Posted November 09, 2011 on AP on Fox
Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch says his dad taught him the value of hard work. Vanden Bosch wheeled concrete and hauled blocks for the family business - a construction company in Larchwood, Iowa - on Saturday mornings after playing high school football the previous night. Back then and now, he plays with a relentless abandon on each snap. Vanden Bosch, though, didn't practice Wednesday. He's following a program set up after he had neck surgery in December to help him be at his best on Sundays. It has worked well. Vanden Bosch has five sacks, three forced fumbles and a recovered fumble. Since Arizona drafted him in 2001, he was at his best for Tennessee in 2005 and 2007 when he had 12-plus sacks each season.

Suh voted as NFL's dirtiest player

In a recent poll of 111 NFL players, the Lions defensive lineman received 36 of the votes as the dirtiest player in the league.

Lions' RB Kevin Smith grateful for a second chance

The Lions still don't know whether Jahvid Best will return from concussion problems this season, but coach Jim Schwartz said Tuesday the decision to re-sign running back Kevin Smith was made independent of concerns over Best's health.

Lions RB Best sits out practice again

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best sat out practice against Wednesday due to a concussion. Best has missed two games since suffering his second concussion of the season on Oct. 16 against San Francisco. He has rushed for 390 yards and two touchdowns this season after being limited to five games by turf toe during his 2010 rookie campaign. The Lions signed running back Kevin...

Protest aside, Nickelback confirmed as Lions Thanksgiving performer

The Lions also say the national anthem will be sung by Lauren Alaina, runner-up in the 10th season of TV's "American Idol."

Detroit Lions know it won't be easy stopping Bears running back Matt Forte

Forte rushed for 116 yards on 22 carries in the teams' first meeting Oct. 10.

Detroit Lions Links: Is Calvin Johnson a face of the NFL?

Of course Calvin Johnson should be a face of the NFL, but is he?

Lions' Jason Hanson kicks field goals without visible discomfort

Jason Hanson, with stitches in his left knee, was kicking the ball cleanly and without any apparent discomfort on the outdoor practice field Thursday. He had not kicked Tuesday or Wednesday.

Despite petition, Nickelback to play Lions game

The Detroit Lions say Canadian rock band Nickelback will play at halftime of their Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers.

Things Have Changed for Detroit

Exactly one month ago, the Bears lost to the Lions on Monday Football. This loss was not run of the mill. It was filled with multiple false start penalties, sacks, and lots and lots of Lions yards. It was a game so ugly that one Bear even lost his job. This Sunday, the Lions will come to Chicago for a game that may be a deciding factor in playoff spots. What has happened in...

NFC North Teams Begin Push for Playoffs With Bye Weeks Behind Them

The Packers and Bears had their bye week in week eight while the Vikings and Lions took theirs in week nine. Here is a quick look at what happened in the abbreviated NFC North schedule in week nine as well as the current standings and upcoming schedule. … [visit site to read more]NFC North Teams Begin Push for Playoffs With Bye Weeks Behind Them - SideLion Report - SideLion Report...

Nickelback to perform at Lions' Thanksgiving game

The Detroit Lions say Canadian rock band Nickelback will play at halftime of their Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers.
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