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2-3, 3rd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Plethora of Lions moves: Julian Okwara to IR. Sign CB Chris Jones DE Austin Bryant returning to practice on PUP Dan Skipper and Matt Sokol signed to the practice squad. P Arryn Siposs released from the practice squad.

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J&J: Aaron Rodgers Struggles, World Series Is Set

Spend your afternoon with Jalen & Jacoby as the guys discuss the Bucs shutting down Aaron Rodgers, Derrick Henry’s case for MVP, the Steelers crushing the Browns, the Dodgers advancing to the World Series and Jalen’s Lions actually winning a game. Plus, is Trevor Lawrence the greatest college QB ever? All that and more on J&J.

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. (👀 at this 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 % — This is the least amount of man defense the Lions have played in a game under Matt Patricia. Zone defense by Lions: Week 1: 17.9 % Week 2: 18.2 % Week 3: 44.4 % Week 4: 37.0 % Week 6: 60.9 % Lions largely split between Cover 3 (26.1 %) & Cover 2 (21.7 %).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Detroit Lions put together their most impressive performance of the season in a 34-16 win over Jacksonville on Sunday -- a game where the franchise found a pass rush with four quarterback hits on Gardner Minshew and multiple other pressures that led to incomplete passes and Minshew mistakes. Detroit might need to make more room in the backfield for rookie D'Andre Swift, who had 116 rushing yards with two touchdowns and three catches for seven yards. This was a win Detroit desperately needed.

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Stafford now has TD vs. every team but Lions

With a 1-yard touchdown pass against the Jaguars on Sunday, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed the journey of throwing a touchdown pass against every other team in the NFL.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford, with a 1-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Hockenson, has now thrown a touchdown against every team he's played in the NFL. Entering the game, he needed one against the Jaguars -- something that surprised the veteran quarterback -- after he didn't throw any in their two prior meetings.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

After spending the first month of the season unable to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks, Detroit has been way more aggressive in the first half against Jacksonville, part of the reason the Lions have a 17-3 lead. Detroit has a sack, two quarterback hits and at least two other pressures that led to throwaway incomplete passes or mistakes by Gardner Minshew, including a Duron Harmon interception. This is the best Detroit's defense has looked this year -- albeit against a poor Jaguars team.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: QB David Blough, CB Desmond Trufant, LB Elijah Lee, OL Logan Stenberg, OG Kenny Wiggins, WR Quintez Cephus. Frank Ragnow is ACTIVE for the Lions today. That's a pretty big development after he trended downward during practice this week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson will be listed on the Lions' injury report with an illness. A Lions source said it is NOT related to COVID.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Amendola was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct against New Orleans. Trey Flowers was fined $15,000 for roughing the passer.

Orlovsky torches Patricia for Lions' immense regression (1:43)
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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 % Zone defense by Lions: Week 1: 17.9 % Week 2: 18.2 % Week 3: 44.4 % Week 4: 37.0 % The Saints completed 68.8 percent of their passes with one TD and one INT against man and 88.9 percent of their passes, one TD and no INT against zone.

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Saints score 5 straight TDs in 35-29 win over Lions

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Tre'Quan Smith 2:19 apart in the second quarter, helping the short-handed New Orleans Saints overcome a 14-point deficit and beat the Detroit Lions 35-29 Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It's the same story again -- the Lions lost their fifth-straight game when holding a double-digit lead in a 35-29 loss to New Orleans on Sunday that had so many of the same themes. Detroit couldn't stop the run. It could barely stop the pass. The offense was way too inconsistent and Matthew Stafford's accuracy was questionable. Detroit took costly penalties to sustain New Orleans drives. The Lions have now lost 14 of the last 16 games under Patricia and don't look like they've shown improvement.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.422nd
Rushing Yards117.415th
Points For26.615th
Points Against28.611th

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