Found September 17, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
PLAYERS: David Akers
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
The look on Detroit Lions’ kicker David Akers’ face was the same, and the so the look on his head coach’s face was similar to Jim Harbaugh’s face last season.  Akers looked frustrated and concerned.  Head coach Jim Schwartz appeared stunned and irritated.  Some folks are already wondering where Havard Rugland is when you need him. The Lions attempted to keep Rugland via a little-known rule that has not been removed from the books, but related to the era of NFL Europe.  It allowed teams to retain one international player on their practice squads.  The league office killed that idea right away, and Rugland headed back to Norway before the season opened... Read more

Why the Lions need a healthy Reggie Bush

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian/USA Today) The Detroit Lions had not won a game in Arizona since 1993, but for most of Sunday afternoon I thought the drought would soon end.  After witnessing a 2nd half Lions lead slowly dwindle to extinction it was easy to pin this loss on one player. When Reggie Bush is healthy I truly believe in the Lions...

Slay working hard on NFL transition

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Rookie cornerbacks face a tough transition to the NFL. Failure is almost inevitable. Just ask Darius Slay, the Detroit Lions second-round draft pick who has started the first two games but been replaced both times after giving up big plays. Slay said this type of adversity is nothing for him. Ive got a good mindset, he said. Ive been in harder times before....

RB Reggie Bush to undergo MRI on injured knee

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Lions say Bush injury isn't long term

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says tests on Reggie Bush's left knee were ''encouraging,'' and his ailment isn't a long-term injury. Bush took a helmet to his left knee in the first half Sunday at Arizona and played only briefly in the third quarter, leading to the Lions losing 25-21. Schwartz says Bush was on his way to contributing a lot. He accounted...

Report: Reggie Bush 50-50 for this week

Lions running back Reggie Bush (knee ) didn’t practice today and has a 50-50 chance at playing this week, according to Per a league source, Bush currently has a 50-50 chance to play on Sunday against the Redskins in D.C. If Bsuh can’t go,  look for Joique Bell to get the bulk of the carries.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post...

Lions' Stafford starts strong

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions made a big investment in quarterback Matthew Stafford during the offseason and, so far, he's earning it. The fifth-year veteran has 635 passing yards and four touchdowns two games into the season. He signed an extension that will pay him 41.5 million in guaranteed money and as much as 76.5 million total. He'll get a chance to...

Lions’ Reggie Bush injures knee; to undergo MRI

For his part, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush told reporters after yesterday’s contest against the Arizona Cardinals that he’s “not too concerned” about his knee injury. However, head coach Jim Schwartz indicated that Bush would require a battery of tests, including an MRI, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.Reggie Bush said he's "not too...

Detroit RB Reggie Bush Tweets Four Thumbs Up Symbols

This morning around 11AM, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush tweeted four thumbs up symbols. This is likely a sign that the doctors found nothing wrong with his knee that got banged up in Sundays tilt vs the Arizona Cardinals. This is great news for the Detroit Lion and Reggie’s fantasy owners who were most certainly worried after leaving the game twice. While he should be...

First blood – then paydirt

The NFL’s modern attempts at thwarting unnecessary violence in the game are, in fact, counter intuitive. Yes – protecting the quarterback is a concern (a la Tom Brady’s exploding knee incident circa ’08), but there lies a more ominous stat…Read more →

Detroit Lions have highest beer prices in NFL … by a lot

In a study conducted by Team Marketing Report, it was discovered that the Detroit Lions and Ford Field rip off their beer-drinking fans more than any other team.  The research measured the cost of beer per ounce. At 67 cents per ounce, the Lions were serious foam above the competition.  The second most expensive beer per ounce is 53 cents sold by the Dallas Cowboys.  The cheapest...

Reggie Bush is Day-to-Day

Lions tailback Reggie Bush's MRI came back clean and the back is listed as day-to-day.Fantasy Spin:Bush is dealing with multiple injuries and likely won't practice much this week, but none are expected to keep him off the field for Week 3 against Washington. Still, you should have a backup plan in place in case he doesn't improve over the next five days,

Reggie Bush Not Practicing Wednesday

As expected, Detroit Lions tailback Reggie Bush did not practice on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Bush is dealing with multiple injuries and likely won't practice much, if at all, this week but none of the injuries are expected to keep him off the field for Week 3 against Washington. Still, you should have a backup plan in place in case he doesn't improve over the next five days,

Cardinals rally, beat Lions for 5th straight time

The Detroit Lions always seem to have trouble with the Arizona Cardinals. It looked like the Lions might finally defeat them on Sunday when Detroit built a 21-13 lead. However, it wasn't to be. Penalties again haunted Detroit, including a pass interference play to set up the deciding touchdown, and the Cardinals rallied to win 25-21, their fifth straight victory over the Lions...

Reggie Bush is 50/50 For Week 3

Lions running back Reggie Bush (knee) is only 50/50 to play Sunday against Washington. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football TalkFantasy Spin:Our Week 3 rankings will reflect this when they're released tomorrow morning. Expect a big week for Joique Bell, regardless of whether or not Bush decides to suit up.

Dominic Raiola: Ndamukong Suh is clean in practice

We already knew Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has a tendency to throw cheap shots during games. Over the weekend, word surfaced that he does the same to his own teammates during practice and that the Lions are becoming frustrated with him. Detroit center Dominic Raiola insists that report from FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer […]
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