Lions go up 14-13 on TJ Hockenson touchdown

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The Lions passing offense came to life late in the third quarter and they are back in the lead as a result.

Jared Goff hit tight-end TJ Hockenson for a 17-yard touchdown with just under two minutes left in the third quarter to bring the Lions up 14-13 in Detroit. It’s Goff’s second touchdown pass of the day, and it came on a rare drive when the Lions actually showed a willingness to push the ball down the field.

Goff was 14-of-16 for 96 yards at a time in the third quarter as the Lions consistently chose passes at, near or behind the line instead of trying something more aggressive. However, he was 5-of-6 for 53 yards on this scoring drive and the Lions might want to pick up a little more of that approach when they get the ball back.

Hockenson went to the locker room after scoring, and right tackle Penei Sewell got his arm checked out on the sideline so the Lions, who already lost running back D’Andre Swift for the day, may be missing more bodies in the next offensive series get underway.

UPDATE 15:14 ET: Hockenson and Sewell are back in the game in the fourth quarter.


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