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Extra Points: Incompetence doesn't equal conspiracy in Dallas

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The "Pick-up Artist" is no longer just a bad 1980s film starring Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. It's now Pete Morelli's nickname forevermore in the Motor City. The NFL controversy of the year was the picked-up penalty flag during the Dallas Cowboys' 24-20 wild-card weekend win over the Detroit Lions, a curious decision fueled even further by Morelli's failure to...

NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

By Rob Doster, 5 months 4 weeks ago
The day your five-year-old has waited for his whole life for is finally here — the Dallas Cowboys are back in the postseason. Behind the record-setting offensive trio of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, Dallas won the NFC East with a 12–4 record and has returned to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2009. A 4–0 showing in December has helped erase a stigma that...

Lions G Warford out for Sunday

By The Sports Network, 6 months 5 hours ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford has been ruled out for Sunday's NFC Wild Card Playoff in Dallas. Warford missed practice all week with a right knee injury he suffered last Sunday in Green Bay. Rookie Travis Swanson will start in his place. Swanson made his first career start at center last week in place of veteran Dominic Raiola, who was suspended...

Lions DT Fairley returns to practice

By The Sports Network, 6 months 1 day ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering a knee injury in late October. Fairley suffered a MCL and PCL injury in his right knee in a Week 8 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in London. He took part in limited fashion Thursday, participating in individual drills, and has still not...

Suh wins appeal, will play Sunday

By The Sports Network, 6 months 3 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won his appeal with the league and will be eligible to play in Detroit's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Suh was suspended one game without pay for twice stepping on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' left leg in the fourth quarter of the Packers' NFC North-clinching 30-20 victory over the Lions on...

Suh suspended 1 game for Rodgers stomp

By The Sports Network, 6 months 4 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL suspended Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh one game without pay on Monday for stepping on the leg of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Suh twice stepped on Rodgers' left leg on the same play during the fourth quarter of the Packers' NFC North-clinching 30-20 victory over the Lions on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Rodgers had missed...

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Preview and Prediction

By Mark Ross, 6 months 5 days ago
The NFC North is just one of the things that will be decided when the Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers this afternoon on FOX. The Lions and Packers both enter this showdown at 11-4 with playoff berths already secure. However, a win would give Detroit its first division title and first home playoff game since 1993. A Green Bay victory would move the Packers’ home record to 8-0...

Extra Points: Lions prepare to climb their Everest

By The Sports Network, 6 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - When you take up rock climbing, it's probably not a good idea to start with Mount Everest. The world's highest peak is just under 30,000 feet above sea level and attracts many experienced climbers as the ultimate test of their skills, an obstacle so treacherous it requires bottled oxygen to reach the top, at least for most. So why do people chose to scale Mount...

NFL Matchup - Detroit at Green Bay

By The Sports Network, 6 months 1 week ago
NFL Matchup - Detroit at Green Bay Detroit Lions:== Sep 8 - W vs. NY Giants, 35-14== Sep 14 - L at Carolina, 7-24== Sep 21 - W vs. Green Bay, 19-7== Sep 28 - W at NY Jets, 24-17== Oct 5 - L vs. Buffalo, 14-17== Oct 12 - W at Minnesota, 17-3== Oct 19 - W vs. New Orleans, 24-23== Oct 26 - W at...

Lions' Raiola suspended one game for leg stomp

By The Sports Network, 6 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola one game without pay for stomping on Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson's leg in Sunday's game. Raiola violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 12 (b) of the NFL Rule Book prohibiting "kicking or kneeing an opponent." The incident took place in the third quarter of Detroit's 20-14 win. ...