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Lions vs. Jaguars: Preview, latest news, injury, and analysis

Lions vs. Jaguars: Preview, latest news, injury, and analysis

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports All of the latest news, analysis and preview content for the Week 13 matchup between the Lions and Jaguars. The Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars don’t just share 4-7 records. They have plenty in common. Both sport rosters among the youngest in the NFL. Both are potentially hitting their stride, with the Lions winning three of their last four games and the Jaguars winning two of their last three—including a nice resume-builder with an upset over the Ravens. As Lions coach Dan Campbell put it this week, both teams are dangerous...
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Week 13 scouting report: The Jacksonville Jaguars are no pushover

Week 13 scouting report: The Jacksonville Jaguars are no pushover

Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA TODAY NETWORK A closer look at the Jacksonville Jaguars and how the Detroit Lions match up against the young, improving team. On paper, going from the 7-3 Buffalo Bills to the 3-7 Jacksonville Jaguars seems like it was be a nice transition for the Detroit Lions. With Detroit playing at an elevated level over the last month (3-1 in their last four games), the Jaguars could be just the opponent they need to get back on track after a tough loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving. However, this Jaguars team could be more of a challenge than...
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Fantasy Football: Lions-Jaguars bold player predictions

Fantasy Football: Lions-Jaguars bold player predictions

Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Gotta find something to be excited about this weekend. The Detroit Lions are still in the playoff hunt thanks to a weak NFC and expanded postseason field, but the team must really start cranking out the results if it wants to be playing into the new year. To do so requires not only leaning on its strengths but figuring out new ways to be effective. What this means for fantasy managers is that it might be time for the Detroit offense to kick it into the next gear. While it is unlikely for the team to suddenly be scoring...
11 hours ago
TV distribution map: Don’t expect to see Lions vs. Jaguars out of market

TV distribution map: Don’t expect to see Lions vs. Jaguars out of market

Photo by Sam Greenwood/ A look at the audience who will be able to watch Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in their local markets. Week 13 is a doubleheader on CBS, but the Detroit Lions find themselves on FOX even though they’re facing off against the AFC South’s Jacksonville Jaguars. With five other games being broadcast by FOX this week, the Lions have steady competition for a television market. So it comes as little surprise that a Week 13 matchup between two 4-7 teams will not be available for anyone other than the local market. That isn’t to say that...
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Notes: How are the top two picks in the 2022 NFL draft currently performing?

Notes: How are the top two picks in the 2022 NFL draft currently performing?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Drafted first and second overall, respectively, Travon Walker and Aidan Hutchinson have had immense pressure placed on them. Like most years, there was plenty of debate as to who should go number one overall in the 2022 NFL draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars, after a nightmarish 2021 season under former coach Urban Meyer, had the first pick, while the Detroit Lions had pick No. 2. By most accounts, the decision-making process for Jacksonville came down to two players: Aidan Hutchinson out of the University of Michigan, and Travon Walker from the...
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Injury report: Sewell, Brown miss practice, but several others return

Injury report: Sewell, Brown miss practice, but several others return

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ The Detroit Lions have released their first practice report of Week 13 ahead of their matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Detroit Lions are coming off a nice break after playing last Thursday, and the extra time has afforded them the opportunity to get a few banged-up players healthy—though there are a couple of starters still worth keeping tabs on. Let’s take a look at the team’s Wednesday injury report as they prepare to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13. Reserve list RB Craig Reynolds (IR, ribs): eligible to return in...
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On anniversary of Oxford High shooting, Dan Campbell makes sure victims aren’t forgotten

On anniversary of Oxford High shooting, Dan Campbell makes sure victims aren’t forgotten

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ Lions head coach Dan Campbell used his Wednesday press conference to make sure victims of last year’s Oxford High School shooting weren’t out of his thoughts. During his Wednesday afternoon press conference, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell was wearing an Oxford High hat in remembrance of the school shooting that left four students dead and seven people injured. The shooting took place exactly a year ago—November 30, 2021—and left a community in mourning. To Campbell, it was important to show all of those affected that they’re still...
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Survey: Are you confident the Detroit Lions are headed in the right direction?

Survey: Are you confident the Detroit Lions are headed in the right direction?

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Checking in on our weekly survey to see where Detroit Lions fans’ confidence sits heading into Week 13. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Detroit Lions fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. It’s been a while since the Detroit Lions have been playing meaningful football beyond their annual Thanksgiving Day game, so this week, we are going to get back to basics and just stick with our weekly survey question: Are you confident the...
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Report: Bears sign QB Tim Boyle off Lions practice squad

Report: Bears sign QB Tim Boyle off Lions practice squad

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Detroit Lions will be on the lookout for a third quarterback after the Chicago Bears poached Tim Boyle off their practice squad on Wednesday. The NFC North must have liked what they saw from the Detroit Lions offense during the preseason, because on Wednesday the Chicago Bears signed quarterback Tim Boyle off Detroit’s practice squad, making him the second reserve quarterback to land within the division after David Blough signed on with the Minnesota Vikings after cuts. Boyle, who was beloved in Green Bay as Aaron Rodgers’ backup, signed...
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Lions EDGE James Houston nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

Lions EDGE James Houston nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK For the second straight week, a Detroit Lions player has been nominated for Rookie of the Week. Last week, Detroit Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson quietly walked away with NFL Rookie of the Week honors. You probably didn’t hear or see that, because it was announced hours before the Lions’ Thanksgiving matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Well, this week another Lions rookie has been nominated for the award, and he just so happened to have made his NFL debut in that Bills game. Lions sixth-round defensive end only played five defensive...
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Rookie film breakdown: Malcolm Rodriguez has a huge day vs. Bills

Rookie film breakdown: Malcolm Rodriguez has a huge day vs. Bills

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK Examining how the Detroit Lions 2022 rookie class performed in Week 12 of the regular season. After putting together an impressive three game winning-streak in November, the Detroit Lions came up just short against the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving day, losing in the final seconds, 28-25. Despite being down several starters, the Lions kept things close, but ultimately, the combination of Bills’ star quarterback Josh Allen and All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs proved to be too much in crunch time for a shorthanded Lions’ secondary....
Nov 30, 2022
Mock Draft: Dane Brugler gives Detroit Lions defensive help

Mock Draft: Dane Brugler gives Detroit Lions defensive help

Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/ The Athletic’s Dane Brugler’s first mock draft of the 2023 season gives the Detroit Lions two defensive players that could be instant contributors. In previous years, conversations surrounding the Detroit Lions tend to turn to the draft after Thanksgiving, but with the team still “in the hunt”, we at Pride of Detroit have been slow to shift our focus in that direction. That being said, when The Athletic’s Dane Brugler—arguably the best NFL Draft talent evaluator in the business—drops his first Mock Draft of the season...
Nov 30, 2022
Open thread: Do you agree with the Lions’ decision to not draft a quarterback so far?

Open thread: Do you agree with the Lions’ decision to not draft a quarterback so far?

Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Brad Holmes has yet to invest in the quarterback position outside of acquiring Jared Goff. We’re almost two whole years into the Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes and coach Dan Campbell regime, and we’ve seen a lot of progress. The previous roster had to be torn down and rebuilt into their vision, and at this point, the Lions are in a very good position with a much more well-rounded roster and plenty of draft capital entering 2023. One position that’s far from complete, however, is quarterback. Aside from the...
Nov 29, 2022
Power rankings: Lions ‘show they can hang with just about any team in the league’

Power rankings: Lions ‘show they can hang with just about any team in the league’

Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports Checking in on where the Detroit Lions stand in the national rankings. The Detroit Lions (4-7) saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Thanksgiving as they lost a close matchup to a very complete Buffalo Bills team. The national reaction is mixed—more positive than negative—but as is always the case, you can quickly tell which analysts watched the Lions play, and which are just reading stat sheets. Let’s take a look at this week’s NFL power rankings. The Athletic: 19 (Previous: 17) From Bo Wulf: “‘This isn’t the...
Nov 29, 2022
Notes: Dan Campbell coaches fan through recovery after open heart surgery

Notes: Dan Campbell coaches fan through recovery after open heart surgery

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ The Lions head coach sent a heartfelt message to a fan following major surgery. Undergoing open heart surgery is undoubtedly a scary event, but one Detroit Lions fan says a pep talk from Dan Campbell made things a little better. Instagram user dominatorventi posted a video message he received from Campbell, thanking his wife for getting in touch with the Lions and making it possible. It’s not just a “Hey, hope you feel better” type of thing either, but a personal and heartfelt message. It’s clear Campbell put thought into it. Here it is...