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Pride Of Detroit Oct 2, 2017
Lions injury update: Ameer Abdullah was cleared to return to game; Paul Worrilow out 2-4 weeks

Lions injury update: Ameer Abdullah was cleared to return to game; Paul Worrilow out 2-4 weeks

The Lions suffered two notable injuries on Sunday. The Detroit Lions suffered a few notable injuries during Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, and now nearly 24 hours after the game has finished, we have a little more insight into what happened. Perhaps most worrisome was Ameer Abdullah, who left the game in the fourth quarter after appearing to roll his ankle. Abdullah limped off the field, but remained on the sideline with his helmet on for the next drive. However, he did not return to the game and during the final two crucial drives of the game, Abdullah remained sidelined...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 2, 2017
Dalvin Cook's runs against the Lions are the last of his rookie season

Dalvin Cook's runs against the Lions are the last of his rookie season

The Vikings rookie running back has looked like a potential star in his early days, but his first season is finished after he tore his ACL against the Lions.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 2, 2017
PODcast: This Lions defense ain’t no fool’s gold right now

PODcast: This Lions defense ain’t no fool’s gold right now

Our PODcast reviews the Lions-Vikings game. I mean, maybe. Maybe we have to revise this statement in a few weeks, but in the first four games, who could have seen the Lions leaning on their defense? Make no mistake, they needed it Sunday to pull this puppy out of the fire. Speaking of puppies, we got a mailbag question about pugs vs. corgis. We had to answer it. We lost Jeremy in Minnesota. This was a grave mistake to let him out of his little cave. We’re trying the best we can here. Download and subscribe on iTunes, or check out the show on Stitcher. This week on the PODcast The...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 2, 2017
3 things we learned: The Lions have one of the deepest safety groups in the NFL

3 things we learned: The Lions have one of the deepest safety groups in the NFL

The Detroit Lions maintained their hold on the NFC North with a 14-7 win Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Here are three things we learned in the win.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 2, 2017
Snap counts: Darren Fells helped the Lions survive Everson Griffenm

Snap counts: Darren Fells helped the Lions survive Everson Griffenm

The blocking-oriented TE played a huge role in helping out Greg Robinson and caught some passes in Detroit's 14-7 road win over the Vikings.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 2, 2017
Lions-Vikings report card: The defense is for real

Lions-Vikings report card: The defense is for real

The performance of the Lions’ defense through 4 weeks has been phenomenal. Here’s our report card for Week 4’s game between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. Quarterbacks: C+ It wasn’t Matthew Stafford’s best game by a long shot. He nearly had two passes picked off, and he failed to throw for a touchdown for the first time since Week 14 of last year (not including the playoffs). He also occasionally held the ball a little too long and took too many sacks (6). But, most importantly, he didn’t make any drastic mistakes. Against a good defense like the Vikings, sometimes...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 2, 2017
Lions-Vikings player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Lions-Vikings player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Who was the Player of the Game for the Lions on Sunday? The Detroit Lions held onto a small lead for nearly the entire second half and managed to pull of their first divisional win of the year over the Minnesota Vikings. Throughout the game there were some exceptional individual performances, so, like every week, it’s time to pick the Player of the Game and hand out Week 4’s Game Ball. Here are the standings after three games. Game Ball standings through three weeks: Darius Slay - 4Matthew Stafford - 3Ezekiel Ansah - 3Jamal Agnew - 2 Glover Quin - 2Kenny Golladay - 2Matt Prater -...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 2, 2017

Lions grades: Secondary makes up for Stafford's off day to beat Vikings

The Lions beat the Vikings 14-7 in their NFC North opener on Sunday. Here's a report card from MLive's Nate Atkins on how each position group performed.
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
Turnover-causing Lions carve out 14-7 victory over Vikings

Turnover-causing Lions carve out 14-7 victory over Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The identity of these Detroit Lions has been undeniably forged through the air, on the strength of Matthew Stafford's right arm and all his fourth-quarter rallies.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 1, 2017
LISTEN: Dan Miller’s calls from the Lions victory over the Vikings

LISTEN: Dan Miller’s calls from the Lions victory over the Vikings

Get your ears ready for sweet victory sounds. There weren’t a lot of fireworks for the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, but they walked out with the victory and a few calls from Dan Miller on the Lions Radio Network. Getting things started, Matthew Stafford found Marvin Jones Jr. for 38 yards early in the game. (Link) https://audioboom.com/posts/6352131-detroit-lions-highlight-matthew-stafford-38-yd-pass-completion-to-marvin-jones-in-1st-q-10-01-17 In the third quarter, the Lions managed to get their first touchdown of the game, and shocking enough it was a run from Ameer Abdullah....
Grand Rapids Press Oct 1, 2017
Detroit Lions lose Ameer Abdullah, T.J. Lang to injuries

Detroit Lions lose Ameer Abdullah, T.J. Lang to injuries

The Detroit Lions were able to beat the co-division leading Vikings despite suffering several critical injuries along the way.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 1, 2017
Stock Report: Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings

Stock Report: Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings

The Lions needed to punch a division rival in the mouth, and they did just that in Minnesota. Who helped and who hurt their stock in this one? The Detroit Lions were underdogs coming into Minnesota despite Case Keenum starting for the purple and gold. That seemed fair in a first half where the Lions just couldn’t get their offense moving. The defense forced more and more mistakes from the Vikings offense and the Lions were able to get something going on that side of the ball without many serious mistakes. They would come into the second half and score 11 unanswered points to win against...
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
Dominant defense leads Lions to 14-7 victory over Vikings (Oct 01, 2017)

Dominant defense leads Lions to 14-7 victory over Vikings (Oct 01, 2017)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Anthony Zettel led a ferocious performance by Detroit's defense with two sacks, four hurries and a fumble recovery, as the Lions forced three turnovers while holding Minnesota scoreless in the second half on the way to a 14-7 victory over the Vikings on Sunday afternoon.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 1, 2017
Final score: Detroit’s defense forces more turnovers, comes up big in 14-7 victory

Final score: Detroit’s defense forces more turnovers, comes up big in 14-7 victory

Their first NFC North matchup for the 2017 season, the Lions made their way into U.S. Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings. Each and every divisional game is important, and this one felt no different. Detroit was saddled with some tough news on the injury front before the game with Jarrad Davis and Kenny Golladay both being ruled inactive, but the black and blue division waits for no man. First half After the Vikings won the opening coin toss and elected to kick and defer to the second half, the Lions offense took the field, hoping to make an early impact after coming out rather...
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 1, 2017

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook Leaves Games With Non-Contact Knee Injury

Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook went down with a non-contact knee injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Lions. Cook immediately grabbed for his knee upon making a cut and he wound up fumbling on the play. Cook slowly made his way off the field. Cook has looked great for the Vikings over … The post Vikings RB Dalvin Cook Leaves Games With Non-Contact Knee Injury appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 1, 2017
Injury update: Paul Worrilow QUESTIONABLE to return with a left knee injury

Injury update: Paul Worrilow QUESTIONABLE to return with a left knee injury

Already thin at linebacker, Worrilow is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury early in Sunday’s contest with the Vikings. Detroit was already thin at linebacker with Jarrad Davis out for today’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, but things got worse for the team on Detroit’s first defensive snap. Paul Worrilow, one of the team’s starting linebackers with Davis out, is questionable to return with a knee injury. The veteran linebacker is a big time contributor on special teams, but with Detroit so thin at linebacker, the team was expecting him to contribute with...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 1, 2017
Lions-Vikings inactives: Jarrad Davis OUT, Travis Swanson IN for the Lions

Lions-Vikings inactives: Jarrad Davis OUT, Travis Swanson IN for the Lions

The Lions will be without their starting middle linebacker for the second straight week. Injuries have piled up for the Detroit Lions, who will be without running back Dwayne Washington and offensive guard Zac Kerin, both listed as “Out” on this week’s injury report. They also listed six players as “Questionable” on the injury report, including four starters (three on defense). The Lions were without their starting middle linebacker, and perhaps their most important player on defense against the run in Jarrad Davis, and it showed against the Falcons last week, who were able to...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 1, 2017
Sunday open thread: Predict Matthew Stafford’s statline vs. Vikings

Sunday open thread: Predict Matthew Stafford’s statline vs. Vikings

How will No. 9 perform against his division rival. On Saturday, I asked Pride of Detroit readers how they thought Case Keenum would perform against the Detroit Lions, seeing as he’s had one very good game and one very bad game. Unsurprisingly, Lions fans mostly think Keenum falls closer to the bad end of the spectrum, despite the fact that Keenum lit up the Lions’ 2016 secondary for 321 yards, 3 TDs and an interception. Matthew Stafford has been a much more consistent quarterback over the past few years. He’s limited interceptions, become a precision short-yardage passer and developed...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 1, 2017
Who do you pick to win: Detroit Lions or Minnesota Vikings?

Who do you pick to win: Detroit Lions or Minnesota Vikings?

The winner keeps pace with the Packers atop the NFC North standings.

Featured Players

  • 1 Matthew Stafford

    Matthew Stafford

    Banged-up Lions limping into perfectly timed bye week

  • 1 Case Keenum

    Case Keenum

    Keenum, Flacco with role reversals for Vikings and Ravens

  • Dwayne Washington

    Dwayne Washington

    Lions-Panthers injury report: Kenny Golladay OUT, Jarrad Davis questionable

  • Ameer Abdullah

    Ameer Abdullah

    Lions-Saints snap counts: Injuries shuffle offensive line, Teez Tabor sees the field

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