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Receivers' versatility helps Lions get by without their top slo…

Receivers' versatility helps Lions get by without their top slots

detnews.com Updated Nov 7, 2013
As the Lions ponder what to do about covering slot receivers, the offense continues to roll on without its top two slot receivers -- Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles.
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  • Lions see rapid rise in rookie OLs Larry Warford, LaAdrian Wadd…

    Lions see rapid rise in rookie OLs Larry Warford, LaAdrian Waddle

    detnews.com Nov 7, 2013
    The Lions and Bears, two playoff-contending teams at the top of the NFC North, will start rookies at both right guard and right tackle — Larry Warford and LaAdrian Waddle for the Lions, Kyle Long and Jordan Mills for the Bears.
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  • News that Jay Cutler will play has big impact on Lions-Bears li…

    News that Jay Cutler will play has big impact on Lions-Bears line

    The announcement Thursday that quarterback Jay Cutler would start for the Bears against the Lions on Sunday had a big impact on some Las Vegas oddsmakers.
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  • Ziggy Ansah’s chances of playing this week aren’t looking good

    Ziggy Ansah’s chances of playing this week aren’t looking good

    The Bears are still trying to figure out who they’ll have starting for them at quarterback against the Lions this weekend, but it is looking increasingly likely that the Lions won’t have defensive end Ziggy Ansah chasing down whoever gets the nod for Ch…
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  • NFL Week 10 picks: The NFC North is up for grabs. Who's ready t…

    NFL Week 10 picks: The NFC North is up for grabs. Who's ready to sei…

    CNNSI.com Nov 7, 2013
    The NFC North is up for grabs. Who's ready to seize it? Picking Lions-Bears, and all the Week 10 games.
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  • Double Coverage: Lions at Bears

    Double Coverage: Lions at Bears

    ESPN.com detnews.com Nov 7, 2013
    Coming off an upset victory over the Green Bay Packers on "Monday Night Football," the Chicago Bears face a short turnaround Sunday when they host the Detroit Lions, who are coming off a bye week with extra time to prepare. Jay Cutler tossed t…
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  • Calvin Johnson on midseason All-Pro team

    Calvin Johnson on midseason All-Pro team

    ESPN.com Nov 7, 2013
    Colleague John Clayton released his midseason All-Pro team on Thursday morning, and not surprisingly, only one Detroit Lion made the team. Also not surprisingly, that Lions player is wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Clayton writes in his description of Joh…
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  • Brandon Marshall regrets not being able to do more to help Titu…

    Brandon Marshall regrets not being able to do more to help Titus Young

    profootballtalk.com Nov 7, 2013
    Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been charged with four felonies and seven misdemeanors stemming from three separate arrests in less than a week in May. Young had been dealing with mental health issues leading up to the arrests and had…
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  • For Austen Lane, 'Big Boy world' now includes big role with Lio…

    For Austen Lane, 'Big Boy world' now includes big role with Lions

    detnews.com Nov 7, 2013
    Lane describes himself as, 'band geek, football-playing tattooed skater kid who followed a dream,' according to his Twitter bio. He's also a 6-foot-6, 267-pound end who runs 40 yards in 4.8 seconds and played the last three seasons in Jacksonville. Detr…
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  • The Detroit News NFL picks: Week 10

    The Detroit News NFL picks: Week 10

    detnews.com Nov 7, 2013
    The Detroit News staff writers Chris McCosky, Josh Katzenstein, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predicitions for Week 10 of the NFL season.
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  • Video - NFL Coors Light Cold Hard Facts 01:33

    NFL Coors Light Cold Hard Facts

    Nov 7
    Darren Woodson previews this weeks top QB matchups.
  • Video - Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears 03:48

    Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

    Nov 7
    NFL Films previews the Week 10 matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: DET-CHI 00:27

    Countdown Daily Prediction: DET-CHI

    Nov 7
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Detroit at Chicago.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Lions at Bears 00:56

    Inside Edge: Lions at Bears

    Nov 7
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Detroit at Chicago.

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 7
    (Michael Conroy/AP :: Ed Zurga/AP :: John Raoux/AP) We’re nine weeks into the season, meaning every team has played at least half its schedule. It’s a perfect point to stop, and look at where every team stands, and what we can expect out of them the res…
  • Week 10 Preview: Broncos-Chargers

    Nov 7
    Week 10 Preview: Broncos-Chargers
  • Alex Smith, In the Right Place

    Nov 7
    Alex Smith has thrown the second-fewest interceptions (4) among quarterbacks with over 200 passing attempts this season. (David E. Klutho/SI) KANSAS CITY—Mid-morning in the Chiefs’ practice facility. An off-day in the NFL world for players, a Tuesday, b…
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 10 picks

    Nov 7
    In an instant, the complexion of the NFC North race got recast Monday night in Green Bay, with the division's most indispensable man -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- forced to the sideline with a collarbone fracture. And now we have ourselves a r…