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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...

Lions' season so far defined by missed opportunities

Nov. 4, 2019 7:27 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions' loss at Oakland was a microcosm of their season so far. A huge missed opportunity. On a day when the other three teams in their division all lost, the Lions couldn't take advantage, falling 31-24 to the Raiders. Matthew Stafford had another big day statistically, throwing...

Raiders get late TD pass, defensive stop to beat Lions 31-24

Nov. 3, 2019 8:37 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr and the Raiders gave their football-starved fans quite a show in their first game back in Oakland in seven weeks. Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Hunter Renfrow with 2:04 remaining and Karl Joseph broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 3 seconds left...

Raiders happy to return home from game against Lions

Oct. 31, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have taken nine long flights, traveled about 20,000 miles and overhauled the bottom portion of their roster since last playing a game at the Oakland Coliseum. Having survived the nearly seven-week odyssey by winning two of five games to remain in the thick of the AFC...

Broncos' Noah Fant experiencing usual growing pains in NFL

Oct. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — With every catch and every dropped pass, Noah Fant is living up to expectations. Tight ends, even first-rounders such as Fant, typically struggle as rookies to adjust to press coverage and digest playbooks, game plans and line calls in the NFL that are much knottier than the ones...

Vikings-Lions Preview Capsule

Oct. 17, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

MINNESOTA (4-2) at DETROIT (2-2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Pick 'em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Vikings 4-2; Lions 4-1 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 74-39-2 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Lions 27-9, Dec. 22, 2018 LAST WEEK — Vikings beat Eagles 38-10; Lions lost to Packers...

Lions fell short, but can take plenty of positives from loss

Sep. 30, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The first loss of the season for the Detroit Lions may have actually given them more legitimacy as playoff contenders. The Lions battled the Kansas City Chiefs all the way to the final minute Sunday before finally losing 34-30. Along the way, Detroit made some colossal blunders,...

Trubisky injures left shoulder, Allen suffers concussion

Sep. 29, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

Only four weeks into the regular season and it's already been a rough time health-wise for several NFL starting quarterbacks. The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The Saints' Drew Brees is out several weeks with a thumb injury. The Panthers' Cam Newton has a foot injury,...

Chiefs score late, stay undefeated with 34-30 win over Lions

Sep. 29, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Mahomes made more plays than usual with his legs because the Detroit Lions set up their defense to limit what the superstar quarterback could do with his arm. Mahomes converted a fourth down with a run to extend a game-winning drive that ended with Darrel Williams' 1-yard touchdown...

The Latest: Bucs race out to big early lead vs. Rams

Sep. 29, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT): 5:15 p.m. Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay defense are both off to strong starts against the Los Angeles Rams. The Buccaneers scored the first 21 points against the defending NFC champions with help from two interceptions against Jared Goff and two TD passes by Winston,...