Latest Detroit Lions News

Mannings' "MNF" broadcast jumps 138%, averages 1.9 million

Sep. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Monday Night Football” presentation with Peyton and Eli Manning increased its viewership by 138% over last week's debut, becoming the most-watched alternate telecast in ESPN history. ESPN and Nielsen reported that the Mannings' freewheeling...

Lions searching for a defensive base after two weeks

Sep. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on Monday...

Packers' defense takes step forward, but concerns remain

Sep. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers know what they have on offense with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers leading a star-studded group that includes All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones. Defense remains much more of a question. ...

New coach, new QB, same early results for struggling Lions

Sep. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ new coach and quarterback are off to a start that resembles the team's previous regimes. Detroit brought in Dan Campbell to replace the fired Matt Patricia. When longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford wanted out, the Lions sent...

Packers dominate 2nd half, bounce back to beat Lions 35-17

Sep. 21, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he wears with a little black football containing some of the ashes of his late father. That was just about the only thing that went wrong for Jones and the Green Bay Packers...

Lions RB D'Andre Swift active for game against Packers

Sep. 20, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift will be available for his team's Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. Swift had been listed as questionable because of a groin injury, though he was a full participant in Saturday's practice....

Packers' defensive woes put focus on Barry before Lions game

Sep. 19, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry said at his introductory news conference that the adversity he encountered in two unsuccessful stints filling the same role in Detroit and Washington made him a better coach. It sure hasn't taken long for him to take a few...

Packers assistant Montgomery out due to COVID-19 protocols

Sep. 18, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery won’t be with the team for its Monday night home opener with the Detroit Lions due to COVID-19 protocols. The Packers announced Saturday that Montgomery won't attend the Monday night game....

Lions' Jamaal Williams ready for his return to Green Bay

Sep. 18, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams addresses the prospect of facing his former team with the candor and humor that made him such a popular figure throughout his four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Williams rushed for over 2,000 yards...

Seahawks-Titans heads Week 2 games with 2020 playoff teams

Sep. 18, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

Russell Wilson put off watching film for an extra hour to join Peyton and Eli Manning and provide commentary on the alternate “Monday Night Football” broadcast as the Ravens-Raiders thriller went to overtime. After carving up the Colts’ secondary in the opener,...