Detroit Lions free agency preview: Cordarrelle Patterson highlights uninspiring running back class
This is the second of a seven-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs heading into free agency. McKissic (Commanders), Latavius Murray (Ravens), Damien Williams (Bears), Malcolm Brown (Dolphins)Breakdown: Cordarrelle Patterson is the top running back on the free-agent market after delivering a true breakout season. He ran 153 times for 618 yards and six touchdowns, adding 52 catches for 548 yards and five scores. He ran for 601 yards and three touchdowns on 153 attempts in his first season in Detroit. Penny ran 25 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17.mlive.com
Looking ahead: Lions get shot at third win in 4 weeks against slumping Atlanta Falcons in Week 16
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions (2-11-1) are heading south for the holidays, drawing the Atlanta Falcons (6-8) in Week 16 action on the day after Christmas. Here is what kind of fires us up is Tim)’s been in it now four weeks,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. “He’s been practicing and he was kind of fresh right back from the injury, really a week off the injury. Certainly, we’ll have a plan to where he can succeed as the offense will, but I don’t think we’re going to be hindered. See below for results from the previous five matchups:2020 -- Lions 23, Falcons 222017 -- Falcons 30, Lions 262014 -- Lions 22, Falcons 212012 -- Falcons 21, Lions 182011 -- Falcons 23, Lions 16mlive.com
Detroit Lions free agency preview: Major change is afoot at receiver
This is the first of an eight-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs heading into free agency. But now Jones and Golladay are both eligible to hit the open market when free agency opens in 12 days, along with Danny Amendola. Change is afoot in Detroit, and depending on what happens with Golladay, that change could be considerable. If Golladay does walk, Detroit is far more likely to draft his replacement -- this class is absolutely loaded at the top -- while finding good values in free agency. Jamal Agnew, Detroit’s return man for much of the last four years, is eligible to become a free agent.mlive.com
Aaron Donald, Travis Kelce unanimous AP All-Pro Team choices
Donald was selected Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to The Associated Press All-Pro Team. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)Dynamic defensive star Aaron Donald and unstoppable tight end Travis Kelce are unanimous choices Friday for The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team. It is the sixth All-Pro selection for Donald, who has helped the Los Angeles Rams to the top-ranked defense in the NFL, and the third for Kansas City's record-setting Kelce. Rounding out the offense are Cleveland right tackle Jack Conklin (second selection), and Washington right guard Brandon Scherff (first). The long snapper position is new to the All-Pro Team in 2020, and Baltimore's Morgan Cox is the choice.
Bears beat Vikings 33-27 to stay in stride in playoff race
Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (39) celebrates at the end of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Cairo Santos, who converted all four of his kicks, stretched his streak to 22 straight field goals made. The Bears then intercepted a last-snap heave by Cousins into the end zone to drop the Vikings to 3-5 at home this year. When the Vikings beat them 19-13 five weeks ago in Chicago, the Bears managed two first-half field goals and needed a kickoff return touchdown by Cordarrelle Patterson to stay competitive. Vikings: play at New Orleans on Friday.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 14: Ty Johnson Takes On Bigger Role For Jets
With that said, here are the top waiver wire adds of the week heading into Week 14. Rivers has two strong matchups on deck; first, the Colts will travel to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders in Week 14. They then will welcome the Houston Texans to Indy in Week 15 before traveling to Pittsburgh in Week 16. With Fuller done for the year, Coutee stepped into a bigger role in Week 13 and went off. The Titans will take on the Jaguars in Week 14 and the Lions in Week 15.detroit.cbslocal.com
Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach. They fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia while elevating Bevell, their offensive coordinator, to interim coach. But the Lions turned things around down the stretch, sending the Bears (5-7) to their sixth straight loss. The Lions came out on top after losing four of five, and Stafford gave Bevell the game ball.
Detroit Lions win 34-30 in wild fashion against the Chicago Bears: Live updates recap
FINAL -- Detroit Lions 34, Chicago Bears 30Quick observations: Lions roar back from double-digit deficit, stun Bears in Darrell Bevell’s debutLive: Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Postgame Chat Yes, the Lions did just pull off that comeback victory! Lions 34, Bears 302:13 -- Chicago Bears drive starts on own 11Montgomery takes a short run into the two-minute warning. Bears 30, Lions 276:38 -- Chicago Bears drive starts on own 45Another tackles for loss, this one for Reggie Ragland. 11:23 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 25Another Adrian Peterson second-and-10 run makes it third-and-6 for the Lions. LIONS INJURY UPDATE:CB Mike Ford, Back, Questionable — Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) December 6, 2020Second quarter:30 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 32Lions use a timeout after a 5-yard pass to Kerryon Johnson.mlive.com
Cousins, Vikings overcome Patterson return, beat Bears 19-13
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – Kirk Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13 on Monday night. Bears quarterback Nick Foles got taken from the field on a cart in the game’s final minute. It was the longest kickoff return in franchise history, surpassing Gale Sayers’ 103-yarder against Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, 1967. Still, the Bears lost their fourth in a row, matching their longest skid since coach Matt Nagy was hired in 2018.