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

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]

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19 list

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

Home teams winless on Thanksgiving for third consecutive year

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]

Lions claim second timeout was called to prevent a touchdown

The Lions did a Lionish thing late in Thursday’s loss to the Bears, calling one timeout to conserve time and then another because they didn’t like the intersection of the offensive and defensive alignments before the next play. By rule (a quirky one), the officials are supposed to ignore the second timeout but, if they [more]

Matt Nagy: There will always be distractions; it’s how you handle them that matters

Bears coach Matt Nagy seemed very pragmatic on Tuesday regarding the report that he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game against the Lions. After the 16-14 win, Nagy was equally pragmatic. “When there’s distractions, which is in every sport, in all facets of life — there’s always going to be distractions. It’s how you handle them,” [more]

D’Andre Swift has a sprained shoulder

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]

Bears edge Lions 16-14 for Thanksgiving win

Thankful may not be the word viewers of Thursday’s game between the Bears and Lions use for having sat through the contest, but the result will be met with a lot of approval at Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s table. After a short week filled with speculation about whether this would be his final game [more]

Lions go up 14-13 on T.J. Hockenson touchdown

The Lions passing offense sprung to life at the end of the third quarter and they’re back in the lead as a result. Jared Goff hit tight end T.J. Hockenson for a 17-yard touchdown with just under two minutes left in the third quarter to put the Lions up 14-13 in Detroit. It’s Goff’s second [more]

Bears take 13-7 lead into halftime

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]

Jimmy Graham TD puts Bears up 10-7

The Bears didn’t get into the end zone on their first trip into the red zone on Thursday afternoon, but the second one was more fruitful. Quarterback Andy Dalton hit tight end Jimmy Graham for a 17-yard touchdown and the Bears moved in front of the Lions 10-7 with under five minutes to play in [more]

D’Andre Swift heads to locker room in second quarter

The Lions continue to lead the Bears in the first half, but they lost a big offensive piece in the second quarter. Running back D'Andre Swift stayed down after being tackled by linebacker Roquan Smith on the Bears sideline. Trainers attended to him on the field and then helped him to the sideline where they [more]

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