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FILE- In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Detroit Lions are hosting the Indianapolis Colts hoping to win three straight games for the first time in three seasons under coach Matt Patricia. The Colts are aiming to improve to 3-0 coming off bye weeks with coach Frank Reich. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

Surging Lions face a tougher test against rested Colts

Oct. 29, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have changed the conversation about their team by beating bad teams, the one-win Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars. “We've just got to keep doing what we do and get this city and this team and this organization what they want, which is wins,” Lions...

Lions release LB Elijah Lee to clear up roster spot

Oct. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Elijah Lee to clear up a roster spot. Detroit made the move Thursday, possibly to make room for cornerback Justin Coleman to return from injured reserve. Lee played on special teams in four games this season. He signed with the Lions in...

Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The pit crew for NASCAR driver William Byron has been benched because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19. The regular Hendrick Motorsports crew for the No. 24 did not participate in Wednesday night’s race at Texas...

Philadelphia Eagles safety Jalen Mills, left, warms up with cornerback Darius Slay, right, during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

Darius Slay quickly learned Cowboys-Eagles rivalry is bitter

Oct. 29, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darius Slay learned quickly how much Eagles fans dislike Dallas long before he walked into the locker room this week and heard teammates say: “It’s Cowboys Week.” “I understand how big it is,” Slay said. “It’s like Super Bowl or die....

Lions face Colts, going for Patricia's 1st 3-game win streak

Oct. 29, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (4-2) at DETROIT (3-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Colts by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Colts 3-3; Lions 3-3 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 21-19-2 LAST MEETING — Lions beat Colts 39-35 on Sept. 11, 2016, in Indianapolis LAST WEEK — Colts had bye, beat Bengals 31-27...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates after the team's win in an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Lions have acquired Griffen from the Cowboys for a conditional draft pick. The Cowboys announced the deal Tuesday night, Oct. 27.  (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Newly acquired DE Griffen can't join Lions until next week

Oct. 28, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia says newly acquired defensive end Everson Griffen will not be available to practice or play until next week due to NFL's COVID-19 protocols. The Lions acquired Griffen from the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional 2021 draft pick on Tuesday night. NFL...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates after the team's win in an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Lions have acquired Griffen from the Cowboys for a conditional draft pick. The Cowboys announced the deal Tuesday night, Oct. 27.  (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Lions acquire DE Griffen from Cowboys for conditional pick

Oct. 27, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired veteran defensive end Everson Griffen from the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional draft pick to strengthen one of the team's weaknesses. The Cowboys announced the deal Tuesday night, adding the selection from Detroit could be as high as a fifth-round...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) works in the pocket under pressure by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (97) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Lions lean on calm, cool, collected Stafford to top Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had the ball and Matt Prater knew it was time to start kicking. Good call. Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley gave one of the NFL's best comeback quarterbacks a shot to lead the Detroit Lions to victory, and Stafford took advantage. Stafford stepped up in a...

Detroit Lions players point at the football held by Atlanta Falcons' Todd Gurley during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself.  He tried to fall down, but it was too late. Gurley landed on the goal line for a touchdown that, as it turned out, led to another stunning loss for the Atlanta Falcons. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Morris takes blame for unplanned TD in Falcons' latest loss

Oct. 26, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The image of Todd Gurley falling on the goal line as Detroit Lions defensive players celebrated, raising their arms to signal the touchdown, is the new low point of the Atlanta Falcons' crumbling season. Interim coach Raheem Morris tried to take the burden of that botched play off Gurley on...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...