Lions have had four linebackers each record at least 2.0 sacks in a season since 1990.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
LB JARRAD DAVIS
– Finished with eight tackles (six solo), 1.0 sack and two tackles for loss.
– This marked his third game with at least eight tackles, two tackles for loss and 1.0 sack since the beginning of the 2018 season. No other Lions player has more than two such games in their career.

QB JEFF DRISKEL
– Finished 20-of-33 (60.6%) for 207 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for a 50.9 passer rating. Added nine rushes for 63 yards (7.0 avg.).
– Became the first Lions quarterback to average at least 7.0 yards per rushing attempt on at least nine carries since QB Rodney Peete did so at Tampa Bay on Oct. 15, 1989.
– Logged the most rushing yards by a Lions quarterback since QB Mike McMahon had 74 rushing yards vs. Minnesota on Dec. 16, 2001.
– Joined Ravens QB Lamar Jackson as the only quarterbacks in the NFL this season to rush for 50 yards in consecutive games.
– Joined Texans QB Deshaun Watson and Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew as the only quarterbacks in the NFL to throw for 200 yards and a touchdown and rush for 35-plus yards in three-straight games.
– Threw for one touchdown and rushed for 35 yards for the third-straight game, marking the fourth time this has occurred in franchise history. The most recent player to do so was QB Rodney Peete in 1990.
– Became the first Lions quarterback to ever throw for 200 yards and a touchdown and add at least 30 rushing yards in three-straight games.
– Became the fourth player in Lions history to throw for a touchdown and rush for 50 yards in consecutive games. The most recent to do so was QB Rodney Peete in 1990.
– Recorded at least 100 passing yards and 30 rushing yards in the first half, joining QBs Mike McMahon (2001) and Charlie Batch (1998) as the only Lions players to do so in the first half of a game.

WR KENNY GOLLADAY
– Recorded four receptions for 61 yards (15.3 avg.).
– Logged his eighth reception of 30 yards or more this season. He has now recorded a reception of 30 yards or more in five-straight games.
– With four receptions in the game, he passed WR Germane Crowell (140) for the sixth-most receptions by a Lions player in their first three seasons.

RB TY JOHNSON
– Produced a career-high 64 all-purpose yards (10 receiving yards, 11 rushing yards and 43 kickoff return yards).

LB DEVON KENNARD
– Finished with two solo tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble.
– Logged 1.0 sack for the third-straight game, the longest streak of his career.
– Became the first linebacker in franchise history to produce a season with at least 6.0 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
– Moved into a tie with LB Antonio London (13.0) for the fourth-most sacks by a linebacker in franchise history.

CB AMANI ORUWARIYE
– Logged five solo tackles, two pass defenses and one interception.
– Became the first cornerback in franchise history to record two pass defenses and one interception in one of their first five career NFL games.
– Became the first Lions rookie cornerback to record an interception since CB Jonte Green did so in 2012.
– He and CB Andre Goodman are the only cornerbacks in franchise history to total at least 3 tackles, 2 PDs and 1 INT in a single game as a rookie.
– Joins Raiders CB Trayvon Mullen and Dolphins CB Nik Needham as the only rookies this season to record a game with at least three tackles, two pass defenses and one interception.
– Became the first Lions player since DT Ndamukong Suh (Oct. 10, 2010) to record an interception in their fifth career game or earlier. He is the first Lions cornerback to do so since CB Aaron Berry on Sept. 12, 2010.

DT A’SHAWN ROBINSON
– Logged four solo tackles, 1.0 sack and one pass defense.
– Became the sixth defensive tackle to produce at least 30 tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble in each of the last
two seasons.

RB BO SCARBROUGH
– Recorded 18 rushing attempts for 98 yards (5.4 avg.), with a long of 30 yards.
– Joins RB Billy Sims as the only players in Lions history to rush for at least 150 yards and one touchdown in their first two NFL games.
– Through his first two NFL games, he now has 153 rushing yards, the third-most a Lions player has ever produced through two career games. Only RBs Billy Sims (287) and Mel Farr (170) have produced more.
– Became only the fourth player in franchise history to rush for at least 55 yards in each of his first two career games and first since RB Barry Sanders in 1989.
– His 98 yards ranks as the fifth-most a Lions player has produced in either of his first two career games.

LB JAHLANI TAVAI
– Notched two solo tackles and one tackle for loss.
– Notched his fifth tackle for loss of the season, becoming only the fourth rookie linebacker in franchise history to do so
since at least 1999.

TE LOGAN THOMAS
– Caught two passes for 24 yards (12.0 avg.) and a 12-yard touchdown pass, his first as a Lion.
– Became the 10th tight end in NFL history to record a passing touchdown and two touchdown receptions.

S TAVON WILSON
– Finished with eight tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery.
– Recovered his first fumble since the 2016 season.

LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA “Obviously, tough game for us today. Didn’t make enough plays to win and give Washington credit. They finished the game off and won. For us, obviously a short week. We’ve got to get back to work here on a Wednesday in other words, so we’re already behind trying to get ready for Thursday. Certainly, there are some things in here we’ve got to take a look at and we’ve got to clean up that cost us the game, and we were in a situation where they were able to make plays and we were not. Really not a lot to say other than that. I mean, we know what the mistakes are, we all saw them out there and we’ve got to do a better job coaching it and we’ve got to do a better job of executing it on the field. For us, that’s kind of where we’re at.”

QB JEFF DRISKEL On his frustration with interceptions: “You have to put your team in a position to win. I thought all day the defense did a great job of giving us the ball back, holding them to field goals and we had a chance to go down there and win the game. You just have to take care of the ball. That’s what it comes down to, going through your reads [and] throwing it to the open guy. Taking care of the football, that’s first and foremost, which is the quarterback’s job and I didn’t do that today.”

TE LOGAN THOMAS On failing to capitalize when in opponents’ territory: “You can’t let one drop lead to the next drop. We did some really good things, we ran the ball well at times and sometimes we didn’t – we were going backwards, we had the early fumble. Other than that, we could have done better in a lot of areas.”

G GRAHAM GLASGOW On the locker room’s confidence in Head Coach Matt Patricia: “I mean, he’s our head coach and he’s the guy we rally behind. I think that he’s trying his hardest and we’re also trying our hardest. We just need to execute and I think that at the end of the day that comes down to everybody on the team, the coaches and the players. I don’t think that it gets pinned on one person.”

LB JARRAD DAVIS On getting ready to play Chicago Thursday: “We just have to move on to the next game right now. It is one of those things where it is hard, but it’s fair. We just can’t let this loss turn into another one. We have to go out and fight hard for a division game on Thursday night.”

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