Detroit Lions Articles

Matthew Stafford
The NFL’s Thanksgiving tripleheader starts off with a classic NFC North matchup when the Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions on CBS. Both the Bears (5-6) and the Lions (7-4) are jockeying for playoff positioning, as right now they are on...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Just like the crazy uncle with the nonstop inappropriate jokes or the aunt with the barely edible green bean casserole, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are welcome additions to the holiday family gathering even though they will probably...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Just like the crazy uncle with the nonstop inappropriate jokes or the aunt with the barely edible green bean casserole, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are welcome additions to the holiday family gathering even though they will probably...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Matthew Stafford
One of the great Thanksgiving traditions is snickering at who is playing quarterback for the Detroit Lions.The list of Lions quarterbacks starting on Thanksgiving is a list of draft busts, journeymen, career backups and former stars whose best days...
David Fox
2 years ago
Bill Belichick
Whether this ends up being a preview of Super Bowl XLIX remains to be seen, but this afternoon’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots on FOX will certainly have a say in how the postseason plays out. The Lions (7-3)...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Locks of the WeekBetting against the worst teams in the league playing on the road and against first- or second-year quarterbacks is traditionally smart money.Chargers (-13) vs. JaguarsFlorida’s worst team has been outscored by a league-worst...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Aaron Rodgers
This Green Bay vs. Detroit divisional pairing has shootout written all over it, as Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford will be flinging footballs all over Ford Field Sunday afternoon on FOX. The Packers arrive in Motown carrying some momentum thanks...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Locks of the WeekThree of the worst teams in the league will struggle to stay in the game against three teams with playoff aspirations. Patriots (-14) vs. RaidersSorry, Derek Carr. Since 2001, Bill Belichick has a 14–5 record against...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Matthew Stafford
Two NFC teams looking to bounce back after disappointing seasons will face off tonight when the New York Giants and Detroit Lions open up ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” Week 1 doubleheader. Both the Giants and Lions posted 7-9...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Matthew Stafford
Jim Caldwell believes he was brought to Detroit, replacing the fired Jim Schwartz last winter, to win a championship. And not two or three years down the road, either. “I believe the time is now,” the Lions’ new head coach...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Historically known as the domain of defenses like the Monsters of the Midway and the Purple People Eaters, the NFC North may be changing its image. Now home to Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler and a host of explosive playmakers, the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Matt Ryan
2014 was a fun year in the football universe, culminating in a Super Bowl championship for the Seattle Seahawks and a runner-up finish for the Denver Broncos. Though these two squads enjoyed deep postseason runs, not every city is blessed with...
Evan Buhler
2 years ago
Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks won't officially begin defense of their Super Bowl title until Sept. 4 when they host the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL regular season. However, the real work begins July 24 with the start of...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
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 years ago
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 years ago
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 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago

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