Found November 24, 2012 on
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The season for the Detroit Lions is basically over after suffering an overtime loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving day. It is time for the Lions to start looking towards next season and starting to focus on what their needs will be for next season. The running back position has been one of the hardest for the Lions to fill in the last two seasons but they might have a starting running back on their roster already. Is it time to name Joique Bell as the starter for the remainder of the season?
Bell, a Benton Harbor Michigan native, has been eased into the lineup for the Lions this season and has shown a few glimpses of his play making potential. The Wayne State product and Harlon Hill award winner has been particularly adroit at pass catching out of the backfield and leads the team in yards per carry when he runs the football.
The Lions are currently ranked 22nd in the league running the football and have struggled to find consistency at the position. In order to achieve a more...
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Detroit Lions head coach blames 'losing his cool' for the brain fart that gave the Houston Texans a free 7 points. In the end, the blunder basically cost them the game, with Houston winning with a field goal in OT. "Yeah, I know that rule," Schwartz said via the Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "You can't challenge a turnover or a scoring play...
New England Patriots head coach likes to keep the red challenge flag stuffed deep down into his sock.
He once explained that he likes it there because it eliminates the possibility of it falling out accidently and costing his team a time out. But, as we have seen these last few days, it also makes it a lot harder to quickly pull it out and throw it in a fit of emotion.
There’s heartbreak in Detroit for a second straight week.
Just four days removed from a last-minute loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions once again suffered defeat in painful fashion.
The 34-31 overtime loss to Houston runs the Lions’ record to 4-7, while the Texans improved to 10-1.
This wild game had no shortage of excitement or controversy. Before Texans’ kicker...
After kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during yesterday’s game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could end up getting suspended for one game.
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, the NFL will review Suh’s kick on Monday and he could face a one-game suspension.
In speaking to sources around football, the general sentiment is that the Lions should...
Jim Schwartz held the challenge flag in his hand, certain Houston's long touchdown wouldn't count. Running back Justin Forsett was clearly down around his own 25-yard line, and that's where the ball would be spotted once the play was reviewed.
Then Schwartz threw his red flag onto the field - and in doing so, he ensured that the Texans' dubious scoring play would...
Ndamukong Suh's foot that landed below the belt of Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in Thursday's game will be the subject of a review by the NFL. NFL executive vice president Ray Anderson will examine the evidence from the play and determine next week whether punitive action is needed against the Detroit Lions defensive lineman, NFL.com reported Friday. The incident took...
The NFL world was watching the Houston Texans face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day this year and saw one of the most ridiculous rules in the league on display. RB Justin Forsett took a handoff from QB Matt Schaub and ran up the middle for seven yards. He was hit by a Lions defender spun to the ground with his elbow and knee touching. Not hearing a whistle, Forsett jumped back...
Louis Delmas played 44 of 79 defensive snaps in Thursdays 34-31 loss to the Houston Texans, but the Detroit Lions oft-injured safety didn't see the field in overtime because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.
It wasnt conditioning, he was just sore, coach Jim Schwartz said. Thats just what happens over the long course of the game. Its an artificial...
Detroit fans are calling for replacement rule-makers after this one.
The Lions were doing just fine on Thanksgiving Day against the AFC heavyweight Houston Texans until one little play turned their afternoon into a mess and got the football world looking at the game’s officials again.
Detroit was leading by 10 points when Houston’s Justin Forsett suddenly peeled off an 81-yard...
In a sequence of events that in a way reminded all Lions fans of the Calvin Johnson catch, no-catch against the Bears a couple of years ago it seems as though the Lions once again fell victim to another perplexing and downright horrible NFL rule.
During the third quarter of the Thanksgiving Day game between the Lions and Houston Texans, running back Justin Forsett was credited with...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions have a long weekend to think about blowing a second straight game and falling to 4-7 in a once-promising season turned sour.
The Lions lost 34-31 in overtime to the Houston Texans on Thursday only four days after a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Detroit led in the fourth quarter...
It will be too late for the Detroit Lions, but don't be surprised if the NFL changes the rule that prevented officials from reviewing Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett's long phantom touchdown on Thanksgiving.
SI.com's Peter King reported Thursday that the NFL is "very likely" to overturn the rule, which prevents a play from being reviewed if a coach...
HOUSTON (34) d DETROIT (31)
The Headline: Texans hold onto top spot in the AFC with a little luck and a bit of help
Houston must be so glad they get a mini-bye now, they played essentially their tenth quarter of football in the last four days. They moved to 10-1 with a lucky overtime win over the Detroit Lions who have now lost their ninth straight Thanksgiving Day clash...
The NFL's review of the rule that bit the Detroit Lions in Thursday's 34-31 loss to the Houston Texans could start as early as this week.
According to two league sources, the competition committee is considering organizing a conference call in the coming days -- the committee is certain to discuss a change at some point, it's a matter now of when -- to amend the rule...