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Detroit Lions Week 17 inactives: Matthew Stafford, Frank Ragnow WILL PLAY vs. Vikings

There will be no tanking on Sunday for the Lions.

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is officially ACTIVE for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he is expected to start. Despite dealing with injuries to his hand, ribs and ankle, the Lions franchise quarterback will play in Week 17’s game with nothing on the line but pride and draft position. Despite all of his ailments this year, Stafford will have started in every single game this season.

This week, he’ll also get his starting center back, as Frank Ragnow, too, is active. Ragnow had missed the last two games after suffering a fractured throat against the Packers. With his vocal cords back to working health, Ragnow, who just made his first Pro Bowl, will play.

The only other question for the Lions was the status of linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., who returned to practice late this week and was listed as questionable. He will not play, leaving the Lions vulnerable again at linebacker.

Here’s a look at the team’s final inactive list for the 2020 season:

Lions inactives:

OT Tyrell Crosby
OG Joe Dahl
WR Kenny Golladay
S Bobby Price
LB Jamie Collins Sr.
OL Logan Stenberg
DT Albert Huggins

Vikings inactives:

RB Dalvin Cook
DE Jalyn Holmes
DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
CB Cameron Dantzler
CB Chris Jones
LB Eric Kendricks
G Kyle Hinton