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Reggie Bush is targeting Thanksgiving for return

Reggie Bush is targeting Thanksgiving for return

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 4 hours ago
A lingering ankle injury caused Lions running back Reggie Bush to miss last Sunday’s loss in Arizona. He’s currently expected to miss Sunday’s game at New England. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bush intends to return on Thanksgiving, whe…
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  • Free Jets-Bills tickets at Ford Field already all gone

    Free Jets-Bills tickets at Ford Field already all gone

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Free tickets to an NFL game don’t come along very often, and fans in Detroit have made the most of the opportunity. The Lions announced at noon Eastern that all of the free tickets to Monday night’s Jets-Bills game at Ford Field have already been distri…
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  • Belichick on Suh: “He changes everything”

    Belichick on Suh: “He changes everything”

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick is telling his offensive linemen that they have a big responsibility on their hands against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday. “He changes everything,” Belichick said on NFL Network. “You can’t let him penetrat…
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  • Bills land in Detroit, finally able to practice

    Bills land in Detroit, finally able to practice

    ESPN.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice. The team arrived in the Detroit area Friday and held practice that night at the Lions' headquarters in Allen Park.
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  • Bills Back on Practice Field at Lions' Facility

    Bills Back on Practice Field at Lions' Facility

    nytimes.com profootballtalk.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice.
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  • Lions trying to pull one of the bigger surprises of Belichick’s…

    Lions trying to pull one of the bigger surprises of Belichick’s tenure

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    The Patriots are seven-point home favorites Sunday vs. Detroit. That may not sound like a lot of points — just a touchdown and an extra point. But with the Patriots, those seven points can seem like 70. According to Spreadapedia.com, and as noted for “T…
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  • Lions hope fewer plays leads to more productive offense

    Lions hope fewer plays leads to more productive offense

    The Lions are coming off their worst offensive showing of the season in a 14-6 loss to the Cardinals, a game that marked the first time since 2009 that the Lions failed to score a touchdown. That leaves the team with an average of just under 19 points p…
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  • Bills planning Friday night practice at Detroit’s facilities

    Bills planning Friday night practice at Detroit’s facilities

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    The Bills are slated to practice at the Lions’ practice facilities at 7:15 p.m. Eastern on Friday night, the club announced this morning. The NFL has moved the Jets-Bills game from Orchard Park, New York on Sunday afternoon to Detroit on Monday night be…
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  • Revis calls Megatron a man among boys

    Revis calls Megatron a man among boys

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis will do battle with Lions receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday in one of the league’s premiere individual matchups. Revis says he expects to have a big challenge on his hands. “He’s a man amongst boys out there. You see i…
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  • Week 12 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 12 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    This week’s games feature a test for the Cardinals, who have been snubbed by the oddsmakers against the Seahawks despite their superior record.
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  • Planes, Bills and Snowmobiles

    Planes, Bills and Snowmobiles

    CNNSI.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    I have covered the NFL for 30 years, and I must say I have never heard an NFL executive say he hoped a snowmobile would come up big for his team in advance of a game with big playoff implications. That happened Thursday night. The Buffalo Bills quite po…
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  • Clay Matthews says injury won't slow him

    Clay Matthews says injury won't slow him

    ESPN.com Nov 20 (2 days ago)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The last time Clay Matthews was coming off a groin injury, the Green Bay Packers linebacker returned an interception 40 yards against the Chicago Bears before veering out of bounds. That was in Week 4, one game after he dropped out of…
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  • Lions DC Teryl Austin not thinking about Florida job

    Lions DC Teryl Austin not thinking about Florida job

    ESPN.com Nov 20 (2 days ago)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. – One major college football head coaching job is open at Florida. Another, at Michigan, could be open in a few weeks depending what happens with Brady Hoke. And in Allen Park, Michigan, there is a guy who would fit in as a potential c…
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  • Three Games With Huge Playoff Implications

    Three Games With Huge Playoff Implications

    CNNSI.com Nov 20 (2 days ago)
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  • Calvin Johnson rests ankle, with no mention of elbow

    Calvin Johnson rests ankle, with no mention of elbow

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)
    As the Lions prepare to head to New England and avoid their first two-game losing streak of the season, receiver Calvin Johnson has once again missed a Wednesday practice due to his lingering ankle injury. But Johnson didn’t practice last Wednesday eith…
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  • Ndamukong Suh trying to stay in moment with Lions

    Ndamukong Suh trying to stay in moment with Lions

    ESPN.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh was asked about his future again Wednesday -- this time by members of the Detroit media. He said, though, that he doesn't look very far in the future. "I just kind of look at things and enjoy the moments that I ha…
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  • Despite confusion, Lions-Cardinals punt coverage call was corre…

    Despite confusion, Lions-Cardinals punt coverage call was correct

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19 (3 days ago)
    The potentially game-changing decision to wipe out a fourth-quarter punt return from Jeremy Ross of the Lions has created plenty of confusion. Ultimately, however, the officials applied the rules correctly after Cardinals defensive back Justin Bethel gr…
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  • Golden Tate believes Lions are still growing into offense

    Golden Tate believes Lions are still growing into offense

    ESPN.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)
    TROY, Mich. -- Golden Tate has seen this happen before when he was in Seattle. The team was winning games -- that was most important -- but the offense was still trying to discover itself as players adjusted to new coaches and new pieces within the offe…
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  • PFT Live: Patrick Peterson

    PFT Live: Patrick Peterson

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18 (4 days ago)
    How does it feel to be part of the team with the best record in the NFL? We’ll find out when Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson joins Mike Florio on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. They’ll discuss last Sunday’s victory over the Lions and how the Cardi…
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  • Week 11 Twitter Mailbag

    Week 11 Twitter Mailbag

    CNNSI.com Nov 18 (4 days ago)
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  • Video - How can the Detroit Lions win in New England? 03:20

    How can the Detroit Lions win in New England?

    Nov 22
    The "NFL Total Access" crew takes a look at how the Detroit Lions can come into New England and walk away with a victory in Week 12.
  • Video - More difficult to defend: Gronk or Megatron? 03:36

    More difficult to defend: Gronk or Megatron?

    Nov 22
    As the Lions and Patriots prepare to face off on Sunday NFL Media's Heath Evans and Jamie Dukes debate whether Calvin Johnson or Rob Gronkowski is tougher to defend.
  • Video - Challenge Flags: Week 12 01:53

    Challenge Flags: Week 12

    Nov 21
    NFL Live OT: Find out why Robert Griffin III, the Colts and the citizens of Detroit deserve the guys' Week 12 challenge flags.
  • Video - Jets-Bills Tickets Are Free Monday Night 03:07

    Jets-Bills Tickets Are Free Monday Night

    Nov 21
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses how fans can obtain free tickets to Monday night's Jets-Bills game, which has been relocated to Ford Field because of this week's snowstorms in Buffalo.

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  • Planes, Bills and Snowmobiles

    Nov 21
    I have covered the NFL for 30 years, and I must say I have never heard an NFL executive say he hoped a snowmobile would come up big for his team in advance of a game with big playoff implications. That happened Thursday night. The Buffalo Bills quite po…
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    Nov 20
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    Nov 20
    John Clayton's First and Goal: Blowouts are becoming the NFL's new norm, and if oddsmakers are right, Week 12 will be rife with one-sided affairs.