13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of football. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important,...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Sponsored by Chevrolet Silverado. The Lions and Packers facing off for a division title in Week 17 is probably about what we expected coming into the season. Beyond that? The Lions haven’t been at all what we thought they’d be. The formerly high-powered Lions offense has been largely tamed in 2014, they’ve been held to 18th in the NFL in total offense. Former 5,000-yard...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions overcome mistakes against Bears, get 11th win

CHICAGO -- Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a sweet run in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks and the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday. Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards for Detroit (11-4), which came away with a narrow victory over a struggling team after locking up its second trip to the postseason...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions playoff scenarios

Caldwell It’s Week 16 and the Detroit Lions have a shot at locking up a playoff spot this week. But coach Jim Caldwell won’t discuss the playoffs with his players, his fellow coaches, the media or even his family members just yet. His focus remains solely on the Lions’ game in Chicago this Sunday. That’s the kind of focus you want from your head coach, but I’m not...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Must Remain Sharp to Secure a Win in Week 16

The Detroit Lions currently sit at the top of the NFC North and need to secure another victory in Week 16. Fortunately, their chances of doing so are strengthened by the fact they play the lowly Chicago Bears this Sunday. With the Green Bay Packers right on their heels, the Lions must win to keep their lead in the division. We know for certain that the Packers will be playing smarter...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions preparing for the cold

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions like to call themselves an indoor team with an outdoor mentality. Now it's time to put that mantra to the test. Needing one win to clinch a playoff spot, the Lions will play at Chicago on Sunday against the struggling Bears. Although Detroit is heavily favored the weekend, the price for a loss could be severe: The regular-season finale the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' success big deal for future Hall of Famer Megatron

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Future Hall of Fame players deserve better than what Calvin Johnson went through for most of his first seven years in the NFL. He put up big numbers individually, even broke Jerry Rice's record for receiving yards in a season, but he did it most of the time in a losing cause. Entering this year, Johnson had played on as many winless teams (0-16 in 2008) as...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 most disappointing NFL rookies in 2014

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Fourth-quarter play a learning experience for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Another loss by eight points or fewer had the Minnesota Vikings focused on their struggles at the end of Sunday's game at Detroit. Minnesota allowed the final 16 points to the NFC North-leading Lions Sunday and weren't able to capitalize on two late drives with a chance to retake the lead in the 16-14 loss. The Vikings' last four losses have been by a total...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Vikings aim to cool off Lions

The Detroit Lions have taken a step toward shedding the late-season disappointment label they've earned in recent years. They'll have to avoid a potential letdown Sunday, though, when they host a Minnesota Vikings team that's looking for a third straight win. Detroit (9-4) improved to 6-1 at home with a 34-17 victory over Tampa Bay last Sunday, its first in December since 2011, which...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Vikings at Lions

Three games remain in the season for the Minnesota Vikings to show their growth under new coach Mike Zimmer. Two road games the following two weeks will provide plenty of challenge for the young team and its first-year head coach. Minnesota travels to Detroit this week after officially being eliminated from the playoffs. The Vikings (6-7) can put a big dent in the Lions (9-4) playoff...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Keys to beating the Vikings in Week 15

The Detroit Lions (9-4) and the Minnesota Vikings (6-7) meet for the second time this Sunday; it will be Detroit’s final home game of the regular season. With just three games remaining, the Lions are guaranteed a place at the playoff table if they win two more times (as long as the Cowboys and Eagles don’t tie this Sunday night). Bridgewater The Vikings and the Lions last...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings down four starters for Sunday's game at Detroit

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer started Friday's press conference by stating the Detroit Lions at 9-4 are where the Minnesota Vikings would like to be. Getting to Detroit's level won't be easy with four starters declared out for this Sunday's road game against the Lions. Minnesota will be without three defensive starters in defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, rookie linebacker Anthony...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Rhodes developing, but Vikings will keep him playing on one side

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Deion Sanders didn't mind shuttling back and forth from the left to the right side of the defense as he often shadowed an opponent's best receiver. But the Hall of Fame cornerback didn't want to play inside. Terence Newman could play both sides, but preferred to stay on the left side of Mike Zimmer's defenses in Dallas and Cincinnati. As Adam Jones resurrected...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Defense not the real culprit in loss to Lions

It might be easy to look at the game and say “Wow our defense really collapsed”, because the defense can definitely claim failure of support from the offense. After awhile, the defense, not getting enough scoring or time off the field from the offense, will break down against a good offense like Detroit. Lets take a look: 1st Detroit Possession: Stopped Lions on 4th and 1- Offense...
Via Buc Stop
16 days ago  |  Discuss

11 amazing NFL stats from Week 14

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of football. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important,...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers observations: No surprises for Tampa Bay in lopsided loss

Well, that played out as planned. Few expected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to upset the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Few expected the Bucs to stay competitive. Few thought those in pewter and red would do enough to leave Ford Field with a victory for the second consecutive season. Few were wrong. The Lions bruised and bullied the Bucs in their 34-17 victory Sunday. Detroit looked like...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson is Still Scoring Touchdowns

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson followed up his monster Thanksgiving performance with an early touchdown against the Buccaneers today. The all-world wideout is rewarding fantasy owners that badly missed him during a chunk of the seaon, scoring his third TD in the last two weeks. [Twitter: @_MarcusD_] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush both active against Buccaneers

The Lions will have two of their explosive offensive weapons active for Sunday’s tilt against the Buccaneers. Both wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush will suit up for this game. Johnson was rested in practice on Wednesday but is said to be 100-percent heading into this match-up against the 21st pass defense of the Buccaneers. Coming off a big Thanksgiving...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers looking for repeat of last year's performance in Detroit

TAMPA, Fla. -- On paper, this looks ugly. On paper, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense appears overmatched. On paper, Lovie Smith's crew should play the asphalt to the Detroit Lions' steamroller, flattened as the Motor City hosts coast to their ninth victory.  The Lions boast one of the NFL's best defenses, anchored by a line featuring monster-as-man Ndamukong Suh. The Bucs sputter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 14

1. Calvin Johnson AP Photo Megatron had a slow start to the Fantasy Football season, but for those who survived his five game absence, Calvin Johnson will help them win either their last regular season game or first playoff game. In the eight games that Johnson has played this season, he is averaging 12.25 fantasy points per game. This week, the Detroit Lions face the Tampa Bay...
Via Down and Distance
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have always been there when Bucs make a change

Ah the days of the NFC Central Division, The current NFC North plus Tampa Bay. We should have known they put us in there to get beat up! But it  wasn’t always that way! Every time there was change, Detroit was there! The Lions are trying to put a losing mentality to bed…they had terrible teams in the modern era 2000 and up, but started to turn things around recently. Last year...
Via Buc Stop
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ring Envy: What Lions fans said

Our popular Ring Envy series is a spinoff of the "Green Envy" series we run at CelticsLife. We lay out comments from the opposing team's fans during the game after a Patriots win! This week we take a peek inside the Detroit Lions fan base.Top 3:Smoked by Blount.Didn't we used to have Calvin Johnson?How in hell does Revis end up covering Ebron on that play? Are they intercepting our...
Via Patriots Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Calvin Johnson Among Thanksgiving Studs, Duds

Another happy (and in some places, snowy) Thanksgiving is in the books. Did you get your fill? Thursday featured a hearty feast of NFL football for you to digest along with your turkey, as six NFC division rivals squared off in three entertaining matchups. Yet not everyone got heaping portions on the fantasy front. It was a famine of disastrous proportions...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson fastest to 10k receiving yards: ‘That’s big’

            Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke another record during a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Johnson became the fastest player in NFL history to pass 10,000 yards receiving.  He hit the mark in 115 games, breaking the record set by former receiver Torry Holt, who hit 10,000...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss
Lions News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.