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2-0, 1st in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Bob Cooter: "It's a different deal now" with who might get doubled on Lions offense since Calvin Johnson is gone. When Calvin Johnson was in Detroit, everyone knew who was getting doubled. Now it depends on the week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said he's "confident" in Zach Zenner if they need him as the No. 3 running back this week. Dwayne Washington missed Wednesday's practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ameer Abdullah is the Detroit Lions Ed Block Courage Award winner for this year. Missed most of last year with a LisFranc injury.

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Dolphins' Suh happy to support Lions

Now in his third season with the Miami Dolphins, Ndamukong Suh spoke with KweséESPN about visiting his father's homeland of Cameroon and supporting the Indomitable Lions.

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FPI projects Falcons at Lions one of week's best

In this week's only matchup of 2-0 teams, ESPN's Football Power Index projects the Falcons as slight favorites. But the Lions' well-balanced squad should keep them close.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Through two weeks, Matthew Stafford is tied for NFL lead in TD passes (6), is 7th in completion percentage (71.0), 4th in passer rating (114.6), 6th in QBR (70.1) and 18th in yards (414).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Swanson missed practice Wednesday with an ankle injury. Jarrad Davis has a concussion and missed practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing for Lions in open period Wednesday: LB Jarrad Davis, RB Dwayne Washington, C Travis Swanson, S Tavon Wilson. If Swanson is somehow out Sunday, that would likely mean Graham Glasgow to C and Joe Dahl to LG (or Zac Kerin).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions sign DE George Johnson, waive Alex Barrett.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said WR Kenny Golladay has done all right as a blocker. A lot is focused on his receiving, but in the Lions offense they have to block well.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford praised the Atlanta defense. Thinks they have a lot of highly-skilled guys.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford has gauze on his forearm. Said it's turf burn. Joked that he's questionable this week. (He's not. He'll play).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Agnew was named NFC special teams player of the week after his 88-yard punt return for a touchdown. It's the first time since 1999 the Lions had back-to-back players of the week.

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Power Rankings: Lions slip despite winning

Detroit moved to 2-0 with an impressive victory Monday night, but three other teams passed the Lions this week with big wins of their own.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell on what "Kershaw" means to him: Same thing it does to Matthew Stafford. Neither one is telling.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell on if he'll tell the media when he signs an extension (if it happens): "No." Then pauses. "That's the honest truth."

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Caldwell on Beckham's hit on Davis: 'No flag thrown' (0:43)

Team Stats

Passing Yards202.019th
Rushing Yards110.0Tied-14th
Points For29.56th
Points Against16.5Tied-7th

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