Inside the Detroit Lions: On Overreaction Monday, don't count out Matt Patricia's team yet

Detroit Free PressMondays were made for overreaction. They go together in the fall like cider and donuts. Want proof? Here's a sample of my inbox/Twitter feed in the 24 hours immediately after the Detroit Lions' 42-30 loss to the Vikings. “Season over.” “Fire sale, lions should ...

October 21st 2019


Mitch Albom: Detroit Lions fans wanted revenge, defense couldn't deliver

Detroit Free PressDalvin Cook, who runs like a truck without brakes, bounced off of one Lion, ducked between two others and scooted into the end zone for the 41st point of the Minnesota Vikings' afternoon. Detroit fans headed for the exit. Enough. A day that began with ...

October 21st 2019


Vikings shred Lions' defense; losing skid hits 3

The Detroit NewsDetroit — A failed fourth-down attempt, and a subsequently surrendered touchdown following the turnover proved to be the turning point in the Minnesota Vikings' 42-30 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday at Ford Field. The loss, the Lions' third straight, ...

October 21st 2019


Wojo: From yellow flags to red flags, Lions are plummeting

The Detroit NewsDetroit — The fans were booing before the game began, restless and riled, eager to vent at referees who had nothing to do with last week's mess. And then, with painstaking predictability, the Lions really gave them reasons to be angry. This was passive ...

October 21st 2019


Inside Matthew Stafford's climb to 40000 yards and his place in NFL history

Detroit Free PressMatthew Stafford became the 21st member of that group during the Detroit Lions' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. And while he's the fastest in NFL history to reach that milestone — by a comfortable margin of four games — that doesn't mean ...

October 21st 2019


Hey, Detroit Lions: Vikings have some tips on how to build a winning team

Detroit Free PressThe team the Detroit Lions have been trying to build finally showed up at Ford Field. This team has a talented roster, a tremendous running game and a top-tier defense that clamps down on the run and gets after the quarterback. It has a strong running game ...

October 21st 2019


NOTEBOOK: Johnson, Slay leave game with injuries

detroitlions.comBelow is the pool report interview with senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron on the play with 12:52 left in the second quarter in which defensive pass interference was called on Detroit cornerback Justin Coleman that negated an interception by Detroit ...

October 21st 2019


Detroit Lions drop vital NFC North game, fourth straight to Vikings, 42-30

MLive.comThe Detroit Lions dropped their second-straight NFC North game Sunday, with a 42-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It marks the fifth-consecutive loss to the Vikings. Matthew Stafford was 30-for-45, throwing for 364 yards and 4 touchdowns. Marvin Jones ...

October 21st 2019


Detroit Lions have too many flaws — and now injuries — to be a contender

Detroit Free PressDetroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison was on the ground in pain, pounding his fist in frustration. Doctors and trainers surrounded him on the turf Sunday in Ford Field. On the bench, linebacker Jarrad Davis was getting his ankle taped. Cornerback ...

October 20th 2019


Gameday: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

MLive.comComing on the heels of a controversial road loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, the Lions return home to take on another NFC North foe. The Minnesota Vikings (4-2) are coming off a 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles that saw QB ...

October 20th 2019


Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Live blog updates at 1 pm

Detroit Free PressWelcome to our live blog updates as the Detroit Lions host the Minnesota Vikings, beginning at 1 p.m. at Ford Field on Sunday. Feel free to keep up with the score and play-by-play or join the lively banter and analysis with other readers. Free Press special ...

October 20th 2019


RECAP: Lions vs. Vikings

detroitlions.comDetroit got three first-half touchdowns from Jones, who became just the second Lions player to accomplish that feat and the first since Herman Moore did it against Green Bay back in 1995. Jones finished with 10 receptions for 93 yards and all four Detroit ...

October 20th 2019


Detroit Lions fans at Ford Field loudly boo referees — twice — before Vikings game

Detroit Free PressLast week, the NFL referees had their say in the Detroit Lions' 23-22 loss at Green Bay. On Sunday, Lions fans had their say. Twice. And they weren't subtle. Fans at Ford Field loudly booed the referee crew — which was different from last week's crew that ...

October 20th 2019


Officiating in Lions-Packers game sparks outrage as owners prepare to meet

Washington PostThe latest venting came as the owners gather in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. A sure topic of conversation will be what happened Monday night, when the Packers beat the Lions, 23-22, at Lambeau Field ...

October 15th 2019


Packers' David Bakhtiari made umpire aware of potential penalties before they were called

USA TODAYGREEN BAY, Wis. – Before the first penalty, David Bakhtiari approached umpire Jeff Rice, frustrated, confused and downright incredulous, and asked a simple but potentially game-altering question. All night, Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers used the ...

October 15th 2019


Packers' Preston Smith 'might say thank you' to Lions' Trey Flowers for controversial penalties

USA TODAYDetroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers committed two costly and controversial penalties in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Lions' 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Before he gets an apology from the NFL or the referees for the ...

October 15th 2019


In Allen Lazard, Packers find go-to receiver 'made for big moments' at bottom of roster

USA TODAYIf you were guessing which young and unproven receiver was most likely to come through for the Green Bay Packers with Davante Adams out Monday night, Allen Lazard probably would have been your last guess. Lazard was, after all, the lowest on the ...

October 15th 2019


Inbox: You play the odds, and the Packers played them exactly right

Packers.comI was watching the Vikings and Philadelphia game and noticed that Cousins got a number of big plays off of bootlegs and rollouts. When the Packers played Cousins they had a defensive player pressuring him on rollouts. Did the Packers pick up on a tell sign ...

October 15th 2019


Packers passing up free TD in fourth quarter costs bettor almost $50K on huge parlay

CBSSports.comGreen Bay Packers fans are pretty ecstatic with the 23-22 comeback victory they earned over the divisional rival Detroit Lions on Monday night, but there's one Packers fan who is absolutely heartbroken. SportsLine pointed out that a bettor at PointsBet ...

October 15th 2019


'Detroit vs. Everybody': Lions players discuss controversial calls in loss to Packers

USA TODAYGREEN BAY, Wis. — They were furious, both at themselves for wasting opportunities and at officials for a trio of “awful” calls that went against them in the second half. Several Detroit Lions blasted the officiating after Monday's 23-22 loss to the Green Bay ...

October 15th 2019