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7-6, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed DT Rodney Coe off waivers from Seattle and waived Kasim Edebali.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The offensive line continues to have so many injuries:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The right side of Detroit offensive line is really banged up

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ameer Abdullah said the run game issues are on him. Also that he hopes to play and finish season strong. Said he felt he could have played last week but it's an injury and Jim Caldwell call.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevin Lawson, Rick Wagner, T.J. Lang and Travis Swanson not at open portion of Lions practice Tuesday. Dwight Freeney had a helmet but didn't seem to be doing much (as usual on veteran-type days).

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2dMichael Rothstein

Lions center Swanson in concussion protocol

Lions center Travis Swanson has been placed in the concussion protocol after reporting symptoms following Detroit's game Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Swanson is in concussion protocol, per Jim Caldwell. Said he exhibited symptoms after the game and then was placed in protocol. Swanson also suffered one last season that ended his year -- similar fashion, too, that Swanson was not placed in concussion protocol in-game.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the Westgate Sports Book in Vegas, the Lions open as 6.5 point favorites over Chicago for Saturday's game.

Lions remain in playoff hunt after win over Bucs (1:18)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

What Matthew Stafford's hand looked like after the game.


Stafford's 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

Matthew Stafford passed for 381 yards with an injured throwing hand and set up Matt Prater for a 46-yard field goal in the closing seconds Sunday, helping the Detroit Lions remain in playoff contention with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

It was not a pretty win for the Lions, but it kept their faint playoff hopes alive -- and that's about all Detroit can do at this point. The Lions have to be happy with their secondary, which forced multiple turnovers and continues to be the strength of this team. The run game was still nonexistent but got enough from Theo Riddick.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions led by 14 points at the start of the fourth quarter. And in less than eight minutes, Detroit blew it. Two straight touchdown drives for Tampa Bay and a Lions team that desperately needs to win to stay in the playoff picture is now tied with the Bucs, 21-21. Not that Detroit has looked like a playoff team at all at any point in the past month and a half.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

That's a career-high nine catches for Eric Ebron. Beat his old mark of eight, set in Week 16 of last season. Ebron has caught all nine passes thrown to him for 85 yards but he also had a fumble that Tampa Bay recovered. So even with the good comes a little bad for the tight end, but overall this has been a strong performance from him.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

That was one of the better runs I think I've seen Theo Riddick have during his Lions career. Fought through contact and broke a couple of tackles to get into the end zone. He's definitely improved as a back from his first two years in the league, when he couldn't do much as a rusher. First time in Riddick's career he's had more than two rushing touchdowns in a season (and also his first-ever two-touchdown game rushing).

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4dJenna Laine

Visibly upset, Bucs' McCoy exited with injury

Upset on the sideline after suffering a shoulder/biceps injury, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy won't return against the Detroit Lions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards268.24th
Rushing Yards76.332nd
Points For26.05th
Points Against25.328th

2017 Draft Picks

1(21)Jarrad DavisILBFlorida
2(21)Teez TaborCBFlorida
3(32)Kenny GolladayWRNorthern Illinois
4(18)Jalen Reeves-MaybinOLBTennessee
4(21)Michael RobertsTEToledo
5(21)Jamal AgnewCBSan Diego
6(21)Jeremiah LedbetterDEArkansas
6(32)Brad KaayaQBMiami (FL)
7(32)Pat O'ConnorDEEastern Michigan