Lions at Chiefs NFL Week Eight Capsule

NFL INTERNATIONAL SERIES, WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

DETROIT LIONS (1-6) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-5)

SERIES

  LIONS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER   7-5
STREAKS   4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Jim Caldwell: 1-1 Andy Reid: 3-1
LAST WEEK L 28-19 vs. Vikings W 23-13 vs. Steelers
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Chiefs 3 at Lions 48. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford throws for 294 yards & 4 TDs. Lions RB Jahvid Best rushes for 57 yards & TD & adds 66 rec. yards & TD catch.
LAST GAME AT KC 12/14/03: Chiefs 45, Lions 17. Kansas City RB Priest Holmes rushes for 94 yards & 3 TDs. Chiefs WR Derrick Blaylock catches 63-yard TD pass.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST FOX (9:30 AM ET): Sam Rosen, John Lynch, Pam OIiver (field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Derek Rackley. SIRIUS: 108 (WW1), 83 (Det.), 93 (KC). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Det.), 226 (KC).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 171-263-1866-12 (3C)-9-86.8 A. Smith: 152-242-1824-7-3-90.3
RUSHING Abdullah (R): 62-222-3.6-1 West: 43-191-4.4-1
RECEIVING Johnson: 43 (3C)-574 (3C)-13.3-3 Maclin: 39-531-13.6-1
OFFENSE 346.6 346.1
TAKE/GIVE -7 +1
DEFENSE 392.3 368.0
SACKS Ansah: 6 (T2C) Bailey: 4.5
INTs Quin: 2 Peters: 3 (T3C)
PUNTING Martin: 46.5 Colquitt: 47.8
KICKING Prater: 35 (14/15 PAT; 7/7 FG) Santos: 58 (3C) (13/13 PAT; 15/19 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: Defeated Atl 22-21 at Wembley last year…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 294 yards, 4 TDs & 106.1 rating in last game vs. KC. Last year at Wembley, threw for 325 yards & 2 TDs…RB THEO RIDDICK had 8 catches for 74 yards & TD in last UK game. Is 2nd among NFL RBs with 36 catches. RB AMEER ABDULLAH is 1 of 4 NFL rookies with both rush TD & rec. TD…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 2 TDs in last meeting. In past 17 vs. AFC, has 105 catches for 1,808 yards (106.4 per game) & 12 TDs. Since 2011, leads NFL with 6,788 rec. yards & 102.8 rec. yards per game. TE ERIC EBRON had career-high 89 rec. yards & TD last week. Has TD in 3 of his past 5. WR GOLDEN TATE had 7 catches for 151 yards & TD last year at Wembley…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 4 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in past 4. S GLOVER QUIN aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with INT…CHIEFS: QB ALEX SMITH is 4-0 vs. Det. with 717 pass yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT. Since 2011, ranks 2nd in NFL in INT pct. (1.4 pct.)…In 1st home start last week, RB CHARCANDRICK WEST led team with 110 rush yards with TD…In past 4, WR JEREMY MACLIN is averaging 7.5 catches & 105.4 rec. yards per game (30 rec., 422 yards). Has 8+ catches & 85+ yards in 3 of past 4. In last meeting (10/14/12 w/ Phi.), had 6 catches for 130 yards, incl. 70-yard TD. Aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. Det. Last week, rookie WR CHRIS CONLEY had career-highs in catches (6), yards (63) & 1st career TD. TE TRAVIS KELCE is 2nd among NFL TEs with 473 rec. yards…In past 17, LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 19 sacks & 4 FF. Since 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL with 47 sacks (J.J. WATT).


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