Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 9:58 PM EDT Aug 17, 2019 Houston — Here are some observations from the first half of the Detroit Lions’ preseason game with the Texans, where the Lions trail 17-10 at the break. ► Despite playing in the second preseason game last year, Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford did not take any snaps in this contest. Josh Johnson, who signed with the team last weekend, got the start and played the entire first half. Johnson wasn’t sharp, completing eight of his 16 throws for 81 yards. He was picked off on his final throw of half, when trying to get Detroit into field goal range in the closing seconds. ► For the second consecutive week, the Lions offense has struggled to get going. A week after mustering just 93 yards against the Patriots, the Lions did a little better against Houston, with 112 yards in the first half. Still, the team didn’t have a first down their first three possessions and just one through the first five series, courtesy a pass interference penalty. ► Speaking of pass interference, both the Lions and Texans both challenged a pass interference call, but both calls stood with the… Read full this story
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