NFL Game Recap - Detroit at Philadelphia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

TEN
7
JAX
20
F
DET
27
PHI
24
F
NYJ
14
NE
30
F
OAK
14
MIN
34
F
BAL
28
KC
33
F
ATL
24
IND
27
F
DEN
16
GB
27
F
MIA
6
DAL
31
F
CIN
17
BUF
21
F
NYG
32
TB
31
F
CAR
38
ARI
20
F
NO
33
SEA
27
F
PIT
20
SF
24
F
HOU
27
LAC
20
F
LAR
20
CLE
13
F
CHI
31
WAS
15
F

Sep 22, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Detroit (2-0-1)

7

13

0

7

27

Philadelphia (1-2)

10

0

7

7

24

Stafford, Agnew lead Lions over Eagles 27-24
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:54 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jamal Agnew quickly made up for two fumbles and the defense stepped up for Detroit when special teams almost blew it.

Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, Agnew returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score and the Lions held on for a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

"It's good to get wins not playing your best football," Stafford said. "We're not playing our best, we kept battling. Finding ways to win as you're getting better as a team is a good thing."

The Eagles had a chance after Malcolm Jenkins blocked Matt Prater's 46-yard field goal try with 1:53 left. Rasul Douglas returned it to the Lions 22, but an illegal block on Jenkins pushed it back to midfield.

On fourth-and-5, Darren Sproles caught a pass for a first down but got called for Philadelphia's third offensive pass interference. Wentz's deep pass to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside fell incomplete with 41 seconds left. The rookie receiver said he should've caught it.

"It's the moment you ask for and dream about," Arcega-Whiteside said. "I gotta make the play."

The Lions (2-0-1) remain undefeated and the Eagles (1-2) have lost two in a row.

Agnew got Detroit started by going the distance after Philadelphia jumped ahead 3-0. He atoned for mistakes in the first two games.

"I owe it to my teammates and the coaching staff for sticking with me," he said.

Lions coach Matt Patricia sensed Agnew would breakout.

"He was working and he was grinding," Patricia said. "Give him all the credit in the world."

Jones had six catches for 116 yards, including a 12-yard TD reception that extended Detroit's lead to 27-17 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdown passes to Nelson Agholor, but came up yards short on a scramble on fourth-and-8 late in the fourth.

The Eagles' injury-depleted offense missing its top two receivers was sloppy.

Miles Sanders and Agholor lost fumbles, there were a few drops, and wideout Mack Hollins committed two pass-interference penalties.

"Can't make excuses," Agholor said. "We had opportunities. We have to make plays."

Wentz clearly missed DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery as receivers struggled to get open. Jackson didn't play because of an abdomen injury and Jeffery has a calf strain.

The Eagles cut it to 27-24 when Wentz threw a 2-yard TD pass to Agholor with 6:59 left. Penalties cost the Lions on that drive. A late hit on Wentz against Trey Flowers extended it and an unnecessary roughness call on Jarrad Davis moved the ball to the 5.

Wentz threw a 20-yard TD pass to Agholor in the third quarter. But the Lions answered with Stafford's TD to Jones.

Kerryon Johnson's 1-yard TD run gave the Lions a 14-10 lead early in the second quarter.

Sanders fumbled twice on one drive and Detroit recovered his second one. That led to Prater's 25-yard field goal and a 17-10 lead.

Jordan Howard ran in from the 1 after Wentz scrambled 19 yards on third-and-6, giving the Eagles a 10-7 lead in the first quarter.

FIRST ONE

Agnew had the first kickoff return for a score this season. There were five in the NFL last year.

THE REMATCH

Patricia was on the other sideline as New England's defensive coordinator when Nick Foles led the Eagles to a 41-33 win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl two seasons ago.

FAMILIAR FOE

Stafford now is 2-1 against Jim Schwartz, the Eagles defensive coordinator who was a first-year head coach when Detroit drafted the quarterback No. 1 overall in 2009.

MISSED CALL

Sanders had his helmet ripped off on a kickoff return when he was clotheslined by Miles Killebrew, who also grabbed the facemask and spun it around. There was no penalty called. The blatant miss was nearly as obvious as the non-call on the pass interference in the Rams-Saints NFC championship game. Todd Prukop was the back judge for both games.

FAST START

The Eagles scored 10 points in the first quarter after scoring only 20 points combined in the previous 12 first quarters.

INJURIES

Lions: DT Mike Daniels (foot) left in the first quarter and didn't return and Slay (hamstring) exited in the third quarter.

Eagles: CB Ronald Darby (hamstring) and LT Andre Dillard (knee) left in the first half.

UP NEXT

Lions: Host Kansas City next Sunday. The Chiefs won the previous matchup 45-10 on Nov. 1, 2015, but the Lions have won the past two times at home.

Eagles: At Green Bay on Thursday night. The Packers have won five of the past six meetings, including a 53-20 rout at Lambeau Field on Nov. 16, 2014.

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Passing

DET Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
M. Stafford 32 18 56.3 1 201 27 0 85.5 0
PHI Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
C. Wentz 36 19 52.8 2 259 40 0 94.6 3

Rushing

DET Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. McKissic 1 44 44.0 44 0
K. Johnson 20 36 1.8 11 1
PHI Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Sanders 13 53 4.1 14 0
J. Howard 11 37 3.4 11 1

Receiving

DET Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Johnson 1 0 0.0 0 0
M. Jones Jr. 6 101 16.8 27 1
PHI Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Sanders 2 73 36.5 40 0
Z. Ertz 4 64 16.0 23 0

Team Stats Comparison

DET PHI
Points For 27 24
Total Yards 287 373
Rushing Yards 86 127
Passing Yards 201 246
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/32 19/36
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/2
First Downs 16 22
Rushing Touchdowns 1 1
Passing Touchdowns 1 2
Penalties - Yards 9/61 4/30
Time Of Possession 27:42 32:18
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/14 7/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 2/4 3/4
Sacks Against 0 3
Punts - Average Yards 5/45 3/48
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 1/24 1/2
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 1/100 3/18

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter DET PHI
PHI 3:32 FG Jake Elliott 25 yd FG 0 3
DET 3:46 TD Jamal Agnew 100 yd kick return (Matt Prater kick) 7 3
PHI 8:45 TD Jordan Howard 1 yd run (Jake Elliott kick) 7 10
2nd Quarter DET PHI
DET 0:51 TD Kerryon Johnson 1 yd run (Matt Prater kick) 14 10
DET 11:31 FG Matt Prater 25 yd FG 17 10
DET 14:03 FG Matt Prater 33 yd FG 20 10
3rd Quarter DET PHI
PHI 10:45 TD Nelson Agholor 20 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 20 17
4th Quarter DET PHI
DET 0:07 TD Marvin Jones Jr. 12 yd pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick) 27 17
PHI 8:01 TD Nelson Agholor 2 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 27 24

Game Information

Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,796
Game Time: 3:09
Weather: