Michigan Panthers vs. New Orleans Breakers predictions: Odds & expert picks for USFL Week 7
We are now in the back half of the schedule for the United States Football League, and it was another rough week for the Michigan Panthers. Michigan Panthers vs. New Orleans Breakers oddsMichigan enters the week as six-point underdogs on the point spread, while their money line odds are +220 at Caesars Sportsbook. Marable was inactive for Michigan in Week 6, and his absence was felt as Scabrough ran all over the Panthers’ defense. Michigan allowed three runs of 12 yards or more, and they’ll need to clean up their act against New Orleans this week. Michigan Panthers vs. New Orleans Breakers point spread prediction: Breakers -6 (-110)We have picked against Michigan in every game this season, and it has been the right way to go.mlive.com
Former Lions RB leads undefeated Birmingham Stallions to USFL win over Michigan Panthers
Former Detroit Lions running back Bo Scarbrough ran for 105 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, to give the Birmingham Stallions a 33-17 win over the Michigan Panthers on Saturday night. The Panthers took the early lead when Cole Murphy made a USFL-record 56-yard field goal in the first quarter. The fourth quarter featured Scarbrough’s score and a 1-yard score by Stallions quarterback Alex McGough to make the score 33-17. Former Illinois running back Reggie Corbin had 16 carries for 71 yards to lead the Panthers. PREVIOUS GAMESWEEK 1: Sloppy start dooms Shea Patterson, Michigan Panthers in opening USFL loss to Houston GamblersWEEK 2: Offense sputters as Michigan Panthers lose to New Jersey Generals, fall to 0-2 in USFL returnWEEK 3: Michigan Panthers run wild, shut out Pittsburgh Maulers for first USFL winWEEK 4: Missed 21-yard field goal costs Michigan Panthers in 26-25 loss to Philadelphia StarsWEEK 5: Trick plays early, fumble late feature in Michigan Panthers’ 27-20 loss to Tampa Bay Banditsmlive.com
Packers without leading rusher Aaron Jones vs. Texans
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Green Bay Packers are without their leading rusher for Sunday's game at Houston after Aaron Jones was ruled out with a calf injury. Cam Erving is back at left tackle with Connor Williams at left guard. Washington will be without left tackle Geron Christian because of a knee injury, so journeyman Cornelius Lucas starts in that spot. ___GREEN BAY AT HOUSTONPackers: QB Jordan Love, CB Kevin King, S Darnell Savage, RB Tyler Ervin, RB Aaron Jones, T David Bakhtiari, DL Tyler Lancaster. Texans: WR Keke Coutee, CB John Reid, LB Peter Kalambayi, T Charlie Heck, TE Jordan Akins.
No news is good news for Lions' inactives list in Atlanta
ATLANTA -- When it comes to inactive lists, no news is usually good news. On Sunday, there wasn’t much news on Detroit’s inactive list at all for a second straight week. Running back Bo Scarbrough, activated from injured reserve this weekend, won’t play in the Lions’ matchup with the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Lions are bringing back another corner though, with Mike Ford set to make his 2020 debut in Atlanta. Atlanta’s inactives: Cornerback Jordan Miller, running back Qadree Ollison, safety Jaylinn Hawkins, offensive tackle John Wetzel and defensive tackle Deadrin Senat.mlive.com
Bo Scarbrough activated from IR, giving the Lions their first look at full-strength backfield
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions' running game is getting hot. Running back Bo Scarbrough was activated from injured reserve on Saturday and is expected to be available to play on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, giving the Lions their first look at a full-strength backfield just as they’re finding their groove. Adrian Peterson, who took Scarbrough’s place on the 53-man roster back in Week 1, has emerged as Detroit’s starting running back in recent weeks. But things are looking up on the ground, and now Scarbrough has rejoined the mix too. Detroit also activated cornerback Mike Ford from injured reserve, while releasing guard Kenny Wiggins and cornerback Chris Jones in the corresponding moves.mlive.com
Bo Scarbrough, Joe Dahl, Mike Ford all returning to Lions practice from injured reserve
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions won just one game in the first quarter of the season. Guard Joe Dahl, running back Bo Scarbrough and cornerback Mike Ford all will practice when Detroit returns from the bye on Wednesday afternoon. That has forced the Lions to play musical chairs up front, most recently shifting Jonah Jackson to left guard and inserting Halapoulivaati Vaitai at right guard. Dahl’s return will likely shift Jackson back to right guard, which prompts some questions about what will happen at right tackle. The Lions replaced Scarbrough on the roster with Adrian Peterson, who has become the club’s No.mlive.com
Lions Archive: Lions Defense Is The Weak Link Vs Cowboys
The Detroit Lions tried to upset Dallas with Jeff Driskel throwing passes and Bo Scarbrough carrying the ball. Driskel threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Scarbrough scored in his NFL debut, but despite a decent day from that no-name offense, the Lions lost 35-27 to the Cowboys on Sunday. Injuries to Matthew Stafford and Kerryon Johnson have hurt, but it was the defense that came up short against Dallas. Defensively, I think we took a step back today.Stafford missed a second straight game with back and hip problems. After Dallas scored a touchdown in the second quarter, the Lions were called for 15-yard infractions on both that play and the ensuing extra point.detroit.cbslocal.com
Lions Lose 7th Straight
For most of the first half, the Detroit Lions performance fit the scene. The Lions staggered to their seventh consecutive loss Sunday, falling 38-17 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and for a while, it felt like the game might end with an even more lopsided score. Tampa Bay scored the first three touchdowns, and when the Buccaneers went ahead 21-0 with 8:13 remaining in the second quarter, they had outgained Detroit 314-2. Its frustrating that thats what happened, Lions quarterback David Blough said. Hes only playing because of injuries to Matthew Stafford and Jeff Driskel, and the Lions were also without several top rushing and receiving threats.detroit.cbslocal.com
Will the Detroit Lions bring Matthew Stafford and Kerryon Johnson back this season?
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have made a couple moves involving two of their key players recently. Last week, the Lions announced RB Kerryon Johnson had returned to practice. With other players stepping in to the starting roles and Stafford and Johnson still dealing with their injuries the question is: will the Lions bring Stafford and Johnson back? Why the won’t bring them back: Injury ConcernsBoth Stafford and Johnson are coming off seasons with previous, similar injuries. Draft StockMany fans are more focused on the Lions draft pick than the last few games of the season.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12: Deebo Samuel, Darius Slayton Emerging As Strong WR Options
Jacksonville faces off against Tennessee in Week 12, and ends the fantasy season with matchups against Tampa Bay, Oakland and Atlanta in Weeks 13, 15 and 16. If youve been skating by with QB streamers all season, Foles could be your answer for the fantasy postseason. The former fifth-round pick was explosive in Week 11, taking 13 rush attempts for 116 yards (8.9 yards per carry) and adding one reception for 31 yards. WR Darius Slayton, New York Giants The Giants Week 11 bye has kept Slaytons ownership numbers relatively slow, which is great for anyone in need of some WR help. TE Ryan Griffin, New York Jets Who predicted Griffin to finish as the top tight end in Week 11?detroit.cbslocal.com
3 takeaways from Detroit Lions loss to Dallas Cowboys
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions lost to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday as Dak Prescott and the NFL’s best offense had a big day and the Lions couldn’t match it. The Lions defense could not come up with big plays late to stop the Cowboys. The loss ends any small chance the Lions had at the playoffs and increases the criticism surrounding Matt Patricia’s defense. Offense moves the ball: The Lions offense had a good day against one of the better defenses in the NFL. There were also 2 penalties on good Jamal Agnew returns, losing the Lions critical field position yards and taking some positive momentum away.
Lions Defense Is The Weak Link
The Detroit Lions tried to upset Dallas with Jeff Driskel throwing passes and Bo Scarbrough carrying the ball. Injuries to Matthew Stafford and Kerryon Johnson have hurt, but it was the defense that came up short against Dallas. The Lions lost 20-13 at Chicago with Driskel at quarterback, but the offense looked sharper against Dallas. After Dallas scored a touchdown in the second quarter, the Lions were called for 15-yard infractions on both that play and the ensuing extra point. Late in the fourth quarter, with the Lions down by eight, Detroit reached the Dallas 32.detroit.cbslocal.com