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2:47 p.m.: Jags can’t convert on fourth-and-4 from the 14 when Minshew’s pass to Chark is broken up by Oruwariye with 11:40 left. Lions take ov
2:44 p.m.: The Lions start on offense to open the third quarter. After a touchback, they start from their 25. On third-and-10, Stafford’s pass gets batted down and Joe Schobert intercepts the pass and the Jags take over from the Detroit 20.
2:28 p.m.: Halftime after Jack Fox kicks into the end zone for a touchback with 1 second left. The Lions blew a chance at getting at least a field goal when Frank Ragnow was called for a hold on their drive that started from the Jags’ 43 and went backward 7 yards.
2:23 p.m.: Trey Flowers forces a fumble on Minshew and Romeo Okwara recovers with 27 seconds left. Lions’ offense starts from the Jags’ 43.
2:13 p.m.: Prater kicks a 31-yard field goal for a 17-3 Lions lead with 1:53 left. The Lions couldn’t convert on third-and-6 from the Jags’ 13 when Stafford threw behind Kerryon Johnson on a quick out. After a hands-to-the face penalty put the Lions in second-and-17, the Lions clawed back with Stafford’s deep throw up the middle to Golladay for 36 yards to the Jags’ 27. After Adrian Peterson got stuffed for a 1-yard loss on the opening play, the Lions did a good job keeping momentum on the next play when Stafford threw a nice shot pass to Peterson for an 18-yard gain.
2 p.m.: Brown missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 8:02 left. The Lions still lead 14-3 and will start from 22. The Lions’ defense bends but doesn’t break. Minshew hit D.J. Chark for 10 yards to the Detroit 19 when Chark beat Amani Oruwariye one play after Oruwariye made a great play on him for a 2-yard gain. Jayron Kearse got hit with a bad call on a late hit near the sideline that gave the Jags a first down at the Detroit 31.
1:53 p.m.: Matt Prater misses a 57-yard try wide left and the Jags take over from their 46 with 11:12 left. Tyrell Crosby’s hold forced a second-and-20 from the 50 and the Lions managed just 11 more yards before attempting Prater’s kick.
1:43 p.m.: On the Jags’ first play, Duron Harmon intercepts a bad throw from Gardener into double coverage. Lions offense takes over at the Detroit 38.
1:40 p.m.: The Lions take a 14-3 lead on Swift’s 1-yard drive over the pile with 13:41 left in the second quarter. Swift’s 54-yard run opened up a six-play, 75-yard drive. This was his best series of the season.
1:35 p.m.: End of the first quarter. Lions are at the Jags’ 4 after Stafford completed his first pass T.J. Hockenson, a 16-yarder to the 4. Lions lead, 7-3.
1:32 p.m.: Lions start from their 25 after a touchback and D’Andre Swift opens the drive with a 54-yard drive to the Jags’ 21.
1:29 p.m.: The Jags settle for a John Brown 31-yard field goal to cut the Lions’ lead to 7-3 with 1:51 left in the first quarter after the Lions stop the Jags on third-and-8 from their 16. The Jags started from their 25 after a touchback. Jeff Okudah got burned on the second play from scrimmage for 35 yards when Gardner Minshew threw deep to Keelan Cole, who beat Okudah clean down the sideline to the Detroit 38.
1:15 p.m.: Lions take a 7-0 lead on their opening drive with 7:37 left on Adrian Peterson’s 1-yard run. Lions go 50 yards in 5:09. The Lions capitalized on two Matthew Stafford runs: a 17-yard scramble to the 20 and then a 2 yard gain on fourth-and-1 from the 11.
1:06 p.m.: Lions stop the run and force a three and out. After a 29 yard punt goes OB, the Lions take over at the 50.
1:04 p.m.: Lions win the toss and defer. Jags start from their 17.
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