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Detroit Lions
A quick preview of all four games on NFL Wild Card Weekend, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Bengals (9-7) at Texans (10-6) Saturday, Jan. 7, 4:30...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 17, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Jets (8-7) at Dolphins (5-10) After all that...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
‘Tis the season for year-end awards in the NFL. This year, there are more players deserving of recognition than trophies to hand out. These are the select few Athlon Sports believes to be award-worthy: Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers, QB,...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots No amount of Tebowing could stop Brady and the Patriots during a 41–23 statement road win over the Broncos. The three-time Super Bowl champ completed 23-of-34 passes for 320 yards, two TDs and zero INTs, while doing his...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
If Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is active, you play him against the Oakland Raiders in Week 15. It’s as simple as this. You saw what Ryan Grant did last week against the Raiders right? He came out of nowhere, and busted off a 47-yard...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
This morning, it's the story in the NFL: A quarterback who's building an unlikely legend around clutch fourth-quarter performances, a guy who saves his best for when the pressure's at its greatest, who creates belief among his teammates that he'...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 13, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Eagles (4-7) at Seahawks (4-7) When the schedule...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Yes Commissioner Roger Goodell was powerless when it came to punishing Detroit Lions mauler Ndamukong Suh, following his idiotic cheapshot, head-banging and stomping of Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving. The court of...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Ndamukong Suh has been suspended for two games without pay for his action against the Green Bay Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving Day. Suh, who pounded Smith's head into the ground three times, before stomping on him while he was...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
It pains me to write this: Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson is a good flex play receiver who will post his third straight double-digit fantasy week today against the visiting Green Bay Packers. I’ve wanted to believe for the last few years...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots Tom Brady’s favorite target hauled in four catches for 96 yards and two memorable trips to the end zone — a 52-yard sprint down the sideline that put the 6'6", 265-pounder’s speed on display and a 19-yard dive over...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 10, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Steelers (6-3) at Bengals (6-2) Cincy is playing...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
At halftime of the 2011 NFL season and the stretch run about to start, Athlon Sports takes a look at the award-worthy performers of this year’s first half: Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers The Super Bowl XLV MVP is on pace to...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh is not a dirty player. Don’t believe the hype. Suh’s meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the Lions’ bye week says more about the state of the league’s inconsistent officiating, ruling and fining systems...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles Philly improved its record to 13–0 following a bye week under coach Andy Reid, with a 34–7 statement win over NFC East rival Dallas under the lights on Sunday night. “Shady” led the way, with 30 carries for a career-high...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford has battled a sprained right ankle injury that he suffered on the final offensive play of last week’s loss to Atlanta. His status for Sunday’s game at Denver has been iffy all week long, but it looks like he will be a go for the...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Jerome Harrison now joins of the ranks of "guys who learned they had brain tumors because of football." The last example of this was the famous Tony Gonzalez hit on then unknown photographer Mickey Pfleger. The hit knocked Pfleger unconscious...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 6, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Bills (4-1) at Giants (3-2) The Wide Right Bowl will...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 5, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Saints (3-1) at Panthers (1-3) Carolina rookie...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Attention NFL teams! Need help at wide receiver? If so, Terrell Owens wants you to know he is available. Owens, who had surgery to repair a torn ACL in April, said in an interview this week that he plans to be ready to play in less than a month...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
by Josh Kipnis The rules to trash talking are simple-if you are up, let ‘em have it; if you are down, shut your mouth.  But either way, beware, because the tides turn quickly. A quarter of the way through the 2011 NFL season, we can...
Josh Kipnis
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
by Nathan Rush Finally healthy, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is leading the race for Comeback Player of the Year by leading Detroit on a series of comebacks. It looks like the Lions have finally found Bobby Layne’s replacement. And...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Uh-oh Chicago fans; it looks like another Jay Cutler uproar could be blowing through the Windy City this week. The controversial quarterback and reality show “star” Kristin Cavallari called off their engagement in July, but his presence in Los...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers The Super Bowl XLV MVP broke out his title belt celebration six times during a 49–23 blowout of the Broncos. Accounting for a half-dozen TDs during the rout, Rodgers completed 29-of-38 (76.3 percent) passes for a...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are 4-0 for the first time in 31 years thanks to a huge comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Lions and the Green Bay Packers are the NFL's lone remaining undefeated teams, and like the defending Super Bowl...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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