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The NFLs Misery Loves Company match-up of the week features the Detroit Lions against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
Here are five storylines to follow:
By Sunday, it will be 42 days since the Lions last victory and a whopping 77 days for the Cardinals.
The Lions, on a five-game losing streak, havent won since Nov. 4, when they defeated Jacksonville to even their record at 4-4.
The Cardinals, on a nine-game losing streak, havent won since way back on Sept. 30, when they edged Miami in overtime to improve to 4-0.
Between them, thats 14 straight losses.
The Cardinals shouldnt expect any sympathy from the Lions, and vice versa.
Nobody feels sorry for anybody in the NFL, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said.
Both teams are out of the playoff picture, of course, but theyre seriously in need of a victory to improve their mental health.
The loser, meanwhile, moves closer to a higher draft pick. At 4-9 with three games left, the Lions and Cardinals entered Week 15 in a f...
BEST OF MAXIM
One way or another, at least one of the NFL’s three longest losing streaks will come to an end on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions travel to Glendale, AZ, to face the Cardinals on Sunday, and to say these two teams have been slumping is an understatement. The Lions have lost five straight and the Cardinals started out 4-0 but have since fallen to 4-9.
Yes, that’s nine straight losses...
The Detroit Lions have had a very disappointing season, after finally reaching the NFL Playoffs last season. A repeat trip to the postseason is not in the cards, but that dos not mean that all is lost in the Motor City. They still have something – or someone – to play for over the final three games of the season.
Calvin Johnson is looking to accomplish something that no other...
TEMPE, Ariz. Patrick Peterson is still trying to make a name for himself in the NFL. And the Cardinals' second-year cornerback has no problem lobbying on his own behalf.
When asked Friday about the challenge of facing Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson, who leads the NFL with 1,546 yards and is chasing Jerry Rices single-season NFL record, Peterson took what some might...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says he enjoys having his teammates pull for him as he tries to break Jerry Rice's single-season record for yards receiving.
The Lions don't have much else to root for this year.
Detroit has dropped five straight and will finish the season with a losing...
The Lions have not looked great at time this season, they have a great chance to get things straight this week.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
The woeful Arizona Cardinals going up against the Detroit Lions will at least have one aspect to focus on, and that's the matchup between Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.
Peterson say he's ready for him, and that he'll show everybody come Sunday who the best cornerback in the league.
“I think I am the best cornerback in the...
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The slumping Detroit Lions are rallying around Calvin Johnson, hoping he breaks Jerry Rice's NFL record for yards receiving in a season.
"It's definitely something that I take joy in that my teammates are right behind me on this thing," Johnson said Thursday after catching footballs from a machine in a post-practice...
Detroit Lions (4-9) at Arizona Cardinals (4-9)
One of the most powerful trends is known as the six and six trend. This says that teams that finish 6-10 or worse struggle to cover as favorites of 6 or more, going 23-64 ATS since 2002. The Lions are currently 4-9 and need to win out to finish better than 6-10 and even if they win this week, there’s no way they’ll win out against...
Lions' tight end Brandon Pettigrew (57-556) has a high-ankle sprain and is doubtful for Sunday's game. SOURCE: Detroit Free PressFantasy Spin:A high-ankle sprain is usually a four-week injury so Pettigrew could miss the rest of the regular season. Tony Scheffler is a sleeper tight end option for the semi-finals of the fantasy playoffs.
Tim Tebow hasn't been healthy enough to see the field for a month, yet New York Jets coach Rex Ryan insists Tebow remains the No. 2 quarterback. Meanwhile, Greg McElroy, Gang Green's third-stringer, is the only quarterback not named Mark Sanchez to run New York's offense in a regular season game this year. The healthy and capable McElroy replaced Sanchez in the second...
Week 15 Rankings
With Megatron drawing closer and closer to breaking Jerry Rice single season receiving record and with the Lions out of the playoff picture, everyone and his mother knows that Stafford will be looking to feed the beast with countless targets in order to help him write his name in the NFL record books. Despite the uncharacteristic low touchdown count Calvin Johnson...