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Rams downplay Matthew Stafford’s lack of playoff success

Fri Jan 14 2022 17:02:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford entered the NFL in 2009. And he has never won a playoff game. That lack of postseason success looms over the Rams as a wild-card game at SoFi Stadium approaches. Does Stafford need to prove he can win a playoff game? “No,” coach Sean McVay role reporters on Thursday. “He has [more]

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Broncos complete interview with Aaron Glenn

Thu Jan 13 2022 22:37:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos have conducted the first of at least 10 interviews for their head coaching vacancy. The team announced Thursday it has completed an interview with Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn. Glenn met with General Manager George Paton and Denver’s search committee. Glenn followed Lions head coach Dan Campbell from New Orleans, where the two [more]

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Report: Lions, Calvin Johnson have not yet mended fences

Thu Jan 13 2022 16:47:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Social-media posts from Hall of Fame Lions receiver Calvin Johnson created the impression that he and the team have mended fences. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, they have not. “For the many who asked, Calvin Johnson’s social media posts yesterday did not mean the Lions have patched things up with the [more]

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Calvin Johnson hints that he’s made up with the Lions

Thu Jan 13 2022 09:45:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions and Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson have had a strained relationship ever since he retired and the team forced him to pay back $1.6 million of his signing bonus. But Johnson is hinting that the relationship has been mended. Johnson tweeted a picture of himself at Ford Field and wrote, “Back [more]

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Broncos set up interviews with Aaron Glenn, Luke Getsy

Wed Jan 12 2022 14:35:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos’ schedule of head coaching interviews is starting to take shape. A report on Thursday said Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has booked an interview with the team and Mike Klis of KUSA reports that they are set to speak with two other candidates in the coming days. Per Klis, the team has scheduled [more]

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Tracy Walker named the NFC defensive player of the week

Wed Jan 12 2022 13:45:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions didn’t win much during the 2021 season, but they were able to end the year on a high note. They jumped out to a lead when Aaron Rodgers was still quarterbacking Green Bay in the first half and then fell behind briefly in the second before scoring the final 10 points of the [more]

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Jets, Lions will coach Senior Bowl

Tue Jan 11 2022 16:24:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The coaching staffs for the Jets and Lions will get some extra time to work with a number of this year’s draft prospects. The Senior Bowl announced that the two teams will provide the coaches for this year’s event. They’ll run several practices in Mobile, Alabama before the game is played on February 5. Head [more]

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Adrian Peterson considering future in coaching after playing career is over

Tue Jan 11 2022 07:55:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Adrian Peterson said on Monday that he has started to think about the possibility of becoming a coach somewhere in the future after some recent conversations with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. But even if Peterson is willing to entertain that idea eventually, Peterson still wants to keep playing himself right now. “I just [more]

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Anthony Lynn out as Lions offensive coordinator

Mon Jan 10 2022 18:04:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are officially moving on from offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. Head coach Dan Campbell confirmed during his Monday press conference that Detroit and Lynn are “parting ways” after one season. “I felt like this is just best for both of us,” Campbell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “He’s been a [more]

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Lions hand Jaguars first overall pick in 2022 draft, beat Packers in season finale

Sun Jan 09 2022 21:03:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers had nothing to play for today in Detroit, having already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC. And the Lions had less than nothing to play for, knowing that a loss could help them secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Despite that, the Packers and Lions played [more]

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Lions, Anthony Lynn are expected to part ways after season finale

Sun Jan 09 2022 15:28:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions head coach Dan Campbell is expected back for a second season and it looks like one of the top priorities on his to-do list is going to be hiring a new offensive coordinator. Campbell hired Anthony Lynn to fill that role after he was hired early last year, but the fit did not prove [more]

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Aaron Jones, David Bakhtiari questionable; Jaire Alexander won’t play

Fri Jan 07 2022 20:37:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers have designs on playing their starters on Sunday against the Lions, but running back Aaron Jones may not be able to play. Jones was limited in practice by a knee injury for the third straight day on Friday. He has been listed as questionable for the regular season finale and will have two [more]

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Matt LaFleur: Aaron Rodgers wants to play on Sunday to keep the momentum going

Fri Jan 07 2022 20:30:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Having clinched the NFC’s No. 1 seed with last week’s win over the Vikings, the Packers don’t have anything to play for in their Week 18 matchup with the Lions. But quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still set to start the regular-season finale. Earlier this week, head coach Matt LaFleur said he was inclined to play [more]

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Jaire Alexander practicing for Packers Friday

Fri Jan 07 2022 18:31:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Jaire Alexander‘s return to the Packers lineup hit a snag last week when he went on the COVID-19 reserve list. Alexander went on the injured reserve list in Week Four with a shoulder injury, but he’d been activated from injured reserve with an eye on getting him some work before the playoffs get underway. [more]

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Jared Goff likely to play Sunday

Fri Jan 07 2022 15:49:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff is returning for the season finale. Goff is expected to play on Sunday against the Packers, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said. Goff has been dealing with a knee injury, but he said this week that he thinks he’s moving around well enough that he can go. Goff has missed three [more]

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Jared Goff remains limited in Thursday practice

Thu Jan 06 2022 21:13:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff has missed the last two games but it seems like he could be on track to play in Detroit’s season finale against Green Bay. After he was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a knee injury, Goff was once again limited on Thursday. According to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, Goff was moving [more]

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Dan Campbell undecided on keeping play-calling duties for 2022 season

Thu Jan 06 2022 14:44:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions coach Dan Campbell took over offensive play-calling midway through the season when he reorganized his staff midway through the season and it’s had positive results. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn started the season in that role, but is now more of a run-game coordinator while tight ends coach Ben Johnson became the team’s de facto [more]

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Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson declares for NFL Draft

Thu Jan 06 2022 03:57:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

University of Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson has announced his decision to enter the NFL Draft. Hutchinson, widely considered to be a possible top five pick in this spring’s draft, was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy after racking up 14 sacks in 14 games played for the Wolverines this season. “My Michigan legacy is [more]

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Report: Jaguars interviewing Jim Caldwell on Tuesday

Tue Jan 04 2022 19:28:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jaguars are continuing to get a head start on their head coaching search in Week 18. According to Eugene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars are interviewing former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell on Tuesday. Frenette reports the interview is taking place in person at an undisclosed location outside Jacksonville. The [more]

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Jared Goff “hopeful” to play in season finale

Tue Jan 04 2022 18:47:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff hasn’t played since defeating the Cardinals in Week 15. He was out while on the COVID-19 list for the team’s matchup against Atlanta in Week 16 and then missed Sunday’s loss to Seattle with a knee injury. But things could change this week as Goff looks to get back on the [more]

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Jaguars, Lions secure top two picks in 2022 NFL draft

Mon Jan 03 2022 10:04:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jaguars and Lions will have the first two picks in the 2022 NFL draft. If the 2-14 Jaguars lose to the Colts on Sunday, or if the Lions beat the Packers, the Jaguars will draft first overall and the Lions will draft second. In the unlikely scenario that the Jaguars beat the Colts and [more]

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Tyler Lockett lost eight pounds during bout with COVID-19

Fri Dec 31 2021 05:07:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has said that most of their players staff that have had positive cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks have been asymptomatic or had mild symptoms. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett‘s experience was a bit more substantial. Lockett said Thursday he had a number of symptoms and lost eight pounds from his [more]

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Jared Goff did not practice Thursday

Thu Dec 30 2021 21:47:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Jared Goff missed last week’s game against the Falcons while on the COVID-19 list. But now an injury may keep him out of Sunday’s matchup with the Seahawks. Goff did not practice for the second day in a row on Thursday with a knee injury. The quarterback said on Wednesday that he’s still working [more]

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Amon-Ra St. Brown named offensive rookie of the month

Thu Dec 30 2021 13:55:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

All things considered, the Lions had a solid month of December, going 2-2 with victories over the Vikings and Cardinals. But one of their young receivers delivered in all four games, providing a lift for the offense and perhaps a glimpse into the future. Amon-Ra St. Brown has been named the offensive rookie of the [more]

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Lions sign Jared Pinkney off Rams’ practice squad

Wed Dec 29 2021 01:22:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions placed tight end Brock Wright on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday. That left the team with no healthy tight ends on their active roster. T.J. Hockenson underwent season-ending thumb surgery earlier this month, and Shane Zylstra and Jason Cabinda both injured a knee in last week’s loss to the Falcons. The Lions added [more]

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Seahawks activate Will Dissly, Brandon Shell

Tue Dec 28 2021 19:51:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seahawks have a couple of offensive players back from the COVID-19 reserve list. The team announced that tight end Will Dissly and right tackle Brandon Shell have been activated on Tuesday. The team now has four active roster players on the reserve list with cornerback D.J. Reed and defensive lineman Bryan Mone also set [more]

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Dan Campbell on if Jared Goff can be Lions long-term QB: “I don’t see why not”

Tue Dec 28 2021 14:04:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions didn’t draft a quarterback early in the 2021 draft, opting to roll with quarterback Jared Goff for at least one season. But Goff, who turned 27 in October, still has the potential to be Detroit’s QB1 for several seasons to come. Goff has won two of his last three starts for the Lions. [more]

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Jaguars could clinch first overall pick in 2022 NFL draft this week

Mon Dec 27 2021 16:44:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After having the first pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Jaguars are closing in on the first pick in the 2022 NFL draft as well. In fact, the Jaguars could clinch the first overall pick this week: If the 2-13 Jaguars lose at New England on Sunday, and the 2-12-1 Lions win at Seattle, [more]

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Falcons escape with 20-16 win over Lions

Sun Dec 26 2021 20:44:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are not a good football team, but they’re competing down the stretch. Today in Atlanta they came up just short in a 20-16 loss that dropped Detroit’s record to 2-12-1, while the Falcons stayed alive in the playoff race by improving to 7-8. The game went down to the final minute, when Lions [more]

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Jaguars begin lining up candidates for coaching job

Sun Dec 26 2021 18:54:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Jaguars prepare to search for a new coach following the 13-game Urban Meyer debacle, a couple of former head coaches with Super Bowl experience have emerged as candidates. Per multiple reports, the Jaguars intend to interview former Eagles coach Doug Pederson and former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell (pictured). Pederson won Super [more]

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Anthony Lynn plans to figure out future with Lions “when the time comes”

Fri Dec 24 2021 14:59:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions were struggling when head coach Dan Campbell took over offensive play-calling duties in mid-November. Since then, Detroit has won a couple of games scoring 29 points against the Vikings and 30 in last week’s victory over the Cardinals. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was effectively demoted, as he’d previously called the plays. He has [more]

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Riley Patterson is the NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Dec 22 2021 13:49:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions pulled off the biggest upset win of Week 15 and one of their players’ efforts in making it happen earned him an award from the NFL on Wednesday. Kicker Riley Patterson has been named the NFC special teams player of the week. It was Patterson’s fourth NFL game. Patterson made all three field [more]

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Lions place Jared Goff on COVID-19 list

Mon Dec 20 2021 21:33:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Sunday, quarterback Jared Goff played arguably his best game with the Lions — leading the team to a big 30-12 upset over the Cardinals. Now he may miss Detroit’s next game. Goff has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Monday. The new COVID-19 protocols have changed when vaccinated players are [more]

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Lions sign Craig Reynolds to 53-man roster

Mon Dec 20 2021 17:19:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions promoted running back Craig Reynolds from the practice squad for their last two games and they will be bringing him up to the active roster on a permanent basis. According to multiple reports, the Lions have signed Reynolds off of the practice squad. They would not have been able to have him revert [more]

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Jaguars’ loss, Lions’ win moves Jacksonville into lead for first overall pick in 2022 NFL draft

Mon Dec 20 2021 11:22:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jacksonville Jaguars are closing in on the first pick in the draft for the second consecutive year. Jacksonville lost to Houston on Sunday and Detroit upset Arizona, and that means the Jaguars now have a clear path to the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. The Jaguars are 2-12, the worst record [more]

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Lions play spoiler, defeat Cardinals 30-12 for second win of the season

Sun Dec 19 2021 21:07:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have won a second game. And for at least another week, the Cardinals have not clinched a playoff berth. Detroit crushed Arizona on Sunday, defeating the formerly 10-3 club behind a strong defensive performance paired with an efficient offensive attack. The Cardinals’ best chance to get into the game came late in the [more]

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Lions leading Cardinals 17-0 at halftime

Sun Dec 19 2021 19:28:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Through 30 minutes of gameplay, the Lions have clearly looked like a better team than the Cardinals. The scoreboard reflects it, too, as Detroit holds a 17-0 lead. The Cardinals ran just three plays for 5 yards in the first quarter, as the Lions ran an effective ball-control offense. But Arizona got things going a [more]

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Jared Goff throws 37-yard touchdown to give Detroit 10-0 lead over Arizona

Sun Dec 19 2021 18:45:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Are the Lions on their way to a second win this season? They certainly look like it in the early going of their matchup with the Cardinals. After taking a 3-0 lead with a 37-yard field goal to cap an opening drive that took 8:50 off the clock, the Lions have used another long drive [more]

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Kyler Murray on losing DeAndre Hopkins: Obviously, that’s a big hit

Thu Dec 16 2021 22:21:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals won’t have receiver DeAndre Hopkins for at least the rest of the regular season after undergoing knee surgery. But they do still have quarterback Kyler Murray, who has been in the MVP conversation throughout the 2021 season. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Murray acknowledged that losing Hopkins is significant. But he also [more]

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Lions place Jalen Elliott on COVID-19 reserve list

Thu Dec 16 2021 21:13:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions placed a 10th player on the COVID-19 reserve list since Monday, with safety Jalen Elliott landing on the list Thursday. Elliott is the seventh defensive back on the team to go on the COVID-19 reserve list this week. He made his first career start Sunday, filling in for Tracy Walker, who went on [more]

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T.J. Hockenson had season-ending thumb surgery

Thu Dec 16 2021 18:36:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson will have to wait until 2022 for his next catch. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Hockenson had season-ending thumb surgery on Thursday morning. Hockenson did not play last Sunday because of the injury. Hockenson started the first 12 games of the season for the Lions. The 2019 first-round pick [more]

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Injured Lions tackle Tyrell Crosby has back surgery

Wed Dec 15 2021 05:53:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tackle Tyrell Crosby has spent he entire season on injured reserve for the Detroit Lions after being waived/injured by the team at the end of training camp. Three months after he moved to the team’s injured list, Crosby had surgery. Crosby posted a photo of himself recovering in the hospital on Tuesday. “Nothing gonna stop [more]

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Lions claim Saivon Smith, put Nickell Robey-Coleman on COVID-19 reserve list

Tue Dec 14 2021 22:21:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions lost cornerback Jerry Jacobs to a torn ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos and they made several roster moves involving cornerbacks on Tuesday. Saivion Smith is joining the team as a waiver claim while Nickell Robey-Coleman, who stepped in for Jacobs Sunday, has been placed on the practice squad COVID-19 reserve list. [more]

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DeAndre Hopkins, James Conner having MRIs Monday

Tue Dec 14 2021 20:42:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back James Conner got hurt late in Monday night’s loss to the Rams and both players are having some tests on Tuesday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters that Hopkins is having an MRI on his leg and Conner is having one on his ankle as part of [more]

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Jared Goff: I think your character shows in these last four games

Tue Dec 14 2021 16:11:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions won’t finish the season winless after defeating the Vikings in Week 13. But that doesn’t mean they’re OK with ending the season with one victory. Speaking to the media on Monday, quarterback Jared Goff said the goal is to rip off “four straight wins” to cap 2021. “We’re trying to win every game,” [more]

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Jerry Jacobs to miss remainder of Lions season after tearing ACL

Tue Dec 14 2021 14:05:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Jerry Jacobs went from signing with the Lions as an undrafted free agent to starting the last nine games, but his feel-good story ended on a sour note on Sunday. Jacobs left their 38-10 loss early in the first quarter and he’s been diagnosed with a torn ACL. Head coach Dan Campbell noted the [more]

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Broncos felt Demaryius Thomas was “probably out there with us”

Mon Dec 13 2021 12:01:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos opened Sunday’s game against the Lions by honoring Demaryius Thomas and the late wide receiver’s memory hung over the rest of the game as well. Denver’s final scoring drive covered 88 yards, which was Thomas’ jersery number and decals with that number were all around the Broncos during their 38-10 win over the [more]

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Broncos stay alive in AFC playoff race with easy win over Lions

Mon Dec 13 2021 00:00:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Broncos are going to make the playoffs in the very competitive AFC, they had to take care of business today. And they did. Against an overmatched Detroit team, Denver had no trouble, jumping out to an early lead and never looking back, winning by a final score of 38-10. The win improves the [more]

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Broncos lined up with 10 players before first offensive play to honor Demaryius Thomas

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:27:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos honored the memory of their late wide receiver Demaryius Thomas when the offense took the field today in Denver. After the opening kickoff, the Broncos’ offense took the field and lined up with only 10 players, a nod to one Broncos great who is no longer with us. Thomas died last week at [more]

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All 12 Lions listed as questionable are active vs. Broncos

Sun Dec 12 2021 19:43:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Concerns that the Lions would struggle to field a team today in Denver may have been overblown. Although the Lions listed 12 players as questionable on their injury report, all of them are active for today’s game against the Broncos. That includes every player who was listed as having an illness on the injury report. [more]

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How many Lions players will be in uniform on Sunday?

Sun Dec 12 2021 12:32:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On game day, up to 48 players can be in uniform. The Lions may have fewer than that in uniform on Sunday at Denver. Here’s the first question. How many fewer than 48 will they have? Second question — how few are too few? It’s an issue the NFL hasn’t had to address during the [more]

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Broncos activate Bryce Callahan, put Malik Reed on COVID-19 reserve list

Sat Dec 11 2021 21:50:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos will have cornerback Bryce Callahan back for Sunday’s game against the Lions, but they won’t have linebacker Malik Reed. Callahan was activated off of injured reserve on Saturday. Callahan has missed the team’s last four games with a knee injury. He had 21 tackles and a sack in the first eight games of [more]

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Lions put Mark Gilbert and Ifeatu Melifonwu on COVID-19 reserve list

Sat Dec 11 2021 20:05:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two more Lions players have landed on the team’s COVID-19 reserve list. Cornerbacks Mark Gilbert and Ifeatu Melifonwu are the new additions to the list. The move also rules both players out for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Running back Jamaal Williams, safety Tracy Walker, cornerback Bobby Price, and center Evan Brown also went on [more]

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In Houston, it’s beginning to look a lot like tanking

Sat Dec 11 2021 01:47:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans’ decision to pivot from quarterback Tyrod Taylor to rookie Davis Mills has a clear benefit. By losing, the Texans win. Already 12 games into a lost season, winning any, some, or all of the next five games means nothing. Rising as high in the draft order as possible, in every round, does. It’s [more]

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Lions down top two running backs with D’Andre Swift injured, Jamaal Williams on COVID-19 reserve

Fri Dec 10 2021 21:19:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have a 1-2 punch at running back, but they’ll be punchless on Sunday against the Broncos. Lions running back D'Andre Swift has been ruled out with a shoulder injury, while Jamaal Williams has been placed on COVID-19 reserve. Swift leads the Lions with 555 rushing yards, while Williams is second with 459 rushing [more]

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Melvin Gordon, Bradley Chubb listed as questionable

Fri Dec 10 2021 20:54:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos have a couple of question marks at running back heading into the weekend. Melvin Gordon is listed as questionable to play against the Lions due to hip and shoulder injuries. Gordon did not play last weekend, but has been a limited participant in practice this week. Head coach Vic Fangio said that Mike [more]

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D’Andre Swift unlikely to play Sunday

Fri Dec 10 2021 16:22:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions got their first win of the season without leading rusher D'Andre Swift in the lineup and it looks like they’ll be trying for two in a row without him this weekend. Lions head coach Dan Campbell told reporters on Friday that Swift is unlikely to play against the Broncos on Sunday. Swift has [more]

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Dan Campbell: Last week’s win can do a lot for Jared Goff and the offense

Fri Dec 10 2021 14:57:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions finally got their first win of the season last Sunday, defeating the Vikings on a walk-off touchdown from quarterback Jared Goff to receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Goff then was named NFC offensive player of the week for his 296-yard, three-touchdown performance. It was only one game, but head coach Dan Campbell said this [more]

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Jared Goff returns from illness, but 21 Lions missed Thursday practice

Thu Dec 09 2021 21:50:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have a flu bug going around their facility and it has undoubtedly affected the club as it prepares to play Denver on Sunday. Quarterback Jared Goff was able to return to practice after missing Wednesday’s session. But a whopping 21 players did not participate on Thursday, several of them due to illness. Others [more]

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Lions place Bobby Price on COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 09 2021 21:32:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have a flu bug going around their facility that is affecting their practice availability, but they also will likely be without another player due to COVID-19 protocols. Detroit announced on Thursday that cornerback Bobby Price has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He’s the second player from the Lions to go on the [more]

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Melvin Gordon: I feel like I’ll be able to play this week

Thu Dec 09 2021 19:13:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After missing the Week 13 matchup with the Chiefs, Broncos running back Melvin Gordon is planning to return for Sunday’s matchup against the Lions. In a Thursday press conference, Gordon told reporters that he feels like he’ll be able to play in Week 14. “We’re going to really go and test it out right now, [more]

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Jared Goff, several others miss practice with illness going around Lions

Wed Dec 08 2021 23:50:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff was named the NFC’s offensive player of the week on Wednesday, but he wasn’t in the facility to take part in practice later in the day. Goff was out with an illness that head coach Dan Campbell said is “kind of spreading through” the team right now. Goff did meet with [more]

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Aidan Hutchinson would “love” to play for Texans or Lions

Wed Dec 08 2021 23:17:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions currently hold the top spot in the 2022 draft order. The Jaguars are second, the Texans third, the Jets fourth and the Giants fifth. Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, a Heisman Trophy finalist, won’t have to wait long to hear his name called on draft day. In fact, he is in the mix [more]

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Jared Goff named NFC offensive player of the week

Wed Dec 08 2021 13:37:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions won their first game of the season and now their quarterback has a little something extra to show for it. Jared Goff has been named the NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in the win over the Vikings. Goff finished the game 25-of-41 passing for 296 yards with three touchdowns. [more]

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Lions place Evan Brown on COVID-19 list

Mon Dec 06 2021 21:31:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After winning thier first game of the season, the Lions will likely have to do some more shuffling along their offensive line. Detroit announced on Monday that center Evan Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Brown took over for Frank Ragnow, who is out for the season after undergoing toe surgery. Brown has [more]

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Kirk Cousins: Loss to Lions obviously hurts, but we’ve got to move on with a short week

Mon Dec 06 2021 15:28:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings became the first team to lose to the Lions this year and that hasn’t done anything good for the team’s mental state. Head coach Mike Zimmer said after the game that the players are “not doing good” when asked about their mindset in the wake of a 29-27 loss that dropped them to [more]

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Lions dedicate win to victims of Oxford High School shooting

Mon Dec 06 2021 00:27:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions coach Dan Campbell walked to the podium holding the game ball after the team’s first victory of the season. He announced the Lions are awarding it to the victims of the Oxford High School shooting. “I want us to not forget these names: Madisyn Baldwin, Hana St. Juliana, Justin Shilling, Tate Myre, John Asciutto, [more]

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Amon-Ra St. Brown was “really shocked” that the Vikings defensive backs weren’t guarding the goal line

Mon Dec 06 2021 00:09:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions got their first win in 364 days when quarterback Jared Goff — who got the first win of his career under a coach other than Sean McVay — found rookie receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown at the front of the goal line for a game-winning touchdown. So how surprised was St. Brown by the [more]

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Officials properly applied “no try” rule after Lions scored go-ahead touchdown with no time left

Sun Dec 05 2021 22:25:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Many were confused by the fact that the Lions were not required to run a point-after try after taking a 29-27 lead with no time left on Sunday. Some suggested the officials erred by not running one more play. According to the league, it was handled properly. The provision comes from Rule 4, Section 8, [more]

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Lions win first game of 2021, defeat Vikings with walk-off touchdown

Sun Dec 05 2021 21:28:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The streak is finally over. The Lions have won their first game of 2021, stunning the Vikings with a 29-27 walk-off victory on Sunday. It looked like the Vikings were in good position to win when quarterback Kirk Cousins hit receiver Justin Jefferson for a 3-yard touchdown with just 1:50 left on the clock — [more]

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Adam Thielen ruled out with ankle injury

Sun Dec 05 2021 20:01:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Vikings are going to make a comeback, they’ll have to do it without receiver Adam Thielen. The receiver has been ruled out with the ankle injury he suffered in the first half. With 12:55 left in the first quarter, quarterback Kirk Cousins hit Adam Thielen on a short pass for no gain. Thielen [more]

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Lions lead Vikings 20-6 at halftime

Sun Dec 05 2021 19:34:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There’s a lot of time and the Lions have held leads before. But at least through 30 minutes, it looks like Detroit has a real shot of ending its winless season against Minnesota on Sunday. Quarterback Jared Goff has thrown a pair of touchdowns and got the Lions in position to increase their lead with [more]

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Lions take 7-6 lead with T.J. Hockenson touchdown

Sun Dec 05 2021 18:55:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Will today be the day? While the Vikings dominated the first quarter, the winless Lions have a lead after Minnesota settled for a pair of field goals. Quarterback Jared Goff fired a seed to tight end T.J. Hockenson over the middle for a 9-yard touchdown. With the extra point, the Lions had a 7-6 lead. [more]

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Adam Thielen questionable to return with ankle injury

Sun Dec 05 2021 18:32:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings are already without one of their key offensive players with running back Dalvin Cook out with a shoulder injury. Now they may be without a second as they try to keep the Lions winless on Sunday. Receiver Adam Thielen is questionable to return with an ankle injury. With 12:35 in the first quarter, [more]

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Vikings activate Michael Pierce, rule out Eric Kendricks

Sat Dec 04 2021 19:46:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive tackle Michael Pierce will be available for the Vikings against the Lions on Sunday, but linebacker Eric Kendricks won’t be able to play. The Vikings announced on Saturday that they have activated Pierce from injured reserve. He was designated to return from an elbow injury this week and took part in practice the last [more]

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D’Andre Swift won’t play in Sunday’s game vs. Vikings

Fri Dec 03 2021 16:51:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Lions are going to get their first win on Sunday, they’ll have to do it without their best offensive player. Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters in his Friday press conference that running back D'Andre Swift will not play against the Vikings due to his shoulder injury. “Right now, I feel like he’s [more]

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D’Andre Swift remains out of Lions practice

Thu Dec 02 2021 21:01:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier this week, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said it was hard to see running back D'Andre Swift playing in Sunday’s game against Minnesota. That’s looking more and more like it will be the case. After sitting out Wednesday’s practice, Swift was once again a non-participant with his shoulder injury. Swift’s absence would significantly impact [more]

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Michael Pierce returns to Vikings practice

Wed Dec 01 2021 20:50:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings may be getting an important piece of their defensive line back this week. Defensive tackle Michael Pierce practiced on Wednesday for the first time in two months. Pierce has missed the last seven games while on injured reserve with an elbow injury, but the team designated him for return as they began on-field [more]

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Lions cut Da’Shawn Hand

Tue Nov 30 2021 18:12:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions defensive lineman Da'shawn Hand will get a chance to finish this season elsewhere. Hand is being released off injured reserve today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. That means any team can claim him right now, although it’s unlikely that anyone will. More likely, he’ll clear waivers and become a free agent, and [more]

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Mike Zimmer says Dalvin Cook is day-to-day, didn’t tear his labrum

Mon Nov 29 2021 22:45:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A report on Monday said that Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was diagnosed with a torn labrum and a dislocated shoulder after getting hurt in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, but Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that was inaccurate later in the day. Zimmer said “no” when asked if Cook tore his labrum during [more]

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Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19 list

Mon Nov 29 2021 21:25:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings are already slated to be without one of their key offensive players for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Now they’re likely going to be missing a key defender, too. Minnesota announced on Monday that cornerback Patrick Peterson has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Peterson has said he’s vaccinated, which means that he’s [more]

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Dan Campbell: It’s hard to see D’Andre Swift playing in Week 13

Mon Nov 29 2021 20:48:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are still looking for their elusive first win entering Week 13. Getting it will be tougher with one of their key players likely out against the Vikings on Sunday. Running back D'Andre Swift suffered a shoulder sprain in the Thanksgiving loss to Chicago and his potential availability for the upcoming game isn’t looking [more]

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Jonah Jackson avoids fine for “your momma” insult that drew a flag

Sat Nov 27 2021 22:10:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Apparently, saying something about someone’s mother will get you flagged but not fined. Per a league source, Lions guard Jonah Jackson was not fined for saying whatever he said to Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney about his mother. The comment, which came at the end of the third quarter of Sunday’s game between Detroit and [more]

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D’Andre Swift considered day-to-day with shoulder injury

Fri Nov 26 2021 19:13:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions lost running back D'Andre Swift early in Thursday’s 16-14 loss to the Bears, but it doesn’t sound like it should be a long-term absence. Swift hurt his shoulder on a short run in the first quarter of the game and was called questionable to return after heading to the locker room. He was [more]

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Jared Goff felt holding was called “a little too often” on Thursday

Fri Nov 26 2021 13:24:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Penalties were a big part of the story in the latest Lions loss. A delay of game penalty for calling consecutive timeouts helped the Bears pick up a first down that ensured they’d kick a game-winning field goal as time expired and the Lions had 10 accepted penalties against them over the course of the [more]

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Home teams winless on Thanksgiving for third consecutive year

Fri Nov 26 2021 10:30:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Home-field advantage has largely disappeared in the NFL in recent years, and Thanksgiving has been no exception. All three home teams lost on Thursday: The Lions lost to the Bears, the Cowboys lost to the Raiders and the Saints lost to the Bills. This was the third consecutive Thanksgiving in which the road teams won [more]

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D’Andre Swift has a sprained shoulder

Thu Nov 25 2021 21:24:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions fell to 0-10-1 on the season with their 16-14 loss to the Bears on Thursday. To add injury to insult, the club lost one of its best players to a shoulder issue during the contest. After the game, head coach Dan Campbell told reporters that running back D'Andre Swift has a shoulder sprain. [more]

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Bears take 13-7 lead into halftime

Thu Nov 25 2021 19:09:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions got on the board first on Thanksgiving, but the Bears have the lead at halftime in Detroit. Lions quarterback Jared Goff threw a touchdown to wide receiver Josh Reynolds early in the first quarter, but the Bears scored all the rest of the points in the first half. The last of those points [more]

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Lions up 7-0 on Josh Reynolds TD catch

Thu Nov 25 2021 17:53:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jared Goff is back in the Lions lineup and he’s off to a good start on Thanksgiving. Goff hit wide receiver Josh Reynolds for a 39-yard touchdown to cap Detroit’s first possession of the game. The throw came on a third-and-10 and put the Lions up 7-0 with just over nine minutes to play in [more]

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Bears consider Justin Fields day to day

Thu Nov 25 2021 17:34:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields will not play today, and a report indicates he has “a few cracked ribs” and “additional issues.” Ryan Pace did not confirm what the MRI of Fields’ ribs showed, but during his pregame show, the General Manager said the Bears don’t expect the rookie to miss much time. “I think at [more]

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Jared Goff officially active against Bears

Thu Nov 25 2021 16:12:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff was listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Bears due to the oblique injury that kept him out of the team’s Week 11 loss to the Browns, but signs mounted over the last few days that he’ll be starting on Thanksgiving. The biggest came 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. That’s [more]

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Allen Robinson inactive, Eddie Jackson active for Bears

Thu Nov 25 2021 16:06:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears will not have wide receiver Allen Robinson for their Thanksgiving game in Detroit. Robinson did not play last week because of a hamstring injury and he missed practice all of this week before being listed as doubtful on Wednesday. That left him little chance of playing against the Lions and the team officially [more]

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Bears privately call report of Matt Nagy’s imminent firing a “complete lie”

Thu Nov 25 2021 15:38:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have come up with a curious way of dealing with the report from a local Pulitzer winner that coach Matt Nagy is on his way out. Beyond Nagy saying at his midweek press conference that the report that he’s been told he’ll be fired after today’s game at Detroit is “not accurate,” no [more]

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Bears fans will get answers today

Thu Nov 25 2021 14:12:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two days ago, a Pulitzer-winning reporter made a clear and unequivocal report regarding the status of Bears coach Matt Nagy. Mark Konkol claimed that Nagy has been told that the Thanksgiving Day contest against the Lions will be Nagy’s final game. The story landed early Tuesday, and it caught fire and spread over several hours, [more]

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Akiem Hicks and Justin Fields officially declared out, Allen Robinson doubtful for Bears-Lions

Wed Nov 24 2021 19:28:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Justin Fields isn’t the only player the Bears won’t have in Thursday’s matchup against the Lions. Earlier this week, head coach Matt Nagy ruled Fields out with his ribs injury. But defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) and running back Damien Williams (calf) are also out for the Thanksgiving contest. Hicks also missed last week’s [more]

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Jared Goff says he has a “great relationship” with Anthony Lynn

Wed Nov 24 2021 14:19:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When Lions head coach Dan Campbell took over offensive play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn a couple of weeks ago, he said he did so because he wanted to talk directly to quarterback Jared Goff during games. A report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports said that Lynn also had trouble connecting with Goff [more]

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Dan Campbell: Jared Goff “trending” toward starting against Bears on Thanksgiving

Tue Nov 23 2021 19:58:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As a Thanksgiving kickoff between the Bears and Lions approaches, there is some positive news on Detroit’s quarterback situation. Head coach Dan Campbell said Tuesday that it’s looking like Jared Goff will be able to start in Week 12. He missed Sunday’s loss to the Browns with an oblique injury. “I thought he was better [more]

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Bears sign Margus Hunt to active roster, place Duke Shelley on IR

Tue Nov 23 2021 19:41:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears made a couple of changes to their roster ahead of Thursday’s game in Detroit. Defensive lineman Margus Hunt has been signed to the active roster off of the practice squad. He’ll take the roster spot of defensive back Duke Shelley. Shelly went on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring on Sunday. Hunt has [more]

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Lions won’t be giving up Thanksgiving hammerlock, and league doesn’t seem inclined to make them

Tue Nov 23 2021 17:58:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In the years when the Lions are particularly bad by the time late November rolls around, a question often emerges. Why are we subjected to the Lions as an annual home team, every Thanksgiving? The NFL has said that the Lions (and Cowboys) keep their games because they were willing to host Thanksgiving games at [more]

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Baker Mayfield blames decision to ditch media obligation on frustration, quibbles over accountability

Mon Nov 22 2021 23:41:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield stiff-armed the media on Sunday, after getting booed at home in a 13-10 win over the Lions. On Monday, he met with reporters and discussed, among other things, his decision to not meet with reporters on Sunday. “I was frustrated among other things,” Mayfield said. “I have never dodged any questions [more]

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Jonah Jackson draws 15-yard penalty for insulting Jadeveon Clowney’s mother

Mon Nov 22 2021 02:55:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions left guard Jonah Jackson received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third quarter Sunday. Afterward, it was revealed that Jackson had insulted Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney‘s mother. “I don’t know what to tell you,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “It was something that is said. [more]

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Baker Mayfield’s wife posts, then deletes, Instagram message that his teammates “should get tougher”

Mon Nov 22 2021 02:35:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On a day when Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield declined to fulfill his mandatory media obligations after a game, his wife voluntarily made a comment on social media. Before deleting it. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Emily Mayfield wrote this on her Instagram story: “No one better say anything bad about Baker [more]

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Justin Fields undergoing examination for injuries to ribs, spleen

Mon Nov 22 2021 01:12:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields left today’s game with what the team termed a rib injury, but he may have injured more than just that. Jay Glazer reported on FOX that Fields is currently undergoing examinations to determine not only the extent of his rib injury, but also whether he has damaged his spleen. Bears coach [more]

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Baker Mayfield doesn’t talk to media after Sunday’s win

Sun Nov 21 2021 22:40:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield heard boos from the home crowd during Sunday’s ugly 13-10 win over the Lions, but he didn’t share his feelings about the game or the reaction with reporters after the game. The Browns told reporters that Mayfield declined to hold a media session after the win. They did not say if [more]

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Browns escape with 13-10 victory over Lions

Sun Nov 21 2021 21:20:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns had a lot of trouble with the Lions on a rainy day in Cleveland. But in the end, running back Nick Chubb was able to run his team to a 13-10 victory. Cleveland built a 13-0 lead with a 16-yard touchdown run by receiver Jarvis Landry and a 5-yard touchdown by Chubb in [more]

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Jarvis Landry questionable to return with knee injury

Sun Nov 21 2021 20:19:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns are currently beating the Lions 13-7, but they’re not putting together a dominant offensive performance. It may get even tougher for Cleveland to move the ball throughout the second half. Receiver Jarvis Landry is questionable to return with a knee injury. He limped off the field following a third-quarter reception. He was on [more]

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Browns lead Lions 13-0 at halftime

Sun Nov 21 2021 19:40:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s been an ugly first half in Cleveland, but the Browns have a 13-0 lead over the Lions at halftime. Tim Boyle started at quarterback for the injured Jared Goff and Detroit’s offense has looked just as listless. Boyle is 7-of-13 passing for 39 yards with an interception. The Lions had a chance to do [more]

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Jarvis Landry’s 16-yard touchdown run gives Browns 7-0 lead

Sun Nov 21 2021 18:48:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It could be an ugly game in Cleveland, but the Browns have gotten on the board first in Sunday’s matchup with Detroit. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions quarterback Tim Boyle — starting for the injured Jared Goff — threw dueling interceptions, and Cleveland got the ball back at its own 16-yard line. Running back [more]

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Report: Jared Goff is unlikely to play on Thursday, too

Sun Nov 21 2021 14:23:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff will miss Sunday’s game at Cleveland due to an oblique injury. He’s also likely to miss the Thanksgiving game against the Bears. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, it’s “considered unlikely” that Goff will be able to face the Bears for Detroit’s annual home game on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s [more]

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Tim Boyle activated and set to start for Lions with Jared Goff doubtful

Fri Nov 19 2021 21:24:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Tim Boyle is set to make the first start of his NFL career on Sunday against the Browns. The Lions officially activated Boyle from injured reserve today and listed Jared Goff as doubtful at Cleveland. Boyle, who hasn’t been active all year after a thumb injury in the preseason, has been running the [more]

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Tim Boyle: Opportunities are rare, I’ll be ready to go

Fri Nov 19 2021 20:16:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff missed his third straight practice on Friday and that means Tim Boyle is expected to make his first NFL start against the Browns on Sunday. Boyle got all of the first team work in practice this week and is knocking off rust from being on injured reserve since early September. Boyle [more]

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Myles Garrett: I don’t think there was ever a rift between DC Joe Woods and me

Fri Nov 19 2021 18:51:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett made some waves after last Sunday’s blowout loss to the Patriots when he said Cleveland failed to make defensive adjustments on the sideline. That shifted attention to Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods, who said this week that Garrett’s comments didn’t bother him. But head coach Kevin Stefanski admitted he [more]

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Baker Mayfield will start on Sunday

Fri Nov 19 2021 17:41:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Baker Mayfield hurt his knee last Sunday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that he thought Mayfield would be well enough to play against the Lions this Sunday. That’s exactly how things have played out in Cleveland. Stefanski said Mayfield looked good in Friday’s practice and that he will be in the lineup for [more]

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Dan Campbell: Jared Goff will throw at practice; decision on starting QB will be made on Friday

Fri Nov 19 2021 16:54:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

While there’s still some question as to who will start at quarterback for the Lions in Week 11, all will become clear for Detroit on Friday. Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters at his press conference that Jared Goff will test his oblique injury by throwing at Friday’s practice. The quarterback said earlier this week [more]

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Anthony Lynn: If I was in Dan Campbell’s shoes, I would have taken over play-calling too

Fri Nov 19 2021 14:38:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions head coach Dan Campbell made a change for last Sunday’s game when he called the offensive plays in the team’s 16-16 tie with the Steelers. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn called the plays during the team’s 0-8 start to the year and he said Thursday that he thought the new arrangement “worked well” as the [more]

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Browns activate Nick Chubb, Demetric Felton

Fri Nov 19 2021 14:15:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns have all of their running backs available for Sunday’s game against the Lions. The team announced that Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton have been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list. Both players missed last Sunday’s loss to the Patriots along with John Kelly, who was activated from the same list on Thursday. Chubb [more]

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Lions activate Corey Ballentine off injured reserve

Thu Nov 18 2021 21:58:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions activated cornerback Corey Ballentine from injured reserve Thursday, the team announced. He returned to practice Nov. 10. The Lions placed him on injured reserve Oct. 15 with a hamstring injury. Ballentine joined the Lions in September when the club claimed him off waivers from the Jets. Ballentine has appeared in three games, getting [more]

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Jared Goff misses Thursday practice with oblique injury

Thu Nov 18 2021 19:49:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s looking less likely that quarterback Jared Goff will be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Browns. According to multiple reports, Goff was not on the field for Thursday’s practice with his oblique injury. Goff also missed Wednesday’s session. The quarterback said on Wednesday that this is the type of injury that will [more]

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Baker Mayfield practices on Thursday

Thu Nov 18 2021 19:20:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said he plans to play against the Lions this weekend despite a knee injury and he took a step toward the lineup on Thursday. Mayfield took part in the Browns’ practice session and that points toward him making good on his goal of getting on the field this weekend.  Mayfield, who [more]

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Joe Woods unbothered by Myles Garrett’s critique of defense

Thu Nov 18 2021 17:51:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After last Sunday’s blowout loss to the Patriots, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said the team “didn’t make any adjustments” on defense to what New England was doing and “didn’t stop the bleeding” over the course of the loss. Garrett went on to say that “we need to be better” and the coach in charge [more]

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Baker Mayfield: We’ll find ways to get Jarvis Landry involved

Thu Nov 18 2021 14:04:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In four of Cleveland’s last five games — and five of the team’s last seven — the Browns have failed to score 20 points. The club’s offense currently ranks 18th in scoring and 11th in total yards, in large part because its rushing attack is second in the league. But the passing game has sputtered, [more]

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Jared Goff on oblique injury: “Functionality” will determine availability for this week

Wed Nov 17 2021 20:55:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After suffering an oblique injury in Sunday’s tie with the Steelers, quarterback Jared Goff‘s availability for Detroit’s Week 11 matchup with Cleveland is in question. Goff did not practice on Wednesday, but still addressed the media. He said in his press conference that he feels better, but he’s not sure if he’ll be ready to [more]

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Kareem Hunt won’t return this week

Wed Nov 17 2021 18:13:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt weren’t included on the list of Browns players out of practice on Wednesday because they aren’t on the active roster at the moment and Hunt won’t be back on that roster before Sunday’s game against the Lions. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Hunt is making [more]

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Baker Mayfield won’t practice Wednesday

Wed Nov 17 2021 17:57:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When quarterback Baker Mayfield met with the media on Wednesday morning, he said he didn’t know if he would practice later in the day or not. The Browns have provided the answer to that question. The team announced that Mayfield will not practice due to the knee injury he suffered in last Sunday’s loss to [more]

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Jared Goff out of practice, Tim Boyle running Lions’ first-string offense

Wed Nov 17 2021 17:11:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As Lions quarterback Jared Goff deals with an oblique injury, backup quarterback Tim Boyle is currently running the first-string offense at practice. Lions coach Dan Campbell told reporters today that Goff is day-to-day with his injury, and Boyle is QB1 while Goff is out. Boyle has been on injured reserve since injuring his thumb in [more]

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Baker Mayfield: I’m probably the most beat up I’ve been

Wed Nov 17 2021 16:25:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield added a knee injury to the list of ailments causing him trouble during the team’s loss to the Patriots last Sunday and he discussed his condition with reporters at a Wednesday press conference. Zac Jackson of TheAthletic.com noted that Mayfield was limping as he made his way from the facility to [more]

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Jarvis Landry feels the pressure’s on to go on a winning streak

Wed Nov 17 2021 11:46:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Odell Beckham signed with the Rams, his former teammate Jarvis Landry posted on social media that he’d meet Beckham at the Super Bowl. The Browns were blown out by the Patriots after that post, which gave them four losses in their last six games and a 5-5 record on the season. Neither of those [more]

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Lions waive receiver Geronimo Allison

Wed Nov 17 2021 06:20:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Detroit Lions waived receiver Geronimo Allison on Tuesday after appearing in three games for the team this season. Allison signed with the Lions in 2020 after a four-year run with the Green Bay Packers. However, he ultimately opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns and rejoined the team this year. Allison did [more]

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Lions sign Riley Patterson off Patriots practice squad

Tue Nov 16 2021 20:40:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Ryan Santoso missed two kicks on Sunday, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Detroit would look to bring in more kickers. It didn’t take long for them to do so. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN, Detroit is signing Riley Patterson to its 53-man roster off of New England’s practice squad. That means Patterson has [more]

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Report: Jared Goff’s oblique injury has his status for Week 11 in question

Tue Nov 16 2021 20:22:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions coach Dan Campbell said Monday he wasn’t changing his starting quarterback, sticking with Jared Goff despite his struggles. Now comes word, though, that the Lions might have to start David Blough out of necessity in Week 11. Goff has an oblique injury that could keep him out Sunday against the Browns, Tom Pelissero of [more]

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Taylor Decker: Narrative of negativity around me has been BS

Tue Nov 16 2021 12:31:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions left tackle Taylor Decker madee his first appearance of the 2021 regular season in Week 10 after missing the first eight games of the year with a finger injury that required surgery this summer and he made it clear on Monday that he was listening to chatter involving him while he was on the [more]

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Kevin Stefanski: Baker Mayfield day-to-day with knee injury

Mon Nov 15 2021 17:16:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had to exit Sunday’s blowout loss to the Patriots in the second half, but apparently could have returned to the game if it hadn’t been decided. It doesn’t seem like Mayfield is dealing with anything too serious based on head coach Kevin Stefanski’s comments in his Monday press conference. “Baker is [more]

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Mike Tomlin: Mason Rudolph did what we expected him to do

Mon Nov 15 2021 12:29:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday’s game against the Lions didn’t end with the result the Steelers were looking for, but head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t pin the result on the last minute quarterback change that the team had to deal with this weekend. Ben Roethlisberger tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, which left Mason Rudolph to make his first [more]

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Dan Campbell takes over play-calling duties from Anthony Lynn

Mon Nov 15 2021 01:36:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After the Lions lost to the Eagles 44-6 before the bye, head coach Dan Campbell watched the tape of the offense three times. He then decided to commit more of his time to the offense. On Sunday, for the first time this season, Campbell donned the headset and communicated the play calls to quarterback Jared [more]

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Najee Harris: I didn’t know you could tie in the NFL

Mon Nov 15 2021 01:05:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

College football eliminated ties, but the NFL still has them and the difference between the two levels took Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris by surprise on Sunday. Time ran out on overtime with the Steelers and Lions tied at 16 and Harris told reporters after the game that he was unaware that game would [more]

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T.J. Watt to have scans in morning on knee, hip

Sun Nov 14 2021 22:43:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt suffered an injury to his leg when colliding with a teammate in the second half of Sunday’s tie against the Lions. Tomorrow, he and the Steelers will know more about his status. Per a league source, Watt will have scans in the morning on his hip and knee. The injury originally [more]

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Dan Campbell: We felt Jared Goff was good enough to stay in there, so we stuck with him

Sun Nov 14 2021 22:11:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff wasn’t particularly effective in Sunday’s 16-16 tie with the Steelers and he was dealing with an injury, but Lions head coach Dan Campbell indicated the team never game much thought to pulling him. Goff was 14-of-25 for 114 yards and the Lions tried to limit his involvement in the offense at [more]

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Lions tie Steelers

Sun Nov 14 2021 21:40:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It was a game neither team deserved to win. And neither team did win. The Lions and Steelers played to a 16-16 tie today in Pittsburgh, the NFL’s first tie game this season. It was an ugly game that left the Lions at 0-8-1 and the Steelers at 5-3-1. The ugliest performance of all came [more]

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Kevin Stefanski expects Baker Mayfield to play in Week 11

Sun Nov 14 2021 21:34:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield left Sunday’s game with a knee injury, but he isn’t expected to miss any more time as a result of the issue. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said after the game that Mayfield suffered a knee contusion and could have returned to the game, but he didn’t think it was the sensible [more]

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T.J. Watt suffers hip injury

Sun Nov 14 2021 20:32:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the top defensive players in the NFL suffered an injury today in Pittsburgh. Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt sacked Lions quarterback Jared Goff in the third quarter, and in the pileup his leg collided with a teammate’s. Watt walked off the field but was limping and was escorted to the medical tent. He was [more]

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Mason Rudolph throws touchdown pass on Steelers’ first drive without Ben Roethlisberger

Sun Nov 14 2021 18:15:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

No Ben Roethlisberger? No problem. At least for one drive against the Lions. Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, starting today because Roethlisberger has COVID-19, marched the offense down the field on the first drive of the game and finished it with a touchdown pass to James Washington. Rudolph went 4-for-5 for 30 yards on the opening [more]

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Josh Reynolds won’t make Lions debut on Sunday

Sun Nov 14 2021 16:47:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Josh Reynolds was excited to be claimed off of waivers by the Lions this week because they’ll offer him a leading role in their receiving corps, but he won’t be able to fill that role on Sunday. Reynolds is inactive for the Lions for their Week 10 game against the Steelers. He was [more]

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NFL Week 10 early inactives: DeForest Buckner, James Robinson will play

Sun Nov 14 2021 16:33:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Jaguars went down to the wire with a decision on running back James Robinson last Sunday, but he wound up missing their win over the Bills with a heel injury. Robinson [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger is indeed vaccinated

Sun Nov 14 2021 14:45:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Aaron Rodgers “immunized” wordplay has provided the “fool me once, shame on you” basis for wondering whether other quarterbacks who test positive for COVID are truly vaccinated. So on the morning after Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suddenly landed on the COVID reserve list and with some speculating that maybe he’s secretly unvaccinated just like [more]

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Steelers go from 10-point favorites to 6-point favorites with Ben Roethlisberger out

Sun Nov 14 2021 10:45:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The sports betting market says the difference between Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph is about four points. The Steelers were 10-point favorites over the Lions today until they announced that Roethlisberger is out with COVID-19. With Mason Rudolph starting, the Steelers are now six-point favorites. Shifting betting lines after a quarterback is ruled out provide [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger is out for Sunday with COVID

Sun Nov 14 2021 00:55:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Steelers will have to try to win their fifth game in a row without their starting quarterback. According to Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. He’s out for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Roethlisberger becomes the second high-profile quarterback to miss a game this month [more]

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NFL Week 10 injury report roundup: Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen questionable for Chargers

Fri Nov 12 2021 22:52:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

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Cam Heyward: We need to make sure we play our best game against the Lions

Fri Nov 12 2021 14:25:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Steelers prepare to face the 0-8 Lions, Pittsburgh has to try to avoid the dreaded “trap game” epitomized by Thursday night’s matchup between the Ravens and Dolphins. But as head coach Mike Tomlin put it earlier this week, there are no FCS matchups in the NFL — meaning the Steelers have no choice [more]

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Aaron Glenn literally buried the tape of the Lions’ loss to the Eagles

Fri Nov 12 2021 14:14:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions last played in Week Eight and they had a performance to forget against the Eagles. Philly whipped them 44-6 and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn said on Thursday that he didn’t want the memory of that game to linger during the team’s bye week. Glenn told reporters that he dug a hole in the [more]

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Josh Reynolds excited about being a top target for the Lions

Fri Nov 12 2021 12:33:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Josh Reynolds was claimed on waivers by the Lions and there are some players who would see that as a negative development given Detroit’s 0-8 record this season. Reynolds isn’t frowning about the turn of events, though. He asked the Titans to let him go because he wasn’t seeing much playing time and [more]

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Chase Claypool remains out of practice, Najee Harris limited with foot injury

Thu Nov 11 2021 21:06:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

While Steelers receiver Chase Claypool‘s toe injury reportedly will not end his season, it’s looking more likely that he’ll be out against the Lions this week. Claypool did not participate in Thursday’s practice, marking the second day in a row that he’s been sidelined. The second-year receiver exited Monday’s game against the Bears after making [more]

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Report: Rams put in waiver claim on Josh Reynolds

Thu Nov 11 2021 14:51:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Josh Reynolds is now a member of the Lions, but he reportedly could have returned to the Rams if things had played out differently this week. The Lions claimed Reynolds after he asked for and received his release from the Titans earlier this week. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Rams also put in [more]

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Dan Campbell taking a larger role in offensive game planning

Thu Nov 11 2021 14:32:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At 0-8 coming off their bye week, the Lions are staring down the prospect of another loss by facing the Steelers on Sunday. But the club has made some adjustments. Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters on Wednesday that he’s taken a larger role in offensive game planning. “I would say just it involves spending [more]

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Chase Claypool’s toe injury will not end his season

Wed Nov 10 2021 22:45:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool went for an MRI on his toe after Monday night’s win over the Bears and the good news is that the injury is not expected to end his season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports there was some fear that Claypool would be knocked out for the remainder of the [more]

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Lions claim Josh Reynolds off waivers

Wed Nov 10 2021 21:36:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Receiver Josh Reynolds requested and was granted his release from the Titans this week. He may have had a design on a return to the Rams, who have lost three receivers the past week. The Lions, though, altered those plans. Detroit claimed Reynolds off waivers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. It is not a [more]

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Buccaneers add Darren Fells to practice squad

Wed Nov 10 2021 13:00:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Darren Fells is heading to Tampa Bay. Fells, the free agent tight end who was cut by the Lions this week, is signing with the Buccaneers’ practice squad, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The report indicates the Buccaneers plan to put Fells on the active roster for Sunday’s game. The Buccaneers have been [more]

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Lions sign Jalen Elliott to active roster

Tue Nov 09 2021 18:44:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Safety Jalen Elliott was called up from the Lions practice squad on a temporary basis for each of their last two games and the team is bringing him back for an extended engagement this week. The Lions announced that they have signed Elliott to the active roster on Tuesday. Elliott has played 31 special teams [more]

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Chase Claypool getting MRI on toe

Tue Nov 09 2021 18:24:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool was in and out of Monday night’s win over the Bears while dealing with a toe injury and he’s getting that injury looked at on Tuesday. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said at his press conference that Claypool is having an MRI on the toe. The results of that test [more]

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Calvin Johnson says he considered retiring two years before he did

Tue Nov 09 2021 17:42:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson retired after the 2015 season, only nine years into his career. He now says he thought about walking away two years earlier. Appearing on Cold As Balls with Kevin Hart, Johnson says pain from playing football made him want to call it quits after 2013. He stayed on the team for [more]

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Dan Campbell: Penei Sewell “won’t miss a beat” moving to right tackle

Tue Nov 09 2021 15:38:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions activated Taylor Decker from injured reserve during their bye week and head coach Dan Campbell said that Decker “had the right look in his eye and I know he’s ready to go” after watching him at practice on Monday. As long as all continues to go well for Decker’s injured finger this week, [more]

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Dan Campbell says Lions won’t claim Odell Beckham Jr.

Mon Nov 08 2021 20:44:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions passed on wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and they’re going to pass on him again when he hits the waiver wire this week. As the league’s only winless team, the Lions could use their top waiver priority to add Beckham to the roster. Beckham [more]

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Report: Lions waived Darren Fells, at his request

Mon Nov 08 2021 17:06:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Veteran tight end Darren Fells no longer wishes to play in Detroit, and his wish has been granted. The Lions are placing Fells on waivers today at his request, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 35-year-old Fells signed a one-year contract with the Lions this season for the league-minimum salary, so he’ll be [more]

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Tim Boyle returning to practice for Lions

Mon Nov 08 2021 15:29:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions will have another quarterback on the practice field when they return from their bye this week. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Tim Boyle will return to practice. Boyle injured his thumb in the team’s final preseason game and went on injured reserve after having surgery on it. Boyle can practice for [more]

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Lions waive Tyrell Williams from IR with injury settlement

Sat Nov 06 2021 01:51:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions announced Friday that they waived receiver Tyrell Williams from injured reserve with an injury settlement. The team signed Williams in March. He was diagnosed with a concussion in the season opener after catching two passes for 14 yards. The Lions placed him on IR on Sept. 23. He signed with the Chargers as [more]

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Lions activate Taylor Decker

Tue Nov 02 2021 20:47:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions don’t have a game this week, but they did have a decision to make about left tackle Taylor Decker. Decker was designated to return from injured reserve three weeks ago and the deadline to activate him was on Wednesday or the Lions would have to shut him down for the season. They announced [more]

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Dan Campbell: I have not lost confidence

Mon Nov 01 2021 19:38:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The bye week has arrived for the winless Lions after getting embarrassed with a 44-6 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. While Detroit is 0-8, most of its games have been competitive this season. The club gave the Rams all they could handle in Week Seven, though the Lions still lost 28-19. But Sunday’s game [more]

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Titans will need help at running back, if Derrick Henry is done for the year

Mon Nov 01 2021 14:06:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The vague report that Titans running back Derrick Henry may be done for the year due to a foot injury with which he played created a potentially clear problem for the 6-2 team from Tennessee. What do they do at running back? Several veteran free agents are lingering, including Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley, and Frank [more]

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Tracy Walker: Lions going 0-17 not a possibility in my mind

Mon Nov 01 2021 12:50:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions forced the Eagles to punt on the first possession of Sunday’s game, but that pretty much took care of their highlights for the afternoon. Outside of a kneeldown at the end of the first half, the Eagles scored on all of the rest of their possessions and led 41-0 by the time the [more]

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Eagles humiliate winless Lions

Sun Oct 31 2021 19:52:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The line on the Lions so far this season had been, “They stink, but at least they play hard.” Today, the second part of that changed. Detroit put up one of the most embarrassing performances of this NFL season, getting absolutely destroyed at home, 44-6, by a mediocre-at-best Eagles team. So dominant were the Eagles [more]

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Eagles’ Jalen Reagor carted to locker room

Sun Oct 31 2021 17:46:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor briefly appeared to have scored a touchdown in the first quarter today in Detroit. But the touchdown ruling was overturned on replay, and adding injury to insult, Reagor was hurt on the play. Reagor went to the sideline on his own but was then carted to the locker room with [more]

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Eagles activate K’Von Wallace, promote Jordan Howard and Richard Rodgers

Sat Oct 30 2021 20:11:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Word on Friday was that Eagles running back Miles Sanders would go on injured reserve with ankle and foot injuries and the move became official on Saturday. The Eagles announced that Sanders went on injured reserve and safety K'Von Wallace has been activated from the list. They also promoted running back Jordan Howard and tight [more]

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Lions face decision on Taylor Decker next Wednesday

Fri Oct 29 2021 21:36:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 21-day window for Taylor Decker‘s return from injured reserve closes Wednesday. He is not ready to play, forcing the Lions to decide whether to activate him to the 53-player roster. Lions coach Dan Campbell, though, said the team has no regrets at designating Decker to return Oct. 13. “It’s tough to say because all [more]

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D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams are questionable

Fri Oct 29 2021 19:52:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jamaal Williams leads the Lions in rushing yards with 312 on 71 carries. D'Andre Swift leads the Lions in receptions with 42 for a team-leading 391 yards. Both Williams (thigh) and Swift (groin) are questionable for Sunday’s game. Swift was limited in all three practices this week, while Williams was added to the injury report [more]

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Eagles will put Miles Sanders on injured reserve

Fri Oct 29 2021 15:19:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eagles running back Miles Sanders is set to miss multiple games with ankle and foot injuries. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Eagles are putting Sanders on injured reserve. Sanders left last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders early and he has not taken part in practice this week. Sanders has 63 carries for [more]

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Miles Sanders remains out of practice

Thu Oct 28 2021 20:10:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles earlier this week called running back Miles Sanders “week to week” with ankle and foot injuries, but it doesn’t appear this is the week. Sanders remained out of practice Thursday after also missing Wednesday’s session. Sanders was carted to the training room in the second quarter of Sunday’s game but avoided a major [more]

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Lions ST coordinator Dave Fipp tested positive for COVID-19

Thu Oct 28 2021 15:53:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions special teams coordinator Dave Fipp may not be with the team for this Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Fipp held his weekly press conference with reporters on a video stream because he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not at the team’s facility. Fipp said he has not felt sick since receiving the [more]

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Dan Campbell: It would mean everything to win this week, particularly going into a bye

Wed Oct 27 2021 19:49:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have been close to getting over the hump several times, but still have not put a number in the win column in 2021. Head coach Dan Campbell pulled out all the stops last week against the Rams, and the team had a chance to put a go-ahead touchdown on the board late in [more]

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Jalen Hurts: We have to stop beating ourselves

Wed Oct 27 2021 17:53:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Philadelphia had all kinds of trouble slowing down Las Vegas’ offense in Sunday’s 33-22 loss, allowing quarterback Derek Carr to complete 31 of his 34 passes. It didn’t help that the Eagles finished with a pair of giveaways, including a critical fumble deep in their own territory that led to a Raiders field goal just [more]

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Lions sign Tommy Kraemer to 53-man roster

Wed Oct 27 2021 14:54:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have done some shuffling to their roster as they look for their first victory of the season in Week Eight. Offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer has been signed to the 53-man roster from the club’s practice squad. Kraemer has bounced between the active roster and the practice squad this season after signing with Detroit [more]

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Former NFL linebacker Mike Lucci dies at 81

Wed Oct 27 2021 01:25:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mike Lucci, who played nine seasons with the Lions, died Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Lucci was 81. Lucci died in Boca Raton, Florida, after an extended illness. The Browns drafted Lucci in the fifth round in 1961. He played three years in Cleveland and nine years in Detroit. “Many will remember Mike for [more]

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Nick Sirianni: I have the utmost faith in DC Jonathan Gannon

Tue Oct 26 2021 14:22:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Sunday’s loss to the Raiders, some of the Eagles veteran players lamented the passivity of Philadelphia’s new defensive scheme. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and safety Rodney McLeod each said a version of, “We just play what’s called,” after Philadelphia surrendered 442 total yards and allowed quarterback Derek Carr to complete 31-of-34 passes in the [more]

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Miles Sanders week to week with ankle injury

Tue Oct 26 2021 01:20:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It didn’t look good when Miles Sanders was carted to the training room in the second quarter of Sunday’s game, but Sanders avoided a major injury. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said Monday the running back is unlikely to play this week, but the team isn’t ruling Sanders out yet. “Miles will probably be down,” Sirianni [more]

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Lions place Logan Stenberg on injured reserve

Mon Oct 25 2021 21:22:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are up to 15 players on their injured reserve list. Guard Logan Stenberg is the latest addition to the group. The Lions placed Stenberg on the list on Monday. Stenberg played three snaps on special teams during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. He appeared in all seven games this season, but only played [more]

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Matthew Stafford: It was cool to see Lions fans in L.A. wearing my jersey

Mon Oct 25 2021 10:27:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A fairly significant contingent of Lions fans were in the stands for yesterday’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles, and Matthew Stafford noticed how many of them were supporting his old team, but also supporting him. Stafford, who was traded from the Rams to the Lions during the offseason, said he noticed several fans [more]

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Jared Goff: Lions are a lot better than our record shows

Mon Oct 25 2021 00:03:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have the worst record in the NFL at 0-7, but quarterback Jared Goff says that doesn’t accurately reflect what kind of team they are. After today’s closer-than-expected 28-19 loss to the Rams, Goff said he considers the Linos a better team than 0-7. “We’re a lot better than our record shows,” Goff said. [more]

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Matthew Stafford beats his old team, Rams move to 6-1 with 28-19 victory over Lions

Sun Oct 24 2021 23:30:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions pulled out several tricks, executing special teams plays that gave them extra opportunities. They were in position to take a late lead with the ball on Los Angeles’ 12-yard line with 4:53 left. But then the turnover problem reared its ugly head for Jared Goff once again. On second-and-10, Goff was pressured up [more]

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Lions, Texans GMs watched Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux in person on Saturday

Sun Oct 24 2021 10:22:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two general managers who might own the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft scouted one of the top prospects in person on Saturday. Lions GM Brad Holmes and Texans GM Nick Caserio were at the Oregon-UCLA game scouting pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux, according to the Oregonian. Thibodeaux is regarded by many as the [more]

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Sean McVay: Matthew Stafford has been better than I thought

Fri Oct 22 2021 11:48:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams obviously expected quarterback Matthew Stafford to play well, or else they wouldn’t have traded two first-round draft picks, a third-round pick and Jared Goff for him. But coach Sean McVay wasn’t expecting Stafford to be this good. “He has been better than I thought, and I thought he was going to be really [more]

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Lions inducting Chris Spielman into Pride of the Lions

Thu Oct 21 2021 20:43:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are inducting former linebacker Chris Spielman into the Pride of the Lions, the team announced Thursday. The induction will happen during halftime of the Lions’ homecoming game Oct. 31 against the Eagles. Pride of the Lions is a permanent display at Ford Field honoring the greatest players in franchise history. “The Detroit Lions [more]

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Rams lose Jake Funk, Johnny Mundt for the year

Tue Oct 19 2021 00:50:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams lost tight end Johnny Mundt and running back Jake Funk to season-ending injuries, Sean McVay announced Monday. Mundt tore an anterior cruciate ligament and Funk tore a hamstring. The Rams will place both on season-ending injured reserve. “It’s a bummer for both of those guys,” McVay said, via Stu Jackson of the team [more]

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Dan Campbell: Matthew Stafford is “doing a dang good job” for the Rams

Mon Oct 18 2021 18:58:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions and Rams are taking on familiar faces at quarterback in Week Seven, as Detroit heads to L.A. for a matchup between the two teams at SoFi Stadium. But while the Rams are thriving at 5-1, the Lions are 0-6 and staring another loss in the face with the upcoming West Coast trip. Head [more]

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Joe Burrow: We have some things to correct on offense, it’s going to be scary when we do

Mon Oct 18 2021 12:49:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals put up 398 yards of offense in Sunday’s 34-11 rout of the Lions, but the postgame reaction to the performance wasn’t all smiles. Head coach Zac Taylor said he “went to halftime with a bad taste in my mouth” because the Bengals were only up 10-0 and quarterback Joe Burrow also lamented the [more]

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Dan Campbell: Jared Goff needs to step up more than he has

Sun Oct 17 2021 22:13:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are 0-6 after Sunday’s 34-11 loss to the Bengals and they didn’t put any points on the board until the fourth quarter of the game. After the loss, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that he never considered benching quarterback Jared Goff while the offense was scuffling, but he did say that the [more]