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Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 4:33 PM EDT Sep 20, 2020 GREEN BAY, Wisc. — It fell apart like it always does. Nearly every week. Almost every fall.  This time the Detroit Lions had the decency to implode in the first half, politely freeing up the rest of the Sunday afternoon for their heartsick devotees. It was the least they could do after
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 2:53 PM EDT Sep 19, 2020 First, it was the Detroit Lions secondary that was riddled with injuries. Now, it’s the team’s defensive line. The Lions downgraded starting defensive tackle Nick Williams to out for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of a shoulder injury. For subscribers:
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Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 1:48 PM EDT Sep 19, 2020 The Detroit Lions don’t have to win Sunday. Seriously. They don’t.   They can lose to the Packers and still make the playoffs. It has been done before.   From 2007 to 2018, 98 teams opened their season 0-2, according to CBS Sports. Twelve teams made the playoffs.  But wait, the news gets better.
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 5:37 PM EDT Sep 18, 2020 Matthew Stafford penned a powerful essay for The Players’ Tribune website Friday in which he detailed racist behavior he experienced while with some of his teammates this spring and urged everyone to continue fighting against racial injustice. Stafford said his proudest day as
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:59 PM EDT Sep 17, 2020 In the hours that followed his dropped touchdown pass, Detroit Lions rookie running back D’Andre Swift heard words of encouragement from more people than he could count. Coach Matt Patricia, Matthew Stafford and Adrian Peterson were among the teammates there with pick-me-ups, either
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