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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.
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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."
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.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz admits he is tired after yet another comeback victory.
One more win, and the Lions can reach another milestone in Schwartz's third season. Detroit can clinch its first playoff berth since the 1999 season with a victory over San Diego on Saturday.
The Motor City will be ready for its team's last home game of the regular season. After a 5-0 start...
"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.
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.
Lions' Jim Schwartz on Matthew Stafford: "He's got some dog years to his experience."
After the offense mustered only 57 yards on' attempts against the Raiders, Schwartz downplayed the ineffectiveness of the league's 28th-ranked rushing offense.
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.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Artificial turf and domed stadiums have changed the climatic backdrop for the time of year when teams make their playoff run, but what has remained constant is the importance of winning in December.
December is the month when teams step up to become legitimate contenders.
Based on their history of winning in December the last two seasons, the Lions fit the...
Lions running back Kevin Smith said he was not going to play at Oakland unless he could finish the game. He did that and even recovered from a slow start. Smith gained just nine yards on seven carries for a 1.3-yard average in the first half. In the second half, he gained 34 yards on eight carries for a 4.25-yard average.
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.
Bullets of incoherent thoughts because I'm still...
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.