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Jamal Agnew probably shouldn’t have gone the distance, but he did. The Lions fifth-round draft pick took a punt 88 yards for a touchdown to give Detroit a two-score lead with 12:56 left in the fourth quarter. Roger Lewis, Zak DeOssie, Rhett Ellison and Brad Wing all had shots to bring down Agnew. None made the tackle.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/09/18/jamal-agnew-returns-a-punt-88-yards-for-a-touchdown/

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It does wonders to get rid of the ridiculous "Millen" Black striping which never fit your team to begin with.  

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Matthew Stafford's struggles continued. The Lions quarterback was held under 300 yards passing for the fifth straight time this season. Stafford was smothered all game and his receivers couldn't uncover themselves downfield. Stafford put up some garbage-time yardage in a comeback effort after compiling just 99 passing yards the first three quarters (finished with 229 yards on 23-of-35 passing and two touchdowns). Credit the Panthers' swarming front for making Stafford a piñata. Carolina sacked Stafford six times, earned well over double-digit hurries, and forced a fumble. The Lions offensive line continues to struggle mightily, especially left tackle Greg Robinson. Detroit's prolonged offensive lulls put their defense in poor situations. Stafford & Co. had six drives of three or fewer plays. At one point, the Panthers scored 24 points between Lions first downs.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000858353/article/what-we-learned-from-sundays-week-5-early-games

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The Lions have done their best to say nothing about the condition of quarterback Matthew Stafford, but this all-important case has been cracked. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Stafford suffered a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in last week’s loss to the Panthers.

Stafford’s week of treatment and practice will determine whether he plays Sunday against the Saints. And he’s trying to be cagey about his condition, and during an appearance on WJR, when asked directly if he’d play this week, Stafford replied: “I don’t know yet. We’ll see.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/10/report-matthew-stafford-dealing-with-hamstring-and-ankle-issues/

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The New Orleans game could not have gone much worse for the Lions. Stafford was only able to take snaps out of the shotgun because of his injured ankle, then took a beating throughout. The Lions lost safety Glover Quinn (concussion), wide receiver Golden Tate (shoulder) and tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) to injury. Now 3-3 after a fast start, the team was steamrolled on the ground early and lacks its old explosion on offense.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000861510/article/what-we-learned-from-sundays-week-6-games

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The bad injury news keeps coming for the Detroit Lions in the form of Golden Tate. Tate, who was injured in the second half of Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints, is expected to miss some time with a shoulder injury according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, and probably a few weeks.

https://247sports.com/nfl/detroit-lions/Bolt/Report-Detroit-Lions-Golden-Tate-to-miss-a-few-weeks-with-should-109028584

 

time to make our move, boys....

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14 hours ago, SteelKing728 said:

They're on bye though this week. He may only end up missing 2-3 games and be back for the Minnesota game.

True, but it'd be nice to extend that division lead to 2 or 3 games before the Thanksgiving game.  

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59 minutes ago, disaacs said:

True, but it'd be nice to extend that division lead to 2 or 3 games before the Thanksgiving game.  

Is Golden Tate that much of an impact player? Always thought that he was mediocre at best.

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Oh, I think he is mediocre too, but he's important on that team, as he was their leading receiver and was #7 in the NFL in receptions thus far this season.  

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Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Lions are signing kicker Matt Prater to a three-year extension, which is worth $11.4 million up to a maximum of $12.5 million. The deal includes a $3.6 million signing bonus.

It’s a good deal for the 33-year-old Prater, who was picked up in 2014 after being discarded by the Broncos. And while the altitude in Denver might have helped him set a league record with a 64-yarder in 2013, Prater’s even better in Detroit. He’s hit 85.7 percent of his field goals since coming to the Lions, after he was a 82.9 percenter in Denver.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/25/lions-extend-kicker-matt-praters-contract/

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