[2] The Lions improved upon their 7–9 record from 2015, and clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2014—the Lions finished tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last NFC playoff spot, but won the tiebreaker based on their record against common opponents. While it’s likely that Jones will play, Ebron and Ansah will not, according to Adam Caplan: #Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) and DE Ziggy Ansah (high ankle) not expected to play vs. #Eagles, sources said. The Lions jumped out to a 14–0 lead before Indianapolis got on the board. The Lions defense came out of nowhere and dominated the Jaguars for all four quarters. DET – Matt Prater 53-yard field goal, 4:03.

GB – Mason Crosby 53-yard field goal, 0:03. The 2016 Detroit Lions season was the franchise's 87th season in the National Football League (NFL), their 83rd as the Detroit Lions, and their third under head coach Jim Caldwell. Not to mention, the Eagles will also have Nigel Bradham who’s been very solid in the open field as well. Everyone just stop it. Amazingly enough, the Lions are on pace to double that in 2016. The Bears reduced the Lions lead to three points via a 31-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley to Cameron Meredith. CHI – Connor Barth 25-yard field goal, 10:09.

DET – Matt Prater 42-yard field goal, 1:04.

Minnesota took a three-point lead via a one-yard touchdown run from Rhett Ellison with 23 seconds left in the game. Will a run here before the bye week change my mind? In week 8, the Lions visited the Houston Texans. The Philadelphia Eagles have officially added defensive end, Shareef Miller, to the 16 man practice squad one day after Tom Pelissero reported that the move would happen.

Things were going bad. For the first time this season, the Eagles will have all three tight ends healthy.

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. It's quite clear that Stafford has taken over this team and he's playing on another level in 2016. After a scoreless first quarter, the Packers opened the scoring in the second quarter via a seven-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Aaron Ripkowski.

DAL – Dez Bryant 19-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey Kick), 12:12. The problem is all too familiar. The Lions responded with 14 points via a one-yard touchdown run from Zach Zenner and a three-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate. In week 11 following their bye-week, the Lions hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite the fumble and the second half offensive drought, Stafford was on point all game. In week 9, the Lions visited their division rival the Minnesota Vikings. [65] The Lions extended their own NFL record of games to start a season being decided by seven points or fewer, now standing at eleven. The Lions' attempted comeback failed when Matthew Stafford was picked off by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the end-zone for a touchback with 2:09 left in the game, losing 17–6, and snapping their five-game winning streak. The Lions reduced the lead to four points in the third quarter via a 33-yard field goal from Prater. "We'll see.". Matt Prater finished the scoring with a 52-yard field goal, giving the Lions a 28–13 win. LA – Case Keenum 1-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 11:01.

The Lions took the lead in the third quarter via a 39-yard interception return from Rafael Bush. The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles return to action following their bye this week against Detroit.

Despite the attempted late game comeback, Detroit came up short, losing 20–13 and snapping their three-game winning streak. 6 seed and qualified for the last playoff spot based on record vs. common opponents — Detroit's cumulative record against. In week 6, the Lions hosted the Los Angeles Rams. DET – Matthew Stafford – 31/39, 340 yards, 3 TD, IND – Andrew Luck – 31/47, 385 yards, 4 TD, DET – Ameer Abdullah – 12 rushes, 63 yards. The Colts got within a field goal early in the third quarter with a 19-yard scoring strike from Luck to Dwayne Allen and a successful 2-point conversion.

No, seriously: Pederson says there are no injuries, everyone is healthy.

DET – Matt Prater 40-yard field goal, 0:00. All in all, the Eagles enter Sunday with some favorable matchups and advantages across the board. The Vikings responded with a five-yard touchdown run from Matt Asiata. The Lions scored the final points of the game with a 34-yard field goal.

IND – Jack Doyle 6-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:37. The Lions desperately needed a hero in this game. Nothing new for Lions", "Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13", "Stafford saves heroics for another day in Lions win", "Stafford runs for go-ahead TD in Lions' 20-17 win over Bears", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2016_Detroit_Lions_season&oldid=982975667, 2016 National Football League season by team, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, On May 9, the Lions traded a conditional seventh-round draft pick in the, On August 29, the Lions traded wide receiver, On October 25, the Lions traded linebacker, The Lions traded their original third-round selection (number 77 overall) to the, The Lions acquired an additional fifth-round selection (number 169 overall) as part of a trade that sent their 2015 first-round selection to the, The Lions acquired an additional sixth-round selection (number 202 overall) in a trade that sent. Granted, it almost didn't. The Lions defense held Saints quarterback Drew Brees without a touchdown pass, ending a streak of 60 straight home games in which Brees threw for at least one touchdown. PHI – Caleb Sturgis 33-yard field goal, 6:47. Many notable names sat out of practice yesterday, including Ziggy Ansah, DeAndre Levy, Eric Ebron, and Marvin Jones. DET – Theo Riddick 13-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (kick failed, wide right), 4:04. The Lions offense scored its first and only touchdown on a one-yard run from Eric Ebron, and Matt Prater added a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds left in the game. With the Lions going on their upcoming stretch of home games and the Bears facing Green Bay and Minnesota in the coming weeks, they'll have a real chance to create some separation. The Lions extended their lead in the fourth quarter via a 53-yard field goal from Prater. That's actually an improvement. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2016/10/06/what-to-watch-for-eagles-vs-lions-in-week-5/, Eagles RB Miles Sanders expected to miss game vs. the Giants with a knee injury, Eagles TE Zach Ertz expected to miss 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is non-committal on Matt Pryor starting at RG if he’s cleared on a short week, Doug Pederson optimistic Eagles could have Jackson, Jeffery and Johnson vs. Giants, Eagles snap counts vs. the Ravens: Genard Avery loses reps with Vinny Curry's return, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. In the extra session, Detroit scored on its opening possession via a 28-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Tate, where Tate stiff-armed safety Harrison Smith and then flipped into the end-zone, earning a 22–16 win. The two turnovers were really the biggest factor. Los Angeles then retook the lead in the fourth quarter with a nine-yard catch from Britt, but Detroit tied it up again on a 23-yard TD catch by Golden Tate. The Colts scored the next ten points early in the fourth quarter on a 40-yard Vinatieri field goal and a 16-yard scoring pass from Luck to Jack Doyle, knotting the game at 28. DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard run (Dan Bailey Kick), 10:19. Getting the win is fun, but this was more of an Eagles loss than a Lions win. Nevermind. After their Thanksgiving win, the Lions traveled south to play the New Orleans Saints. This type of thing doesn't happen every week. The Bears got on the board first with a four-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer to Eddie Royal. In the eyes of safety Malcolm Jenkins, the defense likes their chances much better this season. The Lions responded with a 42-yard field goal from Matt Prater. DET – Matt Prater 50-yard field goal, 12:35. The Lions are back in the win column. #Eagles, — Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) October 5, 2016. — TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 5, 2016. The Philadelphia Eagles released their estimated injury report for Thursday night's matchup with the New York Giants and 11 players landed on the list. PHI – Caleb Sturgis 50-yard field goal, 0:00.

This was Philadelphia's first turnover of the 2016 season. That mark put them last in the NFL. Theo Riddick had a 21-yard touchdown run on the Lions' opening drive, and rookie running back Dwayne Washington scored on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter. The game was marred by 29 penalties, 17 on the Lions. In the second quarter, the Lions recorded a 29-yard field goal from Matt Prater, which made the score 10–7 in favor of the Lions at halftime. DET – Matt Prater 29-yard field goal, 6:45. The Giants opened the scoring in the first quarter via a six-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard.

The team already lost electric running back Ameer Abdullah for the season as well. SEA – Steven Hauschka 43-yard field goal, 1:55.

In week 14, the Lions returned home for a rematch with division rival the Chicago Bears, who defeated the Lions in Chicago in week 4. Remember, the NFL is all about matchups and how they can be exploited: Jenkins: This year, we feel like our matchups are a lot better against the #Lions but we still have to stop the run, do our jobs. I know nobody wants to believe it, but a Packers loss on Sunday night will put the Lions back in control of their destiny. Detroit responded with a one-yard touchdown catch by Theo Riddick in the fourth quarter, but the Texans went back up by 10 points after a 36-yard Novak field goal.

There were tons of thoughts that went through my mind in this game. Rookies in italics

The Packers reduced the Lions lead to four points via a 53-yard field goal from Mason Crosby, which made the score 14–10 in favor of the Lions at half-time. The Lions responded with 10 points in the second quarter via a 29-yard field goal from Matt Prater, and a 16-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Anquan Boldin, which made the score 10–3 in favor of the Lions at half-time.

The Lions responded with a 50-yard field goal from Matt Prater, which made the score 7–3 in favor of the Bears at half-time. In week 15, the Lions traveled east to play the New York Giants.

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 53 active, 13 inactive, 10 practice squad. The Lions responded with a seven-yard touchdown run from Stafford with 3:17 left in the game, giving the Lions a 20–17 lead they held onto for the win, and breaking an NFL record with 8 comebacks in a single season. The Eagles were also gashed by Theo Riddick in the passing game last year (five catches, 62 yards and a touchdown), but that was without Jordan Hicks in the lineup, who’s very good in coverage. The Packers got on the board first with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams.

Of course I've thought he'd be excused even if the Lions make the playoffs all summer. The Lions responded with a 48-yard field goal from Prater to tie the game. After a scoreless first quarter, the Seahawks opened the scoring in the second quarter via a two-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Paul Richardson.

Levy, Ansah, M. Jones, Ebron, Washington, Lawson and Carey not practicing on Wednesday. The Lions tied it back up with a two-yard touchdown catch by Andre Roberts on fourth down, and stopped the Rams from taking the lead with a goal line stand as time expired in the second quarter, keeping the score tied 14–14 at halftime.

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