The referee of the Bears-Lions game explains the controversial ruling on what appeared to be a last-minute go-ahead touchdown catch by Calvin Johnson.
Jay Cutler had 372 yards passing and threw a late 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Forte, and the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 in the season opener after Calvin Johnson's apparent touchdown catch was ruled an incompletion.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left the team's 2010 season opener with a shoulder injury after a hit from Bears DE Julius Peppers before halftime. Backup QB Shaun Hill took over for Stafford in the second half.
Detroit envisions multiple roles for recent waiver acquisition Spencer Havner, a linebacker/tight end/fullback who caught four TD passes as a Packer last season.
For a second straight season the Lions have an offensive rookie who quickly is earning the respect of the veteran players. Last season, it was QB Matthew Stafford; this year, it's RB Jahvid Best.
The Lions have acquired disappointing CB DeAngelo Smith from the Broncos in exchange for TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick.
Jon Jansen, who was pushing starting ORT Gosder Cherilus not long ago, was cut by the Lions on Saturday, along with veteran CB Dré Bly.
The NFL fined Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh $7,500 for his violent takedown of Browns QB Jake Delhomme in the teams' third preseason game.
One week after losing out on a waiver claim on OT Tyler Polumbus to the Lions, the Seahawks traded for Polumbus to add depth to their offensive line.
The league will take a closer look at Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh's dangerous play Saturday night in taking down Browns QB Jake Delhomme.
Lions veteran DE Jared DeVries (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday. The team also signed S John Wendling and DT Jaron Baston.
The Lions' best defensive back, FS Louis Delmas, has battled a groin injury and hasn't played much this preseason, one of several concerns the team has in the secondary.
The Lions beat two other teams in claiming OT Tyler Polumbus off waivers on Thursday, adding depth to the tackle position.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who struggled more than not as a rookie, has a chance to be very productive in his second season.
The Seahawks have traded DE Lawrence Jackson to the Lions, sources tell PFW.