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Detroit Lions dismantled by New York Jets, 48-17, in season opener

Jets score 31 unanswered points in second half

Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions started the 2018 season on a sour note, losing to the New York Jets, 48-17, at Ford Field.

Star quarterback Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions in the blowout.

Detroit started the game with a pick-six, but it was all downhill from there. The Jets took a 17-10 lead into halftime, and after the Lions briefly tied it up in the third quarter, New York scored 31 unanswered points.


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