UPDATED: Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin leaves Soldier Field in ambulance

On Sunday, the Detroit Lions were dominated by the Chicago Bears to the tune of 34-22.

As if the loss itself was not enough, there are multiple reports saying that Lions’ punter Sam Martin has left Soldier Field in an ambulance.

From MLive:

The Lions did not offer an injury update during the game and declined to comment after the game, but Martin is believed to have been taken to an area hospital. He’s the first known player to leave a game in an ambulance since Zach Zenner broke his ribs and collapsed a lung in 2015. 


Detroit Lions release statement regarding Sam Martin.



Detroit Lions mid-season report card

Is there any one particular word that describes what this season has been like for the Detroit Lions?

There have been some epic highs and some painful lows, that’s for certain. Yes, this is the Detroit Lions team that beat the New England Patriots. Actually, “annihilated” might be a more accurate description of how that game went. But, it’s also the same Detroit Lions team that was completely and utterly humiliated by the New York Jets to open the season. The same team that went on to beat the Green Bay Packers, and the same team that then went on to be again humiliated by the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.

As is the case with every season, some players have been better than expected, while others have greatly under-performed. But, being that we’ve reached the halfway point of the season, it’s time for a position-by-position mid-season report card.


This category, obviously, is all about one Matthew Stafford. His backup, Matt Cassel, has thrown the ball just six times this season. Stafford on the other hand, has completed 196 of his 289 passes this season. He has thrown 14 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Once dubbed “Captain Comeback”, he has not been able to steer the ship in the right direction often enough this season. Stafford continues to be good, but it’s hard to say that he’s been great. Another average to just-above-average season for the Lions’ quarterback.

To see the rest of the report card, please click on the link below.

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