Ameer Abduallah rushed 13 times for 33 yards and caught 2-of-5 targets for 11 yards in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.
Abdullah got the start in the Detroit backfield with Joique Bell (ankle) inactive. It couldn't have been a tougher matchup. Abdullah managed a long gain of nine yards, as he was getting hit at or near the line of scrimmage on every touch and had to work for every inch. Still, Abdullah needs to see more work at the expense of Bell moving forward. He'll be an RB3 for Week 5 against Arizona.
Thomas Rawls rushed 17 times for 48 yards in the Seahawks' Week 4 win over the Lions on Monday night.
Rawls got the start in place of an injured Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), but couldn't get much going against a tough run defense. Both offenses struggled for the vast majority of the night. With Lynch only dealing with a Grade 1 strain, he should be back for Week 5 against the Bengals, sending Rawls to the bench. He'll remain a high-end backup behind an aging back who's been banged up.
Matthew Stafford completed 24-of-35 passes for 203 scoreless yards in Detroit's Week 4 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.
The Lions got nothing going on offense all night until the final drive of the game that ended with Calvin Johnson fumbling what should have been an 11-yard touchdown at the goal line and through the back of the end zone for a touchback. Stafford simply had nowhere to go with the ball much of the night despite the Detroit line not allowing any sacks and giving him time to throw. Stafford has now failed to throw for 300 yards in seven-straight games, the longest streak of his career. Through four games, he's on pace for a pitiful 20:20 TD:INT ratio. The 0-4 Lions will look for their first win in a home date with the Cardinals Week 5.
Russell Wilson completed 20-of-26 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown in the Seahawks' 13-10, Week 4 win over the Lions on Monday night.
He added 40 rushing yards on 10 attempts, but Wilson also lost two fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdown to make it 13-10 in the fourth quarter. Seattle was lucky to escape this one with a win. The Lions didn't show up on offense for much of the night, but their defense played extremely tough against a Marshawn Lynch-less offense. Wilson was sacked six times behind what has been an awful offensive line through four games. Wilson left the pocket a number of times Monday night, trying to create plays with his feet. He didn't make many memorable plays after a nice 24-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. With a quarter of the season in the books, Wilson is on pace for a meager 20: TD:INT ratio and 708 scoreless rushing yards. Seattle heads to 4-0 Cincinnati in Week 5.
Calvin Johnson caught 7-of-11 targets for 56 yards in the Lions' 13-10, Week 4 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night.
It should have been seven catches for 57 yards and one touchdown for Johnson, but with under two minutes left to play in the fourth quarter, Johnson caught a pass around the five-yard line and was heading into the end zone for the game-winning 11-yard touchdown before Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor came from behind and punched the ball out just before Megatron crossed the goal line. The ball went through the back of the end zone and the Seahawks were able to hang on for the 13-10 win. Earlier in the game, Johnson had a step on Seahawks RCB Cary Williams down the sideline, but Matthew Stafford missed him for what could have been a big gain. Through four games, Johnson is on pace for a 108-1,020-4 receiving line on 176 targets. He's a good buy-low target and should flirt with 8-10 touchdowns. The Lions host Arizona in Week 5.
Lions DT Tyrunn Walker exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury.
The Lions are losing key players to injuries Monday, including TE Eric Ebron and DT Haloti Ngata. Walker was carted off the field in the fourth quarter and may be done for the year. Walker and Ngata is the Lions' starting duo inside. Caraun Reid and Gabe Wright are left on the depth chart at defensive tackle.
Lions DT Haloti Ngata exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Seahawks with a calf injury.
Ngata went down early in the third quarter. The Lions will use Tyrunn Walker and Caraun Reid inside on early downs, and Jason Jones slides inside vs. the pass.
Fred Jackson exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Lions with an ankle injury.
Jackson was getting upfield when Lions DT Tyrunn Walker fell on the back of his legs with his entire body. Jackson is likely dealing with a significant sprain. Before leaving, Jackson ran for 21 yards on three carries and caught 2-of-4 targets for 33 yards. He was seeing increased snaps with Marshawn Lynch out.