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Read Matt Patricia's entire answer on why Lions practiced outdoors

Matt Patricia gave a 900-word, four-minute opening statement on why the Lions practiced outdoors on Thursday.

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Lions' Patricia defends call to practice outdoors

A day after Lions coach Matt Patricia held his team's practice outside in the cold and snow despite playing four straight games indoors or in Arizona, the first-year coach spent about four minutes and 900 words defending his decision to do so.

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Source: Lions' Jones getting 2nd opinion on knee

Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones is getting a second opinion on his injured right knee, a source told ESPN.

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Why is Matthew Stafford struggling? It's complicated

His raw stats might look familiar, but a deeper dive into the numbers shows that Matthew Stafford has not been himself this season.

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Lions practice outside, leaving players confused, Matt Patricia in shorts

The Detroit Lions are set to play three consecutive games at the climate-controlled Ford Field, beginning with Sunday’s showdown with the Carolina Panthers. So, Matt Patricia’s decision to have the team practice outside in the snow on Thursday a somewhat perplexing one. In fact, Lions players were left confused about the outdoors practice session. Patricia, meanwhile, appeared to be in his element, even rocking shorts in the snow. Lions cornerback Darius Slay called the conditions...

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Lions practice in snow, leave players asking why

The Lions, despite being a full month -- or four games -- away from playing a potential cold-weather game outdoors, practiced in those conditions Thursday -- amid steady snowfall.

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Ezekiel Ansah on his way to being healthy, and Lions need him

The Lions are bringing along defensive end Ezekiel Ansah slowly, but the defense needs him at full speed soon if he is to give them some needed help.

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Contract structure means Lions locked in with Stafford until at least 2020

Matthew Stafford hasn’t had a particularly productive campaign in 2018, and the Lions have struggled to a 3-6 record while ranking just 9th in offensive DVOA. But that doesn’t mean Detroit will have any interest — or opportunity — to move on from its veteran quarterback this offseason, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes. “You’ve got as much chance of getting rid of Matthew Stafford as the Baltimore Ravens did of Joe Flacco prior to next year, because there was...

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Lions’ T.J. Lang done for year

Lions guard T.J. Lang has been placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury, according to a team announcement. The move will end Lang’s season and may mark the end of his time in Detroit. Lang, 31, left the Packers in 2017 to sign with their divisional rival. At the time, the Packers were widely slammed for allowing Lang to get away, but they may have made the smart move in hindsight. Thanks to injuries, Lang missed three games last season and appeared in just six games this year. This...

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Lions place guard Lang on IR with neck injury

Lions guard T.J. Lang was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a neck injury.

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Pool jumping and drafting Lions: Actor Sam Richardson's Detroit fandom

Actor Sam Richardson grew up in Detroit, but he didn't really get into football or the Lions until he was living in enemy territory in Chicago.

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Lions OC doesn’t give Matthew Stafford a ringing endorsement

The Detroit Lions enter Week 11 with a 3-6 record and in last place in the ultra-competitive NFC North. It’s not the type of performance first-year head coach Matt Patricia had in mind. While struggles persist on both sides of the ball, the NFL’s fifth-highest paid quarterback has not led Detroit’s offense to much success. The Lions rank 20th in the NFL in points scored and Matthew Stafford has been sacked a ridiculous 16 times over the past two games. In talking about his quarterback,...

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Matt Patricia: No 'big divide' among Lions after three blowout losses

Despite three consecutive double-digit losses, first-year Lions coach Matt Patricia says the team is united and intent on executing better.

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Report: Marvin Jones avoids ACL injury, is day-to-day

The Detroit Lions, already short on quality at the wide receiver position, got some good news on Marvin Jones on Monday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones avoided a major ACL and PCL injury during Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. The 28-year-old receiver has 35 catches for 508 yards this season, with five of those receptions going for touchdowns. Jones was injured Sunday, though he tried to talk his way back into the game. Ultimately, this isn’t anywhere near as serious...

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Ex-Lion Barney sues restaurant for discrimination

Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service.

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NFL Week 10 superlatives

Where we look at the best (and worst) of NFL Week 9, all in one place. Best Game - Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles  While the Seahawks-Rams matchup was very entertaining once again, the Sunday action in Week 10 saved the best for last. The Cowboys and Eagles played a somewhat sleeper first half, but then things opened up in the third and fourth quarters. The two NFC East rivals combined to score 31 of their 47 points in the second half. However, it wasn’t all that much of a...

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With three straight losses, it's only getting worse for Lions

Detroit hasn't had a lead in almost 12 quarters and with a tough three-game stretch next, there's little reason to believe things will change soon.

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No 'clear answer' for how to really fix Lions' offense

Coming off their worst yardage output since 2010, the Lions are still wondering where their supposedly high-powered offense has gone.

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Matthew Stafford not responding to Rich Gannon’s criticism

Matthew Stafford was hit with some criticism from Rich Gannon this week, but he’s not wasting his time with a response. On CBS Sports Network’s “NFL Monday QB” this week, Gannon topped Stafford as overpaid and a “stat king.” “The guy is overpaid,” Gannon said. “He’s been one of the highest-paid quarterbacks over the last four or five years and he’s a stat king. He picks up a lot of yards and production in garbage time.” Gannon, a former league MVP turned analyst, said...

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Lions, Penn State trailblazer Triplett dies at 92

Wally Triplett, the first African-American player to start at Penn State who was drafted by the NFL's Lions in 1949, died at age 92 on Thursday.

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