After disjointed offensive performances the last two weeks, the Detroit Lions came out rolling against at Denver.
Trailing 3-0 after the Broncos’ opening drive, quarterback Matthew Stafford led the Lions 80 yards in six plays for the team’s first touchdown of the game. Though the Lions wouldn’t score for the rest of the quarter, Stafford finished 7-of-7 for 83 yards with the touchdown for a perfect 155.7 quarterback rating.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Lions bore down and didn’t allow a Denver first down in the second quarter. In the meantime, Stafford and the offense continued to produce to build a 24-3 halftime lead.
Notable first-half stats:
- The Lions finished with 274 total yards compared with Denver’s 96.
- The Lions did not commit a single penalty in the first half.
- Detroit finished the first half with 92 rushing yards (Maurice Morris led the team with 44 yards on 10 carries with 1 TD).
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