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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...

Bears place TE Trey Burton on IR

Nov. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed tight end Trey Burton on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Burton has been dealing with a groin injury all season long. He hurt his calf during last weekend’s 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. Burton agreed to a $32 million, four-year...

Garrett’s helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Nov. 16, 2019 4:05 AM EST

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit...

Cowboys clicking on offense heading into matchup with Lions

Nov. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys ’ offense is having a great year — statistically at least. Dallas is leading the league in total yards for a fourth straight week and has a chance to close the season as the NFL’s top-ranked offense for the first time in 42 years. “It’s...

Cowboys-Lions Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

DALLAS (5-4) at DETROIT (3-5-1) 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 5-4, Lions 4-5 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-12 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 26, Lions 24, Sept. 30, 2018 LAST WEEK — Cowboys lost to Vikings 28-24, Lions lost to Bears 20-13...

Bears-Rams Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 11:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (4-5) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-4) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Rams by 8½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 3-6-0, Los Angeles Rams 6-3-0 SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 54-36-3 LAST MEETING — Bears beat Rams, 15-6, December 9, 2018 LAST WEEK — Bears beat Lions...

Injured Lions QB Matthew Stafford may miss another start

Nov. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start. Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and back injuries stopped his streak of 139 consecutive starts counting the playoffs. Stafford watched as quarterbacks Jeff...

Bears try to build momentum against Rams after beating Lions

Nov. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears took a big step toward the NFC North championship and their first playoff appearance since 2010 when they shut down Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams last year at Soldier Field. This time, they’re simply trying to build some momentum. The Bears come into...

Lions put Strong on IR, acquire Skipper via waivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Kevin Strong on injured reserve. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they were awarded tackle Dan Skipper via waivers from the Houston Texans. Skipper spent time with the Texans and New England Patriots earlier this season. He appeared...

Lions prepare for Stafford's uncertainty moving forward

Nov. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — While saying another 139-game start streak would be "a long one," Matthew Stafford hopes to get back on the field as quickly as possible. The Lions quarterback knew Saturday night that he would not start Sunday's game in Chicago but held out hope until the morning of that day he...