4:15 PM ET, September 28, 2003
Yes. The Lions have shown a dedication to the run and have enough of a passing offense to support it. The Lions are another example of a team that's young and needs to play ball-control offense to stay in games. They know if they're able to accomplish that, they'll be able to win.
Question on the Broncos: Did the Broncos sit Portis looking ahead to next week's game against K.C.?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Denver played without strong safety Kenoy Kennedy, who sprained his left ankle last week against Oakland. ... The Lions were without WR/KR Eddie Drummond, who suffered ankle and knee injuries last week. ... Plummer's previous best for consecutive completions was 15, set Nov. 8, 1998 against Washington while he was playing for Arizona. ... Elam has made 14 straight field goals, including nine this season. ... Hanson's missed PAT ended a streak of 119 straight.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||5.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||7:53||CHARLES ROGERS 33 YD PASS FROM JOEY HARRINGTON (JASON HANSON KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 73 yds, 3:01
|TD||13:04||ASHLEY LELIE 29 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 5:11
|TD||4:24||SHANNON SHARPE 1 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 8 plays, 56 yds, 4:41
|FG||9:00||JASON HANSON 53 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 45 yds, 4:36
|FG||13:43||JASON ELAM 37 YD |
Drive: 9 plays, 57 yds, 4:43
|TD||1:24||SCOTTY ANDERSON 43 YD PASS FROM JOEY HARRINGTON (PAT FAILED) |
Drive: 7 plays, 70 yds, 2:41
|FG||11:47||JASON ELAM 41 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 57 yds, 4:29