Lions vs. Packers final injury report: 6 questionable

D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Detroit Lions will face a divisional foe without some of their stars

The Detroit Lions turned the page on the previous regime and started anew last week with a victory over a divisional foe. The Pride hopes that streak continues against another NFC North opponent in Week 14.

It was just two weeks ago that the Lions put an end to the New England Patriots’ Midwest experiment, parting ways with both head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn. And in his first game as interim head coach, Darrell Bevell was able to notch a big last-minute win versus the Chicago Bears in the Windy City.

Now, the Lions have returned home to the friendly confines of Ford Field for another divisional battle. This time, against the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers. Their previous matchup sparked the downturn for Detroit this season, a 42-21 blowout loss at Lambeau Field in Week Two.

Now, the hope is an unexpected victory could spark this 5-7 team’s rise to relevance. Even if that only results in more optimism about their odds of competing in 2021.

But going up against the 9-3 Packers, the Lions could be without several key contributors. That’s according to the team’s own injury report, which was released on Friday.

Three players have already been designated as out of the pivotal divisional matchup. Those names include wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who’s hip injury will now force him to miss his sixth-straight game. Offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby (ankle) and rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah (shoulder) are also out.

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Of the six players considered questionable in Week 14, the biggest name is quarterback Matthew Stafford. The veteran passer has played through a thumb injury for weeks and continues to be limited during practices. Also questionable for this contest are defensive end Austin Bryant (thigh), defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (groin), safety C.J. Moore (ankle), defensive lineman John Penisini (shoulder), and running back D’Andre Swift (illness).