DETROIT (1-6) at KANSAS CITY (2-5) at London
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Chiefs by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Lions 1-6-0, Chiefs 2-5-0
SERIES RECORD – Chiefs lead 7-5
LAST MEETING – Lions beat Chiefs 48-3, Sept. 18, 2011
LAST WEEK – Lions lost to Vikings 28-19; Chiefs beat Steelers 23-13
AP PRO32 RANKING – Lions No. 31, Chiefs No. 23
LIONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (20), RUSH (32), PASS (7).
LIONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (24), PASS (24).
CHIEFS OFFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (19), PASS (19).
CHIEFS DEFENSE – OVERALL (20), RUSH (10), PASS (23).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Lions are 1-5 against Kansas City as road team, though all six games were played at Arrowhead Stadium. … Detroit beat Atlanta 22-21 in London last season. This is Chiefs’ first game there. … Lions fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and line coaches Jeremiah Washburn and Terry Heffernan on Monday. QB coach Jim Bob Cooter is serving as offensive coordinator, TEs coach Ron Prince is handling offensive line and assistant special teams coach Devin Fitzsimmons is working with TEs. … Lions are last in NFL in rushing offense at 68 yards per game. … QB Matthew Stafford was sacked seven times last week by Minnesota. … Stafford expected to make 85th regular-season start, passing Greg Landry for most by QB in team history. … Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson have connected for 50 TD receptions, one of five active duos to reach that milestone. … Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah is eighth in NFL in all-purposes yards, second in kickoff return yards. … Chiefs snapped five-game losing streak last week against Pittsburgh. … Kansas City had gone seven trips to red zone without TD before Charcandrick West’s third-quarter TD run vs. Steelers. … West ran for career-best 110 yards and first TD against Pittsburgh. … Chiefs WR Chris Conley had first career TD reception vs. Steelers. … WR Jeremy Maclin expected to play after missing last week’s game with lingering effects of concussion sustained two weeks ago vs. Minnesota. … Chiefs LB Justin Houston has four sacks through seven games. He had 22 sacks last season. … Fantasy Tip: West had breakout performance for Kansas City last week, and now faces defense allowing 123 yard rushing per game. If the heir to Jamaal Charles is still available in your league, snap up him now.
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