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Strong defensive effort carries to Lions to 1st win

Sep. 24, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A day after their first win of the season, the change in the mood of the previously winless Detroit Lions was evident. In one corner of the locker room, linebacker Marquis Flowers and running back LeGarrette Blount engaged in a heated debate over whether Kobe Bryant or LeBron James...

Vikings' Sendejo fined $53,482 by NFL for hit vs. Packers

Sep. 21, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Friday for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last weekend. Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after tackling Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter. The safety knocked...

Lions fought back, but now in an even deeper hole

Sep. 17, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions now face a different set of questions. After a blowout loss in Week 1 raised concerns about the team's tenacity and commitment level, the Lions rallied gamely Sunday at San Francisco. But a late penalty left Detroit a few points short in a 30-27 loss . The Lions certainly...

49ers have little to celebrate after 30-27 win over Lions

Sep. 17, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman wasn't in a celebratory mood after his first win with the San Francisco 49ers. That's what allowing two fourth-quarter touchdowns and needing a favorable call by the officials just to avoid blowing a 17-point lead will do. "A win's a win but it feels like a loss,"...

Lions lose 2nd straight under Patricia, 30-27 to 49ers

Sep. 16, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A blowout loss at home followed by a spirited comeback attempt by Matthew Stafford that fell just short. Matt Patricia's coaching tenure in Detroit hasn't gotten off to an impressive start and things look only to get tougher for the Lions following a 30-27 loss to the San...

49ers hang on to beat Lions 30-27

Sep. 16, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Another miscommunication almost led to another game-altering interception for Jimmy Garoppolo. Only this time, the San Francisco 49ers got bailed out by a flag and held on to beat the Detroit Lions. Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes and caught a break when a defensive holding...

Garoppolo faces old friend Patricia when 49ers host Lions

Sep. 13, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Patricia got an early taste of what Jimmy Garoppolo was capable of doing as an NFL quarterback. As soon as Garoppolo was drafted in the second round by New England in 2014, he got the chance to match wits with Patricia almost every day in practice as Tom Brady's backup,...

Darnold sharp, but Jets' rout of Lions a total team effort

Sep. 11, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold showed he could recover from a careless mistake — a promising trait for any rookie quarterback. What the New York Jets displayed on defense and special teams may have been even more encouraging for Darnold and his teammates. Darnold threw an interception on the very first...

Abdullah inactive for Lions; Jets without Maye, Kearse

Sep. 10, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lions running back Ameer Abdullah is inactive for Detroit's game Monday night against the New York Jets. The Jets are without safety Marcus Maye (foot) and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), both of whom had been doubtful. New York linebacker Josh Martin was ruled out previously...

Jets-Lions Capsule

Sep. 6, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK JETS (0-0) at DETROIT (0-0) Monday, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Lions by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 9-6-1, Detroit 8-7-1 SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 7-6 LAST MEETING - Lions beat Jets 24-17, Sept. 28, 2014. AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 32, Lions No. 19 JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (19),...