Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 4:23 PM EDT Oct 28, 2018 Detroit -- It turns out, one player, no matter how big, isn't enough to plug the Detroit Lions' leaky run defense. Despite a promising individual effort by the Lions’ newest acquisition, defensive tackle Damon Harrison, the team struggled to slow down the Seattle Seahawks offense -- both on the ground and through the air – in a 28-14 loss at Ford Field on Sunday. The Seahawks had 176 rushing yards and 237 passing, compared to 34 and 297 for the Lions. The afternoon got off to a promising start for the Lions (3-4). After stopping the Seahawks (4-3) on their opening possession, quarterback Matthew Stafford led a 13-play, 91-yard scoring drive. After completing two third-down conversions to receiver Golden Tate, Stafford stepped through a collapsing pocket and delivered a strike to Marvin Jones, over the outstretched arm of safety Tedric Thompson, for a 39-yard score. After that, it was … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions can’t slow down Seattle Seahawks attack, lose
By Nolan Bianchi The Detroit News Published 12:46 PM EDT Oct 28, 2018 Inactives Lions: Wide receiver TJ Jones, running back Theo Riddick, defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah and Kerry Hyder and offensive linemen Joe Dahl and Andrew Donnal are inactive for Detroit. Seahawks: Defensive backs Neiko Thorpe and Maurice Alexander, linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Simmons and defensive linemen Nazair Jones and Rasheem Green are inactive for Seattle. The Detroit Lions will attempt to climb over the .500 mark for the first time this season in a 1 p.m. game against the Seattle Seahawks. Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News will provide live updates throughout the game. LIONS VS. SEAHAWKS Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, Ford Field, Detroit TV/radio: Fox/760 Records: Both teams are 3-3 Line: Lions by 2 MORE COVERAGE Harrison, Davis active for Lions; Ansah out again Five things to watch: Lions vs. Seahawks Lions' Harrison embraces nickname, even if he doesn't like it … [Read more...] about Live updates: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
By Matt Schoch Special to The Detroit News Published 10:47 PM EDT Oct 27, 2018 Damon “Snacks” Harrison has us thinking about food this week, as the newest Lions’ addition arrived right in time for trick-or-treat season here in Detroit. The defensive tackle comes from the New York Giants with an impressive menu of accomplishments, including an All-Pro selection in 2016. As the usually well-fed Justin Rogers noted this week, Harrison has been dominant against the run, gorging ballcarriers into his belly. Here are five things to watch in Sunday’s main course against Seattle (1 p.m., FOX, WJR 760): 1. Will “Snacks” eat? Harrison should get a raucous welcome from a Ford Field crowd starving for a run-stuffer. The Lions enter at 29th in the NFL, dishing out 139.3 yards per game. Now, Seattle’s Chris Carson might not be an automatic fantasy running back play Sunday, and beware: Mike Davis has been a hungry touchdown vulture in the red … [Read more...] about Five things to watch: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks (1 p.m,, FOX, 760 AM).
The Detroit News Published 2:40 PM EDT Oct 26, 2018 Justin Rogers, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Sunday’s Lions vs. Seahawks game at Ford Field (1 p.m., Fox/760). Justin Rogers: This is a game where home field matters. I wouldn't feel comfortable taking the Lions on the road this week, but it's the Seahawks making the long trip east. When the talent margin is narrow, that's enough to be the difference. Lions, 22-19 John Niyo: Both teams are in a similar spot, and not just in the NFC standings. Seattle’s recommitted to the run game and overhauling its defense. But I’ll go with the home-field advantage and a receiving corps that’s becoming a matchup nightmare for most teams. Lions, 27-21 Bob Wojnowski: Let the Snacks Era begin! OK, so the acquisition of nose tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison isn’t necessarily a season-changer, but it sure can change the Lions’ run … [Read more...] about Detroit News predictions: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Detroit News Published 2:44 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 Justin Rogers, James Hawkins, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their picks against the spread for Week 8 of the NFL season. Seattle +2.5 at Detroit Rogers: Detroit Hawkins: Detroit Niyo: Detroit Wojnowski: Detroit More: Report: Lions acquire huge run-stuffing DT Damon Harrison from Giants More: Detroit Lions film review: 5 observations vs. Dolphins Miami +7.5 at Houston Rogers: Houston Hawkins: Miami Niyo: Houston Wojnowski: Miami Philadelphia -3 at Jacksonville Rogers: Philadelphia Hawkins: Philadelphia Niyo: Philadelphia Wojnowski: Philadelphia Cleveland +7.5 at Pittsburgh Rogers: Pittsburgh Hawkins: Cleveland Niyo: Pittsburgh Wojnowski: Cleveland Denver +8.5 at Kansas City Rogers: Kansas City Hawkins: Kansas City (best bet) Niyo: Kansas City (best bet) Wojnowski: Kansas City N.Y. Jets +6.5 at … [Read more...] about Detroit News NFL picks: Week 8