The day has finally come. How fitting that the Detroit Lions (10-4) season has come down to the game against their biggest rival, the Chicago Bears (5-9). It could be argued, however, that the Bears have fallen from all NFL graces after their game against the Saints and might not prove to be as much of a challenge as we would have thought at the beginning of the season.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit is within striking distance of its first division title since 1993 and the automatic playoff berth that comes with it.
''We can taste it,'' defensive end Jason Jones said after Sunday's 16-14 win over Minnesota. ''It's right there in front of us.''
Coach Jim Caldwell's strict one-game-at-a-time philosophy has served the Lions well thus far, and he...
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December 16, 2014
DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions are one win from a postseason berth - and a division title is also within reach.
''We can taste it, man. It's right there in front of us,'' defensive lineman Jason Jones said.
Coach Jim Caldwell doesn't want to hear that kind of talk.
''I hope he's talking about tasting practice next week, getting ready for the Bears,'' Caldwell said. ''That's probably...
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December 15, 2014
DETROIT -- Southfield, Mich. native Jason Jones had way too much time to watch his hometown Detroit Lions play last season. This year, he's helping them move towards the playoffs.
Jones ruptured his left patellar tendon against the Washington Redskins Sept. 22, 2013, and missed the rest of the season.
In Sunday's 16-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, two plays that Jones made...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The homecoming celebration was cut short last season for Jason Jones.
Jones and all his friends and family were elated when he signed a free-agent deal with the Detroit Lions a year ago. He had grown up a Lions fan in Southfield, Mich., and went to Eastern Michigan before playing his first five years in the NFL with Tennessee and Seattle.
Jones, 28, was so grateful...
Since Willie Young has departed, the Lions remaining starter from last season is Ziggy Ansah. Ansah put together an excellent rookie campaign and showed steady improvement throughout the year and should be a staple of the Lions defense for years to come.
It’s the other side that leaves the Lions with question marks. Detroit does have one of last year’s free agent prizes, Jason...