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New York Giants vs Detroit Lions Week 8 2019 Recap

WEEK 8: SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2019
The following is from the Detroit Lions’ 31-26 win over the New York Giants at Ford Field on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

LIONS SCORING PLAYS
– First Quarter: LB Jarrad Davis forced a fumble that LB Devon Kennard returned 13 yards for a touchdown. K Matt Prater converted the extra point to give the Lions a 7-0 lead with 7:12 left in the quarter.
– First Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to WR Marvin Hall with 2:31 left in the quarter. K Matt Prater made the extra point to give the Lions a 14-0 lead.
– Second Quarter: K Matt Prater launched a 52-yard field goal to give Detroit a 17-13 lead with 20 seconds left in the half.
– Third Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to WR Kenny Golladay with 9:51 left in the quarter to give Detroit a 24-13 lead. K Matt Prater converted the extra point.
– Fourth Quarter: QB Matthew Stafford threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to WR Kenny Golladay to give Detroit a 31-19 lead with 12:12 left in the game. K Matt Prater converted the extra point.

TEAM NOTES
The Lions…
– Have now produced 30 points in three-straight home games. This ties the second-longest streak in team history and the longest since they scored 30 points in three-straight home games in the 2010 season.
– Have now scored at least 20 points in five-straight games.
– Have scored points in 17 consecutive quarters.
– Recorded their 13th forced fumble through seven games.
– Recorded their ninth fumble recovery through seven games.
– Recorded an individual 100-yard receiver for the seventh time this season, tying the single-season franchise record through the first seven games of a season.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
WR DANNY AMENDOLA
– Finished with eight receptions for 95 yards (11.9 avg.).
– Recorded at least 95 receiving yards in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
– Recorded at least eight receptions in consecutive games for the first time since doing so in Weeks 6-7 of the 2015 season.
– Now has three games with at least 95 receiving yards this season, tying his single-season career-high that he set in 2013.
CB JUSTIN COLEMAN
– Finished with five solo tackles and one pass defense.
– Became the only player in the NFL to record 10 pass defenses, one interception and one forced fumble in each of the last two seasons.
LB JARRAD DAVIS
– Finished with five tackles (three solo), 1.0 sack, one pass defense and one forced fumble.
– Became the first Lions linebacker to record 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one pass defense in a game since LB Julian Peterson did so vs. Green Bay on Nov. 26, 2009.
– Now has 9.0 career sacks, tied for the 10th-most a Lions linebacker has ever produced.
– Notched his 26th-career game with at least five tackles.
– Joins Vikings LB Eric Kendricks as the only players in the NFL with at least five solo tackles in each of the first seven games of the 2019 season.
DE TREY FLOWERS
– Finished with four tackles (three solo), 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
– Logged his seventh-career multi-sack game.
WR KENNY GOLLADAY
– Finished with six receptions for 123 yards (20.5 avg.) and two touchdowns. His 123 receiving yards mark the most he’s ever produced in a home game.
– Becomes only the third receiver in franchise history to accumulate at least 30 receptions, 500 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns through the first seven games of a season. The most recent Lion to do so was WR Calvin Johnson in the 2011 season.
– Recorded his third 100-yard game and second multi-touchdown game of the season.
– Became the sixth player in franchise history to record at least 450 receiving yards in each of their first three seasons with the team.
– Passed WR Herman Moore (2,036) for the sixth-most receiving yards a Lions player has produced in his first three seasons.
– Tied WR Germane Crowell (14) for the seventh-most receiving yards a Lions player has had in his first three seasons.
– Tied WRs Herman Moore and Germane Crowell (six) for the fourth-most 100-yard receiving games a Lions player has had in his first three seasons.
WR MARVIN HALL
– Caught one pass for a 49-yard touchdown reception.
– Recorded a reception of 45-plus yards for the third-straight game, becoming the first Lions player to reach this mark since WR Bill Schroeder did so in 2002.
– Has recorded a reception of 30-plus yards in each of his last four games played.
– Set a career-high with 201 receiving yards on the season.
LB DEVON KENNARD
– Finished with seven tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery, which he returned 13 yards for his first NFL touchdown. The play marked Kennard’s first touchdown since high school.
– Became the first Lions linebacker to return a fumble for a touchdown since LB Stephen Tulloch did so vs. Minnesota on Dec. 11, 2011.
– He now has two fumble recoveries this season, setting a single-season career-high.
K MATT PRATER
– Passed LB Wayne Walker (172) for the fifth-most extra points converted in Lions history.
– Made his 51st-career field goal of 50-plus yards. He is now only one away from tying K Jason Hanson (52) for the second-most in NFL history.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD
– Finished 25-of-32 (78.1%) for 342 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for a 129.4 passer rating.
– Made his 135th-straight start, the second-longest active streak among quarterbacks.
– Finished the second half of the game 12-12 (100%) for 148 yards and two touchdowns. This marks the first time Stafford has completed a single half with a 100-percent completion percentage when attempting at least 10 passes. He is the only player to finish any half of a game this season with at least 10 pass attempts, a 100-percent completion percentage, 145 passing yards and two touchdowns. The last NFL player to do so in the second half of a game was Cowboys QB Tony Romo against Philadelphia on Dec. 2, 2012.
– Threw two touchdowns of 40-plus yards in the same game for the third time in his career. The last time he did so was on Dec. 31, 2017 vs. Green Bay. He now has 31 touchdowns of at least 40-yards since entering the NFL in 2009.
– Threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in consecutive weeks for only the second time in his career. The only other time he did so was in Weeks 15-17 of the 2011 season. He is the only quarterback in team history to do so on multiple occasions.
– Notched his 16th touchdown pass through seven games this season, trailing only QB Bobby Layne (17) in 1951 for the most passing touchdowns a Lions player has had through the first seven games of a season.
– Recorded his third-career game with at least 30 pass attempts, a 78.0 completion percentage, 300 yards and three touchdowns.
– Passed QB Dan Marino (20,796) for the third-most passing yards in home games a quarterback has had in his first 11 seasons.
– Passed QB Drew Bledsoe (251) for the 21st-most passing touchdowns in NFL history.
– Topped 100 passing yards in the first quarter for the third-straight week. He’s only done this once in his career, in Weeks 14-16 of the 2011 season.
– Passed QB Philip Rivers (252) for the ninth-most passing touchdowns a player has produced in his first 11 seasons.
DB TRACY WALKER
– Finished with six solo tackles and one pass defense.
– Became the first DB in the NFL since 2012 to post at least 55 total tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble in the first 7 games of a season.
– Has 49 solo tackles through the first seven games, the most any Lions player has ever produced through the first seven games of a season.
– Has 56 total tackles through the first seven games, the most a Lions defensive back has ever produced through the first seven games of a season.

LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA

“All right, obviously just a long hard game there. That’s a really good Giants team, they’re tough they keep coming, and they play 60 minutes – they battled. I’m really proud of our players, I think they battled all the way through the game, and they stayed with it. We knew it was going to be a tough game. I think the guys played tough. (We) made some plays when we need to make them, we have some plays we have to clean up. We did some things that I thought hurt us in the game. We have to make sure we’re not doing that because it just makes it harder, but I was proud of the guys to come in at halftime and they stayed with it – we made a lot of adjustments and a lot of corrections in the game that we were trying to make, and changed some stuff up mid-way to do the best we could to hang in. Give the players credit, I thought they tried really hard, and like I said, I think that’s a good team there – the Giants.”

LIONS WR DANNY AMENDOLA

On the offensive performance in today’s game: “It felt like we had a good week, we put a lot of good work in during preparation and we felt like we left some plays out there, still. You know, we can still play better and I’m really happy that we won. That’s the goal of every game.” On his rapport with QB Matthew Stafford: “He’s a great quarterback, I love playing with Matthew. He’s the leader of our team and he had a great day today and I know he’s excited for the win.” On the confidence he has in the offense: “We are going to continue to grow with whatever we put out there on the field. We can get better with the plays that we hit on and some of the plays we didn’t, so we are going to continue to grow and continue to get better.”

LIONS DE TREY FLOWERS

On recording sacks today against the Giants: “Obviously, you work hard throughout the week. Me, I just want to make big plays for my teammates to put them in a position win, and like you said, it’s a lot of guys out there that are doing their job and things like that. (Credit) to the defense on those plays that allowed me to be able to get back there, and I just made the play when it came to me. There are a lot of guys on this defense that are capable of doing it, and we’re just going to continue to work.”

LIONS WR KENNY GOLLADAY
On his first touchdown reception: “The defender tried to undercut it, so I pretty much just had to do just hands it and not really let it get too close to him. I just snatched it away, quick turn, and made sure both feet were in.” 

LIONS DT DAMON HARRISON SR.

On if it is weird for him to play the Giants: “Kind of because there’s still a lot of guys over there that I know. But I’m just happy we got the win.” 

LIONS LB DEVON KENNARD

On if he should change his nickname to ‘scoop and score’: “Yeah, I guess so. I think I need to do it a couple more times to actually get that nickname though.”

LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD

On if the fourth quarter misdirection touchdown play worked in practice when RB J.D. McKissic threw it: “Yeah, it did twice. We have to give that guy the hockey assist or something. He was the pass before the pass that scored. No, that was a good one. It was a great call. Obviously Kenny (Golladay) did a great job, J.D. did a great job. So, I’m just happy it scored.”

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