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0-2, 3rd in NFC North

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Packers had the blocking advantage (more blockers than defenders in box) on 94% of Aaron Jones' rushes Sunday, the highest rate of his career, per NFL Next Gen Stats. The Lions didn't have 8+ men in the box on any of Jones' rushes Sunday.

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13hMichael Rothstein

Lions attain dubious feat in latest big blown lead

By squandering a 14-3 first-half lead to the Packers on Sunday, the Lions dropped their fourth straight game where they had a double-digit lead -- the first team in NFL history to accomplish such a feat, according to Elias.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions lose, 42-21, to Green Bay, their 11th straight defeat. It's the longest losing streak for Detroit since 19 games from 2007-to-2009, including the team's 0-16 season in 2008. Detroit reached this point due to a multitude of mistakes and penalties, a combination of poor decisions and the inability to stop Green Bay running back Aaron Jones (168 yards rushing). The Lions also again failed to pressure a quarterback, hitting Aaron Rodgers three times. None were from a defensive lineman.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

While not quite the collapse that cost the Lions a win last week, bad mistakes everywhere accentuated what had otherwise been a good half for Detroit, which trails 17-14. Four bad penalties (two by Oday Aboushi, two by Will Harris) and a taken sack by Matthew Stafford gave Aaron Rodgers better field position and more chances. By now, Detroit should know not to do that. The defense has issues (no pass rush, bad coverage) but offense has largely looked to be on point both in the run and pass.

Kerryon Johnson celebrates TD with Lambeau Leap (0:21)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, WR Kenny Golladay, CB Desmond Trufant, CB Chris Jones, TE Hunter Bryant, DT Nick Williams, DE Julian Okwara. So Tyrell Crosby going to be the team's right tackle against the Packers. Marvin Hall and Quintez Cephus should get a lot of run at wide receiver. Julian Okwara being inactive is interesting.

Can Stafford make it a game vs. Rodgers? (1:00)
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3dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Trufant, Golladay, Dahl out vs. Packers

The Detroit Lions ruled out cornerback Desmond Trufant, receiver Kenny Golladay and left guard Joe Dahl for Sunday's game at Green Bay. Cornerback Jeff Okudah, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, will make his debut for Detroit.

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3dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Stafford recounts seeing racism firsthand

In an essay on The Players Tribune' on Friday, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford detailed racism against teammates that he saw in the spring while working out in Georgia.

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4dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Collins says actions toward ref unintentional

Jamie Collins said Wednesday he didn't believe he made contact with ref Alex Kemp and that he was trying to demonstrate what he believed David Montgomery had been doing -- lowering the crown of his helmet, which would be a penalty.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions practice report — looks like Jeff Okudah will be good to go.

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5dPaula Lavigne

Woman sues Wisconsin over Cephus readmission

A University of Wisconsin student alleges the school violated her rights by not following a proper appeals process in reinstating former football player Quintez Cephus after the school had previously determined he sexually assaulted her.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are placing CB Justin Coleman on injured reserve, a source confirmed to ESPN. First reported by the Detroit Free Press. Big loss for the Lions — Coleman played well in Week 1. Won't be able to come back until after Detroit's bye in Week 5.


Spain and Fitz Hour 1: Recapping a wild NFL Week 1

A WILD Week One in the NFL--We do the Monday Walk Of Shame & honor the weekend’s studs, plus we overreact with Good Take or Hot Take. The author of a new Patriots book spills on Bill & Brady and the Pre-Party is as weird as ever, talking zombie-filled yards, upside-down pee-pees, The Princess Bride & Fitz’s expletive-filled rants.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia on Jamie Collins' ejection: I've spoken to him at length and the team. "There's rules in place for a reason" and they are there to protect everyone, including officials. Patricia said it was more to demonstrate than being aggressive but he knows he can't do that. Patricia said it's a hard lesson for guys to learn. But "you just can't touch an official."


KJZ Hour 4: Learning Process for Brady & the Bucs

Louis Riddick joins the guys to preview our Monday Night Football matchups and talk about the learning curve for Brady & the Bucs. Plus, Key & Jay tell us why they're concerned about what they saw out of the Eagles yesterday.

Clark, Orlovsky get on Rex over Jamie Collins' ejection (1:00)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Adrian Peterson currently leads the league in rush yards over expectation per attempt -- Next Gen Stats' new metric from the Big Data Bowl winners -- at 2.47 RYOE/Att.

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.011th
Rushing Yards113.518th
Points For22.0Tied-21st
Points Against34.53rd

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