Detroit Lions storm back from 14-point deficit against Bears for second consecutive victory
The Detroit Lions stormed back from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Chicago Bears 31-30 for their second win in a row while snapping a 13-game road losing streak under head coach Dan Campbell.
Which Super Bowl LV team are you rooting for?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. (Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)Super Bowl LV Sunday is finally here, and though the Detroit Lions are (obviously) not participating, we’re sure our readers still have a favorite team picked for the win. Which team are you rooting for in the 55th Super Bowl this Sunday? Take the poll and let us know!
Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over Lions
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Kirk Cousins danced in the end zone after running for a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Vikings went on to celebrate the end of a disappointing season with a 37-35 win over the lowly Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Vikings (7-9) failed for the fourth time in a decade to make two straight trips to the playoffs. The Lions (5-11) lost their last four games eight of 10 after going into November with a .500 record under former coach Matt Patricia. In a matchup without postseason implications, the Vikings and Lions combined to play a closely contested game with a lot of highlights and lowlights. Alexander Mattison ran for 16 yards to convert a fourth-and-1 from the Lions 25 with 2:28 left, allowing the Vikings to run out the clock to seal the win.
Minnesota Vikings defeat Detroit Lions at Ford Field
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against Anthony Zettel #69 of the Detroit Lions and Tahir Whitehead #59 for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on November 23, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Detroit Lions lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Ford Field in their last game of the season. Highlights: Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over LionsBefore the gameThis season will end like so many others for Matthew Stafford: His Detroit Lions have a losing record and won’t be in the postseason. What’s different now is that there are real questions about Stafford’s future with the Lions. “All I’m thinking about is the Vikings and trying to get myself healthy.
Lions activate Shelton, release Herron prior to finale
Detroit Lions head coach Darrell Bevell carries a game ball as he leaves the field following a 34-30 win over the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Detroit Lions staff member tests positive for COVID
DETROIT – A Detroit Lions staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Friday. The Lions' communications department issued a statement Friday evening saying that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and the club is taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. “Our club was notified today that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes just after Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was placed on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. Coronavirus cases are continuing to rise throughout the state of Michigan and the U.S.On Thursday, Michigan reported its single-highest increase in COVID-19 cases -- 5,170.
Lions snap 11-game losing streak, beat Cardinals 26-23
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Matt Prater made a 39-yard field goal as time expired, Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and the Detroit Lions snapped an 11-game losing streak dating to last season by beating the Arizona Cardinals 26-23 on Sunday. Stafford calmly led the Lions downfield, Prater connected on his fourth field goal of the afternoon and the Lions finally got to celebrate a victory. Arizona's Kyler Murray threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score, but he also had three interceptions. Six plays later, the Lions took a 10-7 lead when Stafford hit Jesse James for a 5-yard score. The 35-year-old Peterson, who is in his 14th NFL season, played six games for the Cardinals in 2017.