Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Same Lions practice report as yesterday:
Same Lions practice report as yesterday:
S Don Carey back with the Lions — re-signed Tuesday just in time for Thursday against Chicago. They cut Eric Lee to make room for him. Carey is a special teams stalwart.
The SuperBook's John Murray joins Doug to recap a wild and historic MNF game. They also preview the NFL triple-header on Thanksgiving and the rest of the Week 12 card.
The Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Rams matchup was the premier game of week 11, and much like some of the African talent on display, it did not disappoint.
The Lions will try to play to the strengths of Theo Riddick, LeGarrette Blount and Zach Zenner in the absence of rookie Kerryon Johnson.
Full Lions practice report:
Marvin Jones (knee) or Kerryon Johnson (knee) listed as no practice on the Lions' estimated report Monday (team did not practice). Darius Slay (knee) A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) among limited participants.
When over the summer we sought out the most average team currently in professional sports, the Detroit Lions weren't No.
Kenny Golladay slid into the No. 1 WR role against the Panthers minus Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr., and the role fit him well.
Lions running back Kerryon Johnson is considered week-to-week with a sprained knee, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Lions escaped a two-point try by the Panthers, but Kerryon Johnson left with a knee injury that, if significant, could damage Detroit's offense.
As part of the Salute to Service weekend, some Lions players had decals on their helmets honoring fallen soldiers -- and Lions coach Matt Patricia wore a button honoring a soldier as well. "We're honoring some families of Michigan that have lost loved ones and it's part of the week," Patricia said. "Earlier in the week I mentioned of our guys doing a great job of paying respect and showing their support for those that have gone out and made the ultimate sacrifice, but those are out currently sacrificing everything they have to allow us to do what we do every single day, we're very blessed for that." Here's a list of the soldiers and the player who wore the decal honoring that soldier: SSG Eugene Alex (United States Army) Don Muhlbach PFC Mark Barbret (United States Army) Jarrad Davis SSgt Marcus Bawol (United States Marine Corps) Graham Glasgow 2LT Brandon Cavanaugh (Army National Guard) Matthew Stafford SrA Michael Hinkle II (United States Air Force) Glover Quin SGT Richard Jordan (United States Army) Devon Kennard Cpl Nicholas Manoukian (United States Marine Corps) Deshawn Shead CPO Heath Robinson (United States Navy) Matt Patricia Staff Sergeant George Torres (United States Marine Corps/United States Army, Retired) LeGarrette Blount
The Lions got their first win in almost a month. Still, there has to be concern over one thing — the health of Kerryon Johnson
Matt Patricia has no update on Kerryon Johnson's knee injury. He didn't want to speculate anything about it.
Cam Newton threw an incomplete pass on a 2-point conversion with 1:07 left, letting the Detroit Lions hold on for a 20-19 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The Lions won their first game in almost a month, beating Carolina on Sunday. Even in the win, there is reason for concern, as Kerryon Johnson left the game with a knee injury. If he's out for any amount of time, that alters a lot of what Detroit can do on offense.
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson was ruled out of the rest of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a knee injury.
Lions downgraded Kerryon Johnson to OUT with a knee injury. That's bad news for Detroit and the electric rookie who had stabilized the team's run game.
The Lions got back to what works best for them in the first half -- and it has showed. Giving the ball to Kerryon Johnson usually nets positive gains for Detroit and he has 64 yards on 10 carries in the first half, including the Lions' only touchdown of the game. He's been a large reason why the Lions lead, 10-7, over Carolina -- the first time Detroit has led at the half since Oct. 21, almost one month ago. That was also the last time the Lions had a strong rushing day. The offensive line has been particularly good, opening holes for Johnson and protecting Matthew Stafford, who has not been hit or sacked after being sacked 16 times over the past two games.
Ezekiel Ansah has been on the field for three plays thus far for the Lions. One resulted in his third sack of the year. Another had pressure that led to a Devon Kennard sack. At this point, using him as a pure third down pass rush option still seems confusing. When I spoke with him Friday about it, he said he felt he was progressing and this is the plan they've come up with. That said, Ansah told me he believes he can get back to the every-down player he was prior to this season.
Wide receiver order for the Lions in pregame: Kenny Golladay, TJ Jones, Bruce Ellington, Andy Jones. Have to figure that will be the way they are used in the game as well. Ellington, who is making his Lions debut Sunday against Carolina, could be an intriguing play in fantasy. TJ Jones, though, might be the flier to go on. He's been lining up on the outside in warmups along with Golladay. Ellington is in the slot.
The Carolina Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their past eight games following a loss. They are 4.5-point road favorites against Detroit today.
Lions inactives: WR Marvin Jones, TE Michael Roberts, DT A'Shawn Robinson, WR Brandon Powell, OL Andrew Donnal, DE Eric Lee, LB Kelvin Sheppard
In the biggest decision for Caesars Palace at this point, the house is rooting for the home underdog Detroit Lions. The Carolina Panthers are 5-point favorites over the Lions. Caesars sportsbook head of risk Jeff Davis told ESPN the house also are facing big decisions on the Jaguars and Eagles.
Lions sign WR Andy Jones off the practice squad. With No Marvin Jones and no Michael Roberts, Lions need some pass-catching depth.