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1-1, 2nd in NFC North

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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Titans' players high-five a young Lions fan (0:27)
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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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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.

ESPN Stats & Info

Expect Pack 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 to get the offense rolling at Lambeau Field. ESPN's FPI gives the Packers an overwhelming chance to win. Week 3 predictions (Insider)

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Is Matthew Stafford a good option against the Packers? (0:49)
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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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How to bet Detroit-Green Bay

Where does the betting value lie in the Detroit-Green Bay Week 3 matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice.

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Who will the Lions and Chargers turn to at running back? (1:32)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Adam Caplan, Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is heading for a second opinion on his injured ankle. Ansah has not practiced Wednesday or Thursday for Detroit. He hurt the ankle on the third play from scrimmage Sunday against the Titans.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Taylor a surprise no practice on the Lions injury report with an ankle injury. If he can't play, the Lions would likely start Kerry Hyder and Wallace Gilberry at DE. The defensive injuries continue to mount.

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League insiders like Packers over Lions

All three evaluators polled by Mike Sando sided with the home team in this one, with Detroit's rash of injuries to key players being a primary reason. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy, Ezekiel Ansah and Antwione Williams all not at open portion of practice for the Lions on Thursday. Kyle Van Noy, Tyrunn Walker, Wallace Gilberry, Eric Ebron and Riley Reiff were all back. And Williams eventually came out, sans helmet, and jogged on the side.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said you have to do what suits your defense when it comes to defending Aaron Rodgers. Minnesota blitzed him a lot.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said last year's win at Green Bay "meant a lot to me." Said it started everything for their successful second half of last season.

Team Stats

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

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