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The Lions have not looked great at time this season, they have a great chance to get things straight this week.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
NY Giants at Atlanta - This is a great match-up of two teams with a real chance to make it to the Super Bowl. While Atlanta looks good for a first round bye, the Giants still have an outside shot. But the Giants play better as a wildcard so they don't really care.
The Giants are a little banged up but they just need to make it into the playoffs health. This franchise knows what matters and they have complete confidence in what they can do as a team. I expect a lot of passing from Eli with Bradshaw out. Look for Wilson work on screens so he can get into the open field.
The Falcons need to se...
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One way or another, at least one of the NFL’s three longest losing streaks will come to an end on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions travel to Glendale, AZ, to face the Cardinals on Sunday, and to say these two teams have been slumping is an understatement. The Lions have lost five straight and the Cardinals started out 4-0 but have since fallen to 4-9.
Yes, that’s nine straight losses...
The Detroit Lions have had a very disappointing season, after finally reaching the NFL Playoffs last season. A repeat trip to the postseason is not in the cards, but that dos not mean that all is lost in the Motor City. They still have something – or someone – to play for over the final three games of the season.
Calvin Johnson is looking to accomplish something that no other...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. In retrospect, the Detroit Lions were never as good as their 10-win season last year suggested.
Theyre also not as bad as 4-9 looks this year with three games remaining.
Reality is somewhere in-between.
If they win Sunday at Arizona -- and the Lions are 6-point favorites -- they will be 15-15 since the start of the 2011 season, which is just about right. Theyre...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says he enjoys having his teammates pull for him as he tries to break Jerry Rice's single-season record for yards receiving.
The Lions don't have much else to root for this year.
Detroit has dropped five straight and will finish the season with a losing...
TEMPE, Ariz. Patrick Peterson is still trying to make a name for himself in the NFL. And the Cardinals' second-year cornerback has no problem lobbying on his own behalf.
When asked Friday about the challenge of facing Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson, who leads the NFL with 1,546 yards and is chasing Jerry Rices single-season NFL record, Peterson took what some might...
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The slumping Detroit Lions are rallying around Calvin Johnson, hoping he breaks Jerry Rice's NFL record for yards receiving in a season.
"It's definitely something that I take joy in that my teammates are right behind me on this thing," Johnson said Thursday after catching footballs from a machine in a post-practice...
Lions' tight end Brandon Pettigrew is questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona due to an injured ankle.Fantasy Spin:Pettigrew didn't catch a pass against Green Bay while tight ends Tony Scheffler caught three balls for 20 yards and a TD (10 targets) and third string Will Heller caught four for 21 yards. Matthew Stafford likes to throw to his TE and if Pettigrew...
Lions' tight end Brandon Pettigrew (57-556) has a high-ankle sprain and is doubtful for Sunday's game. SOURCE: Detroit Free PressFantasy Spin:A high-ankle sprain is usually a four-week injury so Pettigrew could miss the rest of the regular season. Tony Scheffler is a sleeper tight end option for the semi-finals of the fantasy playoffs.
The NFLs Misery Loves Company match-up of the week features the Detroit Lions against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
Here are five storylines to follow:
By Sunday, it will be 42 days since the Lions last victory and a whopping 77 days for the Cardinals.
The Lions, on a five-game losing streak, havent won since Nov. 4, when they defeated Jacksonville to even their...
After seemingly getting healthy the past couple of weeks the Lions have once again hit the injury snag.
Heading into Week 15 the Lions look to be without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (shoulder) and Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) which could come to the delight of some Lions fans.
Safety Louis Delmas (knee) also enters the week questionable after having a limited practice Thursday and...
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This week, with very little to play for in the standings, the Detroit Lions head to University of Phoenix Stadium to take place in the 4-9 bowl against the Arizona Cardinals. There’s not many compelling story lines to follow leading into this match up pitting two underachievers, so fans as well as players might be fighting some pretty severe...
Detroit Lions (4-9) at Arizona Cardinals (4-9)
One of the most powerful trends is known as the six and six trend. This says that teams that finish 6-10 or worse struggle to cover as favorites of 6 or more, going 23-64 ATS since 2002. The Lions are currently 4-9 and need to win out to finish better than 6-10 and even if they win this week, there’s no way they’ll win out against...