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Matthew Stafford says back issue no longer a problem

For the first time in his 11-year career, Matthew Stafford had to stand on the sidelines and watch as the Detroit Lions played in their second preseason game. Though he’s taken a preseason game off since entering the league,...

Lions’ 4 biggest issues after Texans game: To panic or relax?

After every preseason game, it seems, a certain subset of Detroit Lions fans hit the panic button. Based on something they’ve seen, they’re certain this year is going to go sideways. While history is certainly on their side, the past...

Lions Week 5 bubble watch: Huge changes on offense

Normally as we track the players on the Detroit Lions bubble, our opinions shift little by little. After a good or bad performance in the preseason, a staff member or two will shift their opinion on player, pushing them...

Lions-Texans preseason Game 2 reactions, studs and duds

The Detroit Lions’ preseason Game 2 started out ominously. After looking extremely outmatched in the preseason opener, the Lions picked up where they left off in the first quarter against the Houston Texans on Saturday night. But then it all...

Unsung hero of the week: Big ‘Beauys’ step up big time

On Saturday night, the Lions’ second- and third-team offenses looked like night and day when compared to their initial preseason performances. While newly-signed quarterback Josh Johnson struggled to get in sync with his new team, third-stringer David Fales had...

Open thread: How many Lions 2019 draft picks will make the final roster?

The NFL Draft is all about risk versus reward. Teams spend their draft capital looking for players that can make an impact for them in the near future. The Detroit Lions had a deep draft class in 2019, and...

Snap count observations: Lions get a long look at their starting defense

Here’s a look at the snap counts from the Detroit Lions’ second preseason game against the Houston Texans. Offense: Quarterbacks David Fales: 34 (51%)Josh Johnson: 33 (49%) Running backs Ty Johnson: 17 (25%) — 2 special teams snaps (6%)Justin Stockton: 13 (19%)Zach Zenner:...

Film breakdown: Analyzing every play from Lions’ 1st-team offensive line

Even before last week’s nine-sack performance, the biggest question facing the Detroit Lions was the play of their offensive line. Matthew Stafford has been one of the most sacked quarterbacks throughout his career, and despite the constantly changing parts,...

Lions vs. Texans: 5 winners, 3 losers from Saturday night’s game

The Detroit Lions weren’t exactly at their best on Saturday night against the Houston Texans, but it was certainly a step in the right direction following their stinker of a preseason opener. Unlike that game against the Patriots, there...

Lions vs. Texans recap: 5 winners, 3 losers from Saturday night’s game

The Detroit Lions weren’t exactly at their best on Saturday night against the Houston Texans, but it was certainly a step in the right direction following their stinker of a preseason opener. Unlike that game against the Patriots, there...

Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans stock report

While I had planned on holding the stock report off until after the third preseason game due to the lack of volume of things to praise or criticize fairly, the team’s second preseason game against the Houston Texans provided...

POLL: Do you feel better or worse after Lions’ loss to the Texans?

Week 2 of the preseason got off to a similar start as Week 1. After the first quarter, the Lions didn’t have much to show for themselves. The Texans’ first stringers on offense had their way with the Lions’...

Matt Patricia defends decision to sit Stafford for first 2 preseason games

The Detroit Lions quickly found themselves down 7-0 against the Houston Texans in their second preseason game. But as the Lions offense took the field for the first time Saturday night, it was newly-signed Josh Johnson who led the...

First-team offense stumbles, defense rebounds as Lions lose 30-23

The Detroit Lions looked a little better on Saturday night, rebounding nicely after a rough outing against the New England Patriots last week. Though the first quarter was just as rough as their first game, the defense settled in,...

Lions vs. Texans second half open thread

Well, the first half felt a lot like Week 1 of the preseason... but then the Detroit Lions rebounded nicely and made a few encouraging plays—mostly on the defensive side of the ball. Let’s see if the Lions offense can...

VIDEO: Will Harris scoops and scores for Lions first touchdown

The Detroit Lions finally found the end zone in the 2019 preseason, but it did not come from a place you would expect. Rookie safety Will Harris turned out to be the first Lions to reach the end zone...

Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans live updates, highlights

First quarter With much of the Lions’ first-string defense on the field—at least those that were healthy—Detroit didn’t look very promising on their opening drive. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson went 5-for-7 for 60 yards and a score, as Houston quickly...

Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans live updates

First quarter With much of the Lions’ first-string defense on the field—at least those that were healthy—Detroit didn’t look very promising on their opening drive. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson went 5-for-7 for 60 yards and a score, as Houston quickly...

Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans first half open thread

The Detroit Lions are probably eager to get back on the field after last week’s lackluster performance against the New England Patriots. Of course, their 31-3 loss doesn’t really mean anything. They’ll be entering the regular season 0-0, just...

Lions vs. Texans: 3 biggest storylines to watch

The Detroit Lions are set to play their second preseason game on Saturday night. The entire team will hope to bounce back this week after a lackluster performance during the team’s 31-3 loss to the New England Patriots last...

Bold prediction of the week: Battle for WR4 spot gets spicy

The Houston Texans hosted the Lions in joint practices this week, and two names that consistently came up among the standouts were Lions receivers Chris Lacy and Deontez Alexander, the latter of which came up with this huge catch...