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Detroit Lions Depth Chart

NFC North
Ford Field
Head Coach
Darrell Bevell
Offensive Coordinator
Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator
Cory Undlin
Special Teams Coach
Brayden Coombs
Defensive Scheme
Team News
Lions Fire Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn

The Detroit Lions fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn on Saturday. It comes after the Lions lost to the Texans on Thanksgiving on Thursday by a score of 41-25 to fall to 4-7 on the season and in last place in the NFC North. Patricia's three-year tenure with the team didn't go very well at all, with Detroit becoming the first team to blow four straight double-digit leads in his time with the team. With the moves, the Lions are staring at a rebuild for the first time since they took quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick in 2009. Quinn arrived in Detroit two years earlier than Patricia. Patricia's defense, which was supposed to be his specialty, really struggled in 2019 and so far in 2020.

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Mohamed Sanu Catches Touchdown On Turkey Day

Detroit Lions wide receiver Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for 32 yards with one touchdown and a two-point conversion reception in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. The veteran got an opportunity with the injury to Kenny Golladay and was able to secure a pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford for a 14-yard touchdown late in the game. Sanu possesses very little fantasy appeal but could siphon touchdowns away from Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson in the coming weeks if he continues to see the field.

Marvin Jones Jr. Leads Lions With 12 Targets

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. caught six passes for 48 yards in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. The veteran led the Lions with 12 targets but the Lions passing offense really struggled after a promising start. Jones Jr. also left the game in the final minutes with an apparent leg injury and the extent is unknown at this time. Jones Jr. deserves a fantasy roster spot in deeper leagues but the return of Kenny Golladay next week and a possible injury could hamper an already middling value moving forward.

Kerry Johnson Posts 98 Total Yards In Loss

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards and added four receptions for 52 yards in the Lions Thanksgiving loss to the Texans. This was a very active performance for Johnson with starting running back D'Andre Swift missing the game with a concussion. The goal-line carries were given to Adrian Peterson but Johnson was able to make some plays in the passing game. It has been a dormant offensive season for Johnson and will certainly lose touches the second Swift gets back on the field.

T.J. Hockenson Leads Lions With 89 Receiving Yards

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson caught five passes for a team-high 89 receiving yards in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. Hockenson got off to a promising start, coming down with a 51-yard reception. The talented tight end saw eight targets in the game but his production dissipated in the second half with the Lions down multiple scores. The Lions season is going off the rails but Hockenson continues to be a bright spot. He didn't find the end zone but should continue to be one of the main focal points in the passing offense moving forward.