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Now that the clock has wound down for the last time on the Detroit Lions’ 2013 preseason, let’s recap how Detroit’s starters have performed overall this year. Since in and of themselves, preseason results mean very little, we will examine the team’s performance in a different way. Adding up the 16 offensive series and the […]The post Recapping the Detroit Lions’ 2013 preseason by Russ Thomas appeared first on Water Cooler Sports.

Delmas drops 25,000 on hyperbaric chamber

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas has been injured so often since becoming a NFL player that he purchased a hyperbaric chamber for his home. Ive spent more money on this knee, Delmas said Tuesday following practice. If you walk into my house, youll think I have a whole hospital in that bad boy. Delmas, entering his fifth season, said he paid 25,000 for the hyperbaric...

Calvin Johnson embraces commercial character

ALLEN PARK, Mich. The alter-ego character of Calvin Johnsons new TV commercial seemingly came to life during a news conference Thursday at the Detroit Lions practice facility. Johnson, the Detroit Lions record-breaking wide receiver, had answered a few questions on his health and football before getting asked about the recently-released Nike spot that also stars rapperactor Sean...

Can the Lions maintain a positive turnover margin?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have been the perfect example of how turnover margin is the most telling statistic on who wins and losses football games. The Lions ranked third among 16 NFC teams in turnover margin at plus-11 in 2011 when they finished 10-6 and went to the playoffs. A year ago, they were 15th in the conference -- and 30th out of 32 teams in the NFL -- with...

Ziggy Ansah returns to practice

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ziggy Ansah, the fifth pick overall in the NFL draft, participated in practice Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion 12 days earlier. The Lions must identify in Fridays injury report whether Ansah is probable, questionable, or doubtful for Sundays regular-season opener against Minnesota. Ansah suffered the...

Lions' Ansah recovering from concussion

The Detroit Lions have acknowledged that rookie defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah is recovering from a concussion. Ansah, the No. 5 pick in this year's draft, did not travel for the team's preseason finale at Buffalo last week. He was believed to have hurt his head after colliding with a teammate in practice Aug. 24. Coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't give any details on Ansah...

Lions' Calvin Johnson keeping 2013 goals to himself

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson boasts of rushing for 2,500 yards this season, making his personal goals well-known as he tries to run down Eric Dickerson's 29-year, single-season NFL record.The league's top running back makes such lofty predictions seem possible. The NFL's top wide receiver enters 2013 not making any grand statements and leaving his personal goals...

Megatron And P. Diddy Team Up For New Nike Ad, “Calvin And Johnson” (Video)

In Nike’s latest NFL ad spot, Lions star Calvin Johnson and hip hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs team up to show the good and the bad of being in the spotlight. The commerical shows Megatron as Calvin, the guy who only wants to focus on playing and training. Calvin  stresses about the other aspects of being an NFL star. Diddy then comes to the rescue as Johnson, and takes care...

Diddy helps Lions Calvin Johnson prepare for the 2013 season

We all know that NFL superstars are always in demand. Their team needs them. Coaches are expecting them to set the bar for the team as a leader. Some of these high profile athletes have foundations to help run. Others are busy making commercials, music videos, and movies. Something we can all relate to right? How can these great players be in two places at once? Well Nike Football...

VIDEO: Calvin Johnson’s new Nike commericial has P-Diddy as Megatron’s alter ego

Are you wondering what happened to P-Diddy in recent years? Well apparently he’s been playing the alter ego of Lions wide-out Calvin Johnson. At least that’s how Nike sees it in their latest commercial starring Megatron and the rapper. Whatever…

Vikes' Allen to test new-look line in Detroit

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at the always-important left tackle position. Now that Backus is retired, the job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one. Reiff and the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings...

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions: Three Bold Predictions

The Minnesota Vikings visit their division rivals, the Detroit Lions, to open up the season on Sunday.Last year, the Vikings swept the Lions in both of their matchups 20-13 and 34-24, respectably. Division games will be important for both of these teams right away as they look to unseat the reigning champions, the Green Bay Packers.Here are three bold predictions for the game.Cordarrelle...

Who to Start and Sit Week One Fantasy Football

QBs to Start: Matt Stafford – Stafford has torched the Vikings D as of late. Last season he averaged over 330 yards against this defense. This week Stafford will have  Nate Washington healthy, Ryan Broyles in the slot, and Reggie Bush’s pass catching ability. All signs point for 3+ TDs & 350 TDs for the Lions QB against this young secondary. Colin Kaepernick – Kaep is...
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