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2019 Schedule
3-8-1, 4th in NFC North
Purdue University

Lions QB Blough to honor Purdue superfan Trent

Lions QB David Blough, who played at Purdue, will wear a special shoe with a likeness of late inspirational Boilermakers fan Tyler Trent this weekend against Minnesota.

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18hMichael Rothstein

Stafford unfazed by injuries, eyes 'long' career

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reiterated that his goal was to play again this season despite having broken bones in his back for the second straight season. And he's still eyeing a lengthy career beyond this season.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford the only Lions player not at practice Wednesday:

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23hMichael Rothstein

Quin questions if Lions want to fight for Patricia

Former Lions safety Glover Quin said on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he doesn't know "if the love and the like for Patricia's style" makes the players want to work hard to turn things around.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson is returning to practice today, according to Matt Patricia. Johnson was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 22 with a right knee injury that required surgery. He won't be eligible to return for a couple of weeks, but Johnson has remained around the facility -- spotted multiple times in the locker room the past two weeks, although he's declined interview requests. Patricia said getting him back is vital for now, not thinking as much about 2020.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Pasqualoni on his job security: "They've talked about my job all my life." Said if it bothered him, he would have gotten out 40 years ago. What does bother him is wanting to do more for his players. Said he doesn't think about his long-term job. Hadn't thought about 2020 at all.

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3dMichael Rothstein

Lions place rookie TE Hockenson (ankle) on IR

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson, the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft, has been placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury suffered against the Bears on Thanksgiving.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will be placing TE T.J. Hockenson in injured reserve this week. Hockenson injured his ankle late against Chicago on Thursday and was spotted by the Detroit Free Press on a foot scooter after the game.

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5dMichael Rothstein

Lions place QB Driskel (hamstring) on IR

The Lions placed quarterback Jeff Driskel on injured reserve with a hamstring injury as he heads into the 2020 season as a free agent.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Detroit Lions are placing QB Jeff Driskel on injured reserve and signed QB Kyle Sloter from Arizona's practice squad, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Sloter becomes the ninth quarterback signed by Detroit this season. The team's quarterbacks are now David Blough, Sloter and injured starter Matthew Stafford.

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7dMichael Rothstein

Blough starts hot but can't get Lions win in debut

David Blough completed 22 of 38 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while operating efficiently in the game plan but saw the Lions lose to the Bears in his debut.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

David Blough said he found out in last night's team meeting that he would be the starter. Said the support was overwhelming to the point he had to shut his phone off.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Another week, another loss for the Lions, a team that has dropped five straight games and eight of their last nine after a 24-20 loss to Chicago. The same issues Detroit has had plagued the Lions — questionable defense everywhere, allowing Mitchell Trubisky to look good. Detroit had bright spots, though, in David Blough and Bo Scarbrough, both of whom showed potential.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

David Blough has been the story of the first half for the Lions, throwing two touchdown passes and completing 7 of 15 passes for 179 yards to give Detroit a 17-10 lead over Chicago. Blough, in the first snaps of his career, has made good decisions throughout the day, has had receivers drop two passes but has built a rapport with Kenny Golladay, who has three catches for 138 yards. The Lions have to be pleased with where they are right now on Thanksgiving considering their quarterback situation.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

After the last Lions drive, that resulted in a field goal to give Detroit a 17-7 lead, Matthew Stafford had his arm slightly around David Blough while Blough was on the bench. He was explaining something to him, then got in front of him and started coaching as well. He's been by Blough's side on the sideline a good chunk of this afternoon.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Crowd at kickoff...not totally full by any means.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Big cheers for Barry Sanders, who is announced as the honorary captain for today's Lions-Bears game. Sanders might end up getting the biggest cheers all day for Detroit, a team that won one game in two months.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: QB Matthew Stafford, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Jamal Agnew, DT Snacks Harrison, OL Oday Aboushi, OL Beau Benzschawel, CB Michael Jackson

Team Stats

Passing Yards271.77th
Rushing Yards105.618th
Points For23.313th
Points Against26.3