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Lions close exhibition season with a victory over Bills

Lions close exhibition season with a victory over Bills

detnews.com ESPN.com Updated Aug 29, 2013
The Lions forced three turnovers, and their second- and third-string offense moved the ball with ease in the first half as they closed the exhibition season with a 35-13 victory over the Bills Thursday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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  • Observation deck: Lions-Bills

    Observation deck: Lions-Bills

    ESPN.com Aug 29, 2013
    Reviewing the merciful end of the Detroit Lions' preseason, a 35-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday: The biggest news of any preseason finale is whether any prominent players suffered injuries. The Lions suffered no obvious ailments, partly b…
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  • Lions DE Jason Jones banks on bulk to add bite to game

    Lions DE Jason Jones banks on bulk to add bite to game

    detnews.com Aug 29, 2013
    After Jones signed with the Lions in March, he decided he could be more productive as his old self, so he started lifting more and taking extra supplements in addition to the big meals at mom's house.
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  • RB Reggie Bush out vs. Bills; Joique Bell starts for Lions

    RB Reggie Bush out vs. Bills; Joique Bell starts for Lions

    detnews.com Aug 29, 2013
    Coach Jim Schwartz has decided to give running back Reggie Bush the night off for the Lions' final preseason game against the Bills on Thursday night.
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  • #NFLRank: Ndamukong Suh is No. 16

    #NFLRank: Ndamukong Suh is No. 16

    ESPN.com Aug 29, 2013
    Let's pick up ESPN's #NFLRank project now that it includes another member of the Detroit Lions. As you recall, the exercise was to rank the NFL's top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players. Defense 16. Ndamukong Suh Stats & Info: Since his rook…
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  • Judge: NFL, players reach $765M concussion settlement

    Judge: NFL, players reach $765M concussion settlement

    detnews.com Aug 29, 2013
    The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its',000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.
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  • Report: Barkevious Mingo unlikely to play Week One

    Report: Barkevious Mingo unlikely to play Week One

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29, 2013
    Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo resumed running this week for the first time since bruising his lung against the Lions on August 15, but there may not be enough time left for him to rehab the injury before the first week of the regular season. Adam S…
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  • Morning Roar: Ziggy Ansah's in Week 1?

    Morning Roar: Ziggy Ansah's in Week 1?

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! It's quite obvious that Detroit Lions rookie Ziggy Ansah won't play in Thursday night's preseason finale at the Buffalo Bills. The big question is whether he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season against the Minnesot…
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  • Lions defensive backs critical of possible rule change

    Lions defensive backs critical of possible rule change

    detnews.com Aug 29, 2013
    The NFL will begin looking at the possibility of a safety-fueled rule change, but if the league bans hits to knees, a few Lions players worry how it will affect the way they play the game.
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  • Video - Willis lays out to make the grab 00:36

    Willis lays out to make the grab

    Aug 29
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Matt Willis makes a great diving grab between two Buffalo Bills safeties for a 39-yard gain.
  • Video - Leinart intercepted by Mathis in Bills' territory 00:59

    Leinart intercepted by Mathis in Bills' territory

    Aug 29
    Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Leinart throws his second interception in Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions. This time he is intercepted by Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis.
  • Video - Edwards' 8-yard touchdown catch 00:29

    Edwards' 8-yard touchdown catch

    Aug 29
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Patrick Edwards takes a screen pass from quarterback Shaun Hill and takes it 8 yards for the touchdown.
  • Video - Durham's 6-yard touchdown reception 00:30

    Durham's 6-yard touchdown reception

    Aug 29
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Kris Durham catches a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Shaun Hill against the Buffalo Bills.

Sports Columnists

  • Seattle Seahawks defense too good to ignore

    Aug 29
    Seattle's talented young defense is finally getting the recognition it rightfully deserves, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: Former players: Devil is in the details with NFL concussion set…

    Aug 29
    Don't try telling former NFL players union president Kevin Mawae that Thursday's concussion litigation settlement was an even-handed resolution to the most contentious and significant issue facing the sport as the NFL's 2013 regular season looms.
  • NFL concussion deal: Did players get played?

    Aug 29
    The players should have used their leverage to get more from the NFL in the concussion settlement, Jeffri Chadiha writes.