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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 picks to play for. Detroit has already sealed up a top-seven pick, but a loss would ensure them drafting in the top five. A loss combined with wins from Oakland and Philadelphia gives Detroit the third overall pick in the 2013 draft.
A Detroit loss would also result in a league-worst eight game losing streak that would linger in the minds of fans and players alike for quite some time. A loss and a Philly win would put Detroit alone at the bottom of the NFC.
As fans, players and coaches try desperately to figure out why this team has fallen to such lows, there are at least two players who have something...
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The smile has rarely left Calvin Johnson's face since he broke Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a single season against Atlanta on Dec. 22.
Don't let Johnson's smile fool you. Underneath that cheery expression, there's a fierce competitor who wants to make Rice's accomplishments a distant second to his own effort this year.
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...
According to a report, it's not out of the question that the Detroit Lions could "reshape" their front office and alter Martin Mayhew's role.
Most of the speculation surrounding the Detroit Lions right now revolves around the head coaching position and whether or not Jim Schwartz will be retained going into 2013. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora...
Last offseason, the Lions reportedly offered defensive end Cliff Avril, who was coming off a monster 2011, a three-year deal worth $30 million. Avril rejected the deal, and the Lions ended up franchise-tagging him, paying him $10.6 million for 2012.
At the time, the two sides were about $2 million apart per year, with Avril -- who had 11 sacks and six forced fumbles last season...
Lions coach Jim Schwartz talked about several things after his team's 26-24 loss against the Chicago Bears in the regular season finale.
His future with the team was one topic he avoided.
There have been conflicting reports today about Schwartz's job security after this season. Schwartz's team finished 4-12 and on an eight-game losing streak to close out the year...
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...
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 [...]
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.
Chicago Bears (9-6) at Detroit Lions (4-11)
Chicago is in a must win game here, but that doesn’t mean that this means more to them. The Lions would love nothing more here than to play spoiler and eliminate a division rival. However, unlike the Eagles against the Giants, I don’t really like the Lions here. The Bears have won every game this year in which they’ve been favored...
The Chicago Bears will play against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The game will air on FOX at 1 pm EST.
Week ago few could have predicted that the Chicago Bears would need a win and some help in Week 17 in order to make the playoffs. The Bears need a win and a Vikings loss in order to move onto post season play.
What is the points spread in the Bears and Lions game...
Lions defensive tackle Sammie Hill has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears (9-6) and Andre Fluellen will likely start against the Bears on Sunday.
In addition, Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew is listed as doubtful due to a high-ankle sprain sustained two games ago against the Green Bay Packers.
Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (not injury related...
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...