Week 3 was a wild one for the Detroit Lions, but they kept their unbeaten streak to begin the season intact with a 27-24 road win in Philadelphia.
Here’s a look at some key numbers, good and bad, from the Lions’ Week 3 performance before we turn the page to Week 4 and a challenging matchup at Ford Field Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs.
4: Detroit had their fourth different player (Marvin Jones Jr.) produce a 100-yard receiving game through the first three weeks of the season. Detroit is the first team in NFL history to have four different players with a 100-yard receiving, one-touchdown performance in the first three weeks of the season. T.J. Hockenson, Danny Amendola, Kenny Golladay and Jones have made history for the Lions.
0: Sacks allowed by the Lions for a second consecutive contest. It marks the Lions’ first streak of games without allowing a sack since doing so in Weeks 1-2 of the 2011 season.
3.4: The average yards per rush for the Lions through three games, which ranks 26th in the NFL. However, Detroit’s opponent next Sunday, Kansas City, is allowing an NFL worst 6.2 yards per rushing attempt to opponents through their first three games. It’s almost a yard worse than 30th ranked Miami and Houston at 5.4 yards per carry.
10: The number of players on the field for Philadelphia’s defense on J.D. McKissic’s 44-yard run on a reverse play for the Lions Sunday. The play set the Lions up at the Eagles' 7-yard line. They’d settle for a Matt Prater 25-yard field goal from there.
26: Detroit was called for nine penalties Sunday. They have now been flagged 26 times in three games, which trails just Cleveland (35), Atlanta (35) and New Orleans (29) for the most penalties in the NFL through three weeks. Three Detroit players have had three penalties accepted on them – Left tackle Taylor Decker (2 false starts, 1 hold), cornerback Dee Virgin (2 holds, 1 false start), defensive end Trey Flowers (1 face mask, 1 roughing the passer, 1 neutral zone infraction).
1,259: Career points for Lions kicker Matt Prater after recording nine points Sunday vs. the Eagles. He passed Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,256) for the 38th most points scored in NFL history.
1: Division in the NFL in which all four teams are above .500 — NFC North. Green Bay (3-0), Detroit (2-0-1), Minnesota (2-1), Chicago (2-1).