Lions' LB Whitehead out, WR Jones, activate DE Bryant

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have ruled out linebacker Tahir Whitehead against the New Orleans Saints. Whitehead will miss the game Sunday at New Orleans because of a knee injury. The Lions signed wide receiver TJ Jones from their practice squad, activated Armonty Bryant and released running back Justin Forsett and cornerback Johnthan Banks on Saturday. Jones may...
Via Associated Press
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Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints: 2016 Week 13 NFL Pick

Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6) The Saints enter this game at 5-6 and the Lions enter at 7-4, but the Saints have been much better than their record this season, while the Lions have been much worse than their record. On the season, the Saints have 43 more first downs than their opponents (the 2nd best differential in the league) and 11 more offensive touchdowns than...
Via The Football Fan Spot
4 hours ago

Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints: Game preview and prediction

After weeks of upon weeks of being magical, the Detroit Lions may have their luck stalled for a week. On Sunday, the Lions will be in the Superdome as they take on the New Orleans Saints in an NFC matchup.   In the past, I would call this game a shootout. The Lions of old were a team that would keep up with the high-powered Saints offense of the last 10 years. However, now both...
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Behind Enemy Lines: Interview with Who Dat Dish

Behind Enemy Lines with Who Dat Dish In anticipation of this Sunday’s game in New Orleans, I caught up with Saints expert Dean Mullen from Who Dat Dish. Mullen asked me about the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions, which you can read here. He was also kind enough to answer a few questions about those unpredictable […] Behind Enemy Lines: Interview with Who Dat Dish - SideLion Report...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Robinson knocking down passes for NFC North-leading Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) A'Shawn Robinson said he had enough skills on basketball courts to draw offers to play at UCLA, Boise State and Holy Cross. When he was a 6-foot-4 freshman at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas, he had hoop dreams. ''When I got bigger, I didn't anymore,'' Robinson said. Taking his talents to football fields, and keeping them there, has...
Via Associated Press
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Matt Prater named NFC special teams player of the month

The Lions went 3-0 in November, and kicker Matt Prater was a big part of the reason why. After going 8-for-8 on field goals while the Lions won their three games, Prater has been named NFC special teams player of the month. It was a month that saw Prater nail a 58-yard field goal as…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Matt Prater wins NFC special teams player of the week

Two more clutch kicks earned Matt Prater the NFC’s special teams player of the week award. Prater hit a game-tying field goal for the Lions in the fourth quarter of their Thanksgiving game against the Vikings, then hit the game-winning field goal as time expired. At this point, the Lions feel like Prater is automatic…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Lions enter stretch with chance at elusive division title

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions are alone in first place, and their top competitors in the NFC North have been floundering. It's an opportunity for the Lions to win their first division title since 1993 -- but their outlook could change awfully quickly if the next few weeks go badly. "Confidence is building, but one thing we know about the league is, it will humble you...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Announcing Matthew Stafford’s Candidacy for the MVP Race

Sitting atop the NFC North with a 7-4 record, the Detroit Lions have a chance to win the division for the first time since 1993 (the division was called the NFC Central until 2002 when it became the NFC North).  With an abysmal rushing attack and a defense that, at times, resembles a fresh slice of Swiss cheese, how could one of the historically worst NFL teams be in prime position...
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Lions are producing comebacks at an unprecedented rate

The Detroit Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter of all 11 games this season. For most teams, during most seasons, trailing in the fourth quarter of every game means an undesirable record. But not for the Lions, who—after trailing again on Thanksgiving Day—came back to beat the Minnesota Vikings on a Matt Prater field goal as time expired. Detroit is now 7-4, with seven...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brutal Sam Bradford pick hands Lions the division lead on game-winning field goal

Minnesota fans will not be thankful for Sam Bradford this Thanksgiving. Although the Vikings quarterback completed 84% of his passes Thursday, his interception with 38 seconds remaining in a 13-13 tie and the ball in their own territory handed the Lions a victory and the outright NFC North lead. Here is the Bradford pick that set Detroit up in immediate field-goal range. ...
Via The Comeback
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Darius Slay picks off Sam Bradford pass to lift Lions over Vikings

The Lions and Vikings were deadlocked at 13-13 with 38 seconds remaining in Thursday’s game, when cornerback Darius Slay came up with a clutch play in the pivotal divisional matchup. Slay read the play perfectly, jumped the route and intercepted a pass intended for Adam Thielen, setting the Lions up for the game-winning field goal and a 16-13 win. sonofthebronx: Darius Slay...
Via The Sports Daily
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Remembering Joey Harrington’s reign of Thanksgiving terror

The war on Christmas has got nothing on the war on Thanksgiving that former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington waged between 2002 and 2007. Things have changed somewhat in recent years as the NFL has stuffed the November holiday with as many football games as it can handle, but there have always been two constants. The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions will always host football...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stefon Diggs unlikely to play Thursday vs. Lions

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to be without Stefon Diggs for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that even though Diggs is listed as questionable on the injury report, the second-year wide receiver is “unlikely” to play due to a knee injury he sustained last Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Even though he is listed as questionable...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Retirement Of Calvin Johnson Has Benefited The Detroit Lions

Heading into the 2016 season, expectations were not high for the Detroit Lions. Coming off a mediocre 7-9 year in 2015, the Lions’ turmoil was only increased with the abrupt retirement of wide receiver Calvin Johnson. For years, Johnson, aka “Megatron”, was the best player on the Detroit Lions, and despite only a nine-year career, holds every career receiving record in franchise...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andre Roberts rips off impressive 55-yard return TD

Sunday at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions needed something positive to go their way down 3-0 early. Andre Roberts provided the good vibes when he took a punt return 55 yards for a touchdown. It was a gorgeous return in which Roberts danced around a few would-be tacklers before streaking to the end zone for six. He.Could.Go.All.The. WAY.@AndreRoberts to...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Week 11 Fantasy Football News

Who To Start Matt Stafford – The MVP candidate gets to play a struggling defense for the first time in weeks. The only problem here could be that he had a week off, which is me stretching to find a way that he doesn’t dominate. He’s proven so much this season and expect his high play to continue this week at home. Not only is Stafford a must start, but I expect him to be a...
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Lions LB DeAndre Levy: breaking Joe Paterno’s leg was “my proudest moment in college”

Joe Paterno’s career had been celebrated and shamed. Despite his role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State has continued to celebrate the former head coach. Now, one current NFL player is proud of how he made Paterno’s life tougher. DeAndre Levy is a linebacker for the Detroit Lions. Before the Lions drafted him in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Levy played at the...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions LB: Breaking Joe Paterno's leg was my 'proudest moment'

DeAndre Levy accomplished a lot of great things on the field during his time at Wisconsin, but it was something he unintentionally did to Joe Paterno on the sidelines that the Detroit Lions linebacker is most proud of. The play happened 10 years ago, when Levy was tackling a Penn State player near the sideline and his momentum took him into Paterno’s lower body. The former Nittany...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin leads NFL group set to meet with Congress

Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin is leading a five-person team of NFL players that will meet with members of Congress to discuss race relations and police brutality, ESPN reports. Joining Boldin are Lions safety Glover Quin, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown and wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. All five are set to have...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stafford wants to be highest-paid QB in NFL

Matthew Stafford is having arguably his best season as a pro, and the Detroit Lions quarterback is seeking to parlay his timely performance into another massive contract. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Stafford, who is signed with the Lions through the 2017 season, is looking to make more than $25 million per season. That would make him the highest-paid quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Golden Tate flips into end zone on game-winning TD

The once vaunted Minnesota Vikings are now on a three-game losing streak. The most recent loss came at the hands of the Detroit Lions and was sealed on a fantastic catch and run from Golden Tate. Matthew Stafford. Golden Tate.FOR THE WIN.BALL GAME. #OnePride #DETvsMIN — NFL (@NFL) November 6, 2016 There are a few things to look at here. One, Tate did...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Armonty Bryant suspended three games for NFL substance abuse violation

Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Edwards was suspended three games by the league for a violation of the substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Tuesday. Edwards was waived by the Browns in early October and then claimed by the Lions. He was already suspended the first four games of the season due to a PED violation. The latest suspension is the result of a misdemeanor drug...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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