The offense snapped out of their red-zone funk in last week’s win over Seattle when they went 3-for-3 with three touchdowns.
“You’ve just got to make a conscious effort to be careful with the football, but at the same time you’ve got to be aggressive and go in and try and get touchdowns and we were able to do that,” Stafford said in a conference call with Jacksonville reporters this week.
In prior weeks, it was turnovers and a lack of execution that was stalling Lions drives in the red zone.
“Had a few fumbles, had a few picks, had a couple non-scores and those are tough to overcome in a game,” Stafford said.
“So we’ve done a good job of bouncing back and being better about that.”
The Jaguars’ defense is eighth in the NFL in red zone touchdown percentage (43.8, 14 of 32). Opponents have scored 27 times on Jacksonville in the red zone, but less than half the time that’s a touchdown.
Last week’s performance bumped the Lions’ touchdown percentage to 53.8, which is tied for 14th in the NFL.
Numbers don't lie, but the Lions should have a much higher touchdown percentage with the weapons this offense employs and the mismatches it can create.
Maybe they figured something out last week against a tough Seahawks defense?