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Can Detroit Lions end season with win? Is this Matthew Stafford last game in Detroit?
Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez break down the Detroit Lions’ finale against the Vikings and whether this will be Matthew Stafford’s finale hurrah in Detroit.
Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press
Stafford practiced on a limited basis Friday after doing some light work Thursday, and did not have any setbacks with the sprained right ankle he suffered in last week’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“He’s still improving,” interim Lions coach Darrell Bevell said before practice. “I mean, he’s sore, he’s got some issues going on, but he was out there. He didn’t do a ton, but he was limited in practice so see how he goes today and then what it feels like tomorrow.”
Stafford is one of three starters the Lions listed as questionable for Sunday.
Linebacker Jamie Collins (neck) practiced on a limited basis Friday for the first time this week, and center Frank Ragnow went through another limited practice after missing two games with a fractured throat cartilage.
“There’s still some soreness and what not, but my voice is (better),” Ragnow said. “I guess I wouldn’t put a percentage on it, but I’m starting to feel pretty confident in it.”
The Lions (5-10) ruled three players out for Sunday: Receiver Kenny Golladay (hip), right tackle Tyrell Crosby (ankle) and offensive lineman Joe Dahl (back).
The Vikings (6-9) will be without five starers: Running back Dalvin Cook, cornerback Cam Dantzler, linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive ends Jalyn Holmes and Ifeadi Odenigbo.