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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson could not make it two record-setting weeks in a row Sunday. He failed to reach the 2,000-yard plateau.Fantasy Spin:Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yardage record in Week 16 while also setting the record for most consecutive 100-yard games. That streak was snapped Sunday when he had five catches for 72 yards, giving him 1,964 yards on 122 receptions with five touchdowns this season.
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And Detroit fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
After 17 weeks of underachievement, miscues and disappointment, the 2012 season will be over for the Detroit Lions.
And not a moment too soon.
This game that airs Sunday at 1:05p.m. on Fox is the last one that Lions faithful will be forced to endure until next season rolls around.
At 4-11, the Lions have only pride and draft...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Ford family is currently reviewing the status of Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
League sources say that the issues that have troubled owner William Clay Ford and his son, vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., pertain to the team’s image and the coach’s management style.
Schwartz had the Lions rolling last season, but this year has been an entirely...
IT WAS ANOTHER disappointing season for the Detroit Lions. Holding a .500 record at the midway point of the season, the Lions dropped their final eight games, including a 26-24 fall to Chicago, Sunday. But that didn’t stop kicker Jason Hanson from setting the franchise single-season scoring record.
Brandon Pettigrew made his return to practice this week for the Lions but remains doubtful for the season finale Sunday as the Lions tight end continues to deal with an ankle injury. Meanwhile the Lions continue to have problems with injuries on the defensive line as tackle Sammie Hill (toe) was not a participant at all in Allen Park throughout the week and is out for today’s game...
We break down all the on-field action from Chicago’s 26-24 road victory over the Detroit Lions, a game the Bears had to win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
So apparently Lions head coach Jim Schwartz isn’t the only NFL coach that doesn’t know the rules of throwing the challenge flag and Jordy Nelson might be the smartest guy on the Packer sideline (coaches included). During the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy threw a challenge [...]
This piece is also published at Lions 101
A disappointing 2012 season finally comes to a close Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Lions try desperately to avoid carrying an elongated losing streak into 2013. Positive momentum is the biggest reason for the Lions to try and get the job done, in addition to playing spoilers to the Chicago Bears, who need a win to get into the playoffs...
The Chicago Bears victory over the Detroit Lions was a microcosm of the 2012 season, in which the Bears started out fast and faded late only to win a close game. If the Bears had squeaked into the playoffs, it would have been on the heels of a game that they barely won.
The defense forced four turnovers, putting the offense in prime position to score touchdowns and put...
DETROIT -- An opportunistic defense kept the Chicago Bears in the playoff hunt all season. They forced four more turnovers on Sunday with their season in the balance. The Bears turned those turnovers into 16 points in a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. Chicago had 44 takeaways on fumbles and interceptions this season. "Taking the football away...
Week 17 saw some players have exceptional games. In a year that saw Detroit Lions wide receiver, Calvin Johnson pass Jerry Rice for most receiving yards in a season, today saw a few players have a career day. Unfortunately Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson just missed passing Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record by 9 yards. Here is a list of a few players...