Matthew Stafford bruises right hand in Lions' loss

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah suffered a neck injury in the Thanksgiving loss to the Minnesota Vikings but he was back at practice Friday

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah suffered a neck injury in the Thanksgiving loss to the Minnesota Vikings but he was back at practice Friday

In addition to rooting for their team on Sunday afternoon, Lions fans should also be rooting for both the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons to lose their respective games as those teams are both ahead of Detroit in the Wild Card standings.

On the first drive of the half, the Lions immediately went after Smith's replacement, Marlon Humphrey. While this was likely a one week highlight for Green, Ameer Abdullah and the Lions running game in general has struggled, leaving the door open for Green to earn more snaps over the remainder of the season. The Ravens other starting cornerback is Brandon Carr, who has registered three interceptions so far this season.

After last week's win against the Houston Texans, Flacco stated how the Ravens offense would need to take shots downfield. The Steelers will have an opportunity to win the AFC North a week from tonight if they can first beat the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night on the road. He gave the Ravens a 10-0 lead when he found tight end Benjamin Watson alone in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard score.

The Lions got on the board on their first drive of the second half. Stafford connected with Marvin Jones on a 42-yard jump ball over Humphrey, setting up a Theo Riddick rushing touchdown on the next play. Matt Prater missed the extra-point attempt, keeping the Lions' deficit at 20-13. Stafford was just 8/12 with 93 yards before Smith left the game.


Justin Tucker continued the Ravens' special teams success by going 2-of-2 in the first half.

Stafford appeared to have his right hand stepped on by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs when he threw a late interception.

Stafford then left the game with an injured hand.

Bad news came for Baltimore after the win.

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