Some NFL veterans prosper as business season begins
FILE - San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart, File)As the NFL opened its business year Wednesday, veterans Trent Williams, A.J. The Seahawks addressed another need, agreeing to terms with tight end Gerald Everett on a one-year deal. Ad— Kansas City agreed to a $5 million contract for next season with three-time Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, who will come out of retirement. — New England brought back center Ted Karras on a one-year, $4 million contract.
Detroit Lions 2021 opponents set: Here’s who they will play next season
Khari Willis #37 of the Indianapolis Colts tackles D'Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field on November 01, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Detroit Lions now know who they will face in 2021. The team is still searching for a new general manager and head coach, but the Lions know who that pairing will be facing off against next season. The Lions finished the 2020 season with a 5-11 record. More: Detroit Lions lock No.
Lions and makeshift coaching staff struggle against Bucs
Detroit Lions interim head coach Robert Prince on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first possession, they faced third-and-9 from their 19. Chase Daniel completed 13 of 18 passes, but for only 86 yards and never got the Lions past midfield. After a touchback on the kickoff to start the half, Lions running back D'Andre Swift fumbled on first down. That wasn't much fun.”The Lions allowed 588 yards, the second-highest total in team history and the highest in a regulation game.
Brady-led Bucs top Lions 47-7 to end 13-year playoff drought
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. The Bucs (10-5) set a franchise record with 588 yards and snapped the NFL’s second-longest postseason drought behind Cleveland’s 18-year run that can end Sunday. RECORD WATCHBrady has thrown a franchise-record 36 touchdowns and set a personal record with 348 yards passing by halftime. Tampa Bay set team records in points (34) and yards (410) in the first half. Lions: Stafford left the game with an ankle injury after he was 2 of 3 for 17 yards on his only possession.
Detroit Lions come up short in 31-24 loss to Green Bay Packers in Week 14: Live updates recap
FINAL -- Green Bay Packers 31, Detroit Lions 24-- Green Bay made life hell for the Lions in the second half, holding the ball for all but three plays in the third quarter. Packers 31, Lions 246:30 -- Green Bay Packers drive starts on own 25Two throws to Davante Adams, and here come the Packers into Detroit’s territory. 6:11 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 25Adrian Amos tackles T.J. Hockenson for a loss of 1 yard to open the drive. Lions 14, Packers 1410:27 -- Green Bay Packers drive starts on own 20Watching the Packers operate on second-and-10 versus what Detroit does week in and week out feels life two different sports. #GBvsDET inactives list 📝 https://t.co/6FaNx5wdC4 — Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 13, 2020--DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions are back at Ford Field to host the Green Bay Packers in Week 14 action.mlive.com
Prater’s 59-yard FG lifts Lions to 30-27 win over Washington
(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT – The Detroit Lions leaned on their dynamic duo for comebacks and they came through again. Matthew Stafford directed the final drive with just 16 seconds left to set up Matt Prater's 59-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Lions to a 30-27 win over Washington on Sunday. Prater made a go-ahead, 37-yard field goal with 2:42 remaining. It made a field goal and had a punt, missed field goal and Terry McLaurin's fumble on the possessions. In the second half, Washington got into the end zone on 82- and 84-yard drives and had the ball midway through the fourth quarter down a touchdown.
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions offense struggle in back-to-back losses
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions are now 3-5, and one of the many questions facing the team is the performance of the offense and play of quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford started the game well, but faded in the second half, throwing two interceptions as the Lions tried to come back against the Minnesota Vikings. Stafford -- and the Lions' offense as a whole -- has been inconsistent all year. After the game, Stafford called the interception a bad decision, saying, “I didn’t see (the linebacker), otherwise I wouldn’t have thrown it. Earlier in the game, Stafford had a streak of 16 straight completions.
Colts stuff Detroit running game in 41-21 win over Lions
DETROIT – The postgame stats stuck out in glaring fashion after the latest home loss by the Detroit Lions. Detroit's anemic running game — and indeed, its offensive ineptitude in general — had the Lions playing from behind the entire second half Sunday, and they eventually lost 41-21 to Indianapolis. The Lions managed only 29 yards rushing and lost the time of possession battle badly. “You want to try to do your best to stay balanced all the way through the game,” coach Matt Patricia said. “In order to win, you’ve got to stop the run.”Peterson is averaging 3.8 yards per carry in his first season with the Lions.
Detroit Lions need to let Matthew Stafford loose
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions are 3-3 after back-to-back wins following their bye week. If the Lions do want to make a run to the playoffs, they need to let Matthew Stafford loose. Here are reasons the Lions need to let Matthew Stafford carry the offense if they want to make a playoff run. The Lions need Stafford to continue hitting on those deep throws, as their offense has been inconsistent this season. If the Lions are inconsistent in how they want to run, or can’t get much of a run game going, that’s even more reason to let Stafford carry the offense.
Saints score 5 straight TDs in 35-29 win over Lions
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Tre'Quan Smith 2:19 apart in the second quarter, helping the short-handed Saints rally to beat the Lions 35-29. The Saints took a step toward sealing the win with Brees converting a third-and-5 from his 27 with a 19-yard pass to Smith. In Week 2, they were ahead by 11 points against Green Bay before giving up 31 straight points and losing an 11th straight game. “Let’s just talk about the Saints game," Patricia said when asked if he was concerned about his job security. Thomas, who practiced during the week, missed a third straight game with an ankle injury.
Lions activate safety Jayron Kearse after 3-game suspension
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions activated safety Jayron Kearse after he served a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse. Detroit released running back Ty Johnson on Thursday to clear a roster spot for Kearse. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Kearse signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Detroit as a free agent. The Lions drafted Johnson out of Maryland in the sixth round last year and he had 63 carries for 273 yards as a rookie. Detroit (1-2) hosts New Orleans (1-2) on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions are 0-2: How do they fix their season?
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions are 0-2 after two bad losses to start the season. Comparing the first two games of this year to last season show Stafford’s stats have dropped off. The Lions are still running deeper patterns, Stafford just isn’t throwing the ball deep as much as last year. Finally, Jamal Agnew lost the Lions 20 yards of field position when he committed a personal foul on a punt return. Getting rid of those mistakes is a good start to helping the Lions try to avoid starting 0-3 this year.
Dull ‘Dagger’: Another collapse costs Lions their opener
DETROIT – If the Detroit Lions' first game was any indication, their “Dagger Time” mantra could use some sharpening. For a second consecutive season, the Lions blew a big fourth-quarter lead in their opening game. On Sunday against Chicago, the Lions allowed the last 21 points in a 27-23 loss to the Bears. Rookie D'Andre Swift, who had scored the game's first touchdown in the second quarter, dropped what could have been the winning TD with 6 seconds left. Don't let this get you down,'” said Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 93 yards in his first game with the Lions.
Trubisky throws 3 TDs in 4th to help Bears beat Lions 27-23
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws against the Chicago Bears in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT – Mitchell Trubisky perfectly lofted a 27-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining and the Chicago Bears held on to beat the Detroit Lions 27-23 Sunday. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to help Chicago come back from a 17-point deficit. It looked familiar to Lions fans: Detroit opened last season by blowing an 18-point lead at Arizona and settling for a tie. Late in the game, Lions fans likely would've filled the facility with a chorus of boos.
Five Detroit Lions headlines to watch for the 2020 season
DETROIT After another long offseason that included doubts about the season being played because of the coronavirus were now less than two weeks away from NFL season kicking off and another year of Detroit Lions football. That said - Here are the headlines going into the 2020 season for the Lions. Matthew Stafford returnsQB Matthew Stafford is back after missing the final 8 games of last season. New facesThere are a ton of new faces with many of them on the Lions defense. Improvements on defenseBy any number the Lions defense was one of the worst in the league last year.
Georgia football vs. South Carolina: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
South Carolina has spent plenty of time preparing for the Bulldogs considering the Gamecocks have not played since a 24-7 victory over Kentucky on Sept. 28. South Carolina surrendered only 212 yards of total offense to the Wildcats its fewest yards allowed in one game since 2012 but coach Will Muschamp (also a Georgia alum) told reporters Monday the defense must be more consistent. ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA (2-3, 1-2 SEC)The running back tandem of seniors Rico Dowdle and Tavien Feaster shined against Kentucky, Feaster finishing with 107 yards and two touchdowns while Dowdle added 102 yards and a score. Dowdle sprained his left ankle near the end of the Kentucky game but is 100 percent after the bye week. PREDICTION: Georgia 41, South Carolina 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Georgia football vs. Tennessee: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
"We're not going to give Georgia a scouting report of what we're going to do this week," Pruitt said. Georgia graduate transfer TE Eli Wolf caught nine passes for 86 yards and a touchdown for Tennessee from 2016-18. Tennessee junior K Brent Cimaglia has made 11 consecutive field goals, and his career 77.1 percent success rate is second in school history (Alex Walls, 77.9 percent). The all-time series is tied 23-23-2, but Georgia has won the past two matchups by a combined score of 79-12. PREDICTION: Georgia 38, Tennessee 10More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Georgia football vs. Murray State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. The Bulldogs now open a three-game homestand with games against Murray State and Arkansas State preceding a Sept. 21 showdown with No. Bulldogs senior K Rodrigo Blankenship finished 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts, including a 50-yarder, earning SEC special teams player of the week. Georgia junior OT Andrew Thomas won SEC offensive lineman of the week, and as a group the offensive line did not give up a sack. PREDICTION: Georgia 59, Murray State 3More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Georgia football vs. Vanderbilt: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. Vanderbilt returns senior TE Jared Pinkney, who caught 50 passes for 774 yards and seven touchdowns a season ago. Georgia senior K Rodrigo Blankenship made 19-of-23 field-goal attempts last season and begins 2019 with 154 consecutive made extra points. The Bulldogs have won 21 of the past 24 meetings with Vanderbilt, including a 41-13 rout at home last season. PREDICTION: Georgia 37, Vanderbilt 14More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.