TV: Ch. 9 (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)
Line: Lions by 4 1/2
• The Lions can move the ball, ranking second in the league in total offense and No. 1 in passing. Their attack didn't miss a beat when Shaun Hill replaced an injured Matthew Stafford (leg/hip) at QB last week.
• In a 44-41 overtime loss to Tennessee on Sunday, the Lions racked up 583 yards of total offense, the second most in team history, with Calvin Johnson getting 164 receiving yards.
• On the other hand, Detroit became the first team in NFL history to allow five scoring plays of 60 or more yards in the same game -- a 65-yard punt return, a 105-yard kickoff return, a 72-yard fumble return and passing TDs of 61 and 71 yards.
Suh had 10 sacks as a rookie, but only four last season. In three games this year he has two sacks, one each in the first two games; the Lions failed to sack Titans QB Jake Locker on 42 pass attempts last week. Suh has two sacks in three games vs. Minnesota.
• On Detroit's 1-2 record: "You definitely want to be playing your best football at the end of the season. The last few Super Bowl champions have played extremely well when it mattered most."
• On Detroit's lack of pass rush vs. Tennessee: "I can only speak for myself, but I was inconsistent in getting my pass rush [going]. It's a matter of being more consistent."
• On preparing for WR Jerome Simpson: "It adds a different dynamic to it for sure, because usually after a few games ... you understand what guys' roles are in the offense. But we have a good scouting report on him."
• On Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: "If he's not 100 percent, he's 98 or 99. I think he looks very good. I don't know if there's a whole lot of difference in his game. He looks quick."
• On bouncing back from last week's OT loss: "You've got to be resilient for 16 games. Teams that can do that are successful."
|Cincinnati||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|San Diego||1||Top 8th Inning|
|San Francisco||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Colorado||6||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Milwaukee||3||Top 7th Inning|
|Milwaukee||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Texas||8||Top 7th Inning|
|Denver||24||1st Qtr 2:53|
|Detroit||19||1st Qtr 2:00|
|Sacramento||10||1st Qtr 4:20|
|Boston||1||2nd Prd 9:38|
|St. Louis||7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||7:00 PM|
|Fla Gulf Coast||60|
|Canisius||72||2nd Half 0:03|
|Michigan State||67||2nd Half 2:54|
|Albany||42||2nd Half 11:47|
|William & Mary||54||2nd Half 12:09|
|Penn State||24||2nd Half|
|Western Carolina||14||1st Half 9:45|
|Boston College||20||1st Half 7:45|
|South Dakota||6:00 PM|
|Ga Southern||7:30 PM|
|Western Ill||8:30 PM|
|South Dakota St|
|Mount St Marys||75|
|(18) Oklahoma St||61||FINAL|
|Winthrop||69||2nd Half 9:17|
|(7) West Virginia||28|
|St Francis-NY||12||1st Half 5:30|
|(10) Duke||6:00 PM|
|(2) Notre Dame|
|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm||X||27-13|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm||X||20-16|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm||X||34-14|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm||X||24-23|
|2013 regular season|
|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon||X||34-24|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon||X||31-30|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon||X||31-27|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon||X||34-27|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||35-10|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm||X||23-7|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm||X||44-31|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon||X||27-23|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm||X||34-27|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm||X||41-20|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon||26-26|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||23-20|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon||X||29-26|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon||X||48-30|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon||X||42-14|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||14-13|
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