Detroit 44, St. Louis 6

Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 10, 2010
WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 55714

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 3 3 0 0 6
Detroit 3 21 7 13 44

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 2-3 2-1 0-2 L1
Detroit 1-4 1-1 0-3 W1

Recap

Shaun Hill threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns and Stefan Logan ran a kickoff back for a touchdown as the host Detroit Lions routed the St. Louis Rams 44-6 on Sunday to earn their first victory of the season.

Nate Burleson led the way with four catches for 56 yards and a score and rookie Jahvid Best added 67 yards rushing for the Lions (1-4), who finally broke through after losing three of their games by a combined 10 points.

The teams traded field goals in the first quarter, with the Rams (2-3) tying it at 3-3 as time expired in the opening frameperiod. Logan fielded the ensuing kickoff deep in his own end zone and returned it 105 yards for the first touchdown of his career.

Hill took over from there, hitting Calvin Johnson with a 1-yard touchdown pass later in the second and finding Brandon Pettigrew from 3 yards out with 10 seconds remaining in the half to send Detroit into the locker room with a 24-6 edge.

The Lions forced a three-and-out to start the third quarter and Hill needed only four plays to find Burleson, hitting the veteran receiver with a 26-yard strike to push it to 31-6.

Jason Hanson added two long field goals in the fourth quarter and Alphonso Smith returned an interception for a score to cap the blowout.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Detroit
Steven Jackson Player Jahvid Best
25 Attempts 17
114 Yards 59
4.6 Avg Yards 3.5
0 Touchdowns 0
17 Long 12
Receiving
St. Louis   Detroit
Danny Amendola Player Nate Burleson
12 Receptions 4
95 Yards 56
7.9 Avg Yards 14.0
0 Touchdowns 1
18 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 341 128 213 0 2 0 1.0 1
Detroit 322 89 233 5 3 2 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Lions have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .200 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Rams have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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