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NFL Trade Rumors Oct 9, 2017

Lions QB Matthew Stafford Has Sprained Ankle & Hamstring Injury

Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that Lions QB Matthew Stafford suffered a sprained ankle and a hamstring injury during Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. , source says. According to Graziano, the Lions plan for Stafford is to see how much he can do in practice this week and try to have him ready to play against the … The post Lions QB Matthew Stafford Has Sprained Ankle & Hamstring Injury appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
FOX Sports Oct 9, 2017
Michael Vick: 'Cam Newton the past two weeks looks like he did in 2015'

Michael Vick: 'Cam Newton the past two weeks looks like he did in 2015'

Michael Vick reacts to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's performance against the Detroit Lions this weekend.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 9, 2017
PODcast doesn’t think this Lions offense can get much lower

PODcast doesn’t think this Lions offense can get much lower

The Lions got beat in every phase of the game, but some worse than others. The wonderful Lions took their first real loss of the season against the Carolina Panthers in a real shellacking. That’s a real great word, I have to say. When you get beat across the board it’s a lot of bitterness to take into the PODcast, but there’s one side of the ball that really stands out for us. There’s also a lot to get mad about, so we try to inject some Happy Thoughts before Ryan sends us veering into Rage Corner. Download and subscribe to the PODcast on iTunes, or check us out on Stitcher. This...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 9, 2017
Panthers at Lions: 3 Plays to Love, 3 Plays to Hate

Panthers at Lions: 3 Plays to Love, 3 Plays to Hate

These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers 27-24 road win against the Detroit Lions, putting Carolina’s record at 4-1.   Plays to Love, Plays to Hate (aka "P2L, P2H") looks at the most significant plays in swinging momentum and impacting the eventual outcome of the game. There is always plenty to hate about NFL officiating, so we will only focus on the plays on the field, not the refs. Three Plays to Love 2nd Quarter 12:13 – Panthers 3, Lions 10. Panthers ball 3rd-and-1 at CAR 34 The Situation: Mike Shula gets two Plays to Love here. The Panthers first two drives resulted...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 9, 2017
Lions Fan Fiction: Aaron Donald's 6 sacks propel Detroit to big win over Panthers

Lions Fan Fiction: Aaron Donald's 6 sacks propel Detroit to big win over Panthers

The Lions defensive tackle is dominating in this alternate dimension. Detroit Lions Fan Fiction is a series in which we take a Lions loss and instead of facing it like a braver person might, we turn to a false reality where the Lions won the game. It’s a cowardly act, no doubt, but this post is an effort to create levity and humor when defeat strikes. The hope is that this is therapeutic for at least one fan out there. This week’s fan fiction is a long time coming. It’s time to fulfill your greatest fantasies, Lions fans. Detroit, MI—It was another dominant performance from the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2017
3 things we learned: Jim Bob Cooter's offense isn't working

3 things we learned: Jim Bob Cooter's offense isn't working

The Lions fell 27-24 on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Here are three things we learned in the defeat.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 9, 2017
Lions-Panthers snap counts: Jarrad Davis plays every snap in his return

Lions-Panthers snap counts: Jarrad Davis plays every snap in his return

The Lions rookie linebacker has assumed full duties again. Here’s a look at the snap counts from Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers. Offense: Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford: 61 snaps (100%) Running backs Theo Riddick: 30 (49%)Ameer Abdullah: 22 (36%)Zach Zenner: 9 (15%) — 21 special teams snaps (66%) “Fullback” Nick Bellore: 3 (5%) Tight ends Darren Fells: 35 (57%) — 10 (31%)Eric Ebron: 34 (56%)Michael Roberts: 5 (8%) — 10 (31%) Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr.: 58 (95%)Golden Tate: 55 (90%)TJ Jones: 40 (66%) — 1 (3%)Jared Abbrederis: 14 (23%) —...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 9, 2017
Panthers 27 Lions 24: Panthers player of the game fan poll

Panthers 27 Lions 24: Panthers player of the game fan poll

Be sure to cast your vote for Panthers player of the game. I know there is an obvious choice but let’s still run through the motions so we can give some props to the other players that also had big days. QB Cam Newton Newton completed 26 of 33 passes for 355 yards, 3 TDs and zero INTs. That is a QBR of 141.8. It also the first time Newton has thrown for 300+ yards in back-to-back games since the first two games of his career. Newton was dropping dimes whether he was standing tall in the pocket or rolling out of the pocket and throwing on the run. TE Ed Dickson Dickson had a career...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 9, 2017
Lions-Panthers report card: Detroit gets dominated in the trenches

Lions-Panthers report card: Detroit gets dominated in the trenches

An ugly performance deserves an ugly report card. Get out your red pens and your sad face stickers, it’s time to grade the Detroit Lions’ performance against the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback: D+ Matthew Stafford wasn’t given any help by a porous offensive line and a receiving corps suffering from an acute case of the dropsies, but he has to take responsibilities for Sunday’s loss, too. Stafford wasn’t accurate; he didn’t seem particularly aware of incoming blitzes and when the pressure came, he had no answers. He took six sacks on the day and at least a couple of those were...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2017
Snap counts: Matthew Stafford guts through injuries to stay on field

Snap counts: Matthew Stafford guts through injuries to stay on field

The Lions fell 27-24 on Sunday to the Carolina Panthers in a game that wasn't really as close as the score indicated. Here's an analysis of the snap counts.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 9, 2017
Lions-Panthers player of the game: Who gets the game ball?

Lions-Panthers player of the game: Who gets the game ball?

There were some good performances on Sunday. Who deserves player of the game honors? After losses like Sunday’s, it seems like a fool’s errand to give out a Game Ball to the losing team. The Carolina Panthers worked the Detroit Lions for the majority of the game, and it feels undeserving to give anyone praise after such a poor team performance. But in an effort to try and remain positive and find silver linings from Sunday’s game, let’s hand out a Game Ball and acknowledge some good individual performances, because—believe it or not—a few Lions players did perform well against...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2017

Lions grades: Subpar grades in a mostly subpar performance vs. Panthers

The Lions were outplayed in a 27-24 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. Here's how each position group performed in the game.
Pride Of Detroit Oct 9, 2017
Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their loss to the Panthers?

Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their loss to the Panthers?

How much did Sunday’s loss change your perception of the 2017 Lions? Well, that wasn’t pretty. For 3.5 quarters the Detroit Lions were dominated on both sides of the ball by the Carolina Panthers. Detroit made a valiant effort at a comeback, but still came up short, 27-24. Considering just how high expectations were for this team last week, it’s hard to view Sunday’s results as anything but a disappointment. Over 80 percent of experts—including all 10 of us here at Pride of Detroit—picked the Lions to win against the Panthers and some had Detroit as the No. 2 team in the NFL....
Pride Of Detroit Oct 8, 2017
Eric Ebron to his critics: ‘Boooo me all u want but pay attention to the whole picture’

Eric Ebron to his critics: ‘Boooo me all u want but pay attention to the whole picture’

The Lions tight end went on the defensive on Twitter after the game. After Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions fans were out in full force against tight end Eric Ebron. The much maligned tight end had two crucial drops in Sunday’s game, including this sure touchdown pass on Detroit’s first drive of the game. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Eric Edrop (patent pending @TaraStafford) pic.twitter.com/5GDC8d764t— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) October 8, 2017 Ebron didn’t exactly take responsibility for that drop in particular after the game. “Shaq (Thompson) made a great...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 8, 2017
Lions injury update: Matthew Stafford beat up in loss to Panthers

Lions injury update: Matthew Stafford beat up in loss to Panthers

The Lions quarterback was limping in the locker room after the game. It was two years ago when Matthew Stafford left Minnesota beaten, battered and hurting everywhere. From MLive.com: There was a blood-soaked bandage on his left forearm, near the elbow. He began picking at a bandage around his left wrist. His throwing arm looked beat up too. It's no wonder he put on long sleeves for that press conference. The Vikings dominated the Lions all game, finishing with off Detroit 26-16 that day. This Sunday, it was a horror sequel the likes of the Halloween series. A wrapped thigh, a bloody...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 8, 2017
Jarrad Davis to return for Detroit Lions

Jarrad Davis to return for Detroit Lions

The rookie linebacker will return to the Detroit Lions for Sunday's showdown against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. He's missed the last two games while dealing with brain and neck injuries.
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 8, 2017
Panthers at Lions Game Day Inactives: Ryan Kalil misses fourth straight start with ‘sore neck’

Panthers at Lions Game Day Inactives: Ryan Kalil misses fourth straight start with ‘sore neck’

Tyler Larsen will once again start at center for the Panthers The Panthers and Lions have released their inactives lists for today’s game, and the Panthers will once again be without Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil. Kalil hasn’t played since the season opener at San Francisco, but he’s starting to work out on the sidelines at practice so he’s hopefully close to getting back in the lineup. Tyler Larsen will make his fourth straight start at center. Left tackle Matt Kalil will suit up for Carolina, which means Amini Silatolu shouldn’t have to protect Cam Newton’s blind side. Julius...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 8, 2017
Sunday open thread: If the Lions beat the Panthers, I will...

Sunday open thread: If the Lions beat the Panthers, I will...

How are you going to react if the Lions move to 4-1? The Detroit Lions are 3-1 on the season and all four games have come against NFC teams. If the Cardinals or Vikings become serious contenders in the final three months of the season, those early wins could prove extremely valuable in the playoff race. Detroit has another opportunity to pick up a huge NFC win on Sunday with the Carolina Panthers in town. The Panthers are currently leading the NFC South with a 3-1 record of their own, but with the Falcons hot on their trail, Carolina could be in the Wild Card hunt come December. That...
Cat Scratch Reader Oct 7, 2017
CSR NFL Game Predictions: Cam Newton has us divided

CSR NFL Game Predictions: Cam Newton has us divided

The CSR staff is divided evenly on the Panthers at Lions prediction This is typically a game the CSR staff would be nearly unanimous in picking the Panthers. I’m saying it would be 12-0 Panthers but maybe one or two rolling the dice. Instead it’s an even 6-6. So what might make a usually Homer crowd of Panthers fans become unsure of the Panthers continuing to play well? Off the field controversy of course. I’m sure some are thinking Newton’s recent remarks to female Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrique will be a distraction to Newton on the road. In fact I had originally picked the...

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