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The Lions rolled into Oakland for their game against the Raiders on Sunday and coach Jim Schwartz was able to tweet a quick picture of the warm welcome. Keep it classy, Oakland.
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Highlights from Lions coach Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference. On the excitement on the plane trip home: "Go to work on San Diego. Obviously we were pleased to get the win and excited about it, but it's a long trip back, it's a late game and we didn't have any champagne."
Schwartz is fourth among NFL head coaches with by winning 80 percent of his officiating challenges.
The Detroit Lions (9-5) are one victory away from clinching a playoff spot, but coach Jim Schwartz said he is not ready to pop champagne.
"I don't know if (being too fired up) is something that is on our radar of trying to prevent," Detroit's head coach says during his weekly press conference.
The coach wasn't biting on questions about the Lions' playoff prospects nor how big was Sunday's comeback victory over the Raiders during his weekly news conference today.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Nick Fairley has been in and out of the lineup all season -- he was back on the field for Sunday's game against the Raiders -- but Lions coach Jim Schwartz said all the roster shuffling hasn't stunted his rookie defensive tackle's growth.
After the offense mustered only 57 yards on' attempts against the Raiders, Schwartz downplayed the ineffectiveness of the league's 28th-ranked rushing offense.
OK, so it wasn't exactly a Jim Mora-esque rant, but it did elicit some hearty laughter Friday when Lions coach Jim Schwartz was asked about the recent "layoffs" in the NFL coaching fraternity.
Lions' Jim Schwartz on Matthew Stafford: "He's got some dog years to his experience."
The Detroit Lions' star defensive tackle didn't have a big statistical game, but managed to get a piece of Oakland's game-winning field goal attempt from 65 yards away.
Delmas, who missed his third game, had knee surgery Saturday, coach Jim Schwartz confirmed after Sunday's game. "I guess you could say he's day to day," Schwartz said.
Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas had arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee over the weekend but might be ready to play Saturday, according to Jim Schwartz.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Monday there's a chance safety Louis Delmas could return from minor knee surgery to play Saturday against the San Diego Chargers, but Delmas did not take part in the Lions' first practice of the week today.
It's official: 2011 will be a winning season for the Detroit Lions. The Lions picked up their 9th win with a Tebow-esque comeback against the Oakland Raiders, erasing a 13 point deficit in the 4th quarter. With the win, the Lions are on the verge of their first playoff birth since I was in elementary school 1999.
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