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4-6, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Same Lions practice report as yesterday:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

S Don Carey back with the Lions — re-signed Tuesday just in time for Thursday against Chicago. They cut Eric Lee to make room for him. Carey is a special teams stalwart.

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MNF Recap, Turkey Day Preview And More.

The SuperBook's John Murray joins Doug to recap a wild and historic MNF game. They also preview the NFL triple-header on Thanksgiving and the rest of the Week 12 card.

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1dFrancis Okupa

NFL Africa Zone: The 'Strength of Samson' edition

The Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Rams matchup was the premier game of week 11, and much like some of the African talent on display, it did not disappoint.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Full Lions practice report:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Jones (knee) or Kerryon Johnson (knee) listed as no practice on the Lions' estimated report Monday (team did not practice). Darius Slay (knee) A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) among limited participants.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

As part of the Salute to Service weekend, some Lions players had decals on their helmets honoring fallen soldiers -- and Lions coach Matt Patricia wore a button honoring a soldier as well. "We're honoring some families of Michigan that have lost loved ones and it's part of the week," Patricia said. "Earlier in the week I mentioned of our guys doing a great job of paying respect and showing their support for those that have gone out and made the ultimate sacrifice, but those are out currently sacrificing everything they have to allow us to do what we do every single day, we're very blessed for that." Here's a list of the soldiers and the player who wore the decal honoring that soldier: SSG Eugene Alex (United States Army) Don Muhlbach PFC Mark Barbret (United States Army) Jarrad Davis SSgt Marcus Bawol (United States Marine Corps) Graham Glasgow 2LT Brandon Cavanaugh (Army National Guard) Matthew Stafford SrA Michael Hinkle II (United States Air Force) Glover Quin SGT Richard Jordan (United States Army) Devon Kennard Cpl Nicholas Manoukian (United States Marine Corps) Deshawn Shead CPO Heath Robinson (United States Navy) Matt Patricia Staff Sergeant George Torres (United States Marine Corps/United States Army, Retired) LeGarrette Blount

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions got their first win in almost a month. Still, there has to be concern over one thing — the health of Kerryon Johnson

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia has no update on Kerryon Johnson's knee injury. He didn't want to speculate anything about it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions won their first game in almost a month, beating Carolina on Sunday. Even in the win, there is reason for concern, as Kerryon Johnson left the game with a knee injury. If he's out for any amount of time, that alters a lot of what Detroit can do on offense.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions downgraded Kerryon Johnson to OUT with a knee injury. That's bad news for Detroit and the electric rookie who had stabilized the team's run game.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions got back to what works best for them in the first half -- and it has showed. Giving the ball to Kerryon Johnson usually nets positive gains for Detroit and he has 64 yards on 10 carries in the first half, including the Lions' only touchdown of the game. He's been a large reason why the Lions lead, 10-7, over Carolina -- the first time Detroit has led at the half since Oct. 21, almost one month ago. That was also the last time the Lions had a strong rushing day. The offensive line has been particularly good, opening holes for Johnson and protecting Matthew Stafford, who has not been hit or sacked after being sacked 16 times over the past two games.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah has been on the field for three plays thus far for the Lions. One resulted in his third sack of the year. Another had pressure that led to a Devon Kennard sack. At this point, using him as a pure third down pass rush option still seems confusing. When I spoke with him Friday about it, he said he felt he was progressing and this is the plan they've come up with. That said, Ansah told me he believes he can get back to the every-down player he was prior to this season.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver order for the Lions in pregame: Kenny Golladay, TJ Jones, Bruce Ellington, Andy Jones. Have to figure that will be the way they are used in the game as well. Ellington, who is making his Lions debut Sunday against Carolina, could be an intriguing play in fantasy. TJ Jones, though, might be the flier to go on. He's been lining up on the outside in warmups along with Golladay. Ellington is in the slot.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Carolina Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their past eight games following a loss. They are 4.5-point road favorites against Detroit today.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: WR Marvin Jones, TE Michael Roberts, DT A'Shawn Robinson, WR Brandon Powell, OL Andrew Donnal, DE Eric Lee, LB Kelvin Sheppard

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.3
Rushing Yards100.4
Points For22.2
Points Against26.3