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Most LovedThe Detroit Lions are coming off their first playoff birth since the Barry Sanders era. That obviously gives fans in Detroit a lot to love.Matthew Stafford threw for 5,000 yards, Ndamukong Suh brings the nasty attitude that Detroit fans have always loved, and Jim Schwartz has turned an 0-16 disaster into a team opponents have to respect.But when it comes down to it, the simplest answer is usually the best one. Calvin Johnson is the most beloved player on the Detroit Lions.Johnson had a lot to live up to when he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2007. Drafting bust wide receivers Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams had turned the team into a laughingstock.Taking yet another wide receiver was more than many fans could stomach. Believe it or not, there was a large contingent of fans in Detroit who pined for the team to trade down to take Gaines Adams. Another group of fans hoped that the Oakland Raiders would draft Johnson so the Lions could take JaMarcus Russell.I'...
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Since 2009 Detroit Lions fans have been clamoring for Matthew Stafford to complete an entire season. The number one pick could only show glimpses of greatness between the mounting injuries that threatened to relegate him to bust status.
In 2011 Stafford was healthy…and the results were outstanding. Teaming up with superstar Calvin Johnson, Stafford led the Lions to the 5th...
As Matthew Stafford’s level of stardom grows, he’s going to need to become more comfortable in front of the camera. Now, we know that he’s more than comfortable chucking deep balls to Calvin Johnson and hitting Brandon Pettigrew over the middle. And the guy is smooth and 100% class during interviews. What we didn’t know was if Stafford could work his way through a...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Offensive tackle Jeff Backus will start his 177th consecutive regular-season game for the Detroit Lions Sunday in their opener against the St. Louis Rams.
Linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be playing in his 97th straight game.
Neither has ever missed a game during their NFL careers.
I want to give everything I have while Im here, Tulloch said. He (Backus) wants...
Great new commercial for Monday Night Football. "Matthew Stafford had a big Sunday. He's a favorite for player of the week, so he does his favorite things"...
After being released just three days ago from the Denver Broncos, Drayton Florence is reportedly already taking first team snaps with the Detroit Lions (Credit: AP Photo)
According to ProFootballTalk, Drayton Florence is taking first-team reps in practice with the Lions, only three days after getting the boot from the Broncos.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, is reporting...
Outside voices can say whatever they want about the Lions' need for a running game to complement quarterback Matthew Stafford. Those in charge of running this organization aren't sweating it. The Lions make no apologies for how they are built. They are built to pass the football. You don't use the first overall pick on a franchise quarterback as gifted as Stafford to...
APNewsNow. The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Drayton Florence and released safety Ricardo Silva.
The 31-year-old Florence has played nine seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. He was released Friday by the Denver Broncos.
Florence started all 16 games the past two seasons for the Bills. Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he can...
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For those if you who didn’t follow me in the offseason, I did a lot of work in an effort to find the 5 most underrated and 5 most overrated teams going into the season. The idea is simple. Every year, 5 teams that didn’t make the playoffs the year before make the playoffs, including one team with 5 or fewer...
The Detroit Lions' decade of losing football ended last season.
It remains to be seen if new coach Jeff Fisher can help the St. Louis Rams end their string of sub-.500 campaigns.
Looking to build off its first playoff appearance since 1999, Detroit opens its season with high expectations Sunday when the visiting Rams try to rebound from another last-place finish.