Detroit Lions Postseason Grades: Wide Receiver

Detroit Lions Overall Wide Receiver Grade: “B” It was certainly a roller coaster season for this Detroit Lions wide receiver group. They came into the season with extremely low expectations after losing Calvin Johnson to an unexpected retirement at the age of 30. Lions G.M. Bob Quinn replaced him the very next day, signing former […] Detroit Lions Postseason Grades: Wide Receiver...
Via Sidelion Report
9 hours ago

Darius Slay changes his tune on Pro Bowl, now wants to go to Orlando

A month ago, Lions cornerback Darius Slay scoffed at the Pro Bowl, called it “pointless,” and didn’t seem enthused about a trip to Orlando at all. Now, he’s hoping for the chance at some mouse ears. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Slay’s holding out hope he gets the call now. As the second alternate,…
Via Pro Football Talk
10 hours ago

Free Agency Could Solve Detroit Lions Linebacker Woes

The Detroit Lions linebacker corp had a tough season.  The continuing saga surrounding DeAndre Levy’s injury status and Kyle Van Noy’s failure to contribute left an already under-manned unit thin. Tahir Whitehead and Josh Bynes put forth admirable efforts this season. Whitehead was among the league leaders in tackles and Josh Bynes established himself as […] Free Agency Could...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Detroit Lions Running Backs: Postseason Grades

The lack of running game was the Achilles heel of the Detroit Lions offense in 2016.  The Detroit Lions running backs ranked just 30th in the NFL, gaining just 81.9 yards per game and averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. The only teams who were worse at running the ball were the Minnesota Vikings, who lost […] Detroit Lions Running Backs: Postseason Grades - SideLion Report -...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Detroit Lions: Offseason Do’s and Don’ts

The Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Yet despite reaching the post-season, the Lions stumbled in their final three games and eventually blew a two game division lead with three games left in the regular season. Instead of hosting a playoff game, the Lions were forced to travel to Seattle and failed to score a touchdown against the Seahawks in...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Season in Review

The Detroit Lions fought until the very last game of their season, losing in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks.  The team finished the regular season with a record of 9-7, not too far off from my prediction of 8-8 at the beginning of the year.  Although, my game predictions may not reflect the real life results (looking at you Chicago Bears of week...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Quinn regrets something he said as rookie GM with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Bob Quinn regrets something he said as a rookie general manager with the Detroit Lions. When he was hired a year ago, Quinn told reporters he would have ''zero tolerance'' for players with a history of domestic violence or dangerous weapons. He went on to sign tight ends Orson Charles and Andrew Quarles last summer. Charles had been sentenced to a diversion...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong: Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are one of the most snake-bitten franchises in all of sports. Their tortured fan base has been waiting 25 years for the Lions to win a playoff game. This year was their seventh playoff appearance since 1991, and for the seventh straight time, the Lions were knocked out in the wild card round. Seattle was favored by nine points to win, so there wasn't a strong...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions limp to finish after strong run put them in playoffs

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions were not a popular pick to reach the playoffs when the 2016 season began. After winning eight of nine games midway through the season, Detroit (9-8) earned a spot in the postseason. The Lions, though, spoiled their season by losing the last three games of the regular season and first place in the NFC North and then by getting beat 26-6 at...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford set to become father, expecting less naps

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s season is officially done after the Lions lost badly to the Seattle Seahawks, 26-6, at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Some much-needed R and R is likely on Stafford’s agenda heading into the offseason. But, napping is something that Stafford is going to have to take advantage of while he still has his free time. He made this comment...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Baldwin steals TD from Jermaine Kearse

Already up by two scores late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions, the Seattle Seahawks poured it on with a hilarious twist. Russell Wilson saw Jermaine Kearse beat his man off the line of scrimmage and lofted a pass his way into the end zone. The only problem for Kearse? Doug Baldwin was also in the vicinity. And Baldwin, who was already having a huge night, wasn...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Officials admit to missing facemask call on Paul Richardson’s TD

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson made an absolutely insane one-handed touchdown catch in the second quarter of the team’s Wild Card round playoff game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. Here’s video of the play live: And the replay of the absurd catch: There was also a flag on the play, for defensive pass interference on Lions safety Tavon Wilson...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest from NFL: Long kicks by Prater giving Lions a boost

The latest from the NFL's wild-card Saturday. (All times Eastern) 10:05 p.m. Matt Prater has given the Detroit Lions a lift with his leg. Prater has accounted for all of Detroit's scoring so far Saturday night, making field goals of 51 and 53 yards. The Lions trail Seattle 10-6. Prater's second field goal capped a 10-play, 61-yard drive in the third quarter after the Lions were...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks: playoff game preview and prediction

On Saturday night the Detroit Lions will be in CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card round. The matchup surrounds two high-quality quarterbacks, some defensive studs and a whole lot of questions about which teams will actually be on the field. So let’s take a deeper dive into this game as the Lions attempt to win their first playoff game in what...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions can set record for playoff losing streak against Seahawks

The Detroit Lions will hope to avoid setting a dubious playoff record when they play the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC Wild Card game on Saturday. With a loss to the Seahawks, the Lions would set the new NFL record for consecutive playoff losses. Detroit has lost eight straight postseason games, which is tied for the longest losing streak ever. No team has ever lost nine straight...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate admits to added motivation playing Seahawks

It would mean a whole lot to the people of Detroit if the Lions pulled off a stunning upset against the Seattle Seahawks in the opening round of the playoffs this weekend. For Golden Tate, it would mean even more. Tate, who signed with the Lions three seasons ago after spending the first four years of his career in Seattle, was asked on Thursday if beating the Seahawks would be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Preview: Detroit Lions

Backing into the playoffs is an issue for teams across all sports. It's a cheap feeling when you head into the playoffs on a losing streak, especially when the losing streak costs you a division title. Such is life for the Detroit Lions, who were 9-4 through Week 14 and were in full control of the NFC North. Then Matthew Stafford dislocated his middle finger and tore ligaments in...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner appreciates Michael Bennett’s compliments

Some may have been offended by Michael Bennett’s praise of Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner that invoked race, but Zenner did not see it that way. In fact, Zenner says he appreciated the compliments. Speaking with the media on Tuesday ahead of the Seahawks’ playoff game against the Detroit Lions, Seattle DE Bennett was complimentary of Zenner and called him the best white...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions confirm head coach Jim Caldwell will return in 2017

The Detroit Lions confirmed on Wednesday that head coach Jim Caldwell will return for the 2017 season. From Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website: The Lions have confirmed that Jim Caldwell will return as head coach for the 2017 season. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 4, 2017 Despite the Lions making the postseason for the second time in three years, speculation...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell’s job could be on the line

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell led his team to a surprising nine-win campaign and a spot in the NFC Playoffs this year. It came less than a calendar year after many figured Caldwell himself would be fired following sweeping changes within the Lions’ organization. So it would stand to reason that Caldwell’s job might finally be safe after he’s spent the past few seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett calls Zach Zenner the best white RB in the NFL

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is praising the opposition ahead of Saturday night’s wild-card game against the Detroit Lions. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Bennett called Detroit’s Zach Zenner the best white running back in the NFL. “The running back, man, there’s not many white running backs in the NFL, but he has to be the best right now,” Bennett...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Wild Card Preview: (6) Detroit Lions at (3) Seattle Seahawks

The last time the Detroit Lions won a playoff game, George Bush was president. The first one. For the Lions to end that drought and avoid a nine-game playoff losing streak, they’ll have to defy some pretty big odds on Saturday night. That’s because overrated Detroit has lost three straight games and will have to travel to Seattle to play a Seahawks team with plenty of playoff...
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions place RB Theo Riddick on IR

The Detroit Lions have placed running back Theo Riddick on IR, ending his season. The Lions announced the move on Saturday and say they have also signed WR Jace Billingsley to the active roster. Riddick has been bothered by a wrist injury since the Lions’ Week 13 win over the Saints in early December. He missed three straight games after that, but there was some hope he might...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ lineman Taylor Decker bashes Darren Rovell for leaving out his name

Criticizing ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter is a common theme, but it’s interesting to see athletes get in on it. Detroit Lions’ left tackle Taylor Decker did so Tuesday, and the criticisms he lobbed at Rovell were well-deserved. Decker went after Rovell after the ESPN reporter conveniently left his name out of a tweet, a rather dumb tweet that suggested Decker was more happy...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN uses worst camera angle ever for Detroit field goal attempt

There have been occasions when a network production crew will show a camera angle that doesn’t provide the best view of a play. In the case of a Detroit Lions field goal attempt by Matt Prater against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, it appeared that ESPN were attempting to show an angle either from the far end of AT&T Stadium or from the sun. It was difficult to...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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