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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In the first quarter, Andre Roberts fumbled deep in his territory -- pretty much the worst thing a punt returner can do.He made up for that mistake almost immediately.The next time Roberts handled a punt Sunday, he took it back 55 yards for a touchdown, and the Detroit Lions went on to a 26-19 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.It was one of a few impressive plays in the game by Roberts, who in his first season with Detroit has already returned two punts for TDs.He really stepped up huge, teammate Eric Ebron said Sunday. We all make mistakes. Were all human and he knew what he did. He pretty much just told us, `You know I got yall, and put the team on his back on that punt return and made a heck of a play.Roberts later added a 44-yard reception and hustled over to block on a long catch-and-run by Ebron. On a day when Detroit sputtered offensively for the most part, Roberts was crucial.Jacksonville kicked a field goal after the fumble by Roberts and took a 3-0 lead. In the second quarter, after fielding a punt at his 45, Roberts started to his right before immediately reversing direction and going left.A couple of Jaguars missed him, and when he started running forward, there was open field in front of him .Roberts lifted his left arm slightly before catching the punt, and he said afterward he thought about a fair catch, but he said he was 100 percent sure he didnt signal for one.It was a middle return and there were a couple guys coming down, Roberts said. It was pretty good hang time, but once again our guys did a great job blocking, and we know that were going to have limited opportunities, but we make the most of it.Roberts returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown in a loss to Chicago earlier this season. Hes the fourth player in team history with at least two punt return touchdowns in a season, the first since Eddie Drummond in 2005.Roberts also became the first Lions player since the 1970 merger with a punt return of at least 50 yards and a reception of at least 40 yards in the same game.Hell try to build on that performance when the Lions host Minnesota on Thanksgiving.Drafted in the third round by Arizona in 2010, Roberts had a productive four seasons with the Cardinals. He caught 64 passes for 759 yards in 2012, but his receiving numbers have steadily declined since then.Roberts signed a $16 million, four-year deal with Washington during the 2014 offseason, but he started only four games in two seasons there and was released this past May.So far with Detroit, he has seven catches for 120 yards and a touchdown, and coach Jim Caldwell said Monday the team will keep trying to get him involved.Two games ago, Roberts caught a 27-yard pass against Minnesota that set up a long field goal that sent the game to overtime. The Lions eventually won.I think youve seen that his opportunities have gone up a little bit and hes done some good things for us when hes been in there, made some nice catches for us, Caldwell said.Obviously a big one against Minnesota a couple weeks ago and there were a number of different things that hes done well for us. ... 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After redefining the meaning of annus horribilis in 2016, Parramatta coach Brad Arthur just hopes the club is judged for their on-field resolve, not their off-field controversies.In the wake of the NRL salary cap scandal, there isnt too much to admire about the Eels set up this year - except for the manner in which his side has conducted themselves on the field.The NSW government is on Monday expected to use their powers under liquor and gaming laws to sack the board.With the writing on the wall, chairman Steve Sharp has fallen on his sword and NSW deputy premier Troy Grant will install a temporary administrator.Throughout all the controversies - including Semi Radradra being charged with domestic violence offences, Kieran Foran asking for a release to address personal problems and Corey Norman being charged with drug possession - Arthur has kept his side focused.After being deducted 12 points, their finals chances took a fatal blow when they were overrun 22-18 by Penrith on Sunday afternoon.They have had every excuse to turn belly-up during the year but have been exemplary in their effort.Youve seen what happened today, the boys didnt give up even when they got a run of tries early in the piece, Arthur said.We just didnt give up and fought right til the ennd.dddddddddddd We might have got lucky there with two minutes to go, we tap that ball back and we could have scored under the posts and it could have been great for us.Were proud of this playing group and they just need to keep fronting up for themselves. At the moment weve got a lot of fans and we just want to keep fronting up for our fans.Meanwhile, Newcastle put in a valiant effort but were overcome 20-16 by title contenders Melbourne at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.A try to Jake Mamo three minutes from fulltime set up a grandstand finish but a double to Marika Koroibete proved the difference.Brisbane showed they werent a spent force when they thumped South Sydney 30-10 on Saturday night.Corey Oates crossed for a double while fullback Darius Boyd was outstanding as the Rabbitohs slumped to their sixth straight loss.Manly kept their slim finals hopes alive when Daly Cherry-Evans booted a golden point field goal to fire his side to a 15-14 win over the Warriors in Perth.On Friday night the Gold Coast jumped into the top eight over the top of St George Illawarra with a 32-12 win which heaped pressure on Dragons coach Paul McGregor. ' ' '

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