Found January 02, 2012 on Detroit Lions Football:
The Lions and Saints will meet for the second time this season at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 7.

Suh busts out Rodgers' belt celebration

Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has earned quite the reputation voted the NFL’s dirtiest player. Suh, however, is still a dominant defensive lineman, and after a sack on Packers’ Matt Flynn, Suh did the Aaron Rodgers discount double check dance.

Lions suffer embarrassing loss to backup Pack

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers tight end Jermichael Finley believes that Sunday's 45-41 win over Lions without Aaron Rodgers and other key starters playing will send Detroit into the playoffs "with a little limp." But Finley almost left the game with more than a little limp. A play by Lions defensive end Cliff Avril had Finley questioning the motivations of Detroit'...

2012 Lions schedule set; team will pick No. 20 or later in NFL Draft

A couple Lions-related house-keeping items to tidy up now that the regular season is over:

Calvin Johnson closing in on $4.5 million bonus

As the No. 2 overall NFL draft pick from the days before the rookie wage scale, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson signed a huge contract in 2007. And unlike the No. 1 overall pick that year, JaMarcus Russell, Megatron has actually earned his money. And today Megatron may earn even more: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports…

Saints record setting in win

NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees set a merciless tone with relentless, aggressive, pinpoint passing and the New Orleans Saints shrugged off injury risks, barreling into the postseason with an all-out effort. "Every facet of our offense is clicking right now, but yet you're constantly finding ways to advance it," Brees said.

Saints Nation: Saints Finish Regular Season With Exclamation, Win 45-17 Over Panthers

Another game, another huge home victory. This time it was 45-17 against the division rival Carolina Panthers. With that win the Saints end the regular season at 13-3 and will somehow not get a bye, finishing as the 3 seed in the NFC. The Saints will likely host the Detroit Lions on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs.. The game featured a number of NFL records which I'...

Packers vs. Lions Preview & Season Finale

In the finale to the 2011 NFL regular season, the Green Bay Packers host the up-and-coming Detroit Lions. Oddsmakers have installed the Pack as 6 point underdogs -- underdogs! -- primarily because Green Bay is expected to rest many of starters throughout the course of the game and Detroit is playing to lock up the #5 seed in the NFC playoffs, which is expected to give them a more...

Extra points: Pundits: Saints will march

The headline at says it all: "Meet Superman, Detroit." That's Drew Brees, strange visitor from another planet. Or Purdue. It's an easy story line for Saturday's wild-card game in New Orleans, especially after the Lions gave up six touchdown passes to Green Bay's Matt Flynn. Here's what they're saying:

Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford all top 5,000 yards

Remember back in the day, when a 5,000-yard passing season was a huge deal? Not anymore. There were more 5,000-yard passers in the 2011 season than there had been throughout NFL history prior to this season. Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s record last week, and today Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford joined Brees in the…

Saints set NFL record for offensive yards

The New Orleans Saints have set an NFL record for the most yards of offense in a season.
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