The slumping Detroit Lions are trying to avoid a late-season collapse that would keep them out of the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years.
His calf acted up in warm-ups, he told reporters Wednesday, but he did not injure it after slipping in the conditions.
The Lions want fans throughout the state to participate in the “Blue Out” by wearing blue apparel all day on Monday, Dec. 16.
The Detroit Lions could not overcome the weather and their own mistakes in a tough loss to the Eagles on Sunday. Here is a further look at their disappointing performance.
The Eagles, looking to go worst-to-first in the NFC East, won their fifth straight game and temporarily took sole possession of first place.
Lions cornerback Darius Slay and Eagles safety Earl Wolff are inactive for Sunday’s game between NFC North-leading Detroit and Philadelphia.
The Eagles’ up-tempo, no-huddle offense is designed to put pressure on the opposing team. It could be a particularly big test for Detroit, which has built its defense around a powerful defensive line.
The Detroit Lions face off with the Philadelphia Eagles this week. In the lead up to that contest, a new key offensive contributor finds themselves on the injury report.
Metro Detroiters will be watching the Lions play over breakfast when they take on the Falcons next year in London.
The Lions are now firmly in control. They’ll likely win the division. If they can keep the heat up on the defensive line, they could win a playoff game.