Final Score: Lions 24, Jets 17
The Detroit Lions defeated the New York Jets 24-17. After building a two-touchdown lead early in the fourth quarter, the Lions were able to hold off a New York rally for the win.
Here’s how it happened.
Lions Dominate 1st Half
After falling down 3-0 at the beginning of the game, the Detroit Lions dominated most of the first half against the New York Jets.
Alex Henery got the scoring started for Detroit when he made a 51-yard field goal later in the first quarter. Then, in the second quarter, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford hit Jeremy Ross for a 59-yard touchdown. Just before halftime, Stafford hit Eric Ebron for a 16-yard touchdown pass to give Detroit a 17-3 halftime lead.
Stafford Puts Lions Ahead by Two TD’s
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford put the Lions ahead by two touchdowns at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a nice touchdown run.
The Jets later scored a touchdown, but Detroit was able to hold New York off in the end.
Two of the best defenses in the league meet Sunday, when the Detroit Lions (2-1) host the New York Jets (1-2).
Entering the season, the Jets were supposed to be one of the top defensive teams in the league. The Lions, however, have been a surprise, as the offense was expected to carry the load.
But three weeks into the season, the Lions and Jets rank first and second, respectively, in total defense in the NFL. Both teams rely on strong defensive lines, and even though both have questions in the secondary, it hasn’t been an issue yet this season.