Sam Greenwood

Lions vs. Jaguars: Jacksonville falls behind big early, loses 31-14

The Jacksonville Jaguars couldn't get on the board until the fourth quarter as the Lions built a 24-0 lead.

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Gabbert takes blame for bad decision

Second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert said a second-half interception against the Lions was his fault.

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Jaguars dropped at home by Lions, 31-14

The Lions built a big lead in the first half and cruised to an easy victory over the Jags on Sunday.

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Interceptions spoil opportunity, Detroit up 21-0

While the Jaguars finally found some offensive success in the third quarter as Blaine Gabbert and Rashad Jennings led the team on a methodical drive deep into Lions territory, an interception ended the drive and the quarter ended without a score.

After the Jaguars started with some decent plays on the opening possession of the half, they turned the ball over as a deep ball intended for Justin Blackmon was wrestled away and intercepted by Erik Coleman. With the Lions turning to a conservative game plan, the Jaguars were able to stop them from threatening to add to their lead and forced a punt instead.

That didn't turn into points, though, as the Jaguars drove the ball deep into Lions territory but eventually turned it over with a second interception of the quarter from Gabbert. While the first interception was to blame on both Gabbert and Blackmon, the second was entirely on Jennings, as the pass deflected off the hands of the second-year running back.

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Lions takes over in second quarter, lead 21-0

After a scoreless first quarter, the Jaguars defense couldn't delay the inevitable any longer as they allowed three Lions touchdowns. The Jaguars offense struggled to do anything right, and the team headed into halftime down, 21-0.

With far more time of possession than the Jaguars and nearly three times the offensive plays, the Lions methodically drove the field into Jaguars territory three times with a balanced attack that featured 52 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Mikel Leshoure. Calvin Johnson had six receptions for 111 yards.

While the Lions found all kinds of offensive success, the Jaguars managed a single first down that didn't come until their fourth offensive possession. After the first down drew sarcastic applause from a crowd that cheered for Guy Whimper being declared as an eligible receiver for a play, that drive resulted in Bryan Anger's fourth punt of the day.

At the half, the Lions have 285 total yards of offense to just 57 for the Jaguars.

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Defenses reign supreme early in scoreless tie

After a first quarter that featured a lot of defense, both teams remain scoreless in the Week 9 matchup between the Jaguars and Lions at EverBank Field.

While the Lions received the opening kickoff, both teams were forced to punt on their opening possessions. On his first punt of the game Jaguars rookie punter Bryan Anger boomed a 73-yard punt that pinned the Lions inside their own 10-yard line.

The Lions, though, were aided by a questionable call that came after Paul Posluszny didn't hear a whistle and hit Matt Stafford after a delay-of-game penalty. The drive stalled, though, and the Lions were forced to settle for a 47-yard field goal from Jason Hanson that was no good as it hit off the left upright.

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The Jaguars couldn't take advantage of the field position and were forced to give Anger his second punting opportunity of the game that he also landed inside the 10-yard line. The Lions had no problem driving the field, though, and will begin the second quarter with the ball in Jaguars territory.

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Maurice Jones-Drew inactive for Jaguars vs. Lions

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as active and is expected to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Johnson is recovering from a knee injury, but various reports have confirmed that Johnson will be on the field against the Jaguars.

Two key players listed as inactive for this game are Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Lions safety Louis Delmas. Jones-Drew is expected to miss significant time after injuring his foot against the Raiders on Oct. 21.

For the season, Jones-Drew had 414 rushing yards on 86 carries (4.8 average) and one touchdown. He also has 14 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Delmas is recovering from a knee injury that caused him to leave the third quarter of Sunday's 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Delmas had already missed the first four games of the season due to knee surgery in the offseason.

The complete list of inactive players for the Lions includes QB Kellen Moore, S Amari Spievey, S Louis Delmas, OT Corey Hilliard, OT John Fox, LB DeAndre Levy, and WR Brian Robiskie.

The Jaguars will be without RB Montell Owens, Jones-Drew, RB Greg Jones, S Dwight Lowery, DT Jeris Pendleton, CB Rashean Mathis, and WR Anthony Armstrong.

The Lions and Jaguars are scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET.

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