The Detroit Lions have managed to escape their 1-3 start by concluding the second quarter of their season with 3-1 record that was topped with a 31-14 thrashing against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Matthew Stafford didn’t throw for any touchdowns, but in this game, he didn’t have to. Mikel Leshoure had his coming out party against the unsuspecting Jaguars defense, inflicting the bulk of his damage in the second quarter.
Leshoure led the way in the second quarter for the Detroit Lions, recording all three touchdowns and helping the Detroit Lions take a commanding 21-0 lead into halftime. Prior to the game we said this was a must win, and the Lions played like their season was on the line, Stafford didn’t throw for any touchdowns, but he completed an efficient 66% of his passes for 285 yards and didn’t commit any turnovers. Additionally, after having two insignificant performances in a row, Calvin Johnson was finally able to make a difference with the ball in his hands by hauling in seven receptions for 129 yards. Titus Young, who stepped up in Johnson’s place the past two weeks as the play maker was help to only two receptions for twenty yards.
Following Leshoure’s dominant performance in the second quarter, the game remained scoreless until a flurry of scores from both teams came in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too late for the Jaguars to even attempt a comeback, and the Lions prevailed with a 31-14 victory in Jacksonville.