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Lions vs. Jaguars: Detroit gets back to .500 with dominant win over Jacksonville

The Detroit Lions won with ease on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve to 4-4 on the season.

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Suh thinks he's victim of bookkeeping error

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh thinks his zero tackle performance against the Jaguars on Sunday was due to a bookkeeping error, not because of a lack of production.


Matthew Stafford surpasses 10,000 career yards

The Lions' star signal caller is seventh all-time on Detroit's career passing list and climbing.


Mikel Leshoure scores 3 TD in Lions' 31-13 win

The Lions built a big lead in the first half and cruised to an easy victory over the Jags on Sunday.


Lions up 21-0 over Jags in fourth quarter

The Detroit Lions are up big heading into the fourth quarter of their matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars in EverBank Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Lions used a big second quarter to build their lead, and the defense held throughout the third quarter.

Detroit came up with a couple of key turnovers to prevent Jacksonville from getting on the board. The first came as the Jaguars moved to midfield. Quarterback Blane Gabbert threw deep but was intercepted by safety Erik Coleman.

Jacksonville threatened again on its next possession, reaching the Lions' 26. Gabbert was intercepted a second time to end the drive, this time by cornerback Jonte Green.

Matthew Stafford has completed 19-of-28 passes for 246 yards. Calvin Johnson was shut out in the third quarter but still has six catches for 111 yards. Running back Mikel Leshoure has carried 15 times for 64 yards and three touchdowns. The Lions have the ball in Jaguars territory as the fourth quarter begins.


Lions take control in 2nd, lead Jags 21-0 at half

The Detroit Lions got three second-quarter touchdowns to take a 21-0 halftime lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Lions have been dominant on both sides of the ball, and blew the game open in the last 15 minutes.

Detroit broke through on the scoreboard as they drove 91 yards to open the second quarter. Matthew Stafford hit Calvin Johnson for 26 yards to set Detroit up in Jaguars territory. Mikel Leshoure capped the drive off with a 7-yard touchdown run.

The Lions would build their lead on the next possession, as they were given good field position at their own 47. Stafford hit Johnson on another big play, this time a 38-yard strike, to put Detroit in position at the one-yard line. Johnson already has more than 100 yards on the day, and Stafford is past 200. Leshoure would get his second score of the next play.

Leshoure would get the hat trick, scoring his third touchdown right before the end of the first half. He finished a 10-play, 81-yard drive.

Jacksonville's offense has been stifled by the Lions. The Jaguars have just three first downs through two quarters, two of which came in a throwaway drive at the end of the second. They will try to get something going as they receive the ball to open the second half.


Lions-Jags scoreless after 1st quarter

The Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars have played to a scoreless tie after one quarter of football at EverBank Field on Sunday afternoon. Neither team has yet to move in the redzone, and Jacksonville has yet to achieve a first down.

Detroit had the best drive of the day so far, when the Lions moved 63 yards from their own eight to the Jaguars 29. The march ended when Jason Hanson hit the right upright on a 47-yard field goal attempt.

Matthew Stafford has racked up 103 yards passing on 8 of 15 attempts, but the team has yet to convert that yardage into points. Calvin Johnson has three catches for 43 yards.

The Lions are trying to make it two straight wins after pulling off a last-minute victory over the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. Detroit can get to .500 at 4-4 if they are able to take down the Jaguars in Week 9.


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LB Justin Durant excited to return to Jacksonville

justin Durant has tallied 42 tackles and half a sack for the Lions, as he has started all seven of their games so far in 2012.


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Thomas, 25, has 13 receptions for 80 yards through seven games in 2012.


Gunther Cunningham thinks Delmas will be back soon

Delmas, 25, has been declared out for the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Lions injury report: Johnson questionable

Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable for Sunday after missing his third consecutive practice on Friday.


Lions GM Mayhew talks about Mike Thomas

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Several Lions injured including Avril and Johnson

The Detroit Lions had 11 players on their injury report for Thursday, among them were wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive end Clfif Avril who both missed practice.


Calvin Johnson misses practice to rest knee

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson missed practice on Thursday to rest his sore knee.


Jaguars not concerned with Thomas leaking info

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Lions place Bill Bentley on IR

The Detroit Lions placed rookie cornerback Bill Bentley on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder.


Week 9 NFL odds: Lions vs. Jaguars

Detroit is a 3.5-point favorite over Jacksonville this weekend.


Lions try out 6 defensive backs

Chris Hawkins, Chris Johnson, Justin King, Roy Lewis, Lance Slaugher and Frank Walker all tried out for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.


Delmas injury: No major knee damage suffered

Results of an MRI revealed that Lions safety Louis Delmas did not seriously injure his knee against Seattle in Week 8.


Lions vs. Jaguars injury report: Week 9

As many as 10 Lions players were held out of Wednesday's practice, including both Calvin Johnson and Mikel Leshoure.


Most experts picking Lions over Jaguars

Coming off a quality win over the Seahawks, most experts see the Lions improving their record to .500 on Sunday by beating the Jaguars.


NFL schedule 2012: Detroit travels to Jacksonville

The Detroit Lions will try to win two games in a row for the first time this season.

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