Found December 16, 2011 on
When I sit down and begin typing each article, I set a goal to try and write in a way that makes the reader want to finish the entire piece. That said, this article was one of the more challenging ones to do so.
Chris Houston will return to the Lions lineup Sunday
The reason wasn’t because this game is not important, because it certainly is. This weekend marks a must win for both the Detroit Lions and the Oakland Raiders. Detroit, at 8-5, holds a one game lead in the NFC wild card race while Oakland is one game out of the AFC West lead at 7-6.
Nor was the reason a lack of exciting players since both teams possess significant playmaking ability. The Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson provide excitement each and every game, while rookie wideout Titus Young has emerged as another key playmaker for Detroit’s offense.
Oakland also has a plethora of talent and speed. Wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore have big play written all over...
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Detroit Lions defense end Lawrence Jackson returned to practice after being out for a month due to his thigh injury.
Defensive backs Eric Wright (hamstring), Louis Delmas (knee) and Aaron Berry (shoulder), linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) and defensive end Lawrence Jackson (thigh) also remain out for the Lions.
In the NFL, today's two-game suspension was yesterday's Miller Lite commercial. Today's immature, dirty, cheap-shotter was yesterday's hero and legend.
Ndamukong Suh stomps on players, hits quarterbacks illegally, taunts them, rips off their helmets and throws them out of bounds. He has been pilloried for it. If he'd have been doing this 20 years ago, he would...
So he's back after serving his time for the Thanksgiving incident, and the Lions are glad he is. But what kind of welcome can Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh expect from the Raiders when he returns to the field today in Oakland?
Things have not gone particularly well for the Detroit Lions since their 5-0 start. They lost a winnable game to San Francisco after which their coach came totally unhinged, which has been followed by the team coming intermittently unhinged while going 3-5 over the last eight games. The playoffs still look like a good bet, but forgive Lions fans if they aren’t taking anything for...
Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch was fined $10,000 by the NFL for his hit against Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder last week.
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is expected to start in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Smith missed last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a high ankle sprain suffered against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.
Smith was acquired by the Lions after running back Jahvid Best suffered a concussion in Week 6. He’s rushed for 229 yards and three...
It doesn’t seem like all that long ago the lockout was in full effect and I took a step of faith to check in on all the teams the Lions on the Lions 2011 schedule. During that Q&A with Raiders blogger Chris Shellcroft of Just Blog Baby suggested that both the Lions and Raiders would be fighting for a playoff spot when time for the game finally arrived. Turns out he was right...
The Lions got a bunch of defensive players back at practice on Friday, which could mean that the team is close to full strength when they face the Raiders in Week 15. It seems like a sure thing that they will have running back Kevin Smith back in the lineup. He practiced for the third…
He closed his eyes, clenched his body and for a few frightening seconds that felt like forever, Eric Wright thought his life was over.