Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes


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Waddle return should help protect Stafford
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

"Matthew Stafford has taken far too much abuse from opposing defenses this year – he’s been sacked 11 times in four games – but the Detroit Lions should be getting help for their embattled offensive line soon.LaAdrian Waddle is expected to return to the starting lineup at right tackle for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills after missing three weeks with a strained calf."

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  • Lions vs. Bills preview
    Tim Twentyman —

    "The Lions and Bills have met every year in the preseason since 2002, but this will be only the 10th regular-season matchup between the two. The series stands tied 4-4-1. Buffalo won 14-12 in their last contest Nov. 14, 2010 at Buffalo."

    Jay Skurski’s Scouting Report: Orton, Bills need to complete more balls to the wideouts
    Jay Skurski — Buffalo News

    "1. What’s going to be different with Orton under center? Kyle Orton’s career completion percentage of 58.5 is basically identical to EJ Manuel’s 58.6, but make no mistake – the Bills switched quarterbacks due to the latter’s struggles with accuracy the past two weeks."

    Detroit Lions know Jim Schwartz will come after them in his return to Ford Field
    Kyle Meinke —

    "The last time Jim Schwartz coached a game at Ford Field, he was shouting obscenities at the hometown fans. He never did apologize.And there’s a good bet fans will toss ’em right back Sunday, when the Detroit Lions host the Buffalo Bills for a 1 p.m. game at Ford Field."

    End of an era: The Wilson saga ends today with a game in his hometown of Detroit
    Tim Graham — Buffalo News

    "The Bills are being sold for $1.4 billion to Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula. NFL owners are expected to unanimously approve the sale Wednesday in Manhattan.Mary Wilson, the Bills’ controlling owner, will cede the team right then.“If the Wilson era of ownership can’t end in Buffalo,” Lions President Tom Lewand said, “there is no better place for it to conclude than in Detroit, Mr. Wilson’s hometown.“We are honored to host the Bills and the Wilson family for what could be their last game together.”"