Lions at Bears NFL Week 16 Capsule

LIONS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 96-68-5
STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Caldwell: 1-0 Trestman: 0-3
LAST WEEK W 16-14 vs. Vikings L 31-15 vs. Saints
LAST GAME 11/27/14: Bears 17 at Lions 34. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 11 catches for 146 yards and 2 TDs. Detroit RB Joique Bell adds 91 rushing yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/10/13: Lions 21, Bears 19. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford throws for 219 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to Johnson (4, 14). Lions RB Reggie Bush adds 105 rushing yards.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (Det.), 135 (Chi.). XM: 229 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 321-522-3797-19-10-87.8 Cutler: 347-525-3640-28 (T3C)-18-89.5
RUSHING Bell: 197-726-3.7-6 Forté: 230-932-4.1-6
RECEIVING Tate: 91 (2C)-1224 (3C)-13.5-4 Forté (RB): 88 (3C)-745-8.5-3
OFFENSE 340.9 338.2
TAKE/GIVE +8 (T3C) -8
DEFENSE 300.3 (2L) 382.4
SACKS Ansah: 7.5 Young: 9.5
INTs Quin: 6 (T1L) 3 tied: 3
PUNTING Martin: 46.8 (3C) O’Donnell (R): 44.0
KICKING Prater: 74 (17/17 PAT; 19/23 FG) Feely: 3 (3/4 PAT; 0/0 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD aims for 4th win in row vs. Chi. In Week 13 meeting, had 390 yards, 2 TDs & 116 rating. Needs 203 pass yards for 4th consec. 4,000-yard season…RB REGGIE BUSH aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 100+ rush yards. RB JOIQUE BELL rushed for 91 yards & 2 TDs in Week 13. In past 3, has 343 scrimmage yards (114.3 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 11 catches for 146 yards & 2 TDs in Week 13. Has 5 TDs in past 3 meetings. Needs 65 rec. yards for 5th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Since 2011, leads NFL with 6,072 rec. yards & 106.5 rec. yards per game. WR GOLDEN TATE has 13 catches for 185 yards (92.5 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings. In past 11, has 75 catches for 1,023 yards (93 per game) & 4 TDs…LB DE ANDRE LEVY leads team with 132 tackles. Had INT in last game at Chi. Has 7 INTs since 2013, most by NFL LB. DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 5 sacks in past 5 meetings. DT NICK FAIRLEY has sack & FR-TD in his past 2 vs. Chi. DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had sack in Week 13. S GLOVER QUIN (6) & JAMES IHEDIGBO (4) have combined for 10 INTs, most by S duo in NFL. Quin has INT in each of past 3. Ihedigbo has INT in 3 of past 4…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has won 4 of his 5 starts at home vs. Det…In 13 meetings, RB MATT FORTÉ has 1,423 scrimmage yards (109.5 per game) & 9 TDs (6 rush, 3 rec.). Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 900+ rush (932) & 700+ rec. (745) yards…WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 23 catches for 292 yards (97.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. Det. Had 2 TDs in Week 13. Aims for 6th in row with TD (6 TDs in past 5). TE MARTELLUS BENNETT had 8 catches for 109 yards in last meeting. Ties for NFL lead among TEs with career-high 81 catches…DE WILLIE YOUNG played 4 years with Det. (2010-13) & had 6 sacks. In 1st year with Chi., has 9.5 sacks. In 14 games vs. Det., DE JARED ALLEN has 17.5 sacks, 5 FFs, FR & 36-yard INT-TD. Had 2 sacks, FF & FR in Week 13. Since 2004, leads NFL with 133.5 sacks. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS ties for 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 4th with 3 INT-TDs.

Lions at Bears Wednesday Injury Report

DETROIT LIONS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE George Johnson (illness), T LaAdrian Waddle (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Don Carey (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), LB Ashlee Palmer (quadricep), CB Mohammed Seisay (hamstring)
CHICAGO BEARS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday K Robbie Gould (right quadricep), CB Tim Jennings (ankle), DT Jay Ratliff (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Chris Conte (back), LB Shea McClellin (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Kyle Fuller (hand)

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Vikings vs Lions

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions.

Vikings at Lions NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-7) AT DETROIT LIONS (9-4)

SERIES

VIKINGS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 69-35-2
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Zimmer: 0-1 Caldwell: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 30-24 (OT) vs. Jets W 34-17 vs. Buccaneers
LAST GAME 10/12/14: Lions 17 at Vikings 3. Detroit RB Joique Bell rushes for 74 yards & TD & RB Theo Riddick adds 75 receiving yards & TD catch. LB Tahir Whitehead records 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/8/13: Lions 34, Vikings 24. Detroit RB Reggie Bush rushes for 90 yards & catches four passes for 101 yards, including 77-yard TD. Bell adds 2 rushing TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (Min.), 135 (Det.). XM: 227 (Det.).

STATS

PASSING Bridgewater (R): 192-310-2136-10-8-82.4 Stafford: 304-494-3644-18-10-87.8
RUSHING Asiata: 118-385-3.3-6 Bell: 182-664-3.6-6
RECEIVING Jennings: 50-598-12.0-4 Tate: 84 (3C)-1186 (3C)-14.1-3
OFFENSE 309.2 349.2
TAKE/GIVE +1 +6
DEFENSE 348.1 295.7 (2L)
SACKS Griffen: 12 (2C) Ansah: 7.5
INTs
  1. Smith: 4 (T2C)
Quin: 5 (1C)
PUNTING Locke: 44.2 Martin: 47.1 (3C)
KICKING Walsh: 89 (23/23 PAT; 22/28 FG) Prater: 64 (16/16 PAT; 16/20 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: Rookie QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER has won 5 starts. In past 2, has 119 rating, 4 TDs & 1 INT…RB MATT ASIATA rushed for career-high 115 yards vs. Det. (12/29/13) & had 8.2 avg…WR JARIUS WRIGHT had GW 87-yard TD in OT last week, 2nd longest OT TD pass in NFL history. Had 123 yards, 2nd career 100-yard game. WR CHARLES JOHNSON had 1st career 100-yard game (103) last week, incl. career-long 56-yard TD. WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 50-yard rush TD & 8-yard rec. TD in 12/29/13 meeting, only game in career with both rush & rec. TD. In 14 games vs. Det., WR GREG JENNINGS’ team are 11-3 (.786)…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 5 sacks in past 5 meetings, incl. sack in Week 6. Has 10 sacks in past 9. LB GERALD HODGES had 1st career INT & INT-TD last week. S HARRISON SMITH aims for 3rd in row with sack. DE BRIAN ROBISON has sack in 4 of past 6. DT TOM JOHNSON had sack in Week 6…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has completed 60 of 79 (75.9 pct.) for 701 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.4 rating in past 2…RB REGGIE BUSH had rec. TD in both games vs. Min. last year. Had 256 scrimmage yards (134 rec., 122 rush) in those 2. In last home meeting, had 101 rec. yards with TD (77 yards) & rushed for 90 yards. RB JOIQUE BELL has 240 scrimmage yards (120 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 19 catches for 304 yards (152 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2. In past 19 at home, has 135 catches for 2,343 yards (123.3 per game) & 14 TDs. Since 2011, leads NFL with 6,019 rec. yards & 107.5 rec. yards per game. In past 10, WR GOLDEN TATE has 68 catches for 985 yards (98.5 per game) & 3 TDs…LB DE ANDRE LEVY had 2 sacks vs. TB. Leads team with 121 tackles. Has 7 INTs since 2013, most by NFL LB. DT NDAMUKONG SUH had 2 sacks in Week 6 vs. Min. In past 8, DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 6.5 sacks & 3 FFs. Had 2.5 sacks & FF in Week 6. S JAMES IHEDIGBO aims for 4th in row with INT. Has INT in 4 of past 5. S GLOVER QUIN aims for 3rd in row with INT. Has INT in 3 of past 4 at home.

Vikings vs Lions Wednesday Injury Report

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), RB Jerome Felton (neck), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), G Charlie Johnson (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Everson Griffen (back), S Harrison Smith (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Jabari Price (hamstring)
DETROIT LIONS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Reggie Bush (ankle), LB Josh Bynes (illness), DT Nick Fairley (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), T LaAdrian Waddle (head)

Lions will re-sign TE Kellen Davis; Rumors speculate over Fauria injury

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by Trevor R. Browning

 

The Detroit Lions plan to re-sign tight end Kellen Davis, according to ProFootballTalk. That’s probably not good news for Joseph Fauria.

Fauria aggravated a left ankle injury that has troubled him most of the year in Sunday’s 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could miss at least this weekend’s home finale against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fauria finished Sunday’s game with 17 receiving yards on two catches and a touchdown, but was in obvious pain in the locker room afterwords. He cut off his post-game interviews because of the pain.

“We’ll kind of see what’s going to happen with him,” Coach Jim Caldwell said Monday. “There’s always a few guys after a ballgame who are a little worse for wear, but we’ll see how he is after the next couple days or so.”

He missed six games with the injury earlier this year.

Adrian, Michigan native Kellen Davis already played in three games for the Lions this season, when Fauria, Eric Ebron, and Brandon Pettigrew were all dealing with injuries, but was soon released as that trio were returned to health.

In his first 3 games with Detroit, Davis, known for his blocking, did not record a reception.
Detroit (9-4) hosts the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. (NFL flex from 1 p.m.) before finishing the regular season on the road against Chicago and Green Bay.

Buccaneers at Lions NFL Week 14 Inactives

Buccaneers: WR Robert Herron, RB Bobby Rainey, LB Mason Foster, OT Anthony Collins, TE Brandon Myers, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DT Clinton McDonald.

Lions: DT Nick Fairley, QB Kellen Moore, WR Ryan Broyles, DE Larry Webster, OT Garrett Reynolds, OG Rodney Austin, DT Caraun Reid.

Bucs vs Lions Thursday Injury Report

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring)
Thursday DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Crezdon Butler (not injury related), TE Brandon Myers (calf), RB Bobby Rainey (ankle), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back)
Thursday T Anthony Collins (elbow), LB Mason Foster (achilles, not injury related), TE Brandon Myers (calf), RB Bobby Rainey (ankle), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Lavonte David (hamstring), LB Mason Foster (achilles), TE Luke Stocker (concussion)
Thursday LB Lavonte David (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday C Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness), S Major Wright (shoulder)
Thursday CB Crezdon Butler (not injury related), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness), TE Luke Stocker (concussion), S Major Wright (shoulder)
DETROIT LIONS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Nick Fairley (knee)
Thursday DT Nick Fairley (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Calvin Johnson (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back), T Riley Reiff (knee), G Larry Warford (knee)
Thursday RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), T Riley Reiff (knee), G Larry Warford (knee)