Pettigrew ruled out for Lions against Minnesota

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Minnesota because of a hamstring injury. Linebacker DeAndre Levy, who missed the season opener with a hip injury, is listed as doubtful. Defensive tackles Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and Caraun Reid (ankle) are questionable. Pettigrew and Levy did not practice Friday. Ngata and Reid...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What trading with Tampa Bay for a tight end means to Joseph Fauria and the Detroit Lions

For starters, lets go over what we know: At almost the same time the Lions were making their deal with Tampa Bay for TE Tim Wright in exchange for K Kyle Brindza they were cutting TE Deon Butler. Joseph Fauria, the undrafted free agent out of UCLA is also still on the roster. He has been recovering from an ankle injury and has been mostly a non factor so far this preseason. Fauria...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL players on the hot seat for 2015

Job security is something that even NFL players have to worry about because every day is a tryout for some players to make/stay on a roster. Some players have been on a roster for many seasons, but 2015 will be different for them as they are on the hot seat.  The players on this list will be playing for their job this season, whether it be for not performing in the past or younger...
Via EndZoneScore
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas area earthquakes suggest God is a Lions fan

The Detroit Lions lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 24-20, after a game-changing penalty call was overturned without explanation in the fourth quarter on Sunday. On 3rd and 1 with 8:25 left and a 20-17 lead, Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens obviously had his hands all over tight end Brandon Pettigrew before the interference call was reversed.  Apparently The Big Guy upstairs...
Via The Other Paper
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Obama: “If I was a Lions fan, I’d be pretty aggravated” Lucky for us, President Obama was asked about the outcome of the Lions-Cowboys Wildcard game Sunday.  More specifically, he was asked about the overturned pass interference call.  You know, the overturned pass interference call against the Lions’ Brandon Pettigrew.  The one where Cowboys’ safety Barry Church held Pettigrew then interfered with Pettigrew...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Heartbreak for Motor City

All season there was skepticism about of the strength of this Detroit Lions team, and I was among all of them determined not to get my hopes up. However, how do you not fall in love with this Lions team that has been surprising everyone game after game? Unfortunately, this Sunday at AT&T Stadium the Detroit Lions suffered a heartbreaking 24-20 playoff loss to one of my all time...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s no conspiracy to help the Dallas Cowboys

Football games aren’t determined by a single whistle, or a single ruling by an official. That doesn’t happen, and it wasn’t about to start Sunday with some wild grassy knoll style conspiracy to help the Dallas Cowboys advance past the Detroit Lions. The events of Sunday at the 8:25 mark in the fourth quarter of that game have happened before, and they’ll be repeated in some...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL’s head of officiating: Cowboys should have been flagged for holding

The NFL’s head of officiating Dean Blandino says the controversial non-call on pass interference in Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions playoff game was “debatable.” In an interview with Around The NFL, Blandino said the decision was a “judgment call.” “I think it’s debatable,” Blandino said. “There was a left hand on (Brandon Pettigrew’s) shoulder, but...
Via Sports-Glory
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL head official: Cowboys should have been flagged

  Essentially, the NFL admits it made a “whoopsie.”   Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens should have been penalized on an incomplete pass to Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino told “PFT Live” on Monday. The controversial play, which turned a first down into a fourth down for Detroit, was widely seen as...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Analyzing the controversial picked up flag

Romo The Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 on Sunday thanks to an impressive second half from Tony Romo and company. The Lions led for most of the way after jumping out 14-0 in the first quarter, but Romo found Terrance Williams for the game-winning touchdown on third-and-goal with 2:32 remaining. Detroit’s last chance fell short when Demarcus Lawrence strip-sacked...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Offseason Targets: Tight Ends

Over the next couple weeks we will break down the biggest positions of need for the Browns. We will give two options for the team to choose via free agency, the draft, and trades. This week we will look at the choices at tight end.Free Agency:Julius ThomasWe have all seen Julius Thomas take off thanks to Peyton Manning in Denver. He is a tremendous red zone target, as well as a deep...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ref explains overturned pass interference call

B/R The Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 on Sunday, but not without contoversy. With 8:25 left in the game, Cowboys rookie linebacker Anthony Hitchens was flagged for pass interference while defending Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew on a third-and-1 pass from the Dallas 46. Referee Pete Morelli announced the penalty, which would have given the Lions a first down...
Via Sports-Glory
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Overturned penalty not the only big call Cowboys used to beat Lions

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ The official play-by-play sheet describes it simply as "M. Stafford pass incomplete deep left to B. Pettigrew (A. Hitchens)." Everyone who witnessed it knows it was much more. Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens was flagged for defensive pass interference against Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew. The call came on third and one as the Lions, leading 20-17...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Controversial call helps end Lions season

The Lions’ season ended Sunday evening after a heartbreaking 24-20 loss at the hands of the Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card game from Jerry’s World in Arlington, Texas. The defeat extended the Lions’ losing streak in the NFL postseason as well as add to the team’s futility of having one playoff win during the past 57 years. Today’s contest however will be talked about because...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ref Calls Late-Game Pass Interference On Cowboys, Picks Up Flag (Video)

The Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday came with plenty of controversy. The ‘Boys rallied from a 10-point deficit at halftime to pull out a 24-20 NFC Wild Card Game victory, but they did it thanks in part to a pass interference call midway through the fourth quarter that was mysteriously taken back. Detroit held a 20-17 lead and faced a third-and-1 at the Dallas...
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Officiating crew picks up flag in Lions-Cowboys game (VIDEO)

The Detroit Lions may have been “jobbed” in their wild-card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. It’s not often that a penalty flag is thrown, and then later picked up. Yet that’s exactly what happened. The Lions had a 20-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter, and were looking to add to it. Stafford threw a pass intended for Brandon Pettigrew, whose arm...
Via The Sports Daily
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Refs reverse crucial call in Cowboys-Lions game

A critical pass interference penalty in the Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions playoff game Sunday was changed by the referees, leading the Lions to punt and ultimately lose the game. Detroit had the ball for a 3rd-and-1 at the Cowboys 46 with 8:25 left, leading 20-17. Matt Stafford attempted a pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew, but linebacker Anthony Hitchens ran into Pettigrew. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Officials in Lions-Cowboys Game Reverse Key Penalty After Announcing it

If you wanted some controversy during the first weekend of NFL Playoff action, officials during the Detroit Lions-Dallas Cowboys game provided just that in the fourth quarter on Sunday evening. With Detroit up by three in the fourth quarter, Matthew Stafford threw a pass down the seam to tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who was obviously interfered with by Cowboys linebacker Anthony...
Via Sportsnaut
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

TE Pettigrew active for Lions, RB Bush still out

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is active for the Detroit Lions after missing one game with a foot injury, while running back Reggie Bush is out for the second game in a row with an ankle injury. Detroit also was without defensive tackle Nick Fairley for the third straight game and guard Larry Warford for the second consecutive game, both with knee injuries. New...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Bush, Pettigrew inactive against Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Detroit running back Reggie Bush and tight end Brandon Pettigrew are inactive for the Lions' game against the Arizona Cardinals. Bush did not practice all week because of an ankle injury and had been listed as questionable for Sunday. Pettigrew was limited in practice Friday with a foot injury but had been listed as probable. Joique Bell started for Bush, Eric...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Outlook

Last season, Kris Durham was the Detroit Lions 2nd best pass catcher at the WR position, with just 38 receptions. Joique Bell and Reggie Bush each caught 50 passes out of the backfield. Add Golden Tate to the mix, and now Matthew Stafford can look to both sides of the field. If Stafford can utilize Tate the way he did Nate Burleson back in 2011 (73 rec 757 yds), he could...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions release first depth chart of 2014 with a few surprises

The Detroit Lions released their first unofficial depth chart yesterday. There were a few surprises, though for the most part they were only formalities. Rookies are not just awarded positions, they have to earn them, but the preseason games should took care of that. Kyle Van Noy is currently listed as the backup to Ashlee Palmer at linebacker. Van Noy is highly touted and did very...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Position preview: Will the Detroit Lions investment in their tight ends pay off?

The moves general manager Martin Mayhew made at the tight end position this offseason still confound many. Why would Mayhew aggressively resign free agent Brandon Pettigrew and then turn around and draft Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the draft? Will Joseph Fauria ever have a chance to expand upon a productive rookie season? Can the Detroit Lions afford to invest so heavily...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions must do a better job of catching the ball in 2014 to succeed

One area the Detroit Lions absolutely have to improve in is dropped passes. The Lions led the league in dropped passes with 44 of them last year which is almost three per game. They also had the worst drop percentage with a rate of 7.1% of Matthew Stafford’s passes bouncing off Lions receivers hands. Those numbers are staggering. The only team that came close to having numbers...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Lions, Packers & Saints

  Cowboys According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, Justin Durant will “likely be the first-team middle linebacker” at the start of Cowboys’ training camp. “When the Cowboys open camp, Justin Durant will likely be the first-team middle linebacker,” Archer writes. “He took the first-team snaps in the minicamp and during most of the organized team activities after Sean...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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