Detroit’s Lee Plaza gets new lease on life, will be renovated for senior affordable housing
It has long stood as an iconic symbol of Detroit’s decline, the old Lee Plaza Hotel on West Grand Boulevard has sat vacant for decades, but that’s soon going to change. This is the towering Lee Plaza; it’s been abandoned and ransacked for 25. Now it is getting a new lease on life.
Lions vs. Bears fantasy preview: Who to start, who to sit and sleepers to watch on Thanksgiving
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions (0-9-1) and Chicago Bears (3-7) feature two of the most toothless offenses around heading into Thanksgiving. Swift ran 33 times for 130 yards, making him the first Lions running back to notch consecutive 100-yard games in 17 years. The third-year tight end is worth an unquestioned start, no matter if it’s Jared Goff or Tim Boyle starting on Thanksgiving. If Allen Robinson is active for Thanksgiving, start him too. Sleepers to watch in daily/deeper season-long leagues:Lions WR Josh Reynolds: He’s worth a look in daily lineups, without question.mlive.com
What’s being said nationally after Detroit Lions fall flat in red zone, lose 24-14 to Chicago Bears
The Detroit Lions fell to 0-4 with their 24-14 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4. Detroit had the ball inside Chicago’s 10-yard line four times, fumbling twice and twice turning the ball over on downs. The Lions had the ball in the red zone five times, scoring once on those trips, highlighting a dreadful day for the offense when it mattered most. We need a lot of red-zone work,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said after the game. But we get into some of these third downs, fourth downs, gotta have its, we get into the red zone, so we need work.mlive.com
Detroit Lions’ Frank Ragnow, Romeo Okwara head to locker room with injuries
CHICAGO -- Hard to imagine that first quarter going any worse for the Detroit Lions. After they allowed a touchdown on their first defensive series, center Frank Ragnow shotgunned a snap off Jared Goff and right into the hands of a Bears defensive lineman while inside Chicago’s 10-yard line. Then on the very next play, safety Will Harris allowed a 64-yard pass over the top. Meantime, Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow was making his way up the tunnel with a toe injury, while edge rusher Romeo Okwara hobbled off the field with an ankle injury. All against a Bears team that managed just six points and 46 yards last week.mlive.com
How to watch the Chicago Bears at the New Orleans Saints in NFC Wild Card (1/10) | Channel, stream, time
The New Orleans Saints host the Chicago Bears in the second game of Sunday’s triple-header. The Saints defense ranks fifth in the NFL in pass defense, giving up an average 217.0 yards per game. The Saints defense ranks fourth in the league against the run will look to slow down David Montgomery. 2 New Orleans Saints (12-4)When: Sunday, Jan. 10Time: 4:40 p.m. ETWhere: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans, LATV: CBS, NickStream: FuboTV (free 7-day trial) | Hulu + Live TV | CBS All Access | Amazon Primemlive.com
Rodgers throws 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 35-16 for top seed
Green Bay Packers' Dominique Dafney is congratulated by quarterback Aaron Rodgers after catching a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns, breaking his franchise record for scoring passes in a season, and the Green Bay Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC by beating the playoff-bound Chicago Bears 35-16 on Sunday. And the Packers beat Chicago again after pounding the Bears at Lambeau Field to start their win streak. Green Bay then went 76 yards, with Jones scoring from the 4 to make it 28-16 with 3:47 remaining.
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.
Inside the locker room: The Detroit Lions finally get best of Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky
The Detroit Lions finally cracked the Mitchell Trubisky code, and it came in the team’s first game without Matt Patricia on the sidelines. We had one mistake at the end, ball security, so we emphasize that and keep working the fundamentals. Strip sack and Lions ball. #OnePride pic.twitter.com/mJ4eI7aifh — Russell Brown (@RussNFLDraft) December 6, 2020Lions QB Matthew Stafford on his 402 passing yards and all those big plays: “I mean they’re a really good defense. That’s a really good pass rush we just played against, and a really good back-end, and (the line) kept me clean all day, which was awesome.mlive.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
T.J. Hockenson is Detroit’s best bet in Week 13 fantasy football action after chaotic week
T.J. Hockenson has played like one of the best tight ends in the NFL, turning into the most consistent fantasy option out of Detroit. His growth from Year 1 to 2 has been recognized, sitting third among all tight ends getting Pro Bowl votes, leading the way for the NFC. Hockenson is third among tight ends in yards (530), tied for third in touchdowns (five) and fifth in targets (68). ESPN ranks Hockenson fourth among all tight ends for Week 13 fantasy action. Chicago is loaded with capable tight ends, but the role for the second-round rookie is showing signs of life.mlive.com
Looking ahead: Chicago Bears rolling with QB Mitchell Trubisky against Lions in Week 13
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions head to Chicago after quite the busy week to face the Bears in Week 13. The Bears have been limited by their offense, no surprise there, with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky losing his job to Nick Foles after three weeks. Foles is dealing with a hip injury, and Bears coach Matt Nagy said Trubiksy, a noted Lions killer, would start against the Lions in Week 13. Look forward to the challenge, and we’ll see what it looks like on Sunday.”With that said, let’s get to know the 2020 Chicago Bears a little better. See below for the five games from Patricia’s tenure:2020 -- Bears 27, Lions 232019 (Thanksgiving) -- Bears 24, Lions 202019 -- Bears 20, Lions 132018 (Thanksgiving) -- Bears 23, Lions 162018 -- Bears 24, Lions 22mlive.com
Will Lutz makes field goal in OT, Saints beat Bears 26-23
The Bears’ Cairo Santos made a 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force the extra period. He came through with his fourth field goal on a windy day, sending the Bears (5-3) to their second straight loss. “My gut, we’re on the field and I feel like we can kick a field goal at that distance without risking any ball-security issues,” Payton said. Marshon Lattimore then intercepted Nick Foles, leading to a tiebreaking field goal by Lutz. After the Saints went three-and-out, Chicago tied it with 13 seconds left on Santos’ field goal into the wind.
Foles beat Brady again as Bears squeeze by Tampa Bay 20-19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – Tom Brady fell to Nick Foles again and appeared to lose count of downs on his final play, and the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19 on Thursday night after Cairo Santos kicked a 38-year field goal with 1:17 remaining. The three-time MVP was seen screaming on the sideline late in the third quarter after an ugly drive for Tampa Bay. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, including a 25-yarder to give Tampa Bay a 19-17 lead with 4:49 remaining. Kyle Fuller then put a big hit on Ke'Shawn Vaughn as he caught a short pass, and Robert Quinn recovered the fumble, giving the Bears possession on the Tampa Bay 27.
Camp injuries, virus protocols had some NFL teams scrambling
I think theres a lot of teams in the league right now that are dealing with all kinds of injuries.He's right. Teams all over the league were sent scrambling during camp. Certainly not during training camp when players are going hard to make the roster as the start of the regular season rolls closer. It's the soft tissue injuries and those things that you are trying to prevent with the ramp-up period," Bitonio said. That will certainly be something to monitor as the regular season begins and teams deal with injuries and potential replacements.