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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...

Lions fans vent, but defense wilts in 42-30 loss to Vikings

Oct. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fans in Detroit booed the officials during the opening coin toss, then again when the game's first flag was thrown. That turned out to be a penalty on Minnesota, but by the end of the fourth quarter, the crowd had plenty of other reasons to be annoyed. The officials weren't the story of...

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...

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...

Lions, Packers set for division clash on Monday night

Oct. 12, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The stakes will be high on Monday night. The Packers and Lions enter Week 6 as the only two teams in the NFC North with one loss. A win in the primetime showdown at Lambeau Field will no doubt send a message to the rest of the division and the conference on which team is a serious...

Lions-Packers Preview Capsule

Oct. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (2-1-1) at GREEN BAY (4-1) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Packers by 5 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 3-1; Packers 4-1 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 100-72-7 LAST MEETING — Lions beat Packers 31-0, Dec. 30, 2018 LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Chiefs 34-30; Packers...