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Calvin "Megatron" Johnson showed why he gets paid the big bucks... He made one of the most outstanding TD catches over CB Jimmy Smith I've ever witnessed... Ravens broadcaster Jerry Sandusky called it an "Alley Oop off shoulder" reception, something that's almost impossible to draw up on a play diagram...The Ravens unveiled their new no-huddle or "Sugar Huddle" offense... Joe Flacco was okay in it, but in the end, I give it a "Meh" review...Tyrod Taylor basically got a chance to play himself OUT of the #2 QB spot on the roster... and he basically did just that. His arm looked weak and his playmaking indecisive. Curtis Painter at least demonstrated a much stronger command of his offensive unit and a way more powerful arm in the limited time he was given at the end of the game.Joe Flacco was cool under pressure in his limited appearance of 1 quarter... but his offensive unit could not punch the ball into the end zone...which left an open...
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The Detroit Lions were 14-2 the last four years in the preseason, but they opened last week with a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
The second of their four exhibitions comes up Friday night (8 p.m. on FOX) in Baltimore. Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the first-team offense failed to score on three possessions in the opener. It wont be easy...
Who would have thought that the Lions could come back from a record-setting 0-16 season in 2008 only to make it to the playoffs in 2011?
Lions fans, of course, and even analysts predicting that without such an abysmal year the Lions couldn’t have picked up the young Georgia quarterback to begin their comeback journey. What does 2012 have in store for Detroit?
Let’s take a look...
Big turning point in the preseason preparation of the Ravens comes in the form of the explosive Detroit Lions, who invade Baltimore on the evening of August 17, 2012...The big story for the Lions on Wednesday was the return of Mikel Leshoure. The running back took part in individual drills, but still sat out the team portions of practice. He is not expected to play against the Ravens...
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean will miss the entire season due to the foot injury he suffered in the team’s preseason win against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the team's official site.
We’ll let Ryan describe the details:
"Well, when my foot was facing the direction to where it wasn't supposed to be facing, then I figured, 'Yeah, OK...
The Lions first team looked much better this week in a 27-12 preseason win over the Ravens Friday night from Baltimore.
Matthew Stafford looked very much like the dominant QB he was last season going 12 for 17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. This included an impressive 18 yard connection with Calvin Johnson for the score. Less than five minutes later Stafford continued to look...
Especially with the injuries in the offensive backfield, Stefan Logan is seeing his role expand with the Detroit Lions.
In this episode of Lions LIVE, Downtown, Adam and The Champ recap the Great Lakes Classic and whether or not any positives can be taken from the game. This includes Bill Bentley’s first game as a Lions, Ndamukong Suh and his efforts to put last season behind him and the continued chemistry between Matthew Stafford and the first team offense.
Stefan Logan needed crutches to get to the locker room after Fridays 27-12 preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said initial X-rays on his return mans right ankle came back negative. Well see, Schwartz said. It didnt look great on film according to our doctors, but Logans a pretty tough guy. Well just see how that comes out...
The Detroit Lions improved to 1-1 on the preseason with a 27-12 over the Ravens on a rainy night in Baltimore. Continue reading →
We're in Allen Park, Mich., about 20 minutes west of downtown Detroit and Ford Field, the regular season home of the Lions. Continue reading →
Ravens veteran defensive lineman Ryan McBean underwent successful surgery this week to repair his broken left ankle, according to two sources. Dr. Robert Anderson, a Charlotte, N.C., orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating professional athletes' foot and ankle injuries, performed the procedure. That involved inserting metal hardware into the ankle to aid the healing process...
The Detroit Lions claimed former Dallas Cowboys guard/center Bill Nagy off waivers and placed cornerback Drew Coleman on injured reserve Thursday. Nagy, 24, was released by the Cowboys earlier in the week and underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a high left ankle sprain, which he suffered during training camp. A seventh-round draft pick out of Wisconsin in 2011, Nagy appeared in...
RavensInsider.com takes a look at what's going on following Baltimore's loss to Detroit. Among those items is how Bryant McKinnie fits in with Baltimore's new no-huddle offense.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that Raven QB Joe Flacco is poised to have more control over teams offense this season. The key to all of this will depend on how much freedom offensive coordinator Cam Camerons is willing to give Flacco at the line of scrimmage. During the championship game, Flacco looked like a difference-maker, but the Ravens are hoping that he can continue...