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Detroit Lions (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6)
Nate Burleson getting hurt might have been the best thing that could possibly happen to the Lions’ offense. It forced the Lions to replace the mediocre Burleson, who was averaging 8.9 yards per catch and (5.6 yards per target), with explosive 2011 2nd round pick Titus Young and it’s also given 2nd round rookie Ryan Broyles more playing time too. It’s no coincidence that their offense looked by far the best it has all season, and against a tough Seattle defense nonetheless, in their first game without Burleson last week, even with Calvin Johnson playing at less than 100%.
They already rank 8th in yards per play differential and 16th in rate of sustaining drives differential. Those two stats don’t take into account special teams yardage, which is one of their flaws. Detroit had horrific special teams earlier this season, but as you could expect, that eventually settled down. If they can get Matt Stafford going like they did last week, ...
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The Detroit Lions announced on Friday that running back Jahvid Best will remain on the reserve PUP list for the rest of the season as he continues to recover from the multiple concussions he suffered last year.
His agent, Tony Fleming, told the Detroit Free Press that Best supports the decision which was expected after the third-year running back wasn’t cleared for contact in...
The great debate in football this week hasnt been whether the Detroit Lions can beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Its whether a powerhouse college team, No. 1 Alabama, can beat the lowly, 1-6 Jags.
The consensus is that Bama wouldnt have a chance, but its a different story for the Lions, who are 4-point favorites for Sundays game at Jacksonville.
Here are five storylines to follow...
Anwar Richardson tweets that Lions WR Calvin Johnson missed another practice on Friday because of his sore knee.
This is somewhat concerning considering that Johnson hasn’t practiced at all this week, but a number of beat writers have opined that Johnson will be available for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
At this point in time, it’s safe to suggest that Johnson is...
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Even though Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best never played a down this season, the Lions announced today that Best will remain on the reserve/PUP list and that his season is over.
Now that question remains, is Best’s career over...
The Detroit Lions have made one trade before today’s NFL trading deadline with the acquisition of WR Mike Thomas – but could be also looking for some help at the safety position.
If injured Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active Sunday against Jacksonville he might only play on third downs.Fantasy Spin:Johnson has been bothered by a sore knee and is considered a game-time decision. His availability will influence the amount of targets Titus Young sees on Sunday.
Lions defensive end Cliff Avril is one of several notable players who missed a second consecutive practice this week.
Avril missed another practice due to his back injury, along with receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knee), safety Amari Spievey (concussion) and cornerback Bill Bentley (shoulder), who was placed on injured reserve today.
Lions linebacker Justin...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's injured knee isn't getting any better, so the Lions are taking extra steps to try to help him.
Megatron missed his third consecutive day of practice on Friday, for most players, that means he is unlikely to play over the weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mike O'Hara of DetroitLions.com, however, still expects Johnson...
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This game is all of a sudden not nearly as bad as it could have gone thanks to the Jags performing well against the Packers despite losing and the Lions came away with a huge victory over the Seahawks.
Matthew Stafford killed...
Mike Mularkey wants his Jacksonville Jaguars to act like they have been there before when it comes to scoring touchdowns this season.
Unfortunately, for many of them, they have not.
Still, that has not stopped Mularkey from implementing a rule that stipulates the head coach donating $250 to a charitable organization every time the Jaguars simply hand the ball to the referee after...
The Jaguars will be without cornerback Rashean Mathis Sunday against Detroit because of a groin injury and could be without Derek Cox because of a back injury.
Mathis did not practice today and was ruled out on the teams injury report while Cox did limited work after taking Thursday off and is listed as questionable.
Had a helmet. Practiced. Ran around. Had fun, Cox said...
This has been a rough season for Jaguars fans, and my predictions for this team's success have been next to useless. That being the case, I've seen a lot to like from Blaine Gabbert over the past couple of weeks, and the Jaguars are catching the Detroit Lions at the right time.
Calvin Johnson, by far the Lions' biggest threat on offense, could be out against the Jaguars...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The emergence of receiver Cecil Shorts III made it easy for the Jacksonville Jaguars to part ways with Mike Thomas.
The Jaguars traded Thomas to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, creating more opportunities for Shorts and rookies Justin Blackmon and Kevin Elliott.
"We're going to give a couple of other guys some chances to work in there and hopefully...
The Lions are a precarious 3-4, trying to get back into the playoff race. This weekend they face a seemingly weak Jacksonville Jaguars, but don't let this game fool you. The Lions may have their hands full.
The Jaguars are coming off of two straight tough losses. They were all over the Raiders two weeks ago before Blaine Gabbert left the game. Chad Henne was unable to preserve...