1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2007
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
If the Lions put up points in the second half, it usually means victory. Here's the week-by-week second half scoring breakdown by Detroit this season.
|2nd Half Points||Result|
|26||Win vs. Raiders|
|7||Win vs. Vikings|
|0||Loss vs. Eagles|
|34||Win vs. Bears|
|3||Loss vs. Redskins|
|10||Win vs. Bucs|
|3||Win vs. Bears|
|28||Win vs. Broncos|
Detroit, which had won two games by 18 points under Millen, enjoyed its biggest win since beating Jacksonville 44-0 in 1995. ... Denver was handed its worst loss since losing 42-0 to New Orleans in 1988. ... White (left arm) was injured on his score. ... Broncos FS John Lynch was inactive with a pinched nerve in his neck. ... Denver CB Champ Bailey played against his brother, Boss, for the first time. ... Hanson became the 11th player in NFL history to score 1,600 points, moving past ex-Lion Eddie Murray on the career scoring list.
The difference in the Lions’ passing attack this week was that quarterback Jon Kitna had more time to throw and was hit less. Kitna was able to step up in the pocket and deliver the ball to open targets like wide receivers Shaun McDonald and Calvin Johnson. On McDonald’s third-quarter touchdown, Kitna was able to identify Broncos CB Jeff Shoat as a blitzer off the edge against a bunch formation and see the hot route, and he was given time to get the ball out. McDonald saw the same pressure and simply took three steps, turned around, caught the ball and ran to the end zone.
-- Marwan Maalouf, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:06||Jason Hanson 43 Yd||0||3|
|FG||14:09||Jason Hanson 53 Yd||0||6|
|TD||04:59||Mike Furrey 15 Yd Pass From Jon Kitna (Jason Hanson Kick)||0||13|
|FG||00:35||Jason Hanson 38 Yd||0||16|
|TD||11:07||Dewayne White 3 Yd Fumble Return (Jason Hanson Kick)||0||23|
|TD||06:35||Shaun Mcdonald 49 Yd Pass From Jon Kitna (Jason Hanson Kick)||0||30|
|TD||08:03||Shaun Rogers 66 Yd Interception Return (Jason Hanson Kick)||0||37|
|TD||05:15||T.J. Duckett 3 Yd Run (Jason Hanson Kick)||0||44|
|TD||02:31||Brandon Stokley 2 Yd Pass From Patrick Ramsey (Jason Elam Kick)||7||44|