2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
3-9-1, 4th in NFC North
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24m

Sherman, Jenkins join Payton Award nominees

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of the 49ers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles are among the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Long Lions injury report for a walkthrough:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay said he's blocked over 1,000 people on Twitter since Week 2. Say something negative, he said, and you're getting blocked. Permanently. Less so on Instagram. Joked that now he knows how LeBron James feels.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia, when I asked if he's been told that he'll be back next year, said he's not going to get into discussions he's had with ownership. He had said just prior that he'll worry about next year, next year.

4d

Defense delivers as Vikings sail past Lions 20-7

Danielle Hunter had three of Minnesota's five sacks to spearhead a resurgence by the defense, and the Vikings sailed past Detroit 20-7 on Sunday to stick the Lions with their sixth straight loss.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time all season, Detroit did not lead in a game, falling to Minnesota 20-7. The Lions struggled on offense, couldn't handle Kirk Cousins on defense and had some of the same mistakes as usual in this two-month skid. The one bright side for Detroit? If the season ended today, it would have a Top 5 pick in the 2020 draft.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Just a lot of failure everywhere for the Detroit Lions in the first half against Minnesota, trailing 17-0. Detroit's offense had 70 total yards and David Blough has thrown for just 59 yards. Danielle Hunter has moved through the Lions' offensive line with ease. Defensively, Detroit is not getting pressure on Kirk Cousins, getting consistently fooled by playaction and are allowing 6.5 yards per play. On special teams, Chris Lacy misjudged a kick return and Matt Prater missed a FG. Bad all around.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrad Davis is questionable to return with an ankle injury. He wasn't happy after he hurt it -- banging the training table with his fist four times once he got back to the sideline. Jahlani Tavai has replaced him in the lineup.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Prior to Sunday's Lions-Vikings game, the Minnesota all-state football team was announced at U.S. Bank Stadium, headlined by one of the better two-sport athletes in the country, Jalen Suggs. Suggs is the No. 6 overall player in his class in basketball as a point guard and the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback in his class as rated by ESPN. In a funny moment, he actually was recognized twice because he lined up in the wrong spot initially and had to shift quickly to the end of the line.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: QB Matthew Stafford, DL Da'Shawn Hand, DL Austin Bryant, CB Jamal Agnew, OL Beau Benzschawel, CB Michael Jackson, OL Oday Aboushi

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Tavon Wilson was fined $21,056 for a hit on Mitchell Trubisky on Thanksgiving (one that wasn't initially flagged). Leonard Floyd was fined $21,056 for a hit on David Blough.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Detroit Lions have been fined $75,000, head coach Matt Patricia fined $25,000 and general manager Bob Quinn fined $10,000 for violating the NFL Injury Report Policy by failing to properly update the game status of quarterback Matthew Stafford prior to the November 10 game against the Chicago Bears.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Da'Shawn Hand, Matthew Stafford OUT for Lions on Sunday:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia, when asked if they would consider putting Da'Shawn Hand on injured reserve because he had a setback -- and because he's dealt with multiple injuries all year -- said they wouldn't try to do that at this point. Patricia said the "practice reps are really important" for young players, including Hand. He's been off-and-on injured since a week into training camp.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford's cleats that he would wear Sunday if he were playing raising awareness for the Acoustic Neuroma Association, which is what his wife, Kelly, suffered from earlier this year.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.27th
Rushing Yards102.819th
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.8