Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

Football 05/02/19, 17:50

Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018.And even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked.Johnson was limited to 10 games last season, and after the Lions were eliminated from playoff contention in mid-December, he went on injured ...

Lions not renewing offensive coordinator Cooter’s contract

Football 01/01/19, 20:20

The Detroit Lions are not renewing offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's contract after the team sputtered to a 6-10 season while quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled.The Lions announced their decision Tuesday, two days after finishing 6-10 in coach Matt Patricia's first season at the helm. Cooter was a holdover from Jim ...

Lions put Kerryon Johnson on IR, activate Jamal Agnew off IR

Football 12/19/18, 16:12

The Detroit Lions put rookie running back Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve with a knee injury.Detroit also activated returner Jamal Agnew from IR on Wednesday. Agnew has been out since Week 5 because of a knee injury. The Lions host Minnesota on Sunday.Johnson ran for 641 yards and three scores ...

Zenner a bright spot in Detroit’s dull win

Football 12/10/18, 19:42

The Detroit Lions won at Arizona for the first time since 1993, and the game was about as tedious as expected between a pair of also-rans.For Zach Zenner, though, it was a day to remember.Zenner was the only offensive player to reach the end zone Sunday in Detroit's 17-3 victory ...

Lions show fight in 20-19 victory over Panthers

Football 11/18/18, 18:25

The play went for an 82-yard gain, not a great moment for the Detroit defense. The way it ended epitomized the Lions' gritty victory.Darius Slay hustled back and tackled DJ Moore on a long reception in the third quarter, preventing a Carolina touchdown. The Panthers eventually missed a field goal ...

Update: Lions rookie RB Johnson leaves with injury

Sports 11/18/18, 15:31

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST):3:20 p.m.Detroit rookie Kerryon Johnson left the game against Carolina in the third quarter with an apparent left knee injury and is questionable to return.Johnson has 87 yards on 15 carries on the day, including Detroit's only touchdown so far. ...

Defensive adjustments have fueled recent surge by Vikings

Football 11/15/18, 20:02

Minnesota's fumble gave Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions a fresh set of downs early in the fourth quarter two weeks ago, another opportunity to start climbing back into the game.Though they held an 11-point lead, the Vikings had been unable to pull away. On the first play after the ...

Vikings hang 10 sacks on Stafford in 24-9 win vs. Lions

Football 11/04/18, 17:11

Danielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in a 24-9 victory by the Vikings on Sunday.Hunter, the fourth-year defensive end, also was credited with nine tackles and ...

Bad run defense dooms Dolphins in loss to Detroit

Football 10/21/18, 21:14

The Miami Dolphins' run defense is stuck in reverse, perhaps taking the season with it.Poor tackling, botched assignments and a manhandling up front doomed the Dolphins on Sunday, when the Detroit Lions ran for 248 yards to win 32-21.It was Detroit's biggest total in 21 years, and the second bad ...

Johnson’s 158 yards rushing help Lions beat Dolphins 32-21

Football 10/21/18, 21:10

The Detroit Lions clustered on the bench under shade canopies Sunday, keeping their cool in the South Florida heat. And when they stepped onto the field and into the subtropical sunshine, they ran all over the Miami Dolphins.Unfazed by the weather, Kerryon Johnson rushed for 158 yards and the Lions ...

Lions go into bye on a high after beating Packers 31-23

Football 10/08/18, 04:08

The Detroit Lions have beaten Aaron Rodgers- and Tom Brady-led teams this season.And yes, they still have a losing record.Detroit has provided glimpses of its potential, beating the Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday in their first home game since dominating the New England Patriots.The Lions (2-3) have also shown ...

A rushing barrier finally falls for Lions against Patriots

Sports 09/24/18, 02:18

Kerryon Johnson was drafted to help Detroit's woeful running game.He's already reached one significant mark, becoming the Lions' first 100-yard rusher in almost five years.Johnson ran for 101 yards Sunday night, and Detroit beat the New England Patriots 26-10 . It was the first time a player on the Lions ...

Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

Sports 09/23/18, 23:21

Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night.New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit. ...

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