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6-4, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Derulo is performing at halftime of the Lions-Vikings game Thursday.

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Grading the quarterback play for the Lions

Matthew Stafford is as consistent as he has ever been and is one of the reasons the Lions are heading into their Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Vikings competing for a playoff berth.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news/bad news for Lions on injury report (there was no practice). Ezekiel Ansah would have been limited. Jamal Agnew would not have practiced.

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Lions roaring on road

The Lions defeated the Bears 27–24 on Sunday and now have road wins at Minnesota, Green Bay and Chicago. The only other season in which Detroit had road victories against the Vikings, Packers and Bears was 1961. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said nothing new on Lions cornerback Jamal Agnew.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell asked about how he prepares his team for Thanksgiving. Caldwell went another way with the answer.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

At least Sunday, the Lions appeared to move away from a defensive line rotation. All four starters played at least 70 percent of snaps. Depth has been a real issue (as has an actual pass rush or, the last two weeks, stopping the run).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions-Vikings game on Thanksgiving opening as a pick em according to Westgate Las Vegas.

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Stafford starting to succeed deep

Matthew Stafford went 7-of-12 for 169 yards and a score on attempts of 15-plus yards Sunday, continuing a recent trend. He's been far more successful on deep throws during Detroit's three-game win streak than he was earlier in the season.

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Stafford: 'Hell of a kick' from Prater (0:22)
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Stafford says Lions a 'confident group' (0:22)
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Caldwell proud of the fight in Lions (0:32)
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Lions win behind Stafford's two TDs (1:35)
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Prater lifts Lions past Bears (1:17)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Prater aimed just inside the left upright on his game-winning field goal. Another player told me that that kick was probably one of the more difficult ones for him to hit in his career.

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Prater nails go-ahead 52-yard FG (0:24)
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Barth shanks Bears' potential game-tying FG (0:28)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn greeted Martha Ford after Detroit's win over Chicago with hugs. So did Personnel exec Kyle O'Brien.

Team Stats

Passing Yards257.66th
Rushing Yards80.828th
Points For27.15th
Points Against23.419th