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8-4, 1st in NFC North
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Lions stay put in FPI rankings

Detroit's big win in New Orleans bumped its FPI rating up by more than a point, but big moves by other teams kept the Lions at No. 24 overall. That said, they moved up three spots on offense and four on defense. Full FPI rankings

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed RB Joique Bell and placed CB Quandre Diggs and DE Armonty Bryant on injured reserve. Detroit also put Brandon Pettigrew on the reserve-NFI list. That's in addition to the Asa Jackson signing.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are signing CB Asa Jackson off Baltimore's practice squad, as first reported by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The Lions were searching for a corner after Quandre Diggs was injured Sunday against New Orleans. Jackson played for Lions DC Teryl Austin in 2012 and 2013.

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Week 14 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Bears NFL Nation reporter Jeff Dickerson and Lions NFL Nation reporter Michael Rothstein preview the Week 14 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

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Detroit slips in rankings despite win

So the Lions finally win a game by more than one score, and they drop on our list? Well, yes, but it's not really their fault. Two big moves by other teams bumped Detroit down one spot. Power Rankings

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Stafford's confidence is growing, praises Boldin (1:18)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford one of three nominees for the FedEx Air Player of the Week after his 30 of 42, 341-yard, two touchdown performance against the Saints.

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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.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.115th
Rushing Yards81.229th
Points For22.818th
Points Against20.9Tied-11th

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