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Rams take 25-19 lead with Cooper Kupp’s second touchdown

Cooper Kupp was already a solid receiver, catching over 90 passes in each of the last two seasons. But with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback, Kupp has now become one of the best pass catchers in the league. Kupp caught his second touchdown of Sunday’s matchup between the Lions and Rams in the fourth quarter, [more]

Trey Flowers questionable to return with knee injury

The Lions are staying tricky, executing a second fake punt of the game in the second half. But it didn’t lead to points and now Detroit may have a tougher time stopping Los Angeles’ offense. Detroit announced that linebacker Trey Flowers is questionable to return with a knee injury. Flowers was questionable for the game [more]

Despite Detroit’s hot start, Rams lead Lions 17-16 at halftime

The Lions started off hot, pulling out all the stops to take a 10-0 lead. But the pendulum has swung back in the Rams’ direction, as Los Angeles has a 17-16 advantage at halftime. After quarterback Jared Goff hit running back D'Andre Swift on a screen for a 63-yard touchdown, the Lions executed a surprise [more]

Lions pulling out all the stops, take early 10-3 lead over Rams

At 0-6, the Lions are going for broke against the 5-1 Rams. And so far, it’s working. Detroit built a 10-0 lead before Los Angeles even ran an offensive snap. Opening the game with the ball, the Lions called a perfect play to counter the Rams’ blitz. Quarterback Jared Goff dropped back and hit running [more]

T.J. Hockenson, D’Andre Swift, Sony Michel all active for Lions-Rams

The Lions need all hands on deck to defeat the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday. Fortunately for Detroit, most of the team’s key questionable players are active for Sunday’s contest. Tight end T.J. Hockenson (knee), running back D’Andre Swift (groin), and outside linebacker Trey Flowers (knee) are all active for Sunday’s contest. Swift and [more]

When Sean McVay called Jared Goff to inform him of trade, Goff hung up

In June 2019, Rams coach Sean McVay gave quarterback Jared Goff a $33.5 million contract. Nineteen months later, McVay gave Goff a one-way ticket to Detroit, with an extra first-round pick tucked into the trade package to unload the deal that McVay had quickly come to regret. So what happened when McVay called Goff to [more]

Matthew Stafford closing in on 300 career touchdown passes

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford may reach a significant career milestone against his former team on Sunday. Stafford has 298 passing touchdowns in his career, so if he gets two against the Lions, he’ll have 300. Sunday will be the 172nd game of Stafford’s career, and he would be the seventh-fastest player to reach 300 career [more]

Week Seven injury report roundup: A.J. Brown, Tyrann Mathieu set to play

Week Seven of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Browns and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 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]

Sony Michel listed as questionable, Rams expect him to play

Running back Sony Michel is the only Rams player with an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the Lions, but it doesn’t look like his shoulder injury is going to stop him from playing. Michel was a limited participant in practice the last two days and drew a questionable tag on the team’s final injury [more]

Aaron Donald: I told Jared Goff I’m coming after him

Aaron Donald has put many passers in his proverbial quarterback graveyard, racking up 89.0 sacks since entering the league in 2014. But one quarterback he’s never been able to touch is former teammate Jared Goff. Donald will get his chance to change that on Sunday when the Rams play the Lions in Los Angeles. And [more]

Sean McVay: Matthew Stafford has been better than I thought

The Rams obviously expected quarterback Matthew Stafford to play well, or else they wouldn’t have traded two first-round draft picks, a third-round pick and Jared Goff for him. But coach Sean McVay wasn’t expecting Stafford to be this good. “He has been better than I thought, and I thought he was going to be really [more]

Anthony Lynn didn’t like “a damn thing” the Lions did offensively last week

Though they’re the league’s lone remaining winless team, the Lions have been competitive in most of their games this season. That wasn’t the case in last week’s loss to Cincinnati and it had the team’s offensive coordinator taking a different tone when talking about his unit on Thursday. As Kyle Meinke of pointed out, [more]

NFL finally wins a ruling in the Rams relocation case

The NFL has been taking repeated Ls in the St. Louis Rams relocation litigation. Finally, the league is eating a W. Via Daniel Kaplan of, the presiding judge has disqualified attorney Bob Blitz from the plaintiffs’ trial team, given the intention of the NFL to potentially call Blitz as a witness at trial. Blitz [more]

Dan Campbell: There’s a chance we shut Taylor Decker down for season

The Lions designated left tackle Taylor Decker for return from injured reserve last week, but did not activate him for their Week Six game against the Bengals. On Wednesday, head coach Dan Campbell said there’s a chance that they don’t activate Decker at all. Campbell said Decker “kind of hit somebody” while wearing a protective [more]

Matthew Stafford “loved” his time in Detroit, but he’s “having a blast” in L.A.

The Lions won only five games last season with Matthew Stafford at quarterback. The Rams have won five in six games with Stafford as their quarterback this season. Only four times in 12 seasons in Detroit did Stafford experience a winning season as the starting quarterback and only three resulted in a postseason berth. But [more]

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