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1-1, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions clearly missing Ameer Abdullah. Theo Riddick with five carries for minus-10 yards on Detroit's first drive. Every time they handed the ball off, it either gained nothing or sent the Lions backward.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Excellent read for Aaron Rodgers on the TD pass to WR Davante Adams. Quick slant route vs. man-coverage. Adams created space off the release. Great footwork. 7-0 Packers over the Lions in the first quarter.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

To help with LB issues, the Lions have been playing with one LB at points on the first series, Tahir Whitehead. They supplemented with Tavon Wilson lining up in a traditional LB spot as well as other players.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

In pregame drills, Thurston Armbrister working with Kyle Van Noy and Tahir Whitehead as starting linebackers for Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerry Hyder going through warmups with the No. 1 DL here early for Lions. He's likely to replace Ezekiel Ansah at DE. His remarkable story from roster bubble to possible starter in three weeks.

ESPN Stats & Info

Expect the Packers to rebound at home

The Packers lost to the Lions at home last season for the first time in 24 years. Michael Rothstein and Rob Demovsky both predict Aaron Rodgers will get the offense rolling at Lambeau Field. ESPN's FPI gives the Packers an overwhelming chance to win. Week 3 predictions (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions once again decline to announce lineup changes. But figure you'll see a lot of Kerry Hyder & Wallace Gilberry for Ezekiel Ansah; Kyle Van Noy for DeAndre Levy.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Daniels from the Packers is your program cover athlete today for Lions-Packers. He is going to need to be disruptive in the middle for Green Bay.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: DE Ezekiel Ansah, LB DeAndre Levy, LB Antwione Williams, CB Adairius Barnes, OL Joe Dahl, OL Cornelius Lucas, TE Orson Charles.

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6hAdam Schefter

Source: Ansah (high ankle sprain) out next week

Ezekiel Ansah, the Lions' most important defensive player, is battling a high ankle sprain that is expected to sideline him for their next two games.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed LB Zaviar Gooden from the practice squad and cut WR Aaron Dobson, who was signed earlier this week. The Lions now have four healthy linebackers.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy, Adairius Barnes and Antwione Williams all downgraded to OUT for Lions on Sunday.

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Slay shadows often on perimeter

Darius Slay didn't shadow through Week 7 last season, but took on a much bigger role when Rashean Mathis went down, and was out for the remainder of the season. From there, Slay shadowed some big names, and the trend has continued in 2016, Shadow report (Insider)

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2dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Ansah (ankle) won't play vs. Packers

Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who injured his ankle in last week's loss to the Titans, will miss Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, and it's uncertain how long he'll be out.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions final injury report for the week: Ezekiel Ansah out; DeAndre Levy doubtful. Larry Warford didn't practice Friday with an illness.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah out for Sunday for Lions.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy, Ezekiel Ansah, Antwione Williams and Larry Warford not working out during open portion of practice Friday. Williams was working off on the side again. The available linebackers, though, were getting a bunch of work on the blocking sled.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick, Tahir Whitehead and Matt Prater are Lions captains this week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell declines to update DeAndre Levy and Ezekiel Ansah health statuses.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards285.07th
Rushing Yards126.59th
Points For26.013th
Points Against25.5Tied-22nd

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