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Detroit coach Matt Patricia says Lions ‘turning the page’

Matt Patricia was diplomatic, pointing out the obvious: Yes, there were a handful of ways the Detroit Lions could have played better at Green Bay.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Lions latest victims of NFL’s flag football problem

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers’ 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Packers’ Mason Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22.

NFL roundup: Patrick Mahomes guides Chiefs to comeback win at Detroit

Darrel Williams ran for a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 23 seconds left after Patrick Mahomes’ run converted a fourth down, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 34-30 win over …

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson says the team wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career.

Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

Online retail giant Amazon has proposed using the site of the former home of the Detroit Lions as a distribution center in a $250 million project that could bring 1,500 …

Ex-Washington State running back James Williams strikes free agent deal with Lions

James Williams has agreed to a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions and the former Washington State running back could get his first carries in an NFL uniform when …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

NFL preseason roundup: Bills top Lions as key players on both teams injured

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game, but the Buffalo Bills rallied to beat the Lions 24-20 in a preseason game that became significant …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Lions release running back Theo Riddick after 6 seasons

The Detroit Lions have released running back Theo Riddick after six seasons with the team. Coach Matt Patricia announced the move and also confirmed the signing of defensive lineman Mike …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Lions look to get leg up with coach Matt Patricia arriving at camp in cast

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is beginning his second training camp with a cast on his left leg. Patricia arrived at his season-opening news conference on a knee scooter. He …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Jermaine Kearse signs with Lions, rekindles bad memories for Matt Patricia

The Lions have signed receiver Jermaine Kearse. He was added to the roster on Detroit’s final day of mandatory minicamp. He had one of the most memorable catches in the …

Matthew Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife recovers from surgery to remove a brain …

Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

Kerryon Johnson’s rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018 – and even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked. …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. His wife was packing for a hospital visit later in the day. Kelly Stafford announced earlier …

From high atop Kilimanjaro, Haloti Ngata retires

Haloti Ngata found a unique place to announce his retirement from the NFL: atop Mount Kilimanjaro.

Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Rudolph as time expired in the first half to put the Minnesota Vikings ahead and they went on to beat the …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

NFL Capsules: Rams improve best record in NFL, beat Lions 30-16

Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help the Los Angeles Rams overcome a sputtering start to beat the Detroit Lions 30-16 Sunday and clinch the NFC …

NFL roundup: Saints win 10th straight, eliminate Falcons in NFC South

Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to inexperienced receivers and the New Orleans Saints won their 10th straight game Thursday night with a 31-17 victory over visiting Atlanta that eliminated …

Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Bears’ Thanksgiving matchup with Lions

The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears will meet for the second time in 12 days – yet this matchup already looks a lot different. Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago’s starting quarterback, is …

Second-year Seahawk David Moore getting better every game

A year ago, Pete Carroll might not have thrown his challenge flag when he saw David Moore lose control of the ball as he hit the turf at the end …

‘Retooled’ Seahawks gaining confidence with fourth win in past five games

Pete Carroll, John Schneider, anyone in the Seahawks front office – they refused to use the “R” word this offseason. Didn’t matter how many Pro Bowlers left or got hurt …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions after explosive second quarter

Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 28-14 Sunday, leaning on their running …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

David Moore moves from 7th-rounder to Seahawks’ No. 3 WR

It’s taken just a few weeks for David Moore to start getting attention. In the past three games, Moore has gone from being mostly a special teams contributor with only …

Lions acquire defensive tackle Damon Harrison from Giants

Damon Harrison is officially headed to the Detroit Lions. The trade for the defensive tackle has been made official by the teams.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Seahawks back from bye, with K.J. Wright, Ed Dickson practicing

The Seahawks got back to work Monday following their trip to London and their bye week. They were on the field for a little more than an hour at the …

New York Jets poured it on in third quarter to rout Detroit Lions

Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 in …

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

Lions’ Matt Patricia says he was ‘falsely accused’ of assault

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia says he was “falsely accused” in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week. Patricia held a brief news conference a day after a …

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

A 1996 sexual assault allegation has surfaced against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia. The Detroit News reports that Patricia and a friend were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas …

Lions using franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah

The Detroit Lions have designated defensive end Ziggy Ansah as their franchise player. Ansah, a first-round draft pick in 2013, has 44 sacks in five years with Detroit, including 12 …

Lions hope coach Matt Patricia ends their search for winner

The Detroit Lions introduced Matt Patricia as their coach. Patricia, with his beard trimmed, had his first news conference on the team’s indoor practice field. He helped New England win …