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2016 Schedule
8-4, 1st in NFC North
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16hJeff Legwold

Broncos claim RB Forsett, put RB Bibbs on IR

The Denver Broncos claimed running back Justin Forsett off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Monday and placed running back Kapri Bibbs on injured reserve.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

No Detroit Lions in the Top 5 in Pro Bowl fan voting at any position thus far -- that includes QB Matthew Stafford, P Sam Martin, K Matt Prater, returner Andre Roberts and ST players Johnson Bademosi and Don Carey.

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Barnwell: Lions' pass D is a fatal flaw

Despite a great performance against Drew Brees & Co. on Sunday, Detroit's pass defense has been downright awful this season. It's hard to see that ending well in the playoffs, Bill Barnwell writes. Contender kryptonite

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If the regular season ended today...

...the Lions would win the NFC North by two games for their first division title since 1989. They're just a half game out of the race for a first-round bye, but tough tests remain on their schedule. Playoff picture

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Tate on TD: 'Matt just gave me a shot'

On a key third down in the fourth quarter, Tate got free from the Saints' D and Matthew Stafford found him. "I couldn't believe how open I was when I caught it," Tate said. "...I just turned into a runner." Sights and sounds

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Other than Haloti Ngata, the Lions split defensive tackle reps pretty equally between A'Shawn Robinson, Khyri Thornton, Stefan Charles and Tyrunn Walker.

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Payton and Brees disappointed in team loss (0:39)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

With the win Sunday, Detroit clinched a better record this season than its 7-9 record last year.

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Stafford praises Lions' defense for 'incredible' performance (0:40)
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Lions defeat Saints in New Orleans (1:08)
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Lions' win over the Saints was big for team (0:57)
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Saints have been generous to Golden Tate

His 66-yard score today was the third touchdown of 65 yards or longer in his career. Two of those scores have come against the Saints. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Detroit Lions may not say it, but they needed a win like this -- without the requisite Matthew Stafford fourth-quarter comeback and trailing in the fourth quarter. Detroit had one of its best performances all year and put itself in position to be legitimate contenders in the NFC.

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Tavon Wilson makes juggling INT off Brees (0:28)
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Stafford says today was a 'total team win' (0:44)

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.115th
Rushing Yards81.229th
Points For22.818th

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