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RECAP: Lions vs. Jaguars

What happened: When it came to scoring for the Detroit Lions Sunday vs. Jacksonville, it was truly a team effort.

On a day in which the Lions' offense struggled to move the football for most of the game, the Lions' special teams and defense helped pick up the slack.

Andre Roberts recorded a 55-yard punt return touchdown, and Rafael Bush notched a 39-yard interception return touchdown to help propel Detroit to a 26-19 win over Jacksonville that improves their record to 6-4 on the season.

The Lions remain in first place in the NFC North with the win. Minnesota (6-4) beat Arizona Sunday, which sets up a first-place showdown between the Lions and Vikings on Thanksgiving.

Trailing 19-16 in the fourth quarter, the Lions offense finally showed signs of life after recording six punts and a fumble on seven of their previous eight possessions. Quarterback Matthew Stafford found tight end Eric Ebron for a 61-yard gain, and Ebron punched it into the end zone two plays later on a jet sweep for the first rushing touchdown of his career.

Credit the Lions' offense for that touchdown and also for running down the clock late in the fourth quarter with a 15-play, 55-yard drive that took 7:57 off the clock and ended with a field goal.

The Jags got the ball back with just 22 seconds left after the field goal and failed to mount a miracle comeback.

QB Comparison: Stafford completed 24-of-33 passes for 278 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 97.8.

Jags quarterback Black Bortles completed 22 of his 35 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. His passer rating was 73.8

3 & out: The Lions entered the game ranked 26th in the NFL with nearly 25 percent of their drives this season (21) ending in a three and out.

That percentage got a little bit higher after Detroit's offense recorded five more drives consisting of three plays and a punt against the Jags.

At one point in the first half, Detroit had a three and out on four straight drives.

Special redemption: The first points of the game, a 27-yard field goal by Jags kicker Jason Meyers was set up by a muffed punt from usually sure-handed Lions punt returner Andre Roberts at his own 11-yard line.

Roberts made good on the error the next time he had the opportunity. He took the next punt he saw back to the house 55-yards for a touchdown.

Roberts is the fourth player in Lions history to return two punts for a touchdown in the same year. Eddie Drummond was the last.

Running woes: Sunday seemed like a good opportunity for the Lions' rushing attack to get on track against a Jaguars defense ranked 29th coming in allowing 124.0 yards per game on the ground.

It was certainly not the case.

Detroit rushed for just three yards total in the first half and only had 15 yards total on 20 carries for the entire game.

Stat of the game: The Lions won the turnover battle 3-2.

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