over the course of the game. Wide receiver Marvin Jones called it a “resilient” performance and quarterback Matthew Staf
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 pm
In the season opener , the Lions gave up a big lead and wound up tying the Cardinals after failing to secure a win in regulation or overtime.Sunday’s game looked like it might play out in similar fashion. The Lions saw their lead shrink from 10 points to three points and the Eagles had two chances to erase what was left of that lead in the final minutes, including a drive that started at midfield after a blocked field goal.The Lions defense held, though, and they got a 27-24 win despite 287 offensive yards, nine penalties and other miscues over the course of the game. Wide receiver Marvin Jones called it a “resilient” performance and quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed with that assessment.“I think it’s good to get wins, not playing your best football ,” Stafford said, via the . “I know we haven’t played our best football. We had too many procedural penalties on offense. I think we gave up two first downs on defense, on procedural penalties. But we kept battling and found ways to win. We are doing it against good football teams, too.”The Lions get another good team next week when the 3-0 Chiefs pay them a visit. That would be a good time to try winning while playing their best football. ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Ziggy Ansah may have played his final game with the Detroit Lions.The Lions put Ansah and tight end Michael Roberts on injured reserve Tuesday with shoulder problems. Detroit signed tight end Jerome Cunningham and offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi from the practice squad to the active roster.Detroit kept Ansah this season with the franchise tag , but he’s dealt with injuries all season and has played in only seven games. He’s still managed four sacks , bringing his total to 48 in six seasons with the Lions.Detroit beat Arizona 17-3 last weekend and plays at Buffalo next. The Lions (5-8) are a longshot to make the playoffs, even more so without Ansah.It’s not clear where Ansah and the Lions go from here. Detroit drafted Ansah with the fifth overall pick in 2013, and he has been an effective pass rusher ever since. He had a career-high 14½ sacks in 2015, and although he managed only two the following season, he bounced back with 12 in 2017.But this season, he left the opener in September with a shoulder injury and missed the next six games. He had three sacks in his first four games after returning , but he was hurt again against Arizona.Coach Matt Patricia held a conference call Tuesday, but it was before the team announced Ansah’s move to IR.Roberts has played in eight games this season, starting two. He has nine catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns.