Found December 11, 2011 on
The Lions might be facing Minnesota's Christian Ponder for the first time today, but two Lions defenders already know quite a bit about the rookie quarterback. Defensive tackle Andre Fluellen played on the same Florida State team with Ponder for one season, and cornerback Alphonso Smith faced Ponder in college.
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Lions take a timeout as they prepare for a third-and-6 on the Vikings 12.
I can’t honestly say that I have ever been more frustrated watching a sporting event than I was watching the second half of the Lions-Vikings game on Sunday.
The Lions controlled the first half of the game, forcing four turnovers and scoring 31 points. They built a 17 point lead at halftime and looked comfortably in control of the game. The Vikings even benched quarterback...
Detroit-- The reputation of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took a hit after he was given a two-game suspension, but it doesn't appear to sway NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's opinion of Suh as a person.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ndamukong Suh will get a warm reception from defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham when he returns to the Lions Monday after serving a two-game suspension.
But Cunningham is being considerably cooler toward Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen because of the disparaging comments Allen made earlier in the week about the city of Detroit.
The Lions play...
"I don't know if it's a good sign, but we're really relaxed this week," said veteran receiver Nate Burleson.
I am an old lady and have stuck by the Lions through thick and thin, mostly thin. Now we have a good team and some hotheads have to ruin things. My kindergarten classes all learned not to hit; it just gets you in trouble. The second person to hit causes the fight; if you get hit, walk away, no fight and the hitter gets in trouble.
It appears there's a decent chance the Detroit Lions will be without running back Kevin Smith for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Clean off your Saturday hangover, girl scouts, it's the Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread! Join us today as the Minnesota Vikings travel to play the Detroit Lions sans our heavenly figure, but WITH a quarterback who's got a gimpy hip. Probably from thrusting too hard, in a girl of all things, while he wasn't wearing a shirt. How awesome. It figures to be a real ugly game...