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Stafford sits as Lions lose 20-13 to Bears

Nov. 10, 2019 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — No pads for Matthew Stafford on this Sunday. No helmet, either. Dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and black pants, he watched from the sideline as the Detroit Lions lost again. This time, there was nothing he could do. Playing without its starting quarterback for the first time in almost a...

Trubisky, Bears hang on to beat Lions 20-13 as Stafford sits

Nov. 10, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears finally gave their frustrated fans something to celebrate. The defending NFC North champions got their offense in gear, snapped their four-game losing streak and let loose afterward. Trubisky tied a season high with three touchdown passes, and the...

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...

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...

Lions like quick turnaround to face Vikings after tough loss

Oct. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions are thankful they have a short week to prepare to play Minnesota in a possibly pivotal NFC North matchup. A quick turnaround gave the Lions less time to lament critical calls that didn't go their way on Monday night in a loss at Green Bay. "It's kind of a blessing in...

Patricia says Lions 'turning the page'

Oct. 15, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Patricia was diplomatic, pointing out the obvious: Yes, there were a handful of ways the Detroit Lions could have played better at Green Bay. Then Patricia was asked what he'd say to Detroit fans who are still fuming over some questionable calls that cost the Lions dearly toward the end...

Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Oct. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from...

Lions blow late lead in 23-22 loss to Packers

Oct. 15, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions had a chance to build a big lead in the first half. They had a chance to put it away in the second half. When they left the door open for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers took over. Detroit settled for five field goals by Matt Prater and...

Darnold throws 2 TDs in return, Jets edge Cowboys 24-22

Oct. 13, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold returned — and so did the New York Jets' hopes to turn around a season that was quickly unraveling without him. Darnold gave the Jets' struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to...

Drops, fumbles, sloppy play doom Eagles in loss

Sep. 22, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Arcega-Whiteside had his hands up and his eyes on the ball as the potential go-ahead touchdown pass came the rookie receiver's way. Catching it was the problem. Carson Wentz threaded the ball to Arcega-Whiteside, who failed to haul in the pass with a defender on him, one of a...