By the numbers: Week 9

0: Marvin Jones Jr. is one of only three wide receivers in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald & Christian Kirk) who have a 0.0 drop rate from Pro Football Focus. Jones has zero drops so far this season on 57 targets.

4.0: Sacks for defensive end Trey Flowers, which leads the team. Flowers has three sacks in Detroit’s last two games. His 19 quarterback hurries also leads Detroit’s defense, and he’s Detroit’s highest-graded defensive player by PFF through the midway point of the season.

14: Third-down catches for wide receiver Kenny Golladay this season, which ranks in the top seven in the NFL.

21: Detroit has scored points in 21 consecutive quarters.

27: Detroit’s defense doesn’t rank higher than 27th in any major statistical category – 27th in points allowed (27.1), 31st in total defense (424.1), 30th against the pass (388.4) and 27th against the run (135.8).

30: The number of negative plays, including sacks, Detroit’s defense has produced this season. Only Miami has produced fewer (25).

41: Completions of 20-plus yards for Matthew Stafford on the year, the most by any quarterback in the NFL this season.

106.0: Stafford’s passer rating through the first half of the season, which is fifth highest in the NFL behind only Russell Wilson (118.2), Patrick Mahomes (113.1), Kirk Cousins (112.0) and Deshaun Watson (107.1). Stafford’s 2,499 passing yards are currently fourth most.

196: First downs the Lions’ defense has surrendered to opponents this season. Only Arizona (213) and Kansas City (208) have allowed more, and they’ve played one more game than the Lions so far this season.

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