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The Lions keep their playoff hopes alive, crushing the Jets with a late game-winning touchdown

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After starting the season 1-6, Detroit has now won six of its last seven games to climb to . 500 – they beat New York Jets On Sunday 20-17.

Down 17-13, the Lions faced fourth-and-1 from their own 49-yard line, but Jared Goff threw it to Brock Wright in the open field, and he did the rest by hauling it home on a 51-yard run, giving Detroit a three-point lead with 1:49 remaining. .

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Brock Wright #89 and his Detroit Lions teammates celebrate a touchdown with the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2022, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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There could be no better preparation for salvation for Zack Wilson, who has been benched for the past few weeks, but got the nod because Mike White wasn’t allowed to play with broken ribs. He was sacked for a loss of nine on the first play of the drive, but later found rookie receiver Garrett Wilson for a 22-yard gain and a first down.

However, the Jets made the questionable decision not to call one of their three timeouts until they had 19 seconds left and were about to face 3rd and 18. After an incomplete pass, Wilson scrambled and found Elijah Moore on first down, and the Jets called a timeout with a second left. But Greg Zurlein’s 58-yard field goal was wide left, and the Lions won the game.

Jared Goff He went 23-for-38 for 252 yards and a touchdown, as the Amon-Ra St. Louis Cardinals continued. Brown finished his second breakout season with seven catches for 76 yards. D’Andre Swift ran for 52 yards on eight carries.

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Brock Wright and Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth quarter touchdown against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2022, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Brock Wright and Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth quarter touchdown against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2022, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Wilson threw for 317 yards on his return under center, completing 18 of 35 passes. He threw two touchdowns and an interception that Detroit converted into a field goal in the third quarter. Detroit also returned a kick home in the first quarter giving them an early 7-0 lead.

The Lions are in the midst of chasing the playoffs after almost everyone else has written them off – they’re tied for the Seattle Seahawks For the last eighth seed, while two teams face off 7-5-1 (Giants and Chiefs). At this point, this tie benefits both teams, as Detroit will have to finish with a better record, thus eliminating all tiebreakers.

As for the Jets, they are down to 7-7 and will need some help getting into the playoffs. A New England Patriots (7th seed) win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday puts them within two games of the Jets, and New England also has a tiebreaker over Gang Green.

Brock Wright of the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Brock Wright of the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The Jets will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, while the Lions will visit the Carolinas on Christmas Eve.

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