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2020 Schedule
4-7, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Why T.J. Hockenson is the pass catcher to trust in fantasy in the Lions offense.

Lions' trick play nearly results in Stafford TD (0:51)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Another week, another debacle for the Detroit Lions, a 41-25 loss to Houston on Thanksgiving Day that was the team's fourth double-digit loss in its last five games. Detroit was outclassed on offense and defense Thursday, unable to handle any aspect of a Texans team playing for an interim coach. Detroit still couldn't take away an opponent's best offensive option and had essentially no offensive consistency. Matt Patricia's seat and job status should be scalding at this point.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite three turnovers and another lackluster defensive performance, Detroit is still somehow in the game against Houston, trailing the Texans, 23-14. The Lions have struggled in man-to-man defense with Deshaun Watson continually slicing through Detroit's coverages. The one thing the Lions can grasp on to is T.J. Hockenson, who has four catches for 80 yards and has been hard for Houston to deal with. Kerryon Johnson has also played well with 84 total yards. But that's largely it for Detroit.

Stephen A. and Max think the Lions owe Caldwell, fans an apology (1:44)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: WR Kenny Golladay, RB D'Andre Swift, WR Danny Amendola, CB Jeff Okudah, DL Da'Shawn Hand, DL Austin Bryant, CB Mike Ford.

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15hMichael Rothstein

Lions RB Swift out with concussion vs. Texans

Lions running back D'Andre Swift will not play against the Texans, meaning the rookie is missing a second straight game with a concussion.


First Take 2nd Hour: Which NBA team improved themselves the most, is there an NBA duo better than LeBron & AD, plus, reaction to Nick Saban contracting covid-19 again, and a Ravens-Steelers preview

Max & Kendrick Perkins debate which NBA team made the best trades this offseason, plus, is there a better NBA duo than LeBron and Anthony Davis? Ryan Clark joins to react to Nick Saban being out for the Iron Bowl after contracting covid-19, and the guys debate if losing to the Ravens would be a big deal to the Steelers. Also, does Calvin Johnson belong in the NFL Hall of Fame?


Hour 4: Megatron HOF?

Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti begin the last hour of the show discussing who can make the new Pro Football Hall of Fame list. Is Calvin Johnson a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer? Keyshawn and Jay discuss. Also, Seth Greenberg joins the show to discuss all things College Basketball prior to the tip off of what we hope is a prosperous season.

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2dJeff Legwold

Peyton, Megatron among 25 HOF semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of 25 semifinalists for the Class of 2021, with Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson leading the way.

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3dMichael Rothstein

Sanders' legal threat nixes beer trolling Lions

Eastern Market Brewing Company stopped making and selling Same Old Lager after Barry Sanders had his legal team threaten to shut down production of the beer, which used his image on the can.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions did not practice Monday but their injury report is long and had they did, there would have been no D'Andre Swift, Da'Shawn Hand or Jeff Okudah. Kenny Golladay and T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) would have been limited.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

How much man vs. zone did the Lions play this week? Thanks to ESPN Stats & Info, a look at where things are week by week. Man defense by Lions: Week 1: 82.1 % Week 2: 81.8 % Week 3: 55.6 % Week 4: 63.0 % Week 6: 39.1 % Week 7: 50.0 % Week 8: 61.1 % Week 9: 61.9% Week 10: 50.0 % Week 11: 55.6 % Zone defense by Lions: Week 1: 17.9 % Week 2: 18.2 % Week 3: 44.4 % Week 4: 37.0 % Week 6: 60.9 % Week 7: 50.0 % Week 8: 38.9 % Week 9: 38.1% Week 10: 50.0% Week 11: 44.4 %

Team Stats

Passing Yards247.515th
Rushing Yards95.429th
Points For22.7Tied-22nd
Points Against28.7Tied-4th