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Teryl Austin wants blame for Lions D playing with nine men

Lions players were told not to talk about the third down play last Sunday that saw their defense line up with nine men on the field, but the man in charge of the defense was willing to address it on Thursday. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin didn’t delve into the specifics of who was missing, saying [more]

Dirk Koetter comments about going after Matthew Stafford’s hand said “in jest”

Dirk Koetter said he didn’t mean it, and Lions coach Jim Caldwell agreed the Bucs coach’s comments about going after Matthew Stafford‘s injured hand were said in jest. On a conference call with the Lions beat writers on Wednesday, Koetter said the Bucs would “try to find a way to get a hold of that [more]

Matthew Stafford throws in Thursday’s practice

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and reporters on hand for the open portion of the session reported that one of the limitations was that Stafford wasn’t throwing any passes with his injured right hand. Thursday’s practice played out a bit differently. According to multiple reports, Stafford was [more]

Matthew Stafford limited in practice

Before the team practiced on Wednesday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said that quarterback Matthew Stafford was “not out of the woods yet” with the right hand injury he suffered against the Ravens last Sunday. Stafford was officially listed as a limited participant in practice when the team released their injury report later in the day. [more]

Lions players told “not to talk about” having only nine players on field

Lions players were told not to discuss having nine players on the field for a third-down play Sunday. “We were told not to talk about it,” one player told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. It’s no wonder they were told to keep quiet considering the ineptness the Lions have shown the past two [more]

Matthew Stafford “not out of the woods yet” with hand injury

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t break any bones in his hand when he injured it during last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but that doesn’t mean he’s sure to be under center against the Buccaneers this Sunday. Coach Jim Caldwell said on Monday that the quarterback was sore and provided another update on Wednesday. Caldwell [more]

Matthew Stafford’s hand is sore, uncertain outlook for this week

The Lions will be in Tampa to face the Buccaneers next Sunday, but they’re not yet sure if Matthew Stafford will be at quarterback when their offense takes the field. Stafford left last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens after having his right hand stepped on following an interception and X-rays taken after the game showed [more]

On the second try, the Silverdome’s implosion is a success

The Silverdome has fallen. A day later than expected. After a planned implosion on Sunday morning fizzled when explosives did some damage but failed to knock down the former home of the Lions, today the demolition crew tried again and succeeded in taking down the upper bowl. The Silverdome was home to the Lions from [more]

NFC playoff picture: Shakeup Sunday

The NFC playoff picture remained unchanged for a couple of weeks, but we knew things would look different once Week 13 was in the books. Six of the top seven teams in the conference were involved in games against each other, including the Eagles-Seahawks game in Seattle that put Sunday’s action to bed. The Seahawks [more]

X-rays negative on Matthew Stafford’s hand

Matthew Stafford‘s throwing hand doesn’t look good, but X-rays were negative. Coach Jim Caldwell told reporters after the game that the Lions quarterback has only a bruised right hand. Stafford left the 44-20 loss to the Ravens late in the fourth quarter after he was stepped on. Stafford said, via Kyle Meinke of MLive Media [more]

Ravens strengthen playoff chances with blowout win over Lions

It’s been an up-and-down year for the Ravens, but they appear headed for the playoffs after a decidedly “up” game today. Baltimore destroyed Detroit 44-20, improving to 7-5 in a weak AFC where any team with a winning record will probably make the postseason. Ravens running back Alex Collins scored two touchdowns and Joe Flacco [more]

Matthew Stafford exits with injury to throwing hand

A bad day for the Lions is getting even worse. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has exited today’s game after suffering an injury to his right hand. That’s his throwing hand, and it’s a hand he has injured in the past. There was no immediate word on the nature of Stafford’s injury, but it’s severe enough [more]

Week 13 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. Vikings at Falcons Vikings: T Mike Remmers, QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack [more]

Silverdome implosion doesn’t take

They don’t make a good implosion like they used to. Less than two weeks after the Georgia Dome didn’t completely implode, the Silverdome didn’t implode at all in the aftermath of an Sunday morning effort to trigger a collapse with a series of explosives. Officials shrugged at the failure of the structure to fall, saying [more]

Aaron Rodgers practices, but return remains uncertain

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as expected, returned to practice on Saturday, for the first time since a right clavicle fracture resulted in the use of 13 screws to bind the bone together. And so, as the franchise quarterback turns 34 today, the question becomes which day he’ll return to play. He’s eligible to take the [more]

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