Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) runs with the ball at Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch (55) in the fourth quarter at Ford Field. The Lions won 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions Stephen Tulloch wants to break London Fletcher’s streak
Joe Soriano – NFL Spin Zone

Fletcher is easily one of the toughest players in the history of the game, and his longevity is certainly impressive. The man is a future Hall of Famer, and he has now played in 245 straight games for the Washington Redskins. Tulloch’s goal is to showcase his toughness by breaking that record, but there’s obviously plenty of luck that goes into achieving that.

GAME PREVIEW: Lions and Bengals square off at Ford Field
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Detroit and Cincinnati square off for just the 11th time in the series today at Ford Field. The Bengals hold a 7-3 series edge.

It was against Cincinnati in 1992 that Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders passed Billy Sims to become Detroit’s all-time leading rusher. Sanders had 151 yards and a touchdown in the 19-13 Lions victory.

4 keys for Detroit Lions to earn first home win against Bengals since 1970
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions have beaten the Cincinnati Bengals just once since 1974, and haven’t won at home in the series since 1970.

Here are four keys for Detroit (4-2) to end that skid Sunday against Cincinnati (4-2)

Will Jeremy Ross Have Better Luck with Detroit Lions?
Michael Terrill – Rant Sports

The Green Bay Packers released Jeremy Ross because of his inability to consistently hang onto the football in the return game, not because of what he was incapable of accomplishing at wide receiver. Ross should be a factor for the Detroit Lions this season as long as the team understands that.

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