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3-9-1, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Five Lions declared out, two other starters — including Bo Scarbrough — was questionable:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerryon Johnson spoke to the media for the first time since having surgery to repair a torn right meniscus -- an injury said he knew he felt right away -- and could return this season. Why does he want to return? "As stupid as some people may see it, you know, I like to play, man," Johnson said. "I did all this work in the offseason, did all this work in the summer, I didn't do it to play five games. So obviously my goal every year is to play a full season, two seasons down I'm 0-for-2."

Berry loves Golladay in Week 15 vs. Bucs (1:43)
23h
Ninkovich: Lions cannot lose seven straight (1:06)
1d

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Basically the same injury report as yesterday

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bo Scarbrough very limited at Lions practice on Thursday — there but didn't do anything. Matthew Stafford, Damon Harrison, Jamal Agnew, Rick Wagner, Joe Dahl, Jarrad Davis and A'Shawn Robinson not participating in media portion of practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions place Da'Shawn Hand on injured reserve and sign Travis Fulgham to the 53 man roster

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Sherman, Jenkins join Payton Award nominees

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of the 49ers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles are among the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Long Lions injury report for a walkthrough:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay said he's blocked over 1,000 people on Twitter since Week 2. Say something negative, he said, and you're getting blocked. Permanently. Less so on Instagram. Joked that now he knows how LeBron James feels.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia, when I asked if he's been told that he'll be back next year, said he's not going to get into discussions he's had with ownership. He had said just prior that he'll worry about next year, next year.

5d

Defense delivers as Vikings sail past Lions 20-7

Danielle Hunter had three of Minnesota's five sacks to spearhead a resurgence by the defense, and the Vikings sailed past Detroit 20-7 on Sunday to stick the Lions with their sixth straight loss.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time all season, Detroit did not lead in a game, falling to Minnesota 20-7. The Lions struggled on offense, couldn't handle Kirk Cousins on defense and had some of the same mistakes as usual in this two-month skid. The one bright side for Detroit? If the season ended today, it would have a Top 5 pick in the 2020 draft.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Just a lot of failure everywhere for the Detroit Lions in the first half against Minnesota, trailing 17-0. Detroit's offense had 70 total yards and David Blough has thrown for just 59 yards. Danielle Hunter has moved through the Lions' offensive line with ease. Defensively, Detroit is not getting pressure on Kirk Cousins, getting consistently fooled by playaction and are allowing 6.5 yards per play. On special teams, Chris Lacy misjudged a kick return and Matt Prater missed a FG. Bad all around.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrad Davis is questionable to return with an ankle injury. He wasn't happy after he hurt it -- banging the training table with his fist four times once he got back to the sideline. Jahlani Tavai has replaced him in the lineup.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Prior to Sunday's Lions-Vikings game, the Minnesota all-state football team was announced at U.S. Bank Stadium, headlined by one of the better two-sport athletes in the country, Jalen Suggs. Suggs is the No. 6 overall player in his class in basketball as a point guard and the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback in his class as rated by ESPN. In a funny moment, he actually was recognized twice because he lined up in the wrong spot initially and had to shift quickly to the end of the line.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.27th
Rushing Yards102.819th
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.8