But using him as a decoy comes with injury risks, too, which is why Detroit has an eye on the long haul.
Kyler Murray on comeback win over Jags: 'The last two years, we would have lost that game for sure'
In the thick Jacksonville heat, it felt like the Arizona Cardinals would gag away a bad road game against a winless Jaguars club. But then Kyler Murray and Co. flipped the switch.
Aaron Rodgers on game-winning drive vs. 49ers: 'How can you not be romantic about football, man?'
Thirty-seven seconds was all Aaron Rodgers needed to drive the Packers down field and in position for a Mason Crosby game-winning field goal. The Packers QB added a memorable quote after the win to complete a memorable night.
NFL roundup: Latest league news from Monday, Sept. 27
New York Giants linebacker Blake Martinez suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's loss versus the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid 'doing well' after leaving Arrowhead Stadium in ambulance
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid left Arrowhead Stadium via ambulance following Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers for precautionary reasons, NFL Networks James Palmer reported. The team later released a statement saying the veteran coach was well and resting.
2021 NFL season, Week 3: What we learned from Sunday's games
Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday's Week 3 action.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sets NFL record with 66-yard FG to beat Lions
Justin Tucker set an NFL record in dramatic fashion Sunday afternoon. The Baltimore Ravens kicker knocked home an NFL-best 66-yard field goal with three seconds left on the clock to beat the Detroit Lions, 19-17.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes becomes fastest QB to 15,000 passing yards
Patrick Mahomes became the fastest quarterback in NFL history to pass for 15,000 yards, doing it in his 49th career game. He accomplished the feat on a go-ahead drive in the third quarter.
Patriots RB James White carted off field with hip injury in loss to Saints
James White is injured. The concern now is how badly. The Patriots RB was carted off the field Sunday after suffering a potentially serious hip injury. He was immediately ruled out against the Saints.
2021 NFL season: Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 3 games
Titans WR A.J. Brown (hamstring) exited in the first quarter against the Colts. He was eventually ruled out for the game. Here are the injuries and news we're monitoring around the NFL on this Week 3 Sunday.
Inactive reports for Sunday's Week 3 NFL games
The full inactive reports for each Sunday game for Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.
Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette to start vs. Rams
When Tom Brady takes the field Sunday for his first game ever played in Los Angeles, he'll be leaning on L.A. Lenny out of the backfield.