Latest Kerryon Johnson News

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...

Cowboys-Giants Preview Capsule

Oct. 31, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (4-3) at NY GIANTS (2-6) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 4-3; Giants 3-5 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 67-46-2 LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Giants 35-17, Sept. 8 LAST WEEK — Cowboys bye, beat Eagles 37-10 on Oct. 20; Giants...

Lions get much-needed win after week of upheaval

Oct. 28, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions wrapped up a turbulent week with an important victory — thanks to another sharp performance by Matthew Stafford. Stafford threw an ill-advised pass early on that was intercepted, but he played well the rest of the way, throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns in...

Stafford-led Lions beat Giants 31-26 and end 3-game skid

Oct. 27, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions were waiting for the right time and team to try a trick play they've worked on in practice recently. Early in the fourth quarter Sunday, the New York Giants proved to be the perfect opponent. Matthew Stafford threw a 41-yard flea flicker to Kenny Golladay to restore a...

Slumping Lions and Giants meet with 3-game losing streaks

Oct. 24, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have taken a lot of hits lately. Detroit (2-3-1) has dropped three straight games and its latest setback included running back Kerryon Johnson going down with a knee injury that put him on injured reserve. Days later, starting safety and team captain Quandre Diggs was...

Lions sign Paul Perkins after putting Kerryon Johnson on IR

Oct. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Paul Perkins, adding much-needed depth at the position. Detroit made the move Wednesday, a day after putting running back Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve with a knee injury. The Lions released Perkins last week after being awarded...

Seahawks acquire safety Quandre Diggs from Lions

Oct. 22, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks addressed depth concerns in the defensive backfield by acquiring Quandre Diggs from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. Seattle has major depth worries at safety after Bradley McDougald and Lano Hill missed Sunday's loss to...

Detroit's defensive front falling short of expectations

Oct. 21, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit's much-anticipated defensive front has looked flat so far this season. This was supposed to be a strength for the Lions, who added defensive linemen Trey Flowers and Mike Daniels in the offseason and traded for Damon Harrison last year. The results have been decidedly...

Former MVP Matt Ryan becomes latest QB to get hurt

Oct. 20, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

Matt Ryan became the latest star quarterback to go down in a rugged season for passers, injuring his right ankle when he was sacked by the Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald in the Atlanta Falcons' blowout loss on Sunday. The 2016 MVP had been his usual consistent self for the struggling Falcons, throwing for at...

Cousins has 4 TD passes as Vikings surge past Lions 42-30

Oct. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were so confident in Kirk Cousins they called for a deep pass, instead of a more conservative run, to seal a victory against the Detroit Lions. He validated the gutsy decision. Cousins connected with Stefon Diggs on a 66-yard pass from deep in his territory with...