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It’s always hard to tell which is the best way for a franchise to go when looking toward the future. And it’s not always the smart decision to just throw lots of money at the best-known coach they can find. Sometimes the smart hire is...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Detroit Lions
There were seven coaching jobs open when the NFL’s coaching carousel began and three seats have already been taken. There’s a mad scramble on for the final four, too, as plenty of out-of-work coaches are positioning themselves for new...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Detroit Lions
While playoff tickets are being punched on the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, just as many pink slips are being prepared for the following day — known as “Black Monday” in head coaching circles.This season was no...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Detroit Lions
Is Megatron — a.k.a. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions — the greatest receiver of all time?— Greg Lawrence, Orlando, Fla. ANSWER: I’ll gladly stipulate that Calvin Johnson is today’s greatest receiver. Megatron...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
At the start of their game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles were a disaster. As snow fell all around them at Lincoln Financial Field, they couldn’t seem to find their footing. Their high-octane offense sputtered....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 15, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports’ editors.Chargers (6-7) at Broncos (11-2)Historically, Peyton Manning has had tough times against the Bolts — snapping a 13-game...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, with the two-loss Broncos back on top and the two-win Texans cellar-dwelling.1. Broncos (11-2) Matt Prater makes NFL-record 64-yard field goal.2. Seahawks (11-2) Richard Sherman blames loss on bad calls by refs.3. Saints (...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 14, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports’ editors.Texans (2-10) at Jaguars (3-9)The loser on Thursday night could be the winner of the Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota or...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the one-loss Seattle Seahawks to the two-win Houston Texans.1. Seahawks (11-1) First team in league to clinch a postseason berth.2. Patriots (9-3) Not worried about “Spygate II” allegations in Houston.3....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
Jim Schwartz
The NFL’s longest-running Thanksgiving Day rivalry will be renewed when the Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Besides serving as the first course to the Turkey Day tripleheader, first place in the NFC North is...
Mark Ross
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the Mile High and mighty Denver Broncos to the rock bottom Jacksonville Jaguars.1. Broncos (9-1) Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn on sideline Sunday night.2. Seahawks (10-1) Earn franchise-record 13th straight win at Seattle...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Detroit Lions
Locks of the WeekContinue to ride the Jacksonville spotted gravy train, no matter how big the number. Well, anything short of a 28-point number at Denver…Titans (-13) vs. JaguarsThird-year Tennessee coach Mike Munchak has two black-eye...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
Detroit Lions
Jay Cutler
The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears kick off the second half of their schedules with a key NFC North matchup at Soldier Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. This game will help break up the three-way tie for first in the division, as Matthew...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Detroit Lions
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 10, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.Redskins (3-5) at Vikings (1-7)Washington is 1–3 on the road this season. But the losses have come at Green Bay (38...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Detroit Lions
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the unbeaten Chiefs to the winless Bucs and Jaguars.1. Chiefs (8-0) “Baby Andy Reid” Halloween costume goes viral.2. Colts (5-2) Reggie Wayne undergoes surgery during bye week.3. Broncos (7-1) Peyton...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Detroit Lions
Ndamukong Suh
Two teams that are 4-3 in the NFC and more known for offense will go toe-to-toe on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys matchup with the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. Strap in and get ready for this one because the points should come in bunches....
Stephen Schindler
5 months ago
Detroit Lions
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the lone undefeated Kansas City Chiefs to the still-winless  Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars.1. Chiefs (7-0) Brian Cushing has “respect” for Jamaal Charles.2. Colts (5-2) Lose Reggie...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 7, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.Seahawks (5-1) at Cardinals (3-3)Seattle second-year signal-caller Russell Wilson returns to the site of his NFL debut, which he...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Detroit Lions
1. Broncos (6-0) Peyton Manning loses two fumbles, throws pick-six.2. Chiefs (6-0) Beat Raiders at Arrowhead for first time since 2006.3. Patriots (5-1) Tom Brady throws winning TD with five seconds left.4. Saints (5-1) Jimmy Graham (leg) exits in...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Detroit Lions
Locks of the WeekIt’s always savvy to make the rounds betting against bad teams with backup quarterbacks.Bengals (-7) at BillsUndrafted free-agent rookie Thad Lewis is under center in Buffalo. Light speed, Thaddeus.Lions (-3) at...
Nathan Rush
6 months ago
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Ndamukong Suh
So maybe the Detroit Lions haven’t arrived, after all. A year after making the playoffs for the first time since 1999, they found themselves back in the NFC North cellar again, wondering what happened to all the momentum they’d built in...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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The NFL's Worst 10 Teams Since Expansion
The Seattle Seahawks own the 16-game NFL record for fewest points scored with 140 in 1992. Seattle also owns the all-time mark for fewest yards in a game when it totaled minus-7 yards against the L.A. Rams in 1979. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers set the...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Jason Garrett
NFL training camps have begun, which means the battle for roster spots has started anew. Players aren’t the only ones who need to worry about job security, however, as there’s generally no hotter seat in the league than the one...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
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Joe Flacco
It has been more than five long, football-free months since the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. But rejoice NFL fans, because the country's most popular sport will be back soon. While the 2013 season doesn...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Detroit Lions
Jim Schwartz is entering a critical season in Detroit. A good season is likely needed to keep his job as the Lions' head coach. And since scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season, Athlon is analyzing every team's 16-game...
Braden Gall
10 months ago

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