Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Some numbers behind Detroit's 27-24 loss
By Michael Rothstein
Matthew Stafford had a season-low completion percentage, a season-high in dropbacks and his highest QBR (81.9) of the season.
Calvin Johnson, though, was clearly back at close to full form, grabbing a season-high for yards and the most yards he has had since a 225-yard effort against Atlanta last season.
Here are some more numbers from Detroit’s 27-24 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.
30 -- Percent of drives for both Cincinnati and Detroit that ended in touchdowns.
4 -- Times those wearing No. 18 were called for offensive pass interference Sunday -- Detroit’s Kris Durham and Cincinnati’s A.J. Green were both flagged twice (Hat tip on this number goes to Twitter follower @trc_terpstra).
0 -- Turnovers forced by Detroit, the second time this has happened this season. The Lions also lost the other game, against Green Bay.
2.5 -- Yards per Reggie Bush run on Sunday, his lowest of the season.
0 -- Credited dropped passes by Detroit receivers, the first time that happened all season.
54.9 -- Completion percentage for quarterback Matthew Stafford, his lowest of the season.
41.4 -- Average yards per drive Sunday for the Lions, second highest in the NFL (before Monday night’s game).
7.94 -- Yards per play allowed by Detroit’s defense, worst in the league on Sunday.
155 -- Yards each from both Calvin Johnson and Green on Sunday -- the highest in the league.
43 -- Snaps for undrafted rookie free agent tackle LaAdrian Waddle at both left and right tackle Sunday, the first true offensive action of his career.
8 -- Lions who played every offensive or defensive snap Sunday (Dominic Raiola, Rob Sims, Larry Warford and Matthew Stafford on offense; Stephen Tulloch, DeAndre Levy, Glover Quin and Louis Delmas on defense).
8 -- Offensive snaps for Jeremy Ross, the Lions wide receiver promoted from the practice squad Saturday. He had no targets and no catches.
Some numbers in this report came from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow Stats & Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo