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Detroit Lions hit rock bottom, but it’s not time to quit

With the new season already seeming like a doomed experiment, the Detroit Lions look to build on any glimpses of hope. Sunday’s near-miracle at least had that. With about ten minutes left in Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers in Week Two, I was mentally preparing for this recap to […] Detroit Lions hit rock bottom, but it’s not time to quit - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Lions submitting holding call to NFL for review

The Lions are submitting a holding call that nullified an interception to the NFL for review.

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Lions need to fix run defense, and they know it

The Lions are last in the league in rushing defense and have surrendered a 60-plus yard touchdown run in each of their losses.

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Matthew Stafford needs to rediscover his deep-ball accuracy

Matthew Stafford's inaccuracy on deep balls against the Niners kept the Lions from possibly evening their record at 1-1.

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Lions DB Diggs rips fourth-quarter holding call

Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs says a holding call against him that negated a potentially game-changing interception was "awful" because it wasn't holding and it was away from the ball. "I don't feel like you make that call at the end," Diggs said.

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LeGarrette Blount ejected for laying out 49ers defender over Matthew Stafford hit

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount was ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.San Francisco’s Elijah Lee had knocked Matthew Stafford out of bounds close to the sideline. The referees correctly determined that Stafford was in bounds when Lee hit him, but Blount disagreed and knocked Lee to the ground. For most players, we could chalk his up to getting caught up in the emotion of the game. But Blount has an unfortunate history. This dates...

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Watch: Rookie RB Matt Breida shreds Lions defense on first career TD

49ers rookie running back Matt Breida had his coming out party in Sunday’s game against the Lions, as he came up huge for the offense.Breida figures to play a big role for the team going forward, given that Jerick McKinnon has been sidelined for the season with a knee injury.The rookie running back was given his chance to win the starting running back job in Sunday’s game, and it’s likely that he did exactly that.Breida made the Lions pay on one particular play late in the third...

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Lions CB Slay ruled out after suffering concussion

Detroit Lions All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay left Sunday's game against San Francisco with a concussion and was ruled out.

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Detroit Lions vs San Francisco 49ers Staff Picks

The Detroit Lions look to bounce back in Week 2 after just about the worst start last week in a 48-17 loss at home to the Jets. The offense was dreadful, the defense was even worse and there honestly wasn’t much good to take away from the team’s first game. Matthew Stafford will try to balance out his touchdown to interception ratio (1:4) as the Lions take on Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Fransisco 49ers. The game will be broadcast on FOX at 4:05 PM ET this Sunday. Nathan McDaniel (0-1 on...

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Will the Detroit Lions bounce back after a dreadful Week 1 performance?

Week 2 of the NFL season has the Detroit Lions squaring up against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. Last week, on national television, the Lions had a favorable matchup against the New York Jets that saw the Jets drag Matthew Stafford and company up and down Ford Field, 48-17. So badly that fans and the internet are asking a governor candidate to fix the Lions and not the roads (but please also fix the roads in Michigan, they are very bad). This week, the Lions are on the road...

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When is it time to start worrying about Jim Bob Cooter's offense?

The Lions showed little against the Jets. Is it the offense or defense that's to blame for the blowout?

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Lions minus Lang, potentially 2 others vs. Niners

The Lions won't have T.J. Lang (back) on Sunday in San Francisco, and Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) and LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) could join him on the sideline.

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Lions' Eli Harold has endured far more than backlash

Dealing with the hate mail generated by kneeling with Colin Kaepernick is only a small part of what new Lions LB Eli Harold has lived through.

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0-for-7: Which new NFL coach will break through in Week 2?

Seven new coaches are looking for a win this week. Who has the best chance to make it happen?

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Detroit Lions: Week 2 Fantasy Football News

With Week 1 in the books, the Detroit Lions are hoping to move on from a horrific first game. However, I’m going to restrain sharing my thoughts on the game and solely focus on the Week 2 fantasy projections for Detroit’s players. Who to Start Despite his four-interception game, I still have Matthew Stafford starting in my lineup. However, this depends on how large your league is and who is in your lineup. If Stafford is your backup quarterback, don’t start him. But if he is your...

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Why next game is critical for Matt Patricia, Lions

The Lions aren't looking at just a possible 0-2 start; another outing like the opener could portend an ugly start to the Matt Patricia era.

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Report: Ezekiel Ansah 'hopeful' he can play Week 2

Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah left Monday night’s contest with a shoulder injury, but an MRI revealed the issue isn’t serious, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, who adds Ansah is “hopeful” he can play against the 49ers in Week 2. Losing Ansah for any amount of time would be devastating for the Lions, who don’t have much depth on the edge and ranked just 22nd in adjusted sack rate a season ago. Ansah, 29, was franchise-tagged this offseason and is now earning $17.143M for the 2018...

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Source: MRI on Lions DE Ansah encouraging

An MRI on Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah showed no serious injuries, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ansah is hopeful he'll be ready to face San Francisco on Sunday.

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Stafford ‘OK’ following Week 1 scare

Matthew Stafford didn’t have the best of times against the Jets on Monday. But despite all the punishment he took, he’s ready for Week 2. He’s ready for the San Francisco 49ers.“I’m doing OK,” he said according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I’m feeling healthy and good to go.”Monday night, Stafford went on to complete just 58.7% of his passes (27-of-46) for 286 yards and a touchdown. But he also threw four interceptions — one for a touchdown — as the Jets...

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Patricia downplays Jets talk day after blowout

First-year coach Matt Patricia also said effort by his team was not a problem in a 48-17 season-opening loss to the Jets on Monday night.

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