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Matt Patricia believes Lions are better than record says they are

Bill Parcells coined a saying that’s become a familiar part of the football lexicon when he said that “you are what your record says you are” during his coaching career. The record says that the Lions aren’t a good football team this year. They fell to 3-9-1 by extending their losing streak to six games [more]

Danielle Hunter praises Minnesota’s offensive line

With three sacks on Sunday, Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to rack up 50. After the game, he was more interested in spreading the praise around. The biggest recipient of his praise was the offensive unit that tends to be the most overlooked when the offensive is playing [more]

Vikings dominate hapless Lions

In his debut on Thanksgiving, Lions undrafted rookie quarterback David Blough looked decent. Today in Minnesota, not so much. The Lions couldn’t do anything offensively, needing a garbage-time touchdown to avoid a shutout in a 20-7 loss to the Vikings. Blough wasn’t very good but he also didn’t get much help from his teammates, while [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET 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 kickoff. Lions at Vikings Lions: CB Jamal Agnew, QB Matthew Stafford, DL Da'shawn Hand, DL Austin Bryant, [more]

Lions, Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia fined for failing to properly report Matt Stafford injury

We noted last month that the Lions could be in hot water with the NFL for the way they reported quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s back injury, and today the fines came in. The NFL fined the Lions $75,000, coach Matt Patricia $25,000 and General Manager Bob Quinn $10,000 for violating the league’s injury reporting rules by [more]

Kenny Golladay is open to signing an offseason extension with the Lions

As the Lions try to find more and more quality players, one that they already have is coming closer to the point at which he’ll need to be paid. Receiver Kenny Golladay, a third-round pick in 2017 who is on the verge of a second-straight 1,000-yard season, said he’s open to signing a new contract [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 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]

Bengals, Jaguars, Lions, Cardinals can all clinch last place on Sunday

So far this season, only one team has clinched its place in any division: The Saints, who have clinched first place in the NFC South. But this week, in addition to six teams having a chance to clinch the playoffs, four teams have a chance to clinch last place in their respective divisions. Those four [more]

Dalvin Cook will play Sunday against the Lions

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will play Sunday as the team did not give him a designation. Cook left Monday night’s game after taking a shot to the chest against the Seahawks. He played 24 of the 54 snaps. “I don’t think this thing can get any worse,” Cook said earlier this week, via Courtney [more]

Matthew Stafford still out for Lions

Matthew Stafford‘s back injury is going to keep him out for a fifth straight game. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback is out again for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, as is defensive end Da'shawn Hand. Stafford said this week the injury was  nothing that would hamper him in 2020, [more]

Adam Thielen doubtful for Sunday

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is set to miss another game on Sunday. Thielen is officially doubtful on the Vikings’ injury report for Sunday’s game against the Lions. That’s no surprise: Thielen hasn’t been practicing while he rests his injured hamstring, and the Vikings are highly likely to beat the Lions whether Thielen is available [more]

Eight finalists named for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

The NFL announced today the eight finalists for this season’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, the annual award that recognizes players who play the game the right way. Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell, Chargers linebacker Thomas Davis, Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, Washington running back Adrian Peterson, Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, [more]

Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff not practicing for Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen and left tackle Riley Rieff were listed as non-participants in Wednesday’s practice, although that was only a walkthrough so their participation level in an actual practice was an estimation. Thursday brought an actual practice, but no change in the status for either player. Thielen remains out with the hamstring injury that’s [more]

Matthew Stafford: Back injury is healing

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has no concerns about the long-term health of his back, even though he has missed four straight games with an injury that appears likely to keep him out for the rest of the season. Stafford said today that the back injury is healing “as it should,” and won’t be an issue [more]

Adam Thielen’s hamstring seems to be regressing, again

Last week, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen was participating in practice and possibly on track to play on Monday night. Then, on Sunday, he abruptly was ruled out for Monday night’s game in Seattle. Then, on Wednesday, the Vikings said that Thielen wouldn’t have practiced at all, if they’d had more than a walk through. The [more]

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