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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford came up short in his quest to reach 5,000 passing yards for the second straight season. His 272 yards give him 4,967 for the season.Fantasy Spin:Stafford took 727 pass attempts to get there, the most in one season in NFL history. Stafford will finish a disappointing season with 24 total touchdowns (20 passing, four rushing), 17 fewer than last season.
BEST OF MAXIM
And Detroit fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
After 17 weeks of underachievement, miscues and disappointment, the 2012 season will be over for the Detroit Lions.
And not a moment too soon.
This game that airs Sunday at 1:05p.m. on Fox is the last one that Lions faithful will be forced to endure until next season rolls around.
At 4-11, the Lions have only pride and draft...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Ford family is currently reviewing the status of Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
League sources say that the issues that have troubled owner William Clay Ford and his son, vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., pertain to the team’s image and the coach’s management style.
Schwartz had the Lions rolling last season, but this year has been an entirely...
IT WAS ANOTHER disappointing season for the Detroit Lions. Holding a .500 record at the midway point of the season, the Lions dropped their final eight games, including a 26-24 fall to Chicago, Sunday. But that didn’t stop kicker Jason Hanson from setting the franchise single-season scoring record.
Brandon Pettigrew made his return to practice this week for the Lions but remains doubtful for the season finale Sunday as the Lions tight end continues to deal with an ankle injury. Meanwhile the Lions continue to have problems with injuries on the defensive line as tackle Sammie Hill (toe) was not a participant at all in Allen Park throughout the week and is out for today’s game...
We break down all the on-field action from Chicago’s 26-24 road victory over the Detroit Lions, a game the Bears had to win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
So apparently Lions head coach Jim Schwartz isn’t the only NFL coach that doesn’t know the rules of throwing the challenge flag and Jordy Nelson might be the smartest guy on the Packer sideline (coaches included). During the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy threw a challenge [...]
This piece is also published at Lions 101
A disappointing 2012 season finally comes to a close Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Lions try desperately to avoid carrying an elongated losing streak into 2013. Positive momentum is the biggest reason for the Lions to try and get the job done, in addition to playing spoilers to the Chicago Bears, who need a win to get into the playoffs...
The Chicago Bears victory over the Detroit Lions was a microcosm of the 2012 season, in which the Bears started out fast and faded late only to win a close game. If the Bears had squeaked into the playoffs, it would have been on the heels of a game that they barely won.
The defense forced four turnovers, putting the offense in prime position to score touchdowns and put...
DETROIT -- An opportunistic defense kept the Chicago Bears in the playoff hunt all season. They forced four more turnovers on Sunday with their season in the balance. The Bears turned those turnovers into 16 points in a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. Chicago had 44 takeaways on fumbles and interceptions this season. "Taking the football away...
Bears 26, Lions 24. With AP Photos. By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer The Chicago locker room was emptying out, and the Bears could no longer do anything but hope.
Then Minnesota scored an early touchdown against Green Bay up on a TV screen, and there were a couple quiet groans.
''It's just aggravating to have to wait and see what has to go down,'' running back...