Found September 26, 2012 on
"Music City Miracle" 2.0, a kickoff return, a failed fourth down attempt in overtime, and much more came from this game. Aside from being what could go down as one of the wildest games all season long, the game had a lot of interesting fantasy situations unravel.Detroit Lions:Welcome to the NFL Mikel Leshoure. After serving his two game suspension, the Lions' came out and said how excited they were to get him out there and get him the ball. We knew they were excited, but not this excited. Leshoure finished the game with 30 touches for 134 total yards (100 rushing) and one touchdown. Kevin Smith who has been the Lions' starter the first two weeks finished with ZERO touches in the game. Wow.Matthew Stafford came up limp towards the end of regulation and has been diagnosed with a small hamstring injury and expectations are he will be okay, although there has been no official word from the Lions. Stafford finished 33 of 42 for 278 yards and only one touchdown before Sh...
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its not going to happen in Detroit because Matthew Stafford is clearly established as the face of the franchise.
But Shaun Hill is good enough to get a quarterback controversy started in other places.
When you see him do things like he did Sunday, leading the Lions to two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds to force overtime, it makes you wonder why Hill isnt...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Dominic Raiola has played 12 years in the NFL and never had anything happen to him like the ending in Detroit Lions 44-41 overtime loss Sunday at Tennessee.
With fourth-and-inches at the Titans 7-yard line, the Lions wanted to try to draw the defense off-sides before having to settle for a game-tying field goal. The only thing that could turn it into a disaster...
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't saying much about quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right leg.
Stafford left late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee with a strained muscle, and although Shaun Hill played well in a relief role, the last thing the Lions want is a return to the days when their franchise quarterback wasn't...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford is dealing with a hip injury and there’s a good chance that he doesn’t practice much this week, but still plays on Sunday.
“I would be surprised if he practiced Wednesday or Thursday, but ultimately, when the game rolls around, he’s a tough guy to count out. The injury looks to be more of a hip...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jason Hanson rarely, if ever, practices punting anymore.
But there he was Sunday afternoon, stepping in as the Detroit Lions emergency punter, and proving yet again why hes one of the NFLs consummate professionals.
I wasnt comfortable at all, Hanson said of the added responsibility. I was glad just to catch the ball and get it off, at least get out of the way...
He wasn't limping Wednesday and he was back to practice Thursday.
All signs point to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returning for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.
Stafford came out of Sunday's overtime loss at Tennessee in the final minutes of regulation when he aggravated an ailing right hip. He also missed Wednesday's practice...
The replacement refs had another bad weekend, and when I was watching the Lions game, I thought that this was the wrong call, but I was far too worried about the next play and didn’t think it over. The way they described it, it seemed they were marking the penalty from the spot of the foul because of the incomplete pass, but what they really did was assess the Lions a 27-yard...
Last week: 21 (-2)
Every year a team goes from in the playoffs to winning 5 games or fewer. The Lions, one of my preseason overrated teams, are a finalist for that spot, but I have them finishing a little bit better than that. However, their defense is atrocious just like last year and Matt Stafford, even if he doesn’t get hurt again, is not going to throw for 5000...
3 for 12
That is the week three Detroit Lions stat of the week. The Lions were just three for 12 on third down, and that simply is not going to get it done. That means that drives sputter out, that means that the Lions are first not getting enough down on their first two downs, and it also means this is just a big play offense.
They sure did try to change that that this week at the...
The Detroit Lions lost starting QB Matthew Stafford to injury Sunday, but they are trying to keep his status hush-hush for this week’s game against the Vikings.
Mikel Leshoure should be a solid flex play for the rest of the season, he needs to be added to your roster right away.
Despite the fact that I am still fuming about the way the Green Bay Packers were so blatantly robbed of a much-needed and hard earned road win Monday Night in Seattle, we must solider on and look ahead to week four in the National Football League.