Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan’s football team has stepped out of the shadows cast by the neighboring University of Michigan and four professional teams just down the road in the Motor City. The Eagles will face Georgia Southern in the Camellia Bowl, earning a spot in postseason play for the second time in three years and just the third time since the school started playing major college football in the mid-1970s. Coach Chris Creighton, his staff and players have taken the program to unprecedented heights.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Micah Hyde and the Buffalo Bills are wary of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s arm despite his drop in production. Detroit is all but mathematically eliminated from contention, and travels to face the Bills on Sunday in a matchup of non-conference teams in the midst of closing out what amount to transition seasons.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Even at 5-8, the Detroit Lions haven’t been eliminated from the playoff chase yet. Their chances are certainly slim, but right now Minnesota is the team occupying the last postseason spot in the NFC, and the Vikings are only 6-6-1. Detroit has another winnable game coming up, at Buffalo this weekend.