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2019 Schedule
3-6-1, 4th in NFC North

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Double team rate as an edge rusher (x) by pass rush win rate as an edge rusher (y). Robert Quinn, Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Lawrence and Za'Darius Smith stand out for their ability to consistently win despite being double-teamed frequently. Pass rush win rate is the rate at which a defender beats his pass blocker within 2.5 seconds of the snap. It is an ESPN metric that uses NFL Next Gen Stats data.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said "there's nothing that would give me any indication that they're not," when asked whether or not his players are still buying into his message defensively this season. Said they just had another good meeting today. The Lions are on pace for their worst defense in recent history -- even worse, yardage-wise, than the defense during the winless 2008 season.

Run it back: Jackson vs. Watson, Brady's revenge headline Week 11 (1:56)
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Dak humbled to be mentioned alongside Montana (0:33)
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Lions' Flowers, Ragnow dealing with head injuries

Lions defensive end Trey Flowers is in the concussion protocol after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, and center Frank Ragnow is being evaluated for a concussion.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Another week, same old problems for the Detroit Lions

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia, asked about the quarterback situation going forward, said they are going to go through the game and make decisions as they go. Detroit is 3-6-1 and starter Matthew Stafford is out with a back injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions returner Jamal Agnew said he got rolled up on a little bit and had tape on his left ankle after the game but seemed to be moving well in the locker room with just a slight hesitation to his gait. He was back on the sidelines so that'll be something to monitor.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Trey Flowers is in concussion protocol, according to a Lions official. Being in protocol means he can't talk after games.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Another week and another loss for the Detroit Lions that can be pinned on the defense. Even though the Lions did well against Ezekiel Elliott (45 yards rushing) in a 35-27 loss to Dallas, Detroit let Dak Prescott slice its secondary to where even when the Lions cut it to one possession, it never seemed like they had a true shot in the game. The offense did what it had to despite top players being missing. But this defense isn't getting better -- it is somehow getting worse by the week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Agnew (ankle) is questionable to return for the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries are starting to pile up for Detroit. Returner Jamal Agnew and center Frank Ragnow went to the locker room with injuries during the fourth quarter against Dallas. No status update on either one yet.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Bawden (knee) downgraded to OUT with a knee injury. That's two Lions players now out today, joining Tracy Walker (knee).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Tracy Walker now OUT with a knee injury

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Bawden (knee) questionable to return for the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

A first half that started with promise for the Detroit Lions turned into its typical disaster with a 24-14 Dallas lead at halftime. Penalties (7-69, not including the declined ones) were a constant issue. The offense couldn't move much with Jeff Driskel at the helm (100 total yards) and the defense continues to be porous, giving up big play after big play. After weeks of being close but losing, this game feels very far away from that.

Scarbrough powers in for a Lions TD (0:20)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

When penalties cause weird kickoff situations. Dallas kicking off from the Lions' 35.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Tracy Walker is questionable to return with a knee injury. He was back at practice for the first time Friday after suffering a knee injury.

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.25th
Rushing Yards98.719th
Points For24.411th
Points Against27.2