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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 EastShare Tweet
Bengals receiver A.J. Green and friends scorch Lions' secondaryGreen'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.Share Tweet
Lions' Sam Martin doesn't sidestep poor punt: '... I rushed myself'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…Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
Lions' Chris Houston benched after giving up pair of big playsWhat 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.Share TweetJosh Katzenstein of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's Lions-Bengals game, by the numbers.Share TweetDETROIT -- 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…Share Tweet
Lions lose in devastating fashionDETROIT -- 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…Share TweetCalvin 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…Share Tweet
Kick in the gut for Lions: Shanked punt sets up Bengals' winning FGIn 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.Share Tweet
Halftime thoughts from Lions-BengalsSome 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…Share TweetDETROIT -- 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…Share TweetCincinnati 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.Share TweetJay 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.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 20, 2013NFL 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…Share TweetALLEN 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…Share TweetJoin 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 …Share Tweet
Late Field Goal Lifts BengalsOct 20ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey and Lions reporter Michael Rothstein talk about how Cincinnati was able to leave Detroit with a win.
Sunday Blitz: Bengals-Lions RecapOct 20Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Bengals' Week 7 win over the Lions.
Dalton, Bengals Outduel LionsOct 20Mike Nugent kicked a 54-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Bengals to a 27-24 win against the Lions.
Lions postgame press conferenceOct 20Lions react following game with Bengals