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Stafford, Agnew lead Lions over Eagles 27-24

Sep. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, Jamal Agnew returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score and the Detroit Lions held on for a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Eagles had a chance after Malcolm Jenkins blocked Matt Prater's 46-yard field goal...

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...

Lions-Eagles Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (1-0-1) at PHILADELPHIA (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Eagles by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 1-1; Philadelphia 0-2 SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 16-15-2 LAST MEETING — Lions beat Eagles 24-23, Oct. 9, 2016 LAST WEEK — Lions beat Chargers 13-10; Eagles lost...

Lions cut Anderson, Johnson after adding Perkins, Driskel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released running back C.J. Anderson, quickly cutting ties with a player who helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl. Detroit made the relatively surprising move Tuesday night after adding running back Paul Perkins off waivers from the New York...

Chargers have no one to blame but themselves after loss

Sep. 16, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn is starting to pencil in at least one game a year where the Los Angeles Chargers fail to capitalize on opportunities and gift-wrap a victory to the opponent. The third-year coach is hoping Sunday's 13-10 loss at Detroit is the only time that happens this season. "For...

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...

Too many mistakes for short-handed Chargers in loss to Lions

Sep. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Philip Rivers rattled off a lengthy list of problems for the Los Angeles Chargers, trying to avoid using his team's health issues as an excuse. "Nothing we did out there today, from the fumbles, the interceptions, to the two touchdowns called back, to a couple third-and-shorts we didn't...

Lions and Chargers hope to learn how to maintain late leads

Sep. 12, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions got off to solid starts in their openers, building double-digit leads in the second half before blowing them and going to overtime. Los Angeles led Indianapolis by 15 points midway through the third quarter and salvaged a victory on Austin Ekeler's...

Chargers-Lions Preview Capsule

Sep. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) at DETROIT (0-0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chargers by 2 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Los Angeles 1-0; Detroit 0-1 SERIES RECORD — Chargers lead 7-4 LAST MEETING — Chargers beat Lions 33-28, Sept. 13, 2015 LAST WEEK — Chargers beat Colts...