Ahead of Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett looks at the biggest factor for each team to win, and highlights the game's key matchup:The Lions will win if … They hold the Falcons to fewer than 28 points. The magic number last year was actually 30 – the Falcons were 1-6 in games in which they scored 30 points or less last season – but we’ll raise the bar here for the Lions.
President Donald Trump on Friday evening criticized NFL players who protest during the playing of the national anthem and encouraged owners to "fire" players who do. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right now? Out. He's fired. He's fired!'" Trump said. Trump's comments came during a rally in Huntsville, Ala., and immediately earned condemnation from players across the league.
Dave Birkett takes a weekly look at some of the NFL's Next Gen stats, and what they mean for the Lions. The Lions have largely been a dink-and-dunk offense under Jim Bob Cooter, placing more value on ball security than big plays. But that changed in Monday night's win over the New York Giants, when quarterback Matthew Stafford took some uncharacteristic (at least, of late) shots downfield. According to the NFL's Next Gen stats, Stafford attempted five passes that traveled more than 25 yards.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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