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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford on if he has a planned TD celebration after seeing the Marvin Jones/Golden Tate TD celebration: "Oh, nothing from me. Nope. I'm going to run off the field quick before somebody gets me. But that was good, though. I thought theirs was good tonight. I imagine it'll be on some reruns somewhere."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell didn't have much of an update on WR TJ Jones' hamstring injury. Jones was hurt in the first half with one catch for 11 yards.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Golden Tate explains what it is like for players who suffer injuries in preseason and how frustrating it can be. WR TJ Jones suffered a hamstring injury Saturday night. Last week the Lions lost Kerry Hyder (Achilles) and Brandon Copeland (pec) for the season.

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Lions handle Hackenberg, beat Jets 16-6

Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter, and the Detroit Lions shut down Christian Hackenberg and the New York Jets 16-6 in a preseason game Saturday night.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 16, JETS 6, Final: A pretty ho-hum performance by the Lions against one of the worst teams in the league. Detroit's defense was suffocating when it faced the Jets starters. A guy to watch, long-term, could be CB Jamal Agnew. He had a team-high six tackles and could factor into the return competition. The Lions will have a tougher test Friday against New England.

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Hackenberg gets sacked twice (0:33)
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Stafford hooks up with Jones Jr. for TD (0:17)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TJ Jones has an injured hamstring and won't return. He hurt it in the second quarter against the Jets and went to the locker room.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ok that's pretty cool. Eastern Michigan just presented a full scholarship to WR Jaron Johnson. He had 24 kick returns for 440 yards last year. His teammates went nuts for him when they did it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford's night is done for Detroit. He finishes 8 of 10 for 84 yards and a touchdown with a passer rating of 135.0. Stafford was sharp all night with at least one of his two incompletions a straight drop. Jake Rudock in at QB for the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Detroit recovered a fumble on the kickoff (Steve Longa with another impressive play) but it is negated by the Lions being offsides on the kickoff. Preseason football in full swing here in the Motor City.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 3, JETS 0, End 1st quarter. The Lions defense has been exceptional with two sacks but some of that has to do with just a bad Jets offensive line. Starters played the whole quarter on offense and defense. Matthew Stafford was pretty sharp, completing 7 of 9 passes with both of the incomplete passes hitting the hands of the intended target.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Golladay was the outside receiver with Golden Tate in the slot when he was on the field. Wouldn't surprise me if this is usual when Golladay is in the game. Tate is effective both outside and in the slot. No targets for Golladay last series.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay & Haloti Ngata playing tonight for Detroit. Miles Killebrew gets the start at SS with Tavon Wilson sitting out.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

All Lions and Jets standing for the national anthem prior to tonight's preseason game. Many Lions players were outspoken about issues this week but none said they would do anything during the anthem.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Possibly a tough break for Lions UDFA WRs Dontez Ford and Noel Thomas. No sign of either of them in warmup lines for Detroit. Both were out of practice Thursday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Golladay hasn't played in a NFL game that counts yet. But in his first home game, at least one fan of his made the trip -- complete with a Northern Illinois Golladay jersey.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Agnew, Jace Billingsley, TJ Jones, Keshawn Martin and Jared Abbrederis all working at punt returns in pregame. That's been the usual competition so far.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

You can choose to own a large Barry Sanders bobblehead, but it will cost you. Cost you a decent amount of money.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Joique Bell, Anquan Boldin and DeAndre Levy are among the bargain rack jerseys in the Lions team store. Only Boldin (Buffalo) is presently on a team.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy has an injury grievance filed against the Lions. Yet his jersey remains hanging in the team store.

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2dBill Barnwell

Two Lions make 'Perfect NFL Roster'

This 53-man group chosen from across the league fits beneath the $167 million salary cap. Theo Riddick and Don Carey made the team as subs.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th