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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th74.5 (32nd)270.5 (6th)
Defense19th112.5 (18th)242.2 (15th)

Last Game

Thu, November 26
Ford Field
Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions

Game Leaders

Passing: M. Sanchez (19-27, 199)
Rushing: K. Barner (7-30)
Receiving: J. Matthews (3-60)

Passing: M. Stafford (27-38, 337)
Rushing: A. Abdullah (16-63)
Receiving: C. Johnson (8-93)


Sun Sep 13
L 33 - 28at SD
Sun Sep 20
L 26 - 16at MIN
Sun Sep 27
L 24 - 12DEN
Mon Oct 5
L 13 - 10at SEA
Sun Oct 11
L 42 - 17ARI
Sun Oct 18
W 37 - 34CHI
Sun Oct 25
L 28 - 19MIN
Sun Nov 1
L 45 - 10at KC
Sun Nov 15
W 18 - 16at GB
Sun Nov 22
W 18 - 13OAK
Thu Nov 26
W 45 - 14PHI
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Mon Dec 21
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Sun Jan 3
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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Logs 3.5 sacks against Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ezekiel Ansah tallied four tackles, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.

The third-year player broke his previous career high of sacks in a game of 2.5 with his monster Thanksgiving performance. Ansah has been a major factor contributing to Detroit's defensive turnaround in recent weeks and has emerged as one of the NFL's premiere pass rushers. He is currently tied for the league lead in sacks with 11.5 and forced fumbles with four.

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Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Catches one pass against the Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brandon Pettigrew caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.

Pettigrew has consistently seen more playing time than fellow tight end Eric Ebron during the Detroit Lions ' three-game winning streak, finding himself on the field for more snaps in every game and by a total margin of 142 to 106, according to Pro Football Focus. During that same period, Ebron has seen more targets, 11 to seven. Pettigrew is clearly the blocker of the tight end duo, and new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, perhaps looking for more physicality from the offense, seems to be leaning more and more on him. That extended exposure should not be counted on, however, to deliver much fantasy production.

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Lions' Lance Moore: Targeted once against the Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Moore caught a 14-yard pass on his lone target in Thursday's win over the Eagles. He exited the game with an ankle injury and did not return, The Detroit News reports.

From Weeks 5 to 10, Moore found the end zone four times in five games. In the two games since, he has just two catches off of three targets. The Lions appear to be more of a two-receiver team under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, heavily relient on the backs and tight ends. During Thursday's game, Moore and fellow backup receiver Corey Fuller combined for fewer total snaps, 45, than flex tight end Eric Ebron and fullback Michael Burton, 60, according to Pro Football Focus. Moore should remain out of lineups until further notice.

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Lions' Theo Riddick: Pulls in a touchdown grab against Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Theo Riddick caught five passes off of five targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Eagles. He added six yards on the ground on two carries.

With the game scoreless late in the first quarter, Riddick circled out of the backfield, cut across the middle and hustled into the end zone untouched for his first score since Week 5. Even with the Detroit Lions in position to run out the clock for much of the second half, Riddick carried the ball just twice - a signal that the Lions don't think much of Riddick and his three-yards-per-carry average as part of their rushing attack. His pass-catching acumen, however, continues to be on full display as Thursday was his seventh game of the season with at least five catches. Throughout the season, Riddick has been a valuable player in PPR leagues. Yet, if he continues to pile up yardage, he has 134 yards receiving in the past two weeks, he may find a role on running-back-needy standard league teams.

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Lions' Joique Bell: Finds the end zone against the Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joique Bell rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and added two catches and 57 yards through the air in Thursday's win over the Eagles.

Thursday's game featured Bell's first score since Week 3 and his 82 total yards were 26 more than any previous game this season. The stats don't necessarily show an accurate picture, however. Bell's touchdown and 56 of his total yards came after halftime, with the Detroit Lions up by multiple scores. He managed only three touches in the first half when the game was not yet in hand. Those who used their soothsaying skills to put Bell in their lineup on Thursday can count themselves lucky, but there is little reason for others to climb aboard. Rookie Ameer Abdullah more than doubled Bell's touches and, as the season continues, Bell will continue to have to compete with Theo Riddick for time behind Abdullah.

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