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2018 Schedule
5-8, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Five Lions out for Sunday

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Still no Kerryon Johnson, Bruce Ellington, Da'Shawn Hand, Rick Wagner and Charles Washington at open portion of Lions practice Friday. Could mean more Brandon Powell on offense for Detroit on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia says Matthew Stafford, like a lot of players, is a little bit beat up at this time of year. Said he leaves it up to the medical staff for him and that it is about body maintenance to prevent small things from becoming big things. Patricia, when asked if the back has led to having to change things the past couple of weeks for the Lions, said that might be reading too much into it and that a lot of things factor into what the Lions do during a game.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford had to postpone his regularly-scheduled Thursday media availability until Friday because he was undergoing treatment. Stafford has been dealing with a back injury the past two weeks. He usually does the availability either in the locker room or at the podium during the 45-minute Thursday window or very soon after. Something to keep an eye on as we head to the weekend. He was officially listed as questionable last week.

Bruschi picking Lions for second straight week (0:59)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Same practice report for Lions as yesterday. Not looking good for Kerryon Johnson on Sunday. We'll see tomorrow.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eleven players on the Lions injury report, including Matthew Stafford (back) being limited:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said Brian Daboll, now the Bills' OC, was one of the guys who helped bring him in to the Patriots from Syracuse when they were looking to hire someone. Said they've "been intertwined" throughout Patricia's entire NFL career. Patricia said they played against each other in college -- Daboll went to Rochester, Patricia RPI -- but didn't know each other well until their days in New England.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It was by no means pretty and it was every bit of the struggle -- especially offensively -- that the score looked like. But the Detroit Lions, losers of five of their last six games entering Sunday against Arizona, won a game, beating the Cardinals, 17-3. Even that has its ups-and-downs. While it keeps alive the Lions' very, very small chances of a playoff berth, it also hurts their chances of landing a Top 5 pick in the 2019 draft.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The first half of Sunday's Lions-Cardinals game had as much excitement as you would expect with two teams having a combined 7-17 record. It featured a combined eight punts and four Lions players that went to the locker room with injury. Neither team looked particularly good, but the best player on the field was Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis, who has five tackles and a sack. Frankly it's a slog of a game on both sides, but there's room for Detroit to improve.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions injuries in the first half today: Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) OUT DaShawn Hand (knee) OUT Rick Wagner (evaluation for concussion) UNKNOWN Nick Bellore (ankle) Questionable Darius Slay and Tavon Wilson both suffered injuries but returned.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: RB Kerryon Johnson (knee), LB Devon Kennard (hip), WR Brandon Powell, CB Teez Tabor, LB Trevor Bates, DE Kerry Hyder, OL Andrew Donnal

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerryon Johnson OUT again for the Lions on Sunday. Matthew Stafford (back), Darius Slay (ankle), Devon Kennard (hip) among the questionable.

Woodson: Expect Cardinals to play hard vs. Lions (0:54)

Team Stats

Passing Yards227.6
Rushing Yards103.0
Points For20.8
Points Against24.5