The Detroit Lions improved their preseason record to 2-1 as they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 13-12 with a comeback in the fourth quarter.
The Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 on Friday to improve their preseason record to 2-1.
However, their win did not come without blunders as they committed 15 penalties, and quarterback Matthew Stafford threw an interception in the red zone. Running backs George Winn and Mikel Leshoure both lost fumbles too.
The Lions took an early lead in the first quarter with an 86-yard run by Reggie Bush, but the Jaguars kicked two field goals before halftime. The Jaguars then took a 12-7 lead in the third quarter with a touchdown pass by Blake Bortles.
With just over seven minutes in the fourth quarter, Winn redeemed himself with a goal-line touchdown to seal the win for the Lions.
On defense, linebacker Tahir Whitehead took full advantage of his start with 11 tackles and three sacks to add to six total sacks by the Lions defense.
For the Jaguars, wide receiver Allen Hurns continued to be a top weapon as he finished with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.