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So what? It’s just a preseason loss. No big deal. At least for the veterans that are going to make the team.
The first-team offense looked improved from the show that they put on in Atlanta. Quarterback Joe Flacco moved the offense quickly with the no-huddle against an aggressive Lions defense. That wasn’t the story of the game though.
The story was the Lions’ offense against the Ravens’ defense. Matthew Stafford throwing to Calvin Johnson is a deadly combination as Jimmy Smith found out. Johnson ended with five catches for 111 yards and one touchdown.
A guy that has stuck out to me among rookie free agents is Omar Brown. He picked up a fumble marking his fourth turnover collected in the first two preseason games.
I will have more on this game tomorrow.
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The Detroit Lions were 14-2 the last four years in the preseason, but they opened last week with a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
The second of their four exhibitions comes up Friday night (8 p.m. on FOX) in Baltimore. Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the first-team offense failed to score on three possessions in the opener. It wont be easy...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Lions RB Jahvid Best could very well begin the 2012 regular season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list meaning he would have to sit out the first six weeks of the season.
Best’s inability to get himself into camp stem from multiple concussions last season, one in the preseason and the other coming on October 16th in a loss...
Who would have thought that the Lions could come back from a record-setting 0-16 season in 2008 only to make it to the playoffs in 2011?
Lions fans, of course, and even analysts predicting that without such an abysmal year the Lions couldn’t have picked up the young Georgia quarterback to begin their comeback journey. What does 2012 have in store for Detroit?
Let’s take a look...
Big turning point in the preseason preparation of the Ravens comes in the form of the explosive Detroit Lions, who invade Baltimore on the evening of August 17, 2012...The big story for the Lions on Wednesday was the return of Mikel Leshoure. The running back took part in individual drills, but still sat out the team portions of practice. He is not expected to play against the Ravens...
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean will miss the entire season due to the foot injury he suffered in the team’s preseason win against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the team's official site.
We’ll let Ryan describe the details:
"Well, when my foot was facing the direction to where it wasn't supposed to be facing, then I figured, 'Yeah, OK...
The Lions first team looked much better this week in a 27-12 preseason win over the Ravens Friday night from Baltimore.
Matthew Stafford looked very much like the dominant QB he was last season going 12 for 17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. This included an impressive 18 yard connection with Calvin Johnson for the score. Less than five minutes later Stafford continued to look...
Especially with the injuries in the offensive backfield, Stefan Logan is seeing his role expand with the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions improved to 1-1 on the preseason with a 27-12 over the Ravens on a rainy night in Baltimore. Continue reading →
In this episode of Lions LIVE, Downtown, Adam and The Champ recap the Great Lakes Classic and whether or not any positives can be taken from the game. This includes Bill Bentley’s first game as a Lions, Ndamukong Suh and his efforts to put last season behind him and the continued chemistry between Matthew Stafford and the first team offense.
We're in Allen Park, Mich., about 20 minutes west of downtown Detroit and Ford Field, the regular season home of the Lions. Continue reading →
RavensInsider.com takes a look at what's going on following Baltimore's loss to Detroit. Among those items is how Bryant McKinnie fits in with Baltimore's new no-huddle offense.