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Lions win ugly in Arizona

Two bad teams with nothing but draft position to play for met in Arizona today, and the Lions were the less-bad team. Detroit’s defense isn’t very good, but it was made to look good against an awful Cardinals offense that simply couldn’t do anything. Josh Rosen was throwing mostly short and safe passes, and when [more]

Ziggy Ansah among injured Lions in ugly game in Arizona

The football in Arizona today is ugly, particularly because of all the injuries. Several players have gone down with injuries, most notably Ziggy Ansah, the Lions defensive end who has already been ruled out for the rest of the game because of a shoulder injury. Ansah has missed most of this season because of a [more]

Ndamukong Suh fined for horse-collar tackle against Lions

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh returned to Detroit last Sunday, and he’ll leave with the kind of memento he often received while playing there. The NFL fined Suh, now with the Rams after three years with the Dolphins, $20,054 for applying a horse-collar tackle to Lions running back Zach Zenner. During his time with the Lions, [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Titans 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. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

Matthew Stafford questionable for Lions

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been limited in practice all week, but at least he’s practiced. Via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, Stafford is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals because of a back injury. Assuming he plays, it would be his 125th straight start, the sixth-longest streak of any active quarterback. He’s played 99 percent of [more]

Lions place Jalen Reeves-Maybin on injured reserve, promote Eric Lee

The Detroit Lions placed linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin on injured reserve on Wednesday and promoted defensive end Eric Lee from their practice squad to fill the open roster spot. Reeves-Maybin has missed three of the Lions last five games while dealing with a lingering neck injury. He did play in last Sunday’s game against the Los [more]

Lions disclose back injury for Matthew Stafford

As the Lions prepare for a trip to Arizona and a game that should be considerably easier than recent losses to the Bears and Rams, the starting quarterback is dealing with an injury. Wednesday’s practice report reveals that Matthew Stafford has a back injury. Stafford would have been limited in practice, if the Lions had [more]

Matthew Stafford’s fourth-quarter magic isn’t there at the moment

If coffee is for closers, Matthew Stafford might have to choose a different source of caffeine this morning. The Lions quarterback, long known for his ability in the fourth quarters of games, hasn’t been nearly as good in those settings of late. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Stafford has been credited with [more]

Taylor Decker uses social media to get TD ball back

In all his years playing football, dating to the beginning, Lions left tackle Taylor Decker had never scored a touchdown. Until Sunday. Decker caught an 11-yard touchdown from Matthew Stafford on a trick play in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Caught up in the moment, Decker threw the ball into the stands. Afterward, he regretted [more]

Golden Tate may change the narrative of his trade

Just before the trade deadline, the Eagles sent their third-round draft pick to Detroit for wide receiver Golden Tate. Philadelphia promptly lost its next two games, Tate looked like he was struggling to find his role in the offense, and the trade was widely panned. But now that narrative is changing. The Eagles have won [more]

NFC playoff picture: Eagles back in it

The defending Super Bowl champions are back in the playoff race. The Eagles, who were left for dead a couple weeks ago, now have a very clear path to the playoff: Win out and they win the NFC East. Of course, that won’t be easy: Their four remaining games are at Dallas, at L.A. Rams, [more]

49ers and Raiders now 1-2 in draft order

The Cardinals won a game and got a coach fired yesterday, but they lost some valuable draft currency in the process. After beating Green Bay, the Cardinals slipped two spot in the hypothetical 2019 NFL Draft order. If the season ended today, the 49ers and Raiders (2-10) would pick first and second, followed by the [more]

Matt Millen in hospital awaiting heart transplant

Longtime NFL linebacker and former Lions General Manager Matt Millen stepped away from his television job in October, saying he needed to focus on his health. What we didn’t know at the time was that Millen was stepping straight into the hospital. Via Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, Millen has been in [more]

NFC playoff picture: Seahawks move up

Before today’s games, the Seahawks were on the outside looking in in the NFC playoff race. Not anymore. The Seahawks got a dominant win over the 49ers today, while other NFC contenders stumbled, and now Seattle is the top wild card team, through their 12th game of the season. A big Monday night game between [more]

Aaron Donald dominates as Rams clinch NFC West

The Rams have clinched the NFC West, and Aaron Donald is close to clinching the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Donald was dominant today in Detroit, tormenting Matthew Stafford all day and finally forcing him to fumble in the fourth quarter, setting up a Rams touchdown that clinched what would turn into a [more]

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