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Lions' next opponent: Cowboys' defense keeps Eagles under wraps

Lions' next opponent: Cowboys' defense keeps Eagles under wraps

detnews.com Updated Oct 20, 2013
Tony Romo threw for 317 yards and one touchdown, a banged-up defense shut down Chip Kelly's prolific offense and the Cowboys overcame a sluggish start to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-3 on Sunday to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East
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  • Bengals receiver A.J. Green and friends scorch Lions' secondary

    Bengals receiver A.J. Green and friends scorch Lions' secondary

    detnews.com Oct 20, 2013
    Green's big day started on the Bengals' third offensive play when he used a double move to blow past Lions cornerback Chris Houston for an 82-yard touchdown.
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  • Lions' Sam Martin doesn't sidestep poor punt: '... I rushed mys…

    Lions' Sam Martin doesn't sidestep poor punt: '... I rushed myself'

    detnews.com Oct 20, 2013
    With 34 seconds left in regulation at Ford Field Sunday, the Lions and Bengals were tied at 24, and the Lions offense couldn't capitalize on a potential game-winning drive. A big kick by Martin -- like the 65-yarder like he hit earlier in the game -- wo…
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  • Packers handle Browns, take lead in NFC North

    Packers handle Browns, take lead in NFC North

    The Packers scored first and never looked back in a 31-13 defeat of Cleveland on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. With the Lions and Bears losing earlier in the day, the Packers (4-2) pulled a half-game ahead in the NFC North. However, in victory, the…
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  • Lions' Chris Houston benched after giving up pair of big plays

    Lions' Chris Houston benched after giving up pair of big plays

    detnews.com Oct 20, 2013
    What was galling to Houston and coach Jim Schwartz was getting beat on the double-move by A.J. Green. It was something that was stressed and emphasized all week.
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  • By the numbers: Lions vs. Bengals

    By the numbers: Lions vs. Bengals

    detnews.com ESPN.com Oct 20, 2013
    Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's Lions-Bengals game, by the numbers.
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  • Green's double moves hurt Lions defense

    Green's double moves hurt Lions defense

    DETROIT -- All week, the Detroit Lions worked on how to stop Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green. They knew his tendency to use double moves to break free from defenders. They knew how smooth Green is running his routes, which is part of the deceptio…
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  • Lions lose in devastating fashion

    Lions lose in devastating fashion

    ESPN.com Oct 20, 2013
    DETROIT -- Sam Martin was about to head into the shower. Reporters were waiting and he was going to talk, but at first, the punter wanted a few minutes before he explained what happened, what went wrong. Then he changed his mind. He walked back to his l…
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  • Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Megatron's 50-yard TD catch draws r…

    Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Megatron's 50-yard TD catch draws raves

    Calvin Johnson, who caught nine passes for 155 yards, rose up above linebacker Vontaze Burfict and safeties Reggie Nelson and George Iloka and came down with it in the end zone — a 50-yard touchdown that got the Lions back to even, 24-24, early in the f…
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  • Kick in the gut for Lions: Shanked punt sets up Bengals' winnin…

    Kick in the gut for Lions: Shanked punt sets up Bengals' winning FG

    detnews.com Oct 20, 2013
    In the end, it was a shanked punt and a 54-yard field goal by Bengals Mike Nugent that beat the Lions 27-24 Sunday. But until then, it was a shootout between a pair of quarterbacks and elite receivers.
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  • Halftime thoughts from Lions-Bengals

    Halftime thoughts from Lions-Bengals

    ESPN.com Oct 20, 2013
    Some halftime thoughts as the Cincinnati Bengals lead the Detroit Lions, 14-10, at the half. Not finishing drives: Detroit has moved the ball fairly well during the first half, but stalled twice inside the red zone. One resulted in a David Akers field g…
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  • Riley Reiff questionable to return for Lions

    Riley Reiff questionable to return for Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 20, 2013
    DETROIT -- Detroit Lions left tackle Riley Reiff is questionable to return to Sunday’s game against Cincinnati with a hamstring injury. Reiff injured the hamstring earlier in the half and looked to try to play through it initially. He was replaced in th…
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  • Bengals CB Hall injures Achilles vs. Lions

    Bengals CB Hall injures Achilles vs. Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 20, 2013
    Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall left Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions late in the first quarter after suffering an Achilles injury while matched up against Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson.
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  • Report: NFL wants to meet with Lions' Ndamukong Suh

    Report: NFL wants to meet with Lions' Ndamukong Suh

    detnews.com Oct 20, 2013
    Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Sunday that the NFL invited Suh to the league office to discuss his most recent fine, as well as other plays the league has taken issue with in 2013.
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  • Report: Ndamukong Suh invited to meeting at league offices

    Report: Ndamukong Suh invited to meeting at league offices

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20, 2013
    NFL Vice President of Operations Merton Hanks admitted this week that the hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden that drew a $31,500 fine for Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $31,500 was not an “egregious” offense. Hanks said part of the reason fo…
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  • RB Joique Bell active for Lions

    RB Joique Bell active for Lions

    ESPN.com detnews.com Oct 20, 2013
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He spent about 15 to 20 minutes working out on the sideline, going through ladders and other drills testing out his injured ribs. At the end of it, it was determined running back Joique Bell would be active Sunday against Cincinnati…
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  • Live blog: Bengals at Lions

    Live blog: Bengals at Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 20, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Cincinnati Bengals' visit to the Detroit. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as well as fan …
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  • Video - Late Field Goal Lifts Bengals 02:40

    Late Field Goal Lifts Bengals

    Oct 20
    ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey and Lions reporter Michael Rothstein talk about how Cincinnati was able to leave Detroit with a win.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Bengals-Lions Recap 03:34

    Sunday Blitz: Bengals-Lions Recap

    Oct 20
    Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Bengals' Week 7 win over the Lions.
  • Video - Dalton, Bengals Outduel Lions 00:40

    Dalton, Bengals Outduel Lions

    Oct 20
    Mike Nugent kicked a 54-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Bengals to a 27-24 win against the Lions.
  • Video - Lions postgame press conference 04:09

    Lions postgame press conference

    Oct 20
    Lions react following game with Bengals

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Jets prove lucky and good in win over Patriots; more Week 7 Sna…

    Oct 20
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an entertaining Week 7 while awaiting the spectacle of P. Manning's big homecoming in Colts-land. ...
  • Kansas City Chiefs riding proven formula to championship contention

    Oct 20
    Go ahead and snicker at the way the Chiefs win games. People did the same to the 2000 Ravens ... until they won the Super Bowl.
  • Clayton's Last Call: Defenses get offensive

    Oct 20
    The rash of pick-sixes continued, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Bengals' arrival, Gronk's return and more.