Detroit 31, Jacksonville 14

Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 4, 2012
WHERE: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 81°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 63050

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit 0 21 0 10 31
Jacksonville 0 0 0 14 14

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 4-4 2-1 2-3 W2
Jacksonville 1-7 0-4 1-3 L5

Recap


­­­Lions 31, Jaguars 14: Mikel Leshoure rushed for three first-half touchdowns as Detroit cruised past host Jacksonville.

Joique Bell added a fourth-quarter rushing score and Matt Stafford passed for 285 yards to surpass 10,000 for his career as the Lions (4-4) won for the third time in four games. Detroit racked up 434 yards of total offense while converting 8 of 12 third-down opportunities.

Blaine Gabbert threw second-half touchdown strikes to Micheal Spurlock and Justin Blackmon for Jacksonville, which has been outscored 149-65 during its five-game losing skid.

Leshoure put the Lions on the board early in the second quarter, running it in from 7 yards out to cap a 13-play, 91-yard drive. Detroit extended its advantage on the very next possession, with a 38-yard passing play from Stafford to Calvin Johnson setting up Leshoure's 1-yard plunge.

Leshoure capped his sensational first half with an 8-yard scamper in the final minute.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Stafford reached the 10,000-yard plateau in his 37th career game, the second-fastest rate in league history. Kurt Warner hit the mark in his 36th game. ... Johnson battled through a knee injury to haul in seven passes for 129 yards. Johnson didn't practice all week and had his knee heavily wrapped during the game. ... Gabbert finished 27-of-38 for 220 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Detroit   Jacksonville
Joique Bell Player Rashad Jennings
13 Attempts 12
73 Yards 45
5.6 Avg Yards 3.8
1 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 8
Receiving
Detroit   Jacksonville
Calvin Johnson Player Cecil Shorts
7 Receptions 3
129 Yards 56
18.4 Avg Yards 18.7
0 Touchdowns 0
38 Long 25

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Detroit 434 149 285 4 1 2 1.0 0
Jacksonville 279 64 215 2 0 0 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Jacksonville will play their next game at home against Indianapolis . The Jaguars have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .125 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Lions have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.