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2020 Schedule
3-3, 3rd in NFC North
Clark: Lions don't have enough to overcome Colts (0:51)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Desmond Trufant upgrades to limited practice but keep an eye on Taylor Decker and Adrian Peterson— limited on Thursday.


J&J: Bill Simmons Stops By The Show

Spend your afternoon with Jalen & Jacoby as the guys talk the Dodgers winning the World Series, a big move for the Lions and Bill Simmons joins the show.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions trade for Everson Griffen makes complete sense for a club in need of pass rush. While Lions head coach Matt Patricia didn't want to get too much into how they'll use Griffen until he is allowed in the building Monday, it's clear he'll provide a complement to Trey Flowers and Romeo Okwara. Detroit's pass rush has been toward the bottom of the league most of the season, as has its pressure and pass rush win rate. Griffen should help in all of those areas immediately. Big win for Detroit.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Compensation update: Lions are trading a conditional 6th-round pick to Cowboys for DE Everson Griffin, per source.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

How much man vs. zone did the Lions play this week? Thanks to ESPN Stats & Info, a look at where things are week by week. Man defense by Lions: Week 1: 82.1 % Week 2: 81.8 % Week 3: 55.6 % Week 4: 63.0 % Week 6: 39.1 % Week 7: 50,0 % Zone defense by Lions: Week 1: 17.9 % Week 2: 18.2 % Week 3: 44.4 % Week 4: 37.0 % Week 6: 60.9 % Week 7: 50.0 %

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Gurley 'mad as hell' as TD leads to Falcons loss

Falcons running back Todd Gurley lamented his late touchdown that gave the Lions enough time to drive down the field and rally to beat Atlanta on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It was as improbable as you would have thought it was -- the Detroit Lions get back to 3-3 after a come-from-behind, Matthew Stafford-led 23-22 win over Atlanta led by Stafford's 340 yards. His only touchdown, though, came on the game's final play, an 11-yard pass to T.J. Hockenson that capped a 75-yard drive reminiscent of the Stafford of old, when come-from-behind wins were at worst a monthly occurrence. Few might have been bigger than this one, though, with Detroit needing positive momentum.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions haven't had any huge breakdowns but some of the team's usual issues (lack of pressure and some questionable tackling leading to defensive problems) have helped Atlanta to a 14-10 halftime lead over Detroit. Linebacker Jarrad Davis has been able to pressure Matt Ryan but otherwise it's been largely ineffective (and Danny Shelton couldn't wrap Matt Ryan up when he did get inside). Offensively, Matthew Stafford has been efficient & D'Andre Swift (5.0 ypc) has been Detroit's best back.

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6dMichael Rothstein

Falcons, Lions make MLK their honorary captain

Late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named an honorary captain by both the Falcons and Lions for the teams' game in Atlanta on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: RB Bo Scarbrough, QB David Blough, WR Quintez Cephus, OL Logan Stenberg, CB Desmond Trufant, S Miles Killebrew. Mike Ford, activated off IR on Saturday, will play Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions make a lot of roster moves, including activating Bo Scarbrough and Mike Ford while releasing Kenny Wiggins.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions are pretty healthy heading into Sunday against Atlanta.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.720th
Rushing Yards108.520th
Points For26.015th
Points Against27.513th

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