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The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears won’t have a lot on the line Thursday — the teams have a combined three victories in 20 tries this season — but for the home team, a victory would end some ugly skids. The Lions (0-9-1), of course, are seeking their first victory of the season, as the NFL’s lone
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Allen Park — Jared Goff called himself a game-time decision for Thursday against the Chicago Bears, and the Detroit Lions have officially listed their starting quarterback as questionable for the contest. Goff, who sat out last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with a strained oblique muscle, has made steady strides this week. That led coach Dan Campbell
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By Brian Hall |  Associated Press Eagan, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings sent psychologists to the home of defensive end Everson Griffen on Wednesday to work with police on guiding him through another alarming mental health situation, as the 12th-year player refused to come out of his house because he feared intruders. Griffen, who took a
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Ready or not, it’s time for more Detroit Lions football. Generally, we get six whole days to get off the mat before another beatdown of what little life still exists in our Honolulu blue hearts. But this one feels a little sudden. It figures to be a surreal scene downtown on Thursday, as the punchless
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Justin Rogers, James Hawkins, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions for Week 12 of the NFL season. All picks made against the spread. Chicago -3 at Detroit Rogers: Detroit Hawkins: Detroit Niyo: Detroit Wojnowski: Detroit Las Vegas +7 at Dallas Rogers: Dallas Hawkins: Dallas Niyo: Dallas (best bet) Wojnowski:
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Gene Chamberlain |  Associated Press Lake Forest, Ill. — Who coaches the Chicago Bears after Thursday seems to be the bigger topic now than who their starting quarterback will be this week. Bears coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday Andy Dalton will start against the Detroit Lions for injured Justin Fields, then spent half of his press conference
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Over the weekend, CBS Sports reported part of the reasoning why Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell took over play-calling duties from Anthony Lynn was a rift between the offensive coordinator and quarterback Jared Goff. “Lynn had a very difficult time connecting with starting quarterback Jared Goff, sources said, and that relationship never really clicked,” according to
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Allen Park — Da’Shawn Hand can’t catch a break. For the fifth time in his four-year career, the Detroit Lions defensive lineman is headed to injured reserve. A fourth-round pick in 2018, Hand has spent time on the injured list each season. He appeared in a career-high 13 games, making eight starts, during a promising rookie
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Allen Park — Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell said quarterback Jared Goff is continuing to get better and is trending toward starting against the Chicago Bears on Thursday for the team’s annual Thanksgiving Day game. “Yeah, I thought he was better today,” Campbell said Tuesday. “I think it’s leaning that way for Goff.” Goff suffered an oblique injury
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Allen Park — For the second time in three weeks the Detroit Lions will face a backup quarterback after the Bears announced Andy Dalton will start in place of injured rookie Justin Fields. But unlike Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, Dalton brings vast experience to the table. The Bears passer actually entered this season as the team’s starter
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Allen Park — Because of the short week of preparation ahead of Thursday’s game with the Chicago Bears, we’re probably not going to hear from Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn until early December. But if did his normal media session this week, there’s little doubt he’d enthusiastically praise his unit’s performance in Cleveland after
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Allen Park — As part of a projected participation report required by the the NFL even when teams don’t practice ahead of games, the Detroit Lions listed quarterback Jared Goff as a limited participant, opening up the possibility he returns for Thursday’s game with the Chicago Bears. “I wanted to see him throw, so he threw
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Cleveland — Here are four observations after having a night to ponder the Detroit Lions’ 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. First down We all understand the situation here. This Lions team is outmanned, often by a significant margin. Yes, this final score was close, but if the opponent executes better — I’m looking at you, Baker Mayfield —
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Cleveland — New quarterback, same result. In Tim Boyle’s first NFL start, the Detroit Lions backup QB experienced many of the same struggles that have plagued the team’s offense much of the year in a 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Boyle finished 15-of-23 for 77 yards, tossing two interceptions as
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