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Eagles defensive coach Jim Schwartz set to face Lions again

Sep. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Schwartz struggled to remember any of his former players still on the Detroit Lions other than Matthew Stafford. Long snapper Don Muhlbach, punter Sam Martin and cornerback Darius Slay also remain from the teams Schwartz coached from 2009-2013. Schwartz, now a Super Bowl champion...

Mistakes and all, Lions unbeaten after beating Chargers

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia came to Detroit with a defensive background, so it will be no surprise if the Lions keep playing tight, low-scoring games. Turnovers can be particularly harmful in matchups like that, but Detroit got away with those mistakes in a win over the Chargers. Matthew...

Stafford overcomes mistakes to help Lions top Chargers 13-10

Sep. 15, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters. And, both players bounced back in the final minutes to lift Detroit to a 13-10 victory Sunday. Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway...

Newton's favorite opponent, the Bucs, visit Thursday night

Sep. 11, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

Cam Newton enjoys facing the Buccaneers. The only thing is, this might not be the same Panthers quarterback who has thrown for 29 touchdowns against Tampa Bay. Newton was so-so in the opening loss to the Rams, and his minus-2 yards rushing were a career low. He did go 25 for 38 for 239 yards, but had no...

Some wonder if Brown will blow up the Patriots, too

Sep. 10, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

As far as critics are concerned — along with fans of the Steelers, Raiders and even some Patriots backers — A.B. is TNT. Antonio Brown didn't play a down on opening weekend but grabbed the headlines nonetheless for forcing his way out of Oakland and landing with the defending champion Patriots eight...

Patricia says he trusts Stafford '1,000 percent' after tie

Sep. 9, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — There were many plays that caused the Detroit Lions to blow an 18-point late lead in Sunday's opener in Arizona. The instance getting the most attention, while being added to the long list of miserable Lions memories for the fan base, is a late timeout in the 27-27 tie against the...

Murray, Cardinals rally late, settle for 27-27 tie vs. Lions

Sep. 8, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle. The ball smacked the...

Kingsbury, Murray ready to debut Air Raid vs. Lions

Sep. 5, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ever since Arizona hired Kliff Kingsbury, there has been endless speculation about whether his version of the Air Raid offense would work against NFL defenses. The 40-year-old coach is eager to show it off — and maybe even learn a little more about it himself — when the...

Lions seeking better start after messing up 2018 opener

Sep. 2, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A better start is on everyone's mind in Detroit. The Lions open the season at Arizona, hoping to perform far better than they did last year when the New York Jets won big in Matt Patricia's debut as head coach. The roster and coaching staff have been tweaked in an effort to improve...

Patriots' Way has often been a bust elsewhere

Aug. 31, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — On a sweltering August morning early in training camp, Miami Dolphins first-year coach Brian Flores made a mistake. It was a mental lapse involving the defense, the sort of thing he rails against every day. And so Flores did what his players do as punishment in such situations, sprinting...