Lions at Titans final injury report: 5 out, 3 questionable

Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Detroit Lions will travel to Tennessee without a few key contributors

For the third season in a row, the Detroit Lions find themselves in the month of December while also being in the basement of the NFC North. It’s a position the Pride hope will change in the future following the recent firings of their head coach, Matt Patricia, and general manager, Bob Quinn.

Yet, with a record of 5-8, the Lions’ interim head coach, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, hopes to show enough in the team’s final three games that he can earn himself a seat at the table to be considered for the full-time gig in 2021. And with both the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings sitting at 6-7, there’s actually a chance for the Lions to gain some ground in the NFC North.

But in order to do so, Detroit will need to perform well in their upcoming battles against back-to-back winning teams. That starts this Sunday against the 9-4 Tennessee Titans in Nashville. And then continues the following Saturday at Ford Field, when the Lions will welcome quarterback Tom Brady and his 8-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Motown.

As for this Sunday’s matchup against the Titans, the Lions will face them without a few key contributors. That according to the team’s final injury report which they released on Friday.

Detroit has already designated five players as officially out for the game. And those names include offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip), defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (ankle), and cornerback Darryl Roberts (hip).

The fifth name on this list is starting center Frank Ragnow, who was originally listed as questionable for the matchup against the Titans due to a fractured throat. But Ragnow would be downgraded to out for the matchup later in the day.

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Finally, there are three Detroit Lions’ players considered questionable for the Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans. Those names include quarterback Matthew Stafford (ribs/thumb), running back Adrian Peterson (forearm) and defensive tackle John Penisini (shoulder). Peterson was a full participant during Friday’s practice session, while both Stafford and Penisini were limited.