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What we learned from Thursday's Thanksgiving games

Here’s what we’ve learned so far from the Thanksgiving Day tripleheader: Chicago Bears 24, Detroit Lions 20 1. It wasn’t a perfectly cooked Thanksgiving meal for the Bears, but Mitchell Trubisky led two second-half scoring drives to burn the Lions. Trubisky feasted on short throws most of the game, willing to check down against a […]

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Lions will start rookie David Blough at QB vs. Bears

Detroit’s backup quarterback will a backup to his backup on Thursday afternoon. The Lions will start third-stringer David Blough under center against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Stacey Dales on Wednesday night. The team later confirmed the news. Lions backup Jeff Driskel, who has been filling in for […]

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Lions QB Jeff Driskel 'pretty sore' but getting 'better'

Detroit Lions replacement quarterback Jeff Driskel is battling a hamstring injury that could put his availability for Thursday’s Thanksgiving tilt against the Chicago Bears in jeopardy. The signal-caller was listed as limited in Tuesday’s practice, but said he’s "definitely gotten better each and every day." Driskel replaced starter Matthew Stafford the past three weeks, all […]

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Source: NFL eyes Lions’ report on Stafford injury

CHICAGO — The National Football League is looking into how the Detroit Lions handled the reporting of quarterback Matthew Stafford’s back injury in the week leading up to Sunday’s loss to Chicago, including the designation of Stafford being questionable and then ruled out, a source said. “We’ll look into it and gather all the facts,” […]

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Texans, Rams, Eagles are indeed contenders; Bears pretenders

Another NFL Sunday where the Patriots, 49ers, Packers and Saints prove they’re at the head of the class. But there’s a rather large middle class in the league this season. Oh sure, the Seahawks and Ravens have earned trust. The Chiefs will get Patrick Mahomes back soon, which makes that offense a huge problem for […]

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Contenders and pretenders: Packers on track, Browns vulnerable

Through four weeks of the 2019 NFL season, the identity of each team is starting to come into focus … kinda. It’s always fair to ask how important the standings are after just four games, but this season, we’ve already seen 40 different quarterbacks start. That’s tied for the most through four weeks since 1950. […]

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McVay: Loss to Bucs 'a wakeup call for everybody'

The Los Angeles Rams put up 518 total net yards of offense, scored 40 points, and yet lost at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-40. Jared Goff threw for 517 yards, the second-most passing yards in a single game in Rams history, on 45-of-68 passing. The 68 attempts were the third-most in NFL history. […]

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Matthew Stafford (hip) lands on Lions injury report

Suddenly, there is a chink in the armor of one of the NFL’s ironmen. A hip injury has landed Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on the injury report and has him questionable to start his 132nd straight game on Sunday when the Lions host the Chiefs in a marquee matchup of unbeaten squads. In Friday’s […]

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Offensive Line of the Week: Titans fuel Derrick Henry's huge day

In today’s fantasy-obsessed football world, it’s easy to overlook the contributions of one position group: offensive line. Well, NFL Network analyst and former Pro Bowl center Shaun O’Hara is here to fix that. Following each batch of games, O’Hara will revisit the O-line performances of all the teams that played and ultimately select that week’s […]