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  • Lions' Matthew Stafford: Remains limited Thursday

    Stafford (back) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.

    Stafford was tagged as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report, so maintaining that level of activity in an actual practice signals he'll be fine to play through a back injury for a second consecutive game Sunday against the Bills' top-ranked pass defense. In the first one, he managed a career-worst 101 yards, no touchdowns and zero picks on 15-for-23 passing Week 14 in Arizona.

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  • Lions' Bruce Ellington: Not present for practice

    Ellington (hamstring) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Ellington's back-to-back absences from the Lions' first two practices of Week 15 imply that the hamstring injury he's tending to is more significant than the back issue that had merely rendered him a limited participant for the past three weeks. He'll probably need to fit in some work Friday to have a realistic shot at filling his usual role as Detroit's top slot man in Sunday's game against the Bills.

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  • Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Sidelined for another practice

    Johnson (knee) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    With no recorded on-field activity since he sprained his left knee Nov. 18 against the Panthers, Johnson looks bound to miss a fourth consecutive game Sunday against the Bills. Assuming that's the case, LeGarrette Blount will continue to act as the Lions' lead option on the ground, while Theo Riddick has unfettered access to the passing-down work out of the backfield.

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  • Lions' Kerry Hyder: Recovered from illness

    Hyder (illness) was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Hyder was a late scratch for Sunday's win over the Cardinals due to the illness. The 27-year-old should resume his rotational role at defensive end for the Lions.

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  • Lions' Brandon Powell: Absent from injury report

    Powell (calf) is not listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Powell has missed the last two games with the calf issue but appears healthy heading into Week 15. The 22-year-old was a healthy scratch for the previous two games before suffering the calf injury, so he may not have been a factor offensively regardless. Bruce Ellington sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Cardinals and didn't practice Wednesday, which could provide an opportunity for Powell should Ellington miss any time.

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  • Lions' Matthew Stafford: Starts week limited

    Stafford (back) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Stafford played through the same injury during Sunday's 17-3 win over the Cardinals, completing 15 of 23 passes for a career-low 101 yards. He should be able to play again this week, but there isn't much cause for optimism in a road matchup with a Buffalo defense that has surrendered just 6.4 yards per pass attempt, the second-best mark in the NFL.

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  • Lions' Bruce Ellington: Misses practice

    Ellington (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Bothered by a minor back issue the past few weeks, Ellington injured his hamstring during Sunday's 17-3 win over the Cardinals. Given his lengthy history of hamstring problems, the 27-year-old slot receiver doesn't seem especially likely to suit up for Sunday's game in Buffalo. An absence would free up more snaps for TJ Jones and Andy Jones, with Brandon Powell potentially also joining the mix.

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  • Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Not at practice

    Johnson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Johnson is off to a poor start in his effort to avoid a fourth consecutive absence while nursing a knee sprain. The Lions split backfield work between LeGarrette Blount, Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick during Sunday's 17-3 win over the Cardinals, and they're likely prepared to do the same Week 15 at Buffalo.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 103.0
(23rd)
246.2
(20th)
330.6
(24th)
Def. 115.2
(17th)
252.5
(12th)
348.7
(12th)

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