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Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia opening statement after Sunday’s loss to Kansas City.

“OK, all right – obviously extremely disappointed that we didn’t win the game. We expect to win all of the games that we play. I’ll say that. I’ll say this: I am really proud of this group. I think this is an extremely tough, mentally tough team. I think they fight, I think they’ll play, I think they go out and compete, and I am proud of them for that. But we’re obviously disappointed that we didn’t win the game. I think there were a lot of plays out there that we all wish we could have back, and I’ve got to coach better. I’ve got to get the team ready to go and have got to get some of the details cleaned up and, you know, we’ll do that here as we push toward the bye week. But I thought those guys, just, they hung in there regardless of what the circumstance was, what the situation of the game was. The team doesn’t blink. They just keep going forward. So we have got to build on that, hopefully we can continue that, and then clean up some of the execution and then go from there. We obviously have got, you know, the bye week here, so we can go back and take a look at some of the things that we’ve got to improve on, but, you know, we’ve got a long stretch in front of us. It’s a long season and we’ve just got to continue to try to get better. But, you know, give that team, give those players a lot of credit for going out and fighting extremely hard and we’ve got to coach it better so that we can give ourselves a chance to win.”

LIONS SCORING PLAYS

  • First Quarter: K Matt Prater kicked a 25-yard field goal to give Detroit a 3-0 lead with 9:22 left in the quarter.
  • First Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a five-yard touchdown pass to TE T.J. Hockenson to give Detroit a 10-0 lead with 3:05 left in the quarter. K Matt Prater converted the extra point.
  • Second Quarter: K Matt Prater connected on a 48-yard field goal to give Detroit a 13-10 lead with 1:03 left in the half.
  • Third Quarter: K Matt Prater hit a 53-yard field goal with 6:19 left in the quarter to cut the Chiefs’ lead to 20-16.
  • Third Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a nine-yard touchdown to WR Kenny Golladay with 1:10 left in the quarter to give Detroit a 23-20 lead. K Matt Prater converted the extra point.
  • Fourth Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a six-yard touchdown pass to WR Kenny

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

CB JUSTIN COLEMAN
– Finished with four solo tackles, two pass defenses, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
– Produced multiple pass defenses in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
LB JARRAD DAVIS
– Finished with three solo tackles and one tackle for loss.
– Passed DB William White (203) for the 10th-most total tackles a Lions player has had through his first three seasons.
WR KENNY GOLLADAY
– Recorded five receptions for 67 yards (13.4 avg.) and two touchdowns.
– Passed TE Charlie Sanders (1,733) for the ninth-most receiving yards a Lions player has had through his first three seasons.
– Has four receiving touchdowns through Week 4, tied for the third-most receiving touchdowns a Lions player has had through the first four games of a season and most since WR Calvin Johnson had four through Week 4 of the 2013 season.
– Produced his second-career multi-touchdown game and first since doing so in Week 1 of the 2017 season.
– Now has 1,783 receiving yards through 30 career games, the fifth-most a Lions player has produced in his first 30 NFL games.
– Has 12 receiving touchdowns through his first 30 career games, tied for the seventh-most receiving touchdowns through 30 games played in franchise history.
TE T.J. HOCKENSON
– Caught three passes for 27 yards (9.0 avg.) and one touchdown on the day.
– Joined TE Charlie Sanders as the only tight ends in Lions history to record a catch in each of their first four career games.
– Joined TE Joseph Fauria as the only Lions tight ends to catch two touchdowns within his first four career games.
RB KERRYON JOHNSON
– Finished with a career-high 26 carries for 125 yards (4.8 avg.) and added two receptions for 32 yards to produce 157 yards from scrimmage on the day. His 157 yards from scrimmage are the second-most he’s totaled in his career.
– Topped 100 rushing yards for the first time this season and third time in his career.
– Became the first Lions player to finish a game with at least 120 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards since RB Reggie Bush did so vs. Chicago on Sept. 29, 2013.
– Passed RB Mikel Leshoure (798) for the fifth-most rushing yards a Lions running back has had in his first 14 career games.
– Rushed for 65 yards in the first half, the most rushing yards a Lions player has had in the first half of a home game since RB Reggie Bush had 84 in the first half vs. Green Bay on Nov. 28, 2013.
– Tallied his eighth-career game with at least 85 yards from scrimmage, the third-most games with at least 85 scrimmage yards a Lions player has produced through 14 career games.
WR MARVIN JONES JR.
– Caught three passes for 77 yards (25.7 avg.) on the day.
– Has now caught a pass in 72 straight games.
– Logged at least 40 receiving yards for his seventh-straight game played.
K MATT PRATER
– Finished three-of-three on field goals and three-of-three on extra points to produce 12 points scored on the day.
– Passed K Shayne Graham (1,260) for the 36th-most points scored in NFL history.
– Recorded his 48th game since 2008 with at least 10 points scored, tied for the third-most such games in that span.
– Connected on a 53-yard field goal, his 48th-career field goal of 50-or-more yards. He is now 48-of-63 on field goals of at least 50 yards in his career, with his 76.2 conversion percentage trailing only K Robbie Gould’s 76.3 conversion percentage on field goals of at least 50 yards for the highest percentage in NFL history.
LB JALEN REEVES-MAYBIN
– Posted a career-high four special teams tackles and forced and recovered fumbles on special teams.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD
– Finished 21-of-34 (61.8 percent) for 291 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.6 passer rating.
– Passed QB John Hadl (244) for the 24th-most touchdown passes in NFL history.
– Had five completions of 20-or-more yards.
– Compiled his 77th-career multi-touchdown game, tying QB Tony Romo for the ninth-most multi-touchdown games a quarterback has completed in his first 11 seasons.
– Completed his 34th career game with at least three touchdown passes and 16th career game with at least three touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
– Passed QB Eli Manning (20,144) for the fifth-most passing yards a quarterback has had in home games through his first 11 NFL seasons.
DB TRACY WALKER
– Set a career-highs in solo tackles (11) and total tackles (12).
– Now has 36 total tackles through Week 4, the most a Lions defensive back has ever posted and tied with LB Ernie Sims in 2007 for the second-most total tackles a Lions player has produced through the first four games of a season.
– Has 32 solo tackles through Week 4, the most solo tackles a Lions player has ever produced through Week 4 of a season.
– Became one-of-six defensive backs in team history to record at least five tackles in each of the first four games of a season.
S TAVON WILSON
– Set a career high with 10 solo tackles. His 10 tackles on the day mark the second-most he’s produced in a single game in his career.
– Tallied his 13th tackle for loss with the Lions, passing DB Quandre Diggs for the second-most career tackles for loss by Lions defensive back.

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