Matthew Stafford

Chargers, Falcons are on the outside, but not for much longer

Both teams are shaking off slow starts to elbow their way into the NFL playoff picture.<p>Four 4-6 AFC teams lurk outside the wildcard playoff door certain it will crack with the wobbly Tennessee Titans (6-4) and lukewarm Baltimore Ravens (5-5) the duo to catch.<p>The worst of this 4-6 quartet is the …

Nathan Peterman

3 things we learned: Suddenly, Matthew Stafford is the NFL's No. 1 deep passer

It wasn't easy or pretty, but the Detroit Lions held on for a 27-24 win Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Kenny Golladay

NOTEBOOK: Agnew leaves game with knee injury

<b>CHICAGO –</b> Any injury suffered Sunday was going to be difficult for the Detroit Lions with a short week in store for them as they have a quick …

Ameer Abdullah

Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Eagles stretch win streaks

Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New England Patriots over Oakland …

Latavius Murray

Film Study: Tarik Cohen proved why it's important to keep him on field

<i>Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 27-24 loss against the Lions in Week 11:</i><p><b>Cohen connections</b><p>After being on the field for …

Tarik Cohen

Anthony Harris' Preparation Key in Performance Against Rams

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings put a lot of big plays on film Sunday en route to a defeat of the Rams, perhaps none of them bigger than Anthony …

Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears: 3 Takeaways vs. Lions in Week 11

The Chicago Bears took on the Detroit Lions in a Week 11 division matchup. The Bears played better than last week, yet once again came out on the …

Sports

Inside Disappearing Middle Class Of NFL Starting QBs

In the <b>NFL</b>, there’s an old saying that if you aren’t sure whether you have a quarterback, you don’t.<p>Not literally of course: A team usually has at …

DeShone Kizer

The GIFs that help to explain Week 11 in the NFL

<i>Every week of the NFL season tells a story. GIFs -- pronounced "gifs", "jifs" or "gee-oafs" -- can do the same thing. So let's tell the story of Week</i> …

Case Keenum

2017 Chicago Bears: Report Card vs. Detroit Lions

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Tarik Cohen<p>It all started out great for the <b>Chicago Bears</b> in Week 11, but things fell apart as usual, and the disappointing …

NFL

Lions' wins against Bears and Browns featured same problems and answers

CHICAGO -- Detroit Lions players and coaches love to say they're locked in on one game at a time, that all that matters is winning that game.<p>For two …

Michigan

Detroit Lions: Playoff hopes hinge on Thanksgiving day win

The Detroit Lions face a tough task in playing the division leading Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving Day, but a win could mean big things for this …

NFL

Up next: Lions look to sweep Vikings, win fifth straight on Thanksgiving

The Detroit Lions swept their season series with the Minnesota Vikings last year for the second time in three seasons.<p>Now, they'll be trying to make …

Michigan

5 Things We Learned From Lions Dramatic Win Over Bears

With one of the easiest remaining schedules in the NFC, the <b>Detroit Lions</b> just needed to take care of a pesky-but-not-very-good <b>Chicago Bears</b> team on …

Tarik Cohen

Vintage Drew Brees performance brings Saints back in historic fashion to beat Washington

The New Orleans Saints no longer need Drew Brees to win games.<p>That has been both narrative and reality during the Saints' rise to the top of the NFC …

Drew Brees

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 11 Quarterbacks

We break down the top starting options at quarterback this week, along with some players who should be avoided.<p>Week 11 of the fantasy football season is here, and we're back with another crop of start/sit options. We have a nice set of data about each team through six weeks, and can make informed …

Tyreek Hill

Fantasy football start/sit, Week 11: How to handle Lions QB Matthew Stafford vs. Bears

Can Matthew Stafford overcome the Bears at Soldier Field?<p>The Detroit Lions are living and dying on the arm of Matthew Stafford, who enters Week 11 ranked ninth in fantasy points among quarterbacks.<p>The veteran passer has been solid throughout the season while throwing to a host of talented …

Fantasy

NFL MVP Race 2017 Odds: Cam Newton Among Top Contenders For MVP Award?

The NFL MVP race for 2017 should get interesting down the stretch with Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton among the top contenders on the latest odds. …

Cam Newton

NFL Predictions Week 11: Picks and Odds Advice for Latest Schedule

Mere hours separate would-be bettors from NFL Week 11.<p>Like the weeks before it, the slate in front of bettors doesn't offer any favors. There are a handful of huge lines as parity throughout the league begins to dissolve. There are also tiny lines in downright awful matchups, such as a staredown …

Mitchell Trubisky

Wojo: Flawed Lions still getting it done

Lions 27, Bears 24<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries:<p>Autoplay<p>Show Thumbnails<p>…

Detroit

Week 11: Bears vs. Lions

Eric Ebron

Chicago Bears: Will “Bear weather” hold offense back?

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)<p>With the temperature dropping, don’t expect the Chicago Bears to drastically change their offensive strategy …

Sports

Matthew Stafford passes boyhood hero Troy Aikman in all-time passing yards

CHICAGO -- As a kid, Matthew Stafford would sometimes wear his replica Troy Aikman jersey while watching the Dallas Cowboys play.<p>At the time, he was …

Dallas

Emma: Bears Doomed Again By Their Own Shortcomings

<b>By Chris Emma—</b><p><b>CHICAGO (CBS) –</b> Perhaps there will be a day to come in which Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has a cast of game-changing …

Mitchell Trubisky

Lions football: Remembering the team's titans of Thanksgiving

CLOSE<p>Looking back at some top performers for the Lions on Turkey Day. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP<p>Thursday will be the Lions’ 78th Thanksgiving game, a …

Detroit

Week 11 Rankings

<b>Updated 11/19 at 12:00 PM ET. Thought about moving Alex Smith down more because of the wind, but ended up settling at No. 5. Plunged Eli Manning</b> …

Fantasy Sports

Reactions to Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears game

<i>Here are reactions to notable moments during Sunday’s Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears game, compiled by Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.</i><p>After one …

Detroit

New Orleans Saints Week 11 gameday notes

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: New Orleans Saints prepare for a kickoff during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills on November 12, 2017 at …

NFL

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: What to watch for in week 11

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 12: Cornelius Washington<p>The Detroit Lions will spend their Sunday trying to stay on their winning streak as they travel to …

Sports

Chicago Bears Week Eleven Fantasy Football: Start/Sit

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Jordan Howard<p>Week eleven of the NFL season the Chicago Bears will be hosting the Detroit Lions. Let’s take a look at the …

NFL