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  Lions | Calvin Johnson reaches milestone    Fri Nov 28, 03:37 AM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, with his 146 yards on 11 catches Thursday, Nov. 27 against the Chicago Bears, became the fastest wide receiver to 10,000 yards. Johnson did it in his 115th game. The previous recordholder was former St. Louis Rams WR Torry Holt, who reached 10,000 yards in 116 games.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush inactive    Thu Nov 27, 11:09 AM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is inactive Thursday, Nov. 27, for Week 13.

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  Lions | Week 13 Inactives    Thu Nov 27, 11:07 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared QB Kellen Moore, OG Larry Warford, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, RB Reggie Bush, OT Riley Reiff, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 13.

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Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Reggie Bush out for Week 13    Thu Nov 27, 10:09 AM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is out for Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27. His ankle isn't responding well enough, but the hope is to return for Week 14.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush questionable    Wed Nov 26, 04:48 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice for the third straight day Wednesday, Nov. 26, and is questionable for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: He says he's going to play, but fantasy owners should just have a different plan. Even if Bush is limited on Thursday against the Bears, he's still splitting time with Theo Riddick.....BEHIND Joique Bell.

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  Lions | Wednesday injury report    Wed Nov 26, 04:45 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. OT Riley Reiff (knee) is questionable, while S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. Reiff and Palmer were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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James Ihedigbo player page
Ashlee Palmer player page
Glover Quin player page
George Johnson player page
Nick Fairley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Calvin Johnson says he's the same guy    Wed Nov 26, 12:51 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson hasn't been putting up big numbers this season, but he denies that he's starting to decline. He's on pace to finish with fewer than 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since 2009, but he continues to say that he's the same player he was when he set the single-season record for receiving yards two years ago. 'I think that the biggest thing you can kind of just take a look at is -- does he still run by people?' head coach Jim Caldwell said. 'The answer to that would be yes. Is he still able to lay out, catch the ball and do things that he normally does? Yes. And I think that that's what matters.'

Footballguys view: Since returning from a sprained ankle, Johnson has also faced three of the league's top defenses. Fantasy owners should be starting Johnson every week. You'll take low days because they're not that frequent, and Johnson has the upside to explode for a monster performance in any week.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush also has back injury    Tue Nov 25, 07:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25, with a back injury added to his status.

Footballguys view: This is not the news fantasy owners wanted to hear. Bush missed the last two games with an ankle injury. There was no further information on his back ailment.

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  Lions | Jerrell Harris re-signs    Tue Nov 25, 05:22 PM

The Detroit Lions re-signed LB Jerrell Harris to their practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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  Lions | Limited practice for Reggie Bush    Tue Nov 25, 05:01 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited at practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Footballguys view: Bush says that he's going to play this week. If he does get back out on the field, then he'll be splitting time with Theo Riddick. Oh yeah, he'll be splitting time with Riddick behind Joique Bell. That's not exactly the recipe for a bumper crop of fantasy potential.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson limited Tuesday    Tue Nov 25, 04:59 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25, after sitting out Monday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: The Lions will probably keep Johnson limited this week. The Lions have a sweet matchup against the banged up Bears defense on Thanksgiving.

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  Lions | Tuesday practice report    Tue Nov 25, 04:55 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 25. S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited.

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James Ihedigbo player page
Ashlee Palmer player page
Glover Quin player page
George Johnson player page
Nick Fairley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Reggie Bush says he'll play    Tue Nov 25, 03:10 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he'll be ready to play Thursday, Nov. 27, after missing Week 12 with an ankle injury.

Footballguys view: The Lions have a sweet matchup against the Bears this week on Thanksgiving. We'll see if he will actually be cleared, but even if he plays Bush will split time with Joique Bell and Theo Riddick.

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  Lions | Detroit's offense inconsistent    Tue Nov 25, 01:10 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford had the worst completion percentage in his career in Week 12 against the New England Patriots at 39.1 percent), and the Lions haven't rushed for a touchdown since Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. They are tied for 21st in the league with six rushing TDs all year. The Lions have been held without an offensive touchdown in the last two weeks for the first time since 2000. Detroit is fifth in the league in time of possession (32:11), 10th in passing yards per game (257.73) and 12th in yard margin per game (plus-29), but they are outside the top 15 in all other major offensive categories.

Footballguys view: The inconsistency on offense is having a trickle-down effect on fantasy owners. No longer is the team going to light up the scoreboard. The Lions are content playing strong defense and doing just enough offensively to get the win. That dips the fantasy potential of all assets in that offense.

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  Lions | Kellen Davis released    Tue Nov 25, 12:37 PM

The Detroit Lions released TE Kellen Davis Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush limited at practice    Mon Nov 24, 04:41 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited at practice Monday, Nov. 24. The Lions didn't practice Monday, however, so Bush's designation is an estimation.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson sits out Monday    Mon Nov 24, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. The Lions didn't practice Monday, so Johnson's designation is an estimation. Johnson has battled an ankle injury since Week 3, but he's played the last three weeks, although he remains less than 100 percent and hasn't reached 60 yards in either of the last two games.

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  Lions | Monday practice report    Mon Nov 24, 04:30 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited. The Lions didn't officially practice Monday, so the designations are an estimation.

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James Ihedigbo player page
Ashlee Palmer player page
Glover Quin player page
George Johnson player page
Nick Fairley player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page


  Lions | Dominic Raiola won't be suspended    Mon Nov 24, 02:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions C Dominic Raiola will not be suspended for his Week 11 actions against the New England Patriots, according to a source. Raiola could still face a fine, however.

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  Lions | Golden Tate hits 1,000 yards    Sun Nov 23, 06:44 PM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate had four receptions for 97 yards in Week 12 against the New England Patriots. He went over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career.

Footballguys view: Tate has been one of the best signings of the 2014 free agent market. He'll play the Bears next on Thanksgiving.

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  Lions | Ashlee Palmer suffers head injury    Sun Nov 23, 06:43 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions LB Ashlee Palmer (head) left the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots with a head injury and he was unable to return.

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  Lions | Ashlee Palmer leaves game    Sun Nov 23, 01:30 PM

Detroit Lions LB Ashlee Palmer (head) left the team's Week 12 game early and is being evaluated for a head injury. He is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Riley Reiff leaves early    Sun Nov 23, 01:10 PM

Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 12 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Lions | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 23, 11:34 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Kellen Davis, QB Kellen Moore, OG Larry Warford, DE Larry Webster, DL Nick Fairley, RB Reggie Bush, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 12.

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Nick Fairley player page
Kellen Moore player page
Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Reggie Bush inactive    Sun Nov 23, 11:29 AM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is inactive for Week 12 Sunday, Nov. 23.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush absent from warmups    Sun Nov 23, 11:03 AM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was not spotted during early warmups Sunday, Nov. 23, and he's unlikely to play in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Theo Riddick will have some run as a PPR flex option in what could be a high-scoring game.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush likely out    Sat Nov 22, 05:30 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is likely out for Week 12 and is targeting the Thanksgiving Day game Thursday, Nov. 27, to return.

Footballguys view: This should push Joique Bell into the RB2 range, with Riddick creeping up into RB5 range. Bush and the Lions are probably focused on the playoffs and it's risky to play Bush on Sunday, then Thursday in a short turnaround. Both Bell and Riddick have played well, though Bell is far more reliable.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford struggling on deep ball    Fri Nov 21, 06:21 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who is currently on pace to finish with the fewest passing yards in a single season for his career, has struggled on deep-ball connections, especially in the last two weeks with WR Calvin Johnson returning. Stafford has completed only 14 percent of his passes at least 20 yards downfield to Johnson the last two weeks, and he's thrown an interception on deep targets in each of the pair's four full games together. Stafford is also struggling in the face of pressure this year, with his completion percentage under pressure dropping from 42 percent last year to 34 percent in 2014, his lowest since 2010.

Footballguys view: He's locked onto Calvin Johnson as well, targeting him 27 times in the last two weeks, which is 12 more times than he did the next guy (Golden Tate). So part of his issues could be that his tendency to lock onto Megatron is making it easier to disrupt those passes. Stafford will have a good production day--we have him as a low-end QB1--but mostly because we expect the Lions to have to come from behind against a good Patriots defense, so he will have to throw a ton.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate probable    Fri Nov 21, 05:12 PM

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) and Golden Tate (hip) are both listed as probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. Johnson and Tate were both limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and Tate was a surprise addition to the injury report.

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Golden Tate player page


  Lions | Probable status for Joique Bell    Fri Nov 21, 05:08 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush questionable    Fri Nov 21, 05:05 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited for the third straight day in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and he is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: It doesn't seem like Bush is going to get back anywhere near 100% this year. Theo Riddick should stay on PPR benches instead of being dropped because Bush could miss this weekend or additional games before the end of the season if his ankle doesn't improve. Bush isn't worth a roster spot.

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  Lions | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 21, 05:01 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. DE Jason Jones (non-injury), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Friday, Nov. 21, while the others practiced in full.

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Brandon Pettigrew player page
Nick Fairley player page


  Lions | Calvin Johnson limited    Thu Nov 20, 06:05 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Calvin Johnson will play against New England and reports have placed Brandon Browner - not Darrelle Revis (he's likely to cover Golden Tate) - covering him, which means he should still be a great WR1 play.

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  Lions | Joique Bell, Reggie Bush limited    Thu Nov 20, 05:59 PM

Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell (ankle) and Reggie Bush (ankle) were both limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Bell did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: It's a tough matchup this week, and that limits their ceiling this week. Bell could be no better than an RB3, while Bush is best looked at as an RB4/flex.

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Reggie Bush player page
Joique Bell player page


  Lions | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 20, 05:54 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited.

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Brandon Pettigrew player page
Nick Fairley player page


  Lions | Reggie Bush on track to play    Thu Nov 20, 12:54 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he is on track to play against the New England Patriots in Week 12. He was not able to play in Week 11 because of the injury.

Footballguys view: This is just going to cut into everyone's value and lower it. We still see Bell as a better bet, and even then we're looking at an RB3 for Bell, an RB5 for Bush and Theo Riddick as an RB6. All have some upside, but have a lot more risk.

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  Lions | Audition three at CB    Thu Nov 20, 03:54 AM

The Detroit Lions brought in free-agent CB Marc Anthony (Buccaneers), Richard Marshall (Chargers) and Kevin Rutland (Jaguars) for workouts.

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Kevin Rutland player page


  Lions | Reggie Bush limited at practice    Wed Nov 19, 04:53 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Bush and Joique Bell (ankle) are both a bit banged up. That could lead to more touches for Theo Riddick during the week of practice.

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  Lions | Joique Bell has ankle injury    Wed Nov 19, 04:45 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, due to an ankle injury. Bell left game briefly in Week 11 because of his injury.

Footballguys view: Just keep an eye on his status through the week of practice.

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  Lions | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 19, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) was limited, while TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) practiced in full.

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Brandon Pettigrew player page
Nick Fairley player page


  Lions | Joique Bell sits Wednesday    Wed Nov 19, 03:38 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Bell should be able to practice later in the week. It's a huge matchup against the Patriots this week. We like Bell as a low-end RB2 with upside in PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Calvin Johnson sits out of practice    Wed Nov 19, 03:32 PM

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Johnson should be available for the game against the Patriots on Sunday. Check back to make sure he participates in practice on Friday.

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  Lions | Golden Tate slated for Revis Island    Wed Nov 19, 10:37 AM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is expected to be covered by New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, while CB Brandon Browner figures to cover WR Calvin Johnson in Week 12.

Footballguys view: We're not overly excited about Tate this week against New England. Consider him more of a flex-level play...maybe even 'what the heck' flex level in this matchup against Revis.

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Calvin Johnson player page
Darrelle Revis player page
Golden Tate player page


  Lions | T.J. Jones to have first practice    Tue Nov 18, 07:16 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, for the first time this year. Jones has a 21-day window for the team to decide whether it wants to activate him or keep him out for the year. Jones underwent shoulder surgery in June.

Footballguys view: Jones is an interesting player to monitor in deep dynasty leagues, but that's about it. If activated, Jones won't have much fantasy value in standard redraft leagues.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush to return for Week 12    Mon Nov 17, 04:17 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will return this week from the ankle injury that sidelined him last week.

Footballguys view: When Bush returns, he will be splitting time with Theo Riddick. Bush said he hopes the week off will enable him to stay healthy the rest of the season.

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  Lions | Golden Tate not targeted much    Mon Nov 17, 01:54 PM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was only targeted two times during the team's Week 11 game, but head coach Jim Caldwell said that was not the plan during the game. 'The plays that we call are maybe the same plays where he would have gotten the ball previously. You look at the progressions. There may be a guy in front of him and (the quarterback) may have to go somewhere else. Those are thing that happen more so than we're saying, 'You know what, we're not designing any plays to go to Golden'. That wasn't the case,' Caldwell said.

Footballguys view: The Lions need to work harder to get Tate more involved in the offense. Tate finished the game with two catches for 41 yards.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford breaks record    Mon Nov 17, 12:47 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford passes 20,000 career passing yards in Week 11, to become the faster quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark. Sunday's game was just Stafford's 71st career game. Dan Marino previously held the mark in 74 games.

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  Lions | James Ihedigbo leaves briefly    Sun Nov 16, 07:07 PM

Detroit Lions SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of the Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was able to return.

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  Lions | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 16, 02:59 PM

The Detroit Lions have declared RB Reggie Bush, TE Brandon Pettigrew, DL Nick Fairley, OG Larry Warford, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 11.

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Ryan Broyles player page


  Lions | Golden Tate could draw Peterson matchup    Sun Nov 16, 08:59 AM

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate could be blanketed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Sunday, Nov. 16. ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge thinks that Peterson is better suited to cover Tate, while CB Antonio Cromartie covers WR Calvin Johnson.

Footballguys view: Tate's quickness would eat Cromartie up, so this might be the wise angle for the Cardinals. Still, if they can't pressure Matthew Stafford, it might be a long afternoon in Glendale.

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