Detroit sports glance: Lions hold off LA Rams, win their second straight game

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Lions 31, Rams 28 – Lions’ kicker Matt Prater nailed his second straight game-winning field goal with 1:33 left in regulation from 33-yards out to propel Detroit to a win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions, who are now 3-3 on the season, are now on a two-game winning streak.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit opened the scoring with 10:47 left in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford to Marvin Jones Jr.

The Rams quickly responded with a score of their own on a 20-yard pass from quarterback Case Keenum to Kenny Britt with 5:24 left in the first.

Los Angeles took its first lead of the contest with 11:03 left in the second quarter on a one-yard scamper by Keenum to give the Rams a 14-7 advantage.

The Lions tied the game 14-14 with a two-yard completion from Stafford to Andre Roberts with 3:12 left in the half.Eye on the D

Detroit stuffed the Rams on fourth and goal from the one-yard line during the final play of the half keeping the score tied at 14-14 heading into the locker rooms.

The Lions regained their lead with 9:52 left in the third quarter on a four-yard pass from Stafford to Anquan Boldin to give Detroit a 21-14 lead.

Los Angeles tied the game 21-21 on a 15-yard catch by tight end Lance Kendricks from Keenum with 6:39 left in the third.

The Rams took a 28-21 advantage with 14:16 left in the fourth on a nine-yard connection between Keenum and Britt.

Detroit tied the game 28-28 on a 23-yard catch by Golden Tate from Stafford with 6:09 left in the fourth.

The Lions added the game-winning field by Prater with 1:33 left in regulation while Rafael Bush sealed the victory for Detroit with an interception with less than a minute left in the game.

The Lions were led by Stafford with 270 passing yards and four touchdowns while Tate caught eight passes for 165 yards and a score. Bolden chipped in with 60 yards receiving and one touchdown for Detroit.

Detroit will look to continue its winning streak next week against the Washington Redskins.

 

Record: 3-3

3rd Place in NFC North Division (2.5 games behind Minnesota)

1 Game behind Washington Redskins for final playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 12

Magic # to clinch an NFC North Division title: 14

Next Game: 10/23/2016 vs. Washington Redskins 1:00 p.m. @ Ford Field

Stats: Passing-Matthew Stafford 23/31 270 Yds 4 TDs. Receiving-Golden Tate 8 Rec 165 Yds 1 TD, Anquan Boldin 8 Rec 60 Yds 1 TD, Marvin Jones Jr. 7-YD TD Rec, Andre Roberts 2-YD TD Rec. Defense- Tahir Whitehead 7 tackles, Rafael Bush 1 Int. Kicking-Matt Prater 1/1 FG (34 Yds) 4/4 XP.

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