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Stafford overcomes mistakes to help Lions top Chargers 13-10

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters.

And, both players bounced back in the final minutes to lift Detroit to a 13-10 victory Sunday.

Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway through the fourth quarter and Slay made an interception in the end zone with 1:03 left.

Detroit (1-0-1) overcame Stafford's two interceptions, Slay getting outplayed by Keenan Allen and Matt Prater missing an extra point and a field goal.

''I'm doing this team a disservice if I shut down after two picks,'' Stafford said.

The Chargers (1-1) were in a position to attempt a 45-yard field goal to tie the game, but Philip Rivers tried to force a pass to Allen and Slay picked it off.

Allen had his way with Slay for much of the day, making eight catches for 98 yards.

''I feel like I was putting on a clinic and then to come down to the last play and he makes a play,'' Allen said.

The Lions failed to make plays on both sides of the ball in the opener, blowing an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter and settling for a tie at Arizona. Stafford converted a third-down pass to Jesse James with just under a minute left - a week after a timeout was called just before Stafford completed a pass that could've sealed a win over the Cardinals.

During much of Detroit's home-opening game, though, it looked as though the franchise would have to wait at least another week to earn a win.

Austin Ekeler leaped over the goal line for a 1-yard TD on the Chargers' second drive.

Detroit scored a TD on the ensuing possession with a screen pass that Kerryon Johnson bobbled before securing and sprinting for a 36-yard reception, but Prater muted some of the cheers by missing an extra point to the left. Prater also missed a 40-yard field goal to the right in the second quarter.

The Chargers went from their 3 to the Detroit 21 in 1:16, setting up Ty Long's 39-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give them a 10-6 lead.

Stafford threw a long pass up for grabs in the end zone early in the third quarter and cornerback Casey Hayward came down with it. Stafford had thrown 181 passes without an interception, which was the NFL's longest active streak.

The Chargers had two TDs negated by flags on the next drive and a penalty by Detroit gave Los Angeles the ball at the 1. Ekeler tried to dive into the end zone again for a score, but rookie Jahlani Tavai forced him to fumble and linebacker Devon Kennard recovered it.

Los Angeles got in position to score again in the third, but Long missed a 39-yard field goal by hitting the left upright. The punter was filling in for kicker Michael Badgley, who missed a second straight game with a groin injury.

Stafford helped the Chargers keep their lead on the next possession, trying to force a deep pass to Marvin Jones and getting it easily picked off by safety Rayshawn Jenkins.

''I felt like that third quarter, it was right there for us to blow the doors off,'' Rivers said. ''And then we kept letting it stay at 10-6.''

Los Angeles opted to attempt a 41-yard kick instead of going for it on fourth-and-1 at the Detroit 23 and Long couldn't convert on the field goal early in the fourth quarter.

Detroit coach Matt Patricia chose to pass, instead of kick, on a fourth-and-1 on the ensuing drive and Stafford converted on a pass to Jones to set up his go-ahead throw to Golladay on the next snap.

''That was a laser,'' Patricia said, reflecting on Stafford's throw to Jones. ''I don't know if Marvin caught it or if it just stuck in his chest.''

RARE RUN

Rivers converted a third-and-10 with a 12-yard run early in the next drive for his longest run since the 2014 season before getting picked off.

HE SAID IT

''There's a lot of bad football in September,'' Patricia said.

THE NUMBERS

Chargers: Rivers was 21 of 36 for 293 yards and an interception. Ekeler finished with 67 yards receiving and 66 yards rushing for his second straight game with 100-plus yards from scrimmage.

Lions: Stafford was 22 of 30 for 245 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Golladay had eight receptions for 117 yards. Johnson had 88 yards from scrimmage.

INJURIES

Chargers: CB Michael Davis (hamstring) was inactive. S Adrian Phillips left early in the fourth quarter with a forearm injury.

Lions: OT Taylor Decker (back) and LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) were inactive.

UP NEXT

Chargers: Host Houston on Sunday.

Lions: Play at Philadelphia on Sunday.

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Key Players
A. Ekeler 30 RB
66 RuYds, RuTD, 67 ReYds, 6 RECs
16
FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
245 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 2 INTs, 13 RuYds
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:21
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 7:21
M.Stafford pass deep right to K.Golladay for 31 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
69
yds
4:24
pos
10
12
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
T.Long 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Mazza Holder-T.Taylor.
7
plays
76
yds
1:20
pos
10
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 4:10
M.Prater extra point is No Good Wide Left Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
7
6
Touchdown 4:10
M.Stafford pass short right to K.Johnson for 36 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
3:47
pos
7
6
Point After TD 7:57
T.Long extra point is GOOD Center-C.Mazza Holder-T.Taylor.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 7:57
A.Ekeler up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
68
yds
4:24
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:19 28:41
1st Downs 21 19
Rushing 6 6
Passing 13 12
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 6-13 4-10
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 424 334
Total Plays 62 58
Avg Gain 6.8 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 137 89
Rush Attempts 25 28
Avg Rush Yards 5.5 3.2
Net Yards Passing 287 245
Comp. - Att. 21-36 22-30
Yards Per Pass 8.0 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-6 0-0
Penalties - Yards 9-70 8-71
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 2
Punts - Avg 4-46.3 4-44.0
Return Yards 47 17
Punts - Returns 1-0 4-17
Kickoffs - Returns 2-47 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-0 1-0
Kicking 2/4 1/3
Extra Points 1/1 1/2
Field Goals 1/3 0/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 0-0 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Chargers 1-1 730010
Lions 1-0-1 600713
287 PASS YDS 245
137 RUSH YDS 89
424 TOTAL YDS 334
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 293 0 1 73.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.7% 626 3 2 96.5
P. Rivers 21/36 293 0 1 10
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Ekeler 30 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 66 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 124 2
A. Ekeler 17 66 1 12 16
J. Jackson 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 59 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 116 0
J. Jackson 7 59 0 40 5
P. Rivers 17 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
P. Rivers 1 12 0 12 10
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Allen 13 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
15 8 98 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 221 1
K. Allen 15 8 98 0 23 9
M. Williams 81 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 83 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 112 0
M. Williams 5 3 83 0 47 8
A. Ekeler 30 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 163 2
A. Ekeler 6 6 67 0 35 16
D. Inman 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 33 0
D. Inman 2 1 28 0 28 2
V. Green 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 13 0
V. Green 2 1 9 0 9 0
J. Jackson 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 9 0
J. Jackson 1 1 5 0 5 5
D. Watt 34 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 3 0
D. Watt 2 1 3 0 3 0
T. Benjamin 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 12 0
T. Benjamin 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Facyson 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
B. Facyson 6-2 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-13 0 0.0
T. Davis 6-6 0.0 0 0
A. Phillips 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
A. Phillips 5-3 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
M. Ingram 4-3 0.0 0 0
K. White 44 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 0.0
K. White 4-3 0.0 0 0
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
U. Nwosu 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. Bosa 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 1.0
J. Bosa 2-4 0.0 0 0
G. Davis 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Watt 34 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Watt 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Watkins 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Watkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
C. Hayward 1-2 0.0 1 0
R. Jenkins 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
R. Jenkins 1-0 0.0 1 0
S. Culkin 80 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Culkin 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Tillery 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Tillery 1-0 0.0 0 0
I. Rochell 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
I. Rochell 0-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mebane 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-7 0 0.0
B. Mebane 0-3 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Long 1 P
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
2/4 4/4
T. Long 1/3 39 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Long 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 50.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 50.0 2
T. Long 4 50.5 0 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.5 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 30.0 43 0
D. King 2 23.5 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
D. King 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 245 2 2 91.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.3% 630 5 2 102.6
M. Stafford 22/30 245 2 2 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Johnson 33 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 90 0
K. Johnson 12 41 0 9 14
T. Johnson 31 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 36 0
T. Johnson 5 30 0 17 3
M. Stafford 9 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 35 0
M. Stafford 4 13 0 8 18
C. Anderson 26 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 43 0
C. Anderson 5 8 0 7 0
J. McKissic 41 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
J. McKissic 2 2 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Golladay 19 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 117 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 159 2
K. Golladay 10 8 117 1 31 17
K. Johnson 33 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 47 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 60 1
K. Johnson 3 2 47 1 36 14
M. Jones 11 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 99 0
M. Jones 6 5 43 0 24 4
J. James 83 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 33 0
J. James 4 3 18 0 7 1
L. Thomas 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
L. Thomas 1 1 7 0 7 0
T. Hockenson 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 138 1
T. Hockenson 3 1 7 0 7 0
T. Johnson 31 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 6 0
T. Johnson 2 2 6 0 6 3
D. Amendola 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 104 1
D. Amendola 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Walker 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 1 0.0
T. Walker 7-3 0.0 0 0
J. Tavai 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
J. Tavai 6-3 0.0 0 1
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
D. Slay 5-0 0.0 1 0
R. Melvin 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-0 0 0.0
R. Melvin 5-0 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
Q. Diggs 4-2 0.0 0 0
T. Wilson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Wilson 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.5
A. Robinson 3-1 0.5 0 0
D. Kennard 42 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 3.0
D. Kennard 3-2 0.0 0 0
M. Jones 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
C. Jones 1-3 0.0 0 0
K. Golladay 19 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Golladay 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Virgin 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Virgin 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. Flowers 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Flowers 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Okwara 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
R. Okwara 0-2 0.5 0 0
W. Harris 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
W. Harris 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Strong 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Strong 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/2
SEASON FG XP
2/3 4/5
M. Prater 0/1 0 1/2 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
12 40.8 6
S. Martin 4 44.0 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Amendola 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 11 0
D. Amendola 2 5.5 11 0
J. Agnew 39 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 0.6 5 0
J. Agnew 2 3.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 26 1:12 3 3 Punt
12:21 LAC 32 4:24 9 68 TD
4:10 LAC 25 2:21 3 1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:20 LAC 12 1:40 4 16 Punt
5:57 LAC 30 2:28 4 9 Punt
1:20 LAC 3 1:20 7 76 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:33 LAC 20 3:07 6 77 Fumble
6:24 LAC 37 4:15 8 42 FG Miss
0:59 LAC 15 4:14 8 62 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:21 LAC 20 6:18 13 52 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:48 DET 21 1:27 3 3 Punt
7:57 DET 25 3:47 8 75 TD
1:49 DET 14 4:29 8 32 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:40 DET 14 4:43 10 64 FG Miss
3:29 DET 20 2:09 6 29 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 3:27 7 34 INT
8:26 DET 3 2:02 3 8 Punt
2:09 DET 29 1:10 2 5 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:45 DET 31 4:24 8 69 TD
1:03 DET 20 1:03 4 10 Game