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2019 Schedule
1-0-1, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions officially announce the signing of QB Jeff Driskel and the release of QB Josh Johnson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said the benching of Jamal Agnew was an "in-game adjustment" when asked if it would be a long-term switch. He had Danny Amendola on punt return and Ty Johnson on kick return. Said it wasn't necessarily a switch to re-center Agnew, who was struggling. Called it a decision that was best for the team.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions coach Matt Patricia said the Chargers brought more looks defensively than they had shown before and that his offensive line "handled it really well." Felt there were a lot of quick routes designed and that played a part in the success of the protection. Said he felt Tyrell Crosby worked hard throughout the last week to play and that what they saw in the game looked a lot like what they saw in practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions snap counts, where Romeo Okwara was the most-used defensive lineman by Detroit:

Stafford: 'Our true colors showed through' (1:15)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Why Kenny Golladay is a potential star in the making for the Detroit Lions:

Stafford outduels Rivers for Lions' 1st win (0:48)
Miscues doom Rivers and the Chargers (0:53)
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Stafford overcomes mistakes to help Lions top Chargers 13-10

Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway through the fourth quarter and Darius Slay made an interception in the end zone with 1:03 left, allowing the Detroit Lions to beat the Los Angeles Chargers 13-10 Sunday...

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions didn't play particularly well Sunday — especially on special teams — but a critical play on offense and an interception from Darius Slay on defense saved a night filled with mistakes for Detroit in a 13-10 win over the Chargers. It's a game the Lions had to have with Philadelphia and Kansas City next up on the schedule.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Horrific end of the half for the Lions and it's kind of emblematic of their day thus far. Offensive drive stalls after some promise. Detroit gives up a big play to allow a late field goal. Big plays have been the big issue for Detroit through the first game-and-a-half. Did them in while blowing an 18-point lead last week late. Now a 47-yard pass allows the Chargers to go from their own 3-yard line to a field goal in 80 seconds. Clock management was not great there by Detroit, although in hindsight the Lions not using their timeouts ended up not giving the Chargers more time to try and score a touchdown. But still, clock management could come up again here if Detroit loses. Special teams have been a big issue, though. Multiple penalties and already a switch at punt returner from Jamal Agnew to Danny Amendola. It's a phase that's really hurting the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Prater is having a bad, bad day so far. Missed an extra point and then missed a 40-yard field goal wide right. One of the Lions' most consistent players since signing with the club in 2014, this has been very atypical for him. Prater made 5 of 7 field goals from 40-49 yards last year and 7 of 8 the year before that.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on warmups, looks like it'll be Tyrell Crosby at left tackle and Joe Dahl at left guard today. Crosby, of course, is replacing Taylor Decker, who is inactive with a back injury. Decker had a rough Week 1 against the combination of Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs. This week, the Lions have to deal with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Doesn't get any easier there -- with Crosby getting some of his first extended action as a pro.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

With Taylor Decker out, it's expected Tyrell Crosby will get the start at left tackle -- which is going to be something to watch considering Crosby did struggle during the preseason and he'll be facing either Joey Bosa or Melvin Ingram on most downs. That's going to be a key matchup. If Crosby can hold his own, that will help the Lions do more. If he struggles again, it is going to be an issue considering he's expected to protect Matthew Stafford's blind side. If it isn't Crosby, Kenny Wiggins would likely get the look.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: OT Taylor Decker, LB Jarrad Davis, DL Da'Shawn Hand, QB David Blough, OL Beau Benzchawel, WR Travis Fulgham, CB Amani Oruwariye

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Rashaan Melvin will be good. Three starters questionable for Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

All Lions players are at the portion of practice open to the media Friday. Didn't see Jarrad Davis or Taylor Decker doing much during the portion we could watch, though. Something to pay attention to when injury designations come out later today.

Cruz can't pick against Rivers vs. the Lions (0:31)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions practice report, same as yesterday:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions practice squad transaction

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Team Stats

Passing Yards303.06th
Rushing Yards105.016th
Points For20.0Tied-17th
Points Against18.5Tied-11th