DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Lions gave up three straight touchdown passes and trailed the Seattle Seahawks 21-7 at halftime of their NFL battle between 3-3 combatants at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon.
Both also had won three of their last four outings.
The Lions entered the contest as 2 1/2-point favorites.
Seattle took the opening kickoff and the two teams traded possessions until Detroit claimed a 7-0 lead when quarterback Matthew Stafford scrambled and hurled a 39-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones with 2:15 left in the opener. That margin stood up until the initial break.
The Seahawks came right back with a TD of their own when quarterback Russell Wilson connected with Tyler Lockett on a 24-yard scoring strike to knot the score at the 14:15 juncture of the second. The Lions’ Ameer Abdullah then fumbled away the ensuing kickoff and Seattle quickly went ahead 14-7 on a 15-yard pass from Wilson to David Moore with 12:42 showing on the clock.
The Seahawks scored again on a 12-yard Wilson pass to Ed Dickson for a 21-7 advantage at the 2:25 mark, which remained in effect at intermission.
Next up for the Lions will be a visit to U.S. Bank Stadium in the Twin Cities to meet the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. next Sunday.
The Seahawks were coming off their bye week. Seattle’s next outing will be a homefield encounter with the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.