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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 9-3-0
2-1-0 6-6-0
2-2-0 6-6-0
1-3-0 4-8-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 87 3.0 0 0 0

Top Alex Anzalone News

  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Returns to practice

    Anzalone (hand) logged a full practice Wednesday.

    Anzalone appears ready to go for Week 14 against the Bears after logging three consecutive DNPs last week and ultimately sitting out Sunday's win over the Saints. The return of the veteran linebacker should be good news for the Lions' defense, especially with Malcolm Rodriguez still nursing an ankle injury.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Downgraded to out

    Anzalone (hand) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game in New Orleans.

    No surprise here, as Anzalone was unable to practice all week and was dealt a doubtful designation on the Lions' final injury report. In his absence, Malcolm Rodriguez is the likely candidate to fill in at middle linebacker.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Doubtful for Sunday

    Anzalone (hand) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    The veteran linebacker was unable to practice all week, so it's no surprise that he'll likely be inactive for Sunday's contest. Anzalone has been extremely productive through Detroit's first 11 games, as he's recorded 87 total tackles, including five tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Assuming Anzalone can't suit up this weekend, Malcolm Rodriguez will likely serve as the Lions' top middle linebacker.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Sits out with hand injury

    Anzalone (hand) was a non-participant during practice Wednesday.

    Anzalone likely suffered the injury in the Lions' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Packers, though it's not clear that is the case. The veteran linebacker will work to get back on the field Thursday ahead of the team's Week 13 matchup with the Saints.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Logs season-high tackles in win

    Anzalone recorded 15 tackles (11 solo) and recovered a fumble in Detroit's 31-26 win over the Bears on Sunday.

    Anzalone's 15 tackles not only led the team but were also a new season high for the 29-year-old. Anzalone is on track to have the best season of his career and is currently on pace to set new personal bests for both tackles (he has 81 to date) and sacks ( the 3.0 he's posted is already a career high).

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Nine tackles in win

    Anzalone tallied nine tackles (four solo) and one pass deflected in the Lions' Week 10 victory over the Chargers.

    Anzalone was on the field for all of the Lions' 68 defensive snaps and even one on special teams. The linebacker's nine tackles were tied for his second highest total of the season. He will attempt to stay productive in Week 11 when Detroit hosts the Bears.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Gets two sacks in win

    Anzalone had seven tackles (five solo) including two sacks in Monday's 26-14 win over the Raiders.

    Anzalone's two sacks came on the same drive in the fourth quarter, with the second forcing a turnover on downs. Anzalone's place as the starting middle linebacker has provided an anchor for the Lions' defense, and he leads the team with 57 tackles on the year. He once again played every single defensive snap Monday and has done so in each of the last three games.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Records nine tackles in victory

    Anzalone recorded nine tackles (seven solo), one tackle for loss and two pass breakups in the Lions' Week 6 win over the Bucs Sunday.

    An every-down linebacker for Detroit, Anzalone leads the team with 44 tackles (31 solo), adding four pass breakups, two tackles for loss and one sack along with four QB hits. Anzalone has been in on 97 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Posts 11 tackles in win

    Anzalone logged 11 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 42-24 win against the Panthers.

    Anzalone led the team in solo and total tackles as he helped Detroit notch its fourth win in five games. Eleven tackles are also the most Anzalone has recorded in a game so far this year, and he will look to continue his strong production next week versus Tampa Bay.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Records sack in Week 2 loss

    Anzalone recorded seven tackles, including one sack, Sunday in an overtime loss to Seattle.

    Anzalone's sack came at a critical time, as his takedown of Geno Smith just before the two-minute warning resulted in a 17-yard loss and helped lead to Riley Patterson's game-tying field goal for Detroit. Anzalone has never had more than two sacks in a season, so he's not likely to be a big contributor in that category. However, the linebacker finished with over 100 tackles for the first time last year and is on pace to reach that mark again with 13 stops through two contests in 2023.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Six tackles in Week 1

    Anzalone had six tackles (five solo), a pass defensed and a quarterback hit in Thursday's 21-20 win over Kansas City.

    Anzalone tied with Derrick Barnes for the team lead in tackles as the Lions upset the defending champs, who were playing without Travis Kelce (knee). The 28-year-old linebacker set career highs in tackles in each of his previous two seasons with the Lions, racking up 78 in 2021 and then blowing past that mark with 125 in 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Reading, PA
Age: 29
School: Florida
Experience: 7