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Lions keep pace in NFC North with win in Chicago

The Lions are still looking up at the Vikings in the NFC North, but they stayed alive today with a hard-fought win in Chicago. The 27-24 victory, which improved the Lions to 6-4 as the Vikings improved to 8-2, didn’t come easy: The Bears jumped out to an early lead and stayed competitive throughout, missing [more]

Bears’ Leonard Floyd carted off with leg injury

The Bears are down one of their best defensive players today in Chicago. Leonard Floyd was carted off the field after what looked like a serious leg injury. There was no immediate word on his condition, but he was wearing the look of a player who thought he had just suffered a serious injury. The [more]

Week 11 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Buccaneers at Dolphins Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE William Gholston, OL Caleb Benenoch, [more]

Week 11 injury report roundup

Week 11 kicked off on Thursday with a Steelers win 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. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Ziggy Ansah still out with back problem

Ziggy Ansah‘s back issue continues to be an issue for the Lions. The star defensive end didn’t practice Friday and isn’t expected to play Sunday against the Bears. That makes two weeks with no activity for Ansah. According to Kyle Meinke of, Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to elaborate on whether it’s a long-term [more]

Is Jim Bob Cooter interested in University of Tennessee opening?

Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter makes perfect sense for the University of Tennessee. Cooter, 33, was a backup quarterback at the school and served as a graduate assistant in Knoxville in 2007-08. But does Cooter, one of the rising assistant coaches in the league, have interest in the job? “I’m locked and loaded on [more]

Rams-Vikings has major playoff implications

Lost in the unexpected controversy regarding FOX’s misguided decision to invite an active player to work a game involving a future opponent is the reality that the Jared Goff/Case Keenum reunion game between the 7-2 Rams and the 7-2 Vikings has tremendous significance in the NFC playoff picture. The loser falls to 7-3. For the [more]

Golden Tate: I understand players not liking Thursdays, but I love Thanksgiving games

Players’ complaints about Thursday Night Football have intensified recently, particularly after Thursday Night Football critic Richard Sherman suffered a season-ending injury on a Thursday night. But what about Thanksgiving football? The NFL has been playing on Thanksgiving for as long as the NFL has existed, and players rarely complained about it. Lions receiver Golden Tate [more]

Lions claim defensive end Kasim Edebali off waivers from Broncos

The Detroit Lions claimed defensive end Kasim Edebali off waivers from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. To clear room on their roster, they released defensive end George Johnson, who had just re-signed with the team on Tuesday. The Broncos signed Edebali as a free agent in March after appearing in 48 games with New Orleans [more]

Lions bring back Jace Billingsley, George Johnson

The Lions made a pair of additions to the roster on Tuesday and neither player joining the team will have to spend a lot of time introducing themselves to others around the organization. The team announced that they have signed wide receiver Jace Billingsley and defensive end George Johnson. Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and defensive [more]

Lions could have been called for delay of game on Browns’ sneak before halftime

The Browns committed the bonehead play of the day on Sunday in Detroit when they ran a quarterback sneak from the 2-yard line with 15 seconds left in the first half and no timeouts. The play ended, as quarterback sneaks tend to, with a big pile of players in the middle of the field, and [more]

Lions survive a scare, come back to beat Browns

The Browns remain winless. But at least this time they showed some signs of life. After getting off to a strong start and taking a 10-0 lead today in Detroit, the Browns fell apart with a terrible play call at the end of the first half, an injury to quarterback DeShone Kizer and some ugly [more]

Browns lose DeShone Kizer to injury, Cody Kessler replaces him

It’s just the Browns’ luck that on the day DeShone Kizer was having his best game as a pro, he may not be able to finish. Kizer took a hard hit to the ribs today in Detroit and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Cody Kessler, who was promptly sacked on third [more]

Week 10 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Saints at Bills Saints: S Kenny Vaccaro, QB Taysom Hill, LB Hau'oli Kikaha, OL Cameron [more]

Lions activate left tackle Taylor Decker

Halfway through the season, the Lions are finally getting their starting left tackle on the field. Taylor Decker, who suffered a shoulder injury in the offseason and hasn’t played this season, was activated today. That should mean he’ll be good to go for tomorrow’s game against the Browns. And that should be a big boost [more]

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