Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lions into Championship game with 31-23 win

The Detroit Lions are headed to the NFC Championship game after a 31-23 win over Tampa Bay. It marks the first time since 1957 that the Lions have won two playoff games in a season.

Jared Goff’s redemption tour continued as he threw doe 287 yards and 2 scores with no interceptions. Baker Mayfield, who threw for 349 yards and 3 scores, also turned the ball over twice, including the game sealing pick.

“It comes down to minimizing mistakes and I didn’t do that,” Mayfield said.

Lions savouring historic run

“I knew it would be the last one in front of our home fans this year, and I took it all in,” Goff said.

“I envisioned that we would have a chance to compete with the big boys, and that’s where we’re at,” said Lions head coach Dan Campbell. “Goff in that fourth quarter, he really showed up and made some big throws.”

Tampa Bay BuccaneersDetroit Lions
1st Downs2326
Passing 1st downs1818
Rushing 1st downs45
1st downs from penalties13
3rd down efficiency4-126-14
4th down efficiency1-11-1
Total Plays6071
Total Yards408391
Total Drives1112
Yards per Play6.85.5
Passing319277
Comp-Att26-4130-43
Yards per pass7.16.2
Interceptions thrown20
Sacks-Yards Lost4-302-10
Rushing89114
Rushing Attempts1526
Yards per rush5.94.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-33-4
Penalties5-333-17
Turnovers20
Fumbles lost00
Interceptions thrown20
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession28:0032:00

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