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Video: Lions Look to Get Back in the Win Column Sunday at Home Vs Tampa

The Lions will look to get a win Sunday at home as they host Tampa as they try to take down the 6-7 Bucs.

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Video: Lions Whitewashed by the Vikings in 20-7 Setback in Minnesota

The Lions didn’t score until the final minutes, and other than that there were few highlights as they fell 20-7 to the Vikings.

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Video: Lions Head to Minnesota for Week 14 Meeting with the Vikings

The 3-8-1 Lions are back at it with a week 14 showdown with fellow NFC North rival Minnesota. The Vikings enter play Sunday with a mark of 8-4.

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Lions Place Rookie Tight End T.J. Hockenson on Injured Reserve

The Lions have placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Hockenson was spotted on crutches after the team’s loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day and later traded those crutches for a walking boot and a scooter after suffering an ankle injury.

Birkett reports that the rookie has been playing in pain for weeks and, with the Lions’ season essentially over, the decision was made to shut him down for the season.

The No.8-overall pick in the 2019 draft out of the University of Iowa, Hockenson stormed out of the gates by catching 6-of-9 targets for 131 yards and a touchdown in his Week 1 NFL debut but has struggled to see consistent targets since.

He will end his rookie season with 32 catches for 367 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games but has only exceeded 50 yards in one game since Week 1. The Lions will move forward with Jesse James and Logan Thomas as their top two tight ends.

Lions Place QB Jeff Driskel on Injured Reserve

The Lions already have lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford with fractures in his back, and now his backup is also going to be lost as the team Saturday put backup Jeff Driskel on injured reserve.

The team did have Driskel as the backup in Thursday’s home loss on Thanksgiving to the Chicago Bears. He didn’t start due to what the team said was a hamstring injury.

David Blough will remain as the Lions starter until Stafford has sufficiently recovered from fractures in his back.

Driskel only averaged 6.5 yards per pass in his three starts but did show some juice as a scrambler, which should keep him in the backup mix for the next few seasons.

The Lions also signed QB Kyle Sloter off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. Sloter will backup Blough in Week 14.

NFL Week 13 Inactives – Bears at Lions

Week 13 in the NFL gets underway early today, as the Bears and Lions do battle on Thanksgiving to start the first game of the week.

Here’s today’s inactives for this afternoon’s game.

Bears:

DE Abdullah Anderson
TE Ben Braunecker
WR Taylor Gabriel
OT Bobby Massie
S Sherrick McManis
TE Adam Shaheen
LB Danny Trevathan

Lions:

OG Oday Aboushi
CB Jamal Agnew
OG Beau Benzschawel
DT Damon Harrison
CB Mike Jackson
CB Rashaan Melvin
QB Matthew Stafford

Video: Lions Look to Take Down the Bears on Thanksgiving to Start Week 13

The Lions and Bears are making playing on Turkey Day an annual tradition, as for the second straight year they will do battle to start week 13 at Ford Field.

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Video: Lions Fall to the Redskins 19-16 to Drop to 3-7-1

The Lions dropped to 3-7-1 on Sunday as they fell to the Redskins on the road 19-16.

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