The Lions (1-1) take on the Washington Redskins (0-2) on Sunday afternoon.
Kickoff is on FOX (WXMI, Fox 17 in
How do we stack up?
Lions Rushing Offense (22nd) ... Redskins Rushing Defense (32nd)
Lions Passing Offense (7th) ... Redskins Passing Defense (23rd)
Lions Rushing Defense (14th) ... Redskins Rushing Offense (19th)
Lions Passing Defense (15th) ... Redskins Passing Offense (8th)
Power Rankings ...
ESPN.com: Lions (18th) ... Redskins (19th)
Yahoo Sports: Lions (14th) ... Redskins (19th)
CBS Sports: Lions (21st) ... Redskins (27th)
The injuries ...
Friday's injury report --
Probables: Reggie Bush (knee), Delmas (knee), Fairley (shoulder), Sims (knee), Jason Jones
(knee), Ashlee Palmer (ankle).
Doubtfuls: Safety Don Carey (hamstring) and right tackle Jason Fox (groin) are doubtful.
Out: WR Patrick Edwards (ankle).
Reggie Bush returned to the practice field on Friday with a sleeve over his injured knee. Lions blogger Tim Twentyman said it didn'y appear that Bush was too bothered by his knee. (detroitlions.com)
Don Carey and Ashlee Palmer were back at practice on Friday, too.
Not practicing for the Lions on Friday: Louis Delmas, Jason Jones, Patrick Edwards and Jason Fox ... but Delmas and Jones were scheduled to not practice.
Twentyman says to expect two changes: Corey Hilliard to start for a second-straight week in place of Fox; and
Key Matchups to Watch ...
Matthew Stafford vs Redskins D-line -- the 7th-ranked passing offense against the 23rd-ranked passing defense? With Calvin Johnson, a healthy Nate Burleson and the possible return of
RG III vs Lions D -- with a QB rating of 89.6 and the league's 6th most total yards, you would think the Redskins would not be 0-2. The issue? Their inability to close the deal, ranking 15th best in total points. The Lions rank mid-league in yards against, but with Redskins at -1 in turnovers so far this season, so look for the Lions D to force turnovers.
Our Insider says ...
We'll get our insiders look at the Lions and look ahead to Sunday's matchup with ESPN 96.1 Lions insider Chris McCosky this afternoon after with
Lions play-by-play man Dan Miller joins Sean on Friday at 4:00pm.
Vegas says ...
RJ Bell of Pregame.com is picking the Redskins (-2.5).
Our picks ...
-- Tony Brooks says: 'Skins win 31-24