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Lions 26, Jaguars 19

Lions get a breather, relatively speaking

DETROIT — By the Lions' standards, this was a comfortable, drama-free victory.

Every Detroit game this season has been decided by seven points or fewer. But this time, it needed no last-ditch passes from Matthew Stafford or long kicks from Matt Prater.

"Our mind-set is not that, 'Keep it close and see if we can win.' That's not our mind-set," coach Jim Caldwell said. "But nevertheless, it's just the way it's happening, so you have to accept that and find a way to win."

Detroit took a 23-19 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Eric Ebron with 10:03 left. The Lions then forced a punt and took possession with 8:19 to play.

On fourth and 2 from the Jacksonville 46, the Lions lined up as if to go and drew defensive lineman Sen'Derrick Marks offside. The penalty with 2:34 left gave Detroit a new set of downs.

"It's a heat of the moment, it's a physical game and he's trying to make a play for his team," Stafford said. "I've been on the sideline and seen guys on our team do it before. It's a tough situation to be in."

The Lions took a seven-point lead on Prater's 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Jaguars didn't come close to challenging in the final seconds.

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Lions 26, Jaguars 19 11/20/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 20, 2016 10:14pm]
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