Posted December 25, 2012 on
The Detroit Lions fell victim to turnovers and self-inflicted mistakes once again, falling for the seventh-straight game during Saturday night's 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons -- the team's fifth loss on national TV this season, further darkening the black eye on the franchise's reputation.

Scott Mitchell rips Lomas Brown

The former Lions quarterback said it's "extremely disappointing" to hear that Brown once purposely allowed an opponent a free shot on him in hopes that he would be injured.

Year in Review: Detroit Lions

Three very odd plays sum up the frustration that consumed the Detroit Lions in 2012: Sept. 23 at Tennessee: Trailing by three points in overtime, the Lions faced a fourth-and-1 at the Titans 7-yard line. The plan was to line up and try to draw the defense offsides. But center Dominic Raiola somehow didnt get the word and snapped the ball by mistake. Quarterback Shaun Hill failed...

Johnson selected to third straight Pro Bowl

Four days after breaking the NFL single-season record for receiving yards, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was named as a starter to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Johnson becomes the first Lion to be a Pro Bowler in three consecutive years since running back Barry Sanders was selected 10 straight years from 1990-99. Johnson needs 108 receiving yards Sunday against Chicago for 2...

Megatron catches history in Lions loss

Although the result of the game was one the Lions will want to forget, wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a game he’ll remember forever. Detroit’s star has had one of the greatest seasons in league history, and his efforts will put #81 in the record book in more than one place.  In Saturday night’s game, Johnson broke not only Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record, but...

The Lions are imploding as a team. Week 17 Power Rankings.

The Lions continue to find ways to lose. Here are my Power Rankings and a quick note about each team. 1) San Francisco - Don't panic, Seattle doesn't lose at home. 2) Texans - They are solid on both sides of the ball. 3) Patriots - Suspect defense keep them from the top spot. 4) Denver - On the rise, are they a Super Bowl sleeper? 5) Falcons - They need to show...

Calvin Johnson More Than a Silver Lining

Lions' insider Mike Mady delves into what Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson means to the team and franchise after setting the single season receiving mark. Quotes from team members and more inside ...

Calvin Johnson Breaks Jerry Rice's Single-Season Receiving Yards Record

Seemingly half-man, half-machine, Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson — the All-Pro wideout known simply as “Megatron,” a nickname inspired by...

Ex-Lions QB Mitchell calls Lomas Brown's actions 'extremely disappointing'

Former Detroit Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell was stunned and saddened to hear former teammate Lomas Brown say last week that he intentionally missed a block during a 1994 game against Green Bay because he wanted Mitchell to get hurt. Mitchell, who played 14 years in the NFL, called out Brown this week in interviews from his home in Utah. "It just really hurt,” Mitchell...

Chicago Bears expect “dirty” play from Lions

According to defensive tackle Henry Melton, the Detroit Lions have always been a dirty team (Credit: Presswire) During their first game against the Detroit Lions, quarterback Jay Cutler took a hard hit by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall thought Suh’s hit was a cheap shot. In fact, some Lions players, particularly Ndamukong Suh, have been labeled as...

Lions loss to the Falcons is a final indictment on a poorly run front office in 2012

Even with the heroics of wide receiver Calvin Johnson it was another week and another loss for the Detroit Lions Saturday night as they fell to the Atlanta Falcons 31-18. The Falcons swooped into Ford Field and gave the Lions fits as the NFC leaders were in control the whole game putting up 14 quick points eventually taking a 21-6 lead into halftime. It was pretty clear the Falcons...

Scott Mitchell responded with disbelief over Lomas Brown’s action

Last week, former All-Pro offensive lineman, Lomas Brown, admitted that he purposely missed a block in an attempt to get Scott Mitchell injured while the two were teammates with the Detroit Lions. Mitchell did leave the game with a broken finger on his throwing hand when Packers defensive end destroyed him, thanks to Brown’s ole. [...]
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