WATCH: Mistakes and all, Lions unbeaten after beating Chargers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Matt Patricia came to Detroit with a defensive background, so it will be no surprise if the Lions keep playing tight, low-scoring games. Turnovers can be particularly harmful in matchups like that, but Detroit got away with those mistakes in a win over the Chargers.

WATCH: Stafford overcomes mistakes to help Lions top Chargers 13-10

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters. And, both players bounced back in the final minutes to lift Detroit to a 13-10 victory Sunday. Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway through the fourth quarter and Slay made an interception in the end zone with 1:03...

Lions and Chargers hope to learn how to maintain late leads

DETROIT (AP) - The Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions got off to solid starts in their openers, building double-digit leads in the second half before blowing them and going to overtime. Los Angeles led Indianapolis by 15 points midway through the third quarter and salvaged a victory on Austin Ekeler's third touchdown with 5:01 left in the extra period.

Patricia says he trusts Stafford '1,000 percent' after tie

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - There were many plays that caused the Detroit Lions to blow an 18-point late lead in Sunday's opener in Arizona. The instance getting the most attention, while being added to the long list of miserable Lions memories for the fan base, is a late timeout in the 27-27 tie against the Cardinals.

Detroit Lions blow 17 point lead, tie Arizona Cardinals 27-27

Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle.

Kingsbury, Murray ready to debut Air Raid vs. Lions on FOX 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ever since Arizona hired Kliff Kingsbury, there has been endless speculation about whether his version of the Air Raid offense would work against NFL defenses. The 40-year-old coach is eager to show it off - and maybe even learn a little more about it himself - when the Cardinals host the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

WATCH: Lions seeking better start after messing up 2018 opener

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - A better start is on everyone's mind in Detroit. The Lions open the season at Arizona, hoping to perform far better than they did last year when the New York Jets won big in Matt Patricia's debut as head coach. The roster and coaching staff have been tweaked in an effort to improve on the 6-10 record from 2018.

Tommylee Lewis 1 of 12 cuts announced by Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Tommylee Lewis was one of 12 cuts announced by the Detroit Lions on Friday. Lewis was the receiver involved in the controversial play late in last year's NFC championship game, when he was playing for New Orleans. He was hit in the fourth quarter by Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Rams, but no flag for pass interference was thrown. Los Angeles took advantage of the...

WATCH: Browns down winless Lions 20-16

CLEVELAND (AP) - Once Austin Seibert straightened himself out, the Browns' kicking competition got on target. Seibert appeared to lock up Cleveland's kicking job after a summer-long battle with Greg Joseph, and the Browns ended the preseason with a 20-16 win Thursday night over the Detroit Lions, who finished 0-4.

WATCH: Lions sign QB Luis Perez as backup option, cut David Fales

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Luis Perez and cut quarterback David Fales, giving them another option behind Matthew Stafford. Detroit made the move Tuesday, two days before playing its final preseason game at Cleveland. Later in the day, the Lions released running back Zach Zenner. He ran for 685 yards and eight touchdowns in 36 games over four years in...

LISTEN: Patricia 'not season-ending' on injuries to Davis & Ragnow

Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia held a conference call Saturday afternoon and said the injuries suffered by starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis and starting center Frank Ragnow Friday night are "not season-ending" and would give no timetable on their return.

WATCH: Stafford plays as Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford got on the field for the first time in the preseason and left the game unscathed. Some teammates and opponents were not as fortunate. Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown pass and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Friday night in a preseason game that became significant because key players on both teams were hurt.

Stafford, Lions host Bills

Baker Mayfield wants to play half of Cleveland's third exhibition game at Tampa Bay on Friday night. "But it's not my call," the quarterback said. It's up to coach Freddie Kitchens, who said he will use his starters some but seems inclined to keep them fresh and uninjured heading into the Sept. 8 opener with Tennessee. He said his decision will be made on "a...

Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight straight years.