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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Jan. 10, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn't just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs off the field after the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Packers won 23-10. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

A lot has changed for Packers, Lions since first meeting

Dec. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EST

There was actually a point this season when the Detroit Lions looked like real threats in the NFC North. On Oct. 14, the Lions led 22-13 in the fourth quarter at Green Bay. A victory would have improved Detroit's record to 3-1-1, but some questionable calls and a last-second field goal lifted the Packers to a...

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33) runs as Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) pursues during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Patricia believes Lions have something to play for in finale

Dec. 23, 2019 4:25 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Don’t tell Matt Patricia his Lions have nothing to play for this week. “I’d like to think that we’re playing for something every game,” Patricia said. “That’s my mindset. We’re trying to play to go win. Doesn’t matter...

Bears place LB Trevathan on IR with elbow injury

Dec. 18, 2019 1:59 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve Wednesday because of a left elbow injury. Trevathan has not played since Nov. 10, when his arm bent awkwardly as he tried to sack Jeff Driskel in a win over Detroit. The team leader at the time with 50...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) crosses into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Lions lose 7th straight amid dreary home atmosphere

Dec. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — There were a fair number of empty seats at Ford Field, and at times, the crowd's silence made the place seem emptier than it was. For most of the first half, the Detroit Lions' performance fit the scene. The Lions staggered to their seventh consecutive loss Sunday, falling 38-17 to the Tampa...

Lions put Davis and Dahl on injured reserve

Dec. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions put two more players on injured reserve, adding linebacker Jarrad Davis and guard Joe Dahl. The Lions also announced Saturday that they have signed running back Wes Hills and tackle Dan Skipper to the active roster from the practice squad. Davis and Dahl had...

Lions rule out Davis and Wagner for Sunday

Dec. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out linebacker Jarrad Davis and tackle Rick Wagner for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Quarterback Matthew Stafford also remains out after missing the past five games with back and hip problems. Davis has back and knee issues, and Wagner has a knee...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11), defended by Dallas Cowboys defensive back Darian Thompson (23), catches an 11-yard pass for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Lions put WR Marvin Jones on IR with ankle injury

Dec. 10, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve with an ankle injury. The team announced the move Tuesday. The Lions also signed defensive tackle Frank Herron to their active roster from the Miami Dolphins' practice squad. Detroit has lost six straight...

Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough (10) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

After strong Blough debut, Vikes say 'whoa' in win vs. Lions

Dec. 8, 2019 7:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first three plays for David Blough and the Detroit Lions on Sunday were an ominous sign. The rookie quarterback's first two passes were deflected at the line of scrimmage. Then he was sacked for a 6-yard loss. The Minnesota Vikings made sure there would be no repeat of...

This photo shows Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough's special shoes that honors Tyler Trent, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Allen Park, Mich. Blough, now a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, showed off a special shoe with Trent's likeness on it. Trent was the inspirational Purdue fan who died of bone cancer at age 20 on Jan. 1. Blough, who played at Purdue, said he's planning to wear the shoes in Detroit's game at Minnesota this weekend. (AP Photo/Noah Trister)

Lions QB Blough to honor Tyler Trent with special shoes

Dec. 4, 2019 7:06 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — David Blough is ready to honor Tyler Trent with his shoes. Blough, now a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, showed off a special shoe Wednesday with Trent's likeness on it. Trent was the inspirational Purdue fan who died of bone cancer at age 20 on Jan. 1. Blough, who played at...