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Lions-Redskins Preview Capsule

Nov. 21, 2019 2:03 PM EST

DETROIT (3-6-1) at WASHINGTON (1-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Lions by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 4-6, Redskins 3-7 SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 30-14 LAST MEETING — Lions beat Redskins 20-17, Oct. 23, 2016 LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Cowboys 35-27; Redskins...

‘Nobody cares anymore:’ Lions-Redskins could be peak apathy

Nov. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tom Brady thought it was ridiculous how many opposing fans there were at the Washington Redskins’ home stadium. Sam Darnold said his road game at Washington almost felt like a home game. The Redskins haven’t had much of a home-field advantage this season, with an infusion...

Cowboys-Patriots Preview Capsule

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EST

DALLAS (6-4) at NEW ENGLAND (9-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Patriots by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 6-4; Patriots 7-3 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 7-5 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Cowboys 30-6, Oct. 11, 2015 LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Lions 35-27; Patriots beat...

Lions activate DE Austin Bryant and put FB Nick Bawden on IR

Nov. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have activated rookie defensive end Austin Bryant and put fullback Nick Bawden on injured reserve. Detroit made the moves Wednesday while preparing to play the Washington Redskins. Bryant has not played this season because of a torn pectoral muscle. He had been on...

Stafford hurt, but defense is what’s letting Lions down

Nov. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As hard as this is to believe, Matthew Stafford’s injury may not be Detroit’s biggest problem. The veteran quarterback missed a second straight game last weekend with back and hip problems, but unless he could have played defense, Stafford might not have been able to...

Schedule gets serious now for NFC East-leading Cowboys

Nov. 18, 2019 6:33 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are alone in first place in the NFC East again after another strong showing from the quarterback who’s having a breakthrough season three years after he was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Now they get to play the team that helped...

Redskins defense struggling is big reason for 1-9 record

Nov. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Sure, the Washington Redskins weren’t picked to make the playoffs or even contend this season. Yet a defense with safety Landon Collins, cornerback Josh Norman, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne...

Driskel, Lions put up points, but defense was weak link

Nov. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions tried to upset Dallas with Jeff Driskel throwing passes and Bo Scarbrough carrying the ball. Not exactly what this team planned at the beginning of the season. Driskel threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Scarbrough scored in his NFL debut, but despite a decent day...

Cowboys get huge day from Prescott, beat Lions 35-27

Nov. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dak Prescott and the assortment of playmakers surrounding him are getting praise for giving the Dallas Cowboys the NFL’s top-ranked offense. Give the big guys up front their due, too. Prescott took advantage of a comfortable pocket as he threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns,...

Lions sign Scarbrough to active roster, release Perkins

Nov. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Bo Scarbrough to the active roster from the practice squad and released running back Paul Perkins. The team also announced Saturday that it has signed punter Matt Wile to the practice squad. Scarbrough joined the Lions last week after spending time...