Stafford, Lions Ground Jets 24-17
The Detroit Lions won their first road game of the year as they beat the New York Jets 24-17 at Met Life Stadium Sunday afternoon. Detroit (3-1) opened the scoring with newly acquired kicker Alex Henery hitting a career long 51 yard field goal in the first quarter. After the Jets tied the game, Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes, one to Jeremy Ross for 59 yards and a 16 yard strike to rookie Eric Ebron for Ebron's first touchdown as a pro. New York (1-3) closed withing seven in the third quarter when Geno Smith found Eric Decker for an 11 yard touchdown, however, the Lions answered right back with w 14 play, 90 yard drive culminating with a Stafford bootleg into the end zone to make the score 24-10. Chris Johnson scored from 35 yards out for the Jets but that is as close as they could get as the Lions got the ball back and ran the clock out. Stafford finished 24 for 34 for 293 yards, Reggie Bush led the team in rushing with 46 yards on 12 carries and Golden Tate led Detroit in receiving with eight receptions for 116 yards. The Lions return to Ford Field next Sunday to take on the surprising Buffalo Bills. Pregame coverage begins at 12 noon on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.