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2019-11-17 13:00
BAL
HOU
-4.5 48%
4.5 52%
51.5
2019-11-17 13:00
MIN
DEN
-10 53%
10 47%
40.5
2019-11-17 13:00
DET
DAL
7 37%
-7 63%
47
2019-11-17 13:00
CAR
ATL
-4 58%
4 42%
49
2019-11-17 13:00
IND
JAC
-2.5 52%
2.5 48%
43
2019-11-17 13:00
MIA
BUF
6.5 40%
-6.5 60%
40.5
2019-11-17 13:00
WAS
NYJ
-2.5 43%
2.5 57%
38.5
2019-11-17 13:00
TB
NO
5.5 45%
-5.5 55%
49.5
2019-11-17 16:05
SF
ARI
-10 37%
10 63%
44
2019-11-17 16:25
OAK
CIN
-11.5 52%
11.5 48%
48.5
2019-11-17 16:25
PHI
NE
4 36%
-4 64%
44.5
2019-11-17 20:20
LAR
CHI
-6 45%
6 55%
40

Detroit Lions

  • Super Bowl Championships: 0
  • Last Super Bowl Appearance: N/A
  • Claim to Fame: Dating back to the 1930s, Detroit has played in (78) and won (37) the most Thanksgiving Day games
  • Claim to Shame: One of two teams to ever post a winless season (2008), and the only franchise to have been in operation for all 52 seasons of the Super Bowl era without having appeared in one

It’s been a strange existence for the Detroit Lions.

After winning four NFL Championships from 1935-1957, the Lions would go through a lengthy stretch of playoff futility. That is to say, they wouldn’t win another playoff game until 1991.

After that NFC Championship loss to the Washington Redskins, it has been a mix of Wild Card game losses (eight), losing seasons (16, including one 0-16 campaign), and generational talents retiring too soon (Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson).

At least now, the Lions seem to have found some consistency.

After a Wild Card loss to the Seahawks in 2016, Detroit posted a second-straight 9-7 season in 2017, but then fell back to 6-10 (last in the NFC North) in 2018. All told, the 2018 season was a bad start to the Matt Patricia era.

Perhaps most concerningly, Matthew Stafford had his worst season in years, recording just 3,777 passing yards and an 89.9 passer rating, both his lowest marks since 2014.

The team really didn’t do anything particularly well, finishing the year ranked 23rd in Offensive DVOA and 27th in Defensive DVOA.

The hope in Detroit is that year two under Patricia will see the team get back to being competitive in the division. Stafford has a very good chance to up his production, at least, with Kenny Golladay emerging as a star receiver, the underrated Marvin Jones another reliable option on the outside, and highly-touted rookie TJ Hockenson at tight end.

If the Lions struggle again, the pass defense is likely to be their undoing. It finished 31st in the league last year and is basically running it back in 2019. Unless Trey Flowers vastly improves the pass rush, opposing QBs will be happy to see this team on the schedule.

 

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
4-4-0 2-2-0 2-2-0

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
6-2-0 3-1-0 3-1-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG Allowed 27 27.1
YPG Allowed 31 424.1
Passing YPG Allowed 31 288.4
Rushing YPG Allowed 27 135.8
Turnovers Forced 19 10

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 12 25.5
YPG 5 391.3
Passing YPG 3 295.3
Rushing YPG 21 96
Turnovers Committed 16 11

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
CHI 3-5-0 1-1-0 4L
DET 3-4-1 0-2-0 1L
GB 7-2-0 3-0-0 1L
MIN 6-3-0 1-2-0 1L

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
Matthew Stafford 2,499 Passing
Kerryon Johnson 308 Rushing
Kenny Golladay 640 Receiving
Matthew Stafford 19 Touchdowns
Trey Flowers 4 Sacks
Tracy Walker 1 Interceptions

Injury reports

Player Injury Status Notes
Austin Bryant Arm IR Bryant has landed on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with an arm injury. It is uncertain if he will make his season debut Sunday versus the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Tra Carson Hamstring IR Carson has ended up on injured reserve due to an injured hamstring. Lasted Updated: 11/03/2019
Joe Dahl Ankle questionable Dahl left the last game with a left ankle injury, and it remains to be seen if he will take the field Sunday versus the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Mike Daniels Foot questionable Daniels has sat out the past five games with a foot injury, and it is unclear if he will return to action against the Bears on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Graham Glasgow Back questionable Glasgow was held out of the previous game due to a back injury. It has yet to be established if he will line up against the Bears on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Da'Shawn Hand Elbow questionable Hand departed the previous game due to a left elbow injury, and his availability against the Bears on Sunday is up in the air. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Damon Harrison Sr. Groin questionable Harrison Sr. is tending to a groin injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be a participant in Sunday's clash with the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019
T.J. Hockenson Back probable Hockenson was lifted from the last game after a hit to the back, but he is likely to bounce back in time for Sunday's battle against the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
Kerryon Johnson Knee IR Johnson will spend an extended period on the injured reserve list due to a right knee injury. Lasted Updated: 10/22/2019
Jermaine Kearse Leg IR Kearse is on the injured reserve list after breaking his leg. Lasted Updated: 08/11/2019
Darius Kilgo Leg IR Kilgo has a leg injury and is on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 08/11/2019
Miles Killebrew Head questionable Killebrew is hampred by a head injury, and it has yet to be established if he will take part in Sunday's tilt versus the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019
Sam Martin Abdominal questionable Martin has an abdominal injury, and it is unclear if he will play Sunday against the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019
Romeo Okwara Groin questionable Okwara hurt his groin, and it has yet to be determined if he will partake in Sunday's matchup against the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019
Amani Oruwariye Knee probable Oruwariye has missed the previous four games with a knee injury, but he is likely to face the Bears on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019
A'Shawn Robinson Ankle questionable Robinson is dealing with an ankle injury, and it is unknown if he will be active against the Bears on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019
Matthew Stafford Hip probable Stafford is likely to be available against the Bears on Sunday despite hip and back injuries. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019
Tracy Walker Knee questionable Walker missed the last game with a knee injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up Sunday versus the Bears. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019
SBT's score
58.8