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Lions beat Jaguars, remain first in NFC North

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DETROIT (AP) -- Eric Ebron had a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions went on to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-19 Sunday. Ebron's first carry of his career, a handoff as he went from left to right after lining up as an off-the-line tight end, was set up by his career-long, 61-yard catch.

The Lions (6-4) have won five of six despite trailing in the fourth quarter of every game. For a change, Matthew Stafford didn't have to lead a game-winning drive in the final minutes.Jacksonville (2-8) has lost five straight.

The Jaguars had a chance to force Detroit to punt, or to go for it on a fourth-and-3 from their 46. Nose tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, though, was penalized for encroachment on a play in which Stafford probably didn't intend to have the ball snapped.

Stafford converted a third-and-5 from the Jacksonville 36 with a 7-yard pass to Theo Riddick with 2:18 left that helped set up Matt Prater's 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds left. Tavon Wilson sealed the victory with an interception with 2 seconds left.

Coming off a bye, the Lions were very rusty on offense. They had more punts (five) than rushing yards (two) and just 18 yards passing late in the first half, but led 6-3 because Andre Roberts returned a punt 55 yards early in the second quarter. They were also fortunate their defense scored, putting them ahead 16-9 early in the third when Rafael Bush returned an interception 39 yards for a TD.

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