Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Matt Patricia offers long-winded explanation on why he had his Lions practice in the snow

Friday, November 16th, 2018

It has become an odd curiosity this week why the Lions practiced in the snow. Since Patricia’s first season — probably all the way back to shortly after he was hired — isn’t going well, every sarcastic and condescending comment from him or his staff will get scrutinized. Patricia offered an explanation and it checked in at 891 words, according to Kyle Meinke of the MLive Media Group.

Lions put TJ Lang on injured reserve with neck injury

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The Detroit Lions have allowed 16 sacks in the past two games - and this week isn't off to a good start either for the offensive line. The Lions put guard T.J. Lang on injured reserve with a neck injury Wednesday. Detroit signed cornerback Mike Ford to the active roster from the practice squad and signed safety David Jones to the practice squad.

Cody Parkey will kick at Soldier Field Wednesday night

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Cody Parkey will kick at Soldier Field Wednesday night originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.comCody Parkey downplayed the significance of going to practice kicking at Soldier Field Wednesday night, saying he's heading there to "check all my boxes"

PFF grades Mitchell Trubisky, Bryce Callahan as Bears’ best against Lions

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Everything seemed to click for Mitchell Trubisky against the Detroit Lions. Matt Nagy called it his best game of the season, even surpassing his breakout performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in Week 4. Pro Football Focus largely agreed with the Bears' head coach, as Trubisky was the offense's highest-graded starter in the game at 88.6 overall.

Jim Bob Cooter: Protecting Matthew Stafford better starts with me

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

After giving up 13 sacks in the first seven games of the season, things have gone off the rails in pass protection for the Lions the last two weeks. It’s also led to questions about whether the constant pressure has led to a drop in play for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford is on pace for career worsts on a variety of fronts, but offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter initially said that a perspective on how Stafford’s played is “sort of Detroit Lions information.” Cooter opened up a bit more on the topic of whether pressure was changing the quarterback’s play later in his media session.

There’s no easy fix for the Bears’ running woes, but does it matter?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Jordan Howard is the Bears' leading rusher, with 137 carries generating 460 yards - good for 3.4 yards per carry. The difference in those five years: The Bears, in total, averaged 15.5 points per game in those five seasons - about half what they're averaging in 2018.

NFL Week 11 Expert Best Bets: Panthers, Texans Face Underwhelming Competition on the Road

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Looking to put some money on Sunday's NFL games? The night wasn't devoid of silver linings for Carolina, as running back Christian McCaffrey continued his excellent second-year campaign with 77 yards on the ground, 61 more through the air and three total touchdowns. The Panthers are now third in the league with an average of 5.1 yards per carry as a team, thanks largely to McCaffrey and quarterback Cam Newton.

This Day in History: Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders sets career-high in rush yards

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders rushes for a career-high of 237 yards against the Buccaneers in 1994.

Patricia’s Lions reeling after 3rd straight loss

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Matt Patricia wants the Detroit Lions to stay the course. The Lions have lost three games in a row - all by double digits - and are mired in last place. Detroit fell behind 26-0 in the second quarter and eventually lost 34-22 at Chicago on Sunday.

Cody Parkey could possibly practice kicking at Soldier Field this week

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Matt Nagy Monday said it's possible beleaguered placekicker Cody Parkey could practice at Soldier Field this week after missing two PATs and two field goal attempts in Sunday's 34-22 win over the Detroit Lions. Nagy and Parkey both said after Sunday's game practicing at Soldier Field wasn't a plan and/or wouldn't be beneficial.