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Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) celebrating a touchdown during a NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 34-16 (Detroit Lions via AP).

Lions held a lead and looked sharp on defense

Oct. 19, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Forgive Detroit fans if they rolled their eyes after the Lions took an early 14-3 lead against Jacksonville. On too many occasions lately, those double-digit advantages have slipped away. Not this time. The Lions looked recharged after their open date, and on Sunday they did exactly what...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

Oct. 18, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:35 p.m. For Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, it was just like old times in a new uniform. Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 38-10 win over the previously undefeated Green Bay...

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) leaps over Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack (44) and defensive tackle Taven Bryan (90) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Stafford, Swift, Lions protect big lead, pound Jaguars 34-16

Oct. 18, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elusive touchdown pass, a breakout performance, a defensive rebound and a reprieve for the head coach. This was a victory the Detroit Lions probably needed more than they would admit. It might even serve as a turning point for the season. Rookie D’Andre Swift ran for a...

Lions activate Dahl from IR, release Jones

Oct. 17, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions activated guard Joe Dahl from injured reserve and signed quarterback David Blough from the practice squad to the active roster. The Lions announced the moves Saturday, a day before Detroit's game at Jacksonville. The Lions also elevated tight end Isaac Nauta from the...

Lions rule out Trufant for Sunday, put Bryant on IR

Oct. 16, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out cornerback Desmond Trufant for Sunday's game at Jacksonville and have put tight end Hunter Bryant on injured reserve. Trufant is out with a hamstring injury. Bryant has dealt with hamstring and concussion issues. The Lions, who are coming off their open date,...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase works the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

On Football: Flames under coaching hot seats intensify

Oct. 16, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Bill O'Brien went first. Dan Quinn was next. There will be others. The firing line for NFL head coaches is heavily populated. O'Brien, who also was Texans general manager, lasted four games, all defeats. Quinn got one more week in Atlanta — and one more loss — before being canned. Who's next? And,...

Arizona Cardinals fans cheer outside State Farm Stadium as teams arrive prior to an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona to allow 1,200 fans for Seahawks-Cardinals game

Oct. 16, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

The Arizona Department of Health Services is permitting the NFL’s Cardinals to host a crowd of up to 1,200 people for the team’s next home game against the Seahawks on Oct. 25. The Cardinals had approximately 750 people in the stands for their game against the Lions on Sept. 27. That group was...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark (17) makes a catch for a touchdown in front of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson (22) in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Jaguars could be without WR Chark for 2nd time in 4 games

Oct. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without Pro Bowl receiver DJ Chark against Detroit on Sunday. Coach Doug Marrone listed Chark as questionable for the game. If he can't go, Chark would be sidelined for the second time in four weeks. Chark missed a Week 3 game against Miami with a...

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray rushes for a 6-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Porous D abounds: Lions-Jaguars could be high-scoring affair

Oct. 15, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Take the over. Detroit and Jacksonville have two of the NFL’s worst defenses, unable to stop anyone, anywhere, any week. The Lions (1-3) rank last in the league in rushing yards allowed, giving up more than 170 yards a game. The Jaguars (1-4) are near the bottom of every...

Lions, Jaguars look to exploit each other's defensive holes

Oct. 15, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (1-3) at JACKSONVILLE (1-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE – Lions by 2 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Lions 1-3; Jaguars 2-3 SERIES RECORD – Tied 3-3 LAST MEETING – Lions beat Jaguars 26-19 on Nov. 20, 2016, in Detroit LAST WEEK – Lions had bye, lost to Saints 35-29 Oct....