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The Detroit Lions: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseThe Lions were well-known for having one of the most productive offenses, at least in terms of yardage, but they took a step back. The Lions ranked just 12th in passing while Matthew Stafford recorded his lowest yardage total (4,257) since 2010. He also threw just 22 touchdowns, as opposed to 29 in 2013 and 41 in 2011. On the bright side, he threw just 12 picks after throwing...
Via Football Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Inside The Defensive Film Room – Todd Bowles Edition

With a new, defense oriented head coach in place, the Jets will look to makeover a unit that allowed 24 or more points in 11 of their 16 games in 2014 (30 or more points in 6 games). So what does Todd Bowles scheme look like? How many different looks does he run? How did the Cardinals’ defense perform in key situations? Let’s take a look… Play #1:Situation: vs. Detroit Lions...
Via Turn On The Jets
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson is Overrated

When the Detroit Lions are discussed, the first topic about them is none other than the supposed greatest receiver in football: Calvin Johnson, also known as "Megatron", because of his tremendous catches. Though Johnson has astonished many with great catches, he's also disappointed many with some disastrous ones, too. It's time to admit it, Lions fans: Calvin Johnson is overrated...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bad Lip Reading spoofs Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell

The bad news is the NFL season is almost over. The good news is that means it’s time for Bad Lip Reading to release their annual spoof of the NFL. This year they got Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, among many others. Check it out: Hilarious. You may also be interested in: VIDEO: Bad Lip Reading spoofs Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell READ: The Detroit Lions explain...
Via cover32 - Lions
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This lady Detroit Lions fan might wear it better than Calvin Johnson

#Lions @Megan_Stys pic.twitter.com/2MfFQFNrLX — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 10, 2015 You may also be interested in: Female Friday: This lady Detroit Lions fan might wear it better than Calvin Johnson This ugly playoff win timeline is guaranteed to depress Detroit Lions fans Cartoon: For some reason Calvin Johnson does not feel very sorry for Dez Bryant
Via cover32 - Lions
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Suh backs out of Pro Bowl

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has joined Detroit Lions teammate Calvin Johnson in backing out of the Pro Bowl. Suh will be replaced by Cincinnati's Geno Atkins, according to the Bengals' website, which cited an undisclosed injury as the reason for the Detroit All-Pro's decision not to play. Toes still frozen, perhaps? More than likely, it has much to do with Suh's pending free-agent...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Bush could be cap-casualty candidate

The Detroit Lions were coming off a four-win season two years ago, but they quickly became the talk of the NFL that March with the free-agent signing of running back Reggie Bush. Bush was just what the Lions needed, most analysts agreed, to give them the electrifying threat in the backfield to complement receiver Calvin Johnson and fill the void left by speedster Jahvid Best's departure...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This ugly playoff win timeline is guaranteed to depress Detroit Lions fans

Some people say that a picture is worth one thousand words (at least that’s what I say on my writer invoices.) For example, I could write one thousand words about how the Detroit Lions can’t win in the playoffs, but sometimes visual aids are far more effective. Take a look at this playoff win timeline that I found on Reddit: via imgur Yikes. At least it’s not as bad as the...
Via cover32 - Lions
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cartoon: For some reason Calvin Johnson does not feel very sorry for Dez Bryant

Yesterday we told you about Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant begging the NFL to repeal the Calvin Johnson rule and how amazingly, awesomely ironic that was. Today we found a great cartoon from Dave Rappocio that goes one step further: via drawplaydave   Pretty much. You may also be interested in: Cartoon: For some reason Calvin Johnson does not feel very sorry for Dez...
Via cover32 - Lions
13 days ago  |  Discuss

IRONY: Dez Bryant begs NFL to repeal the infamous Calvin Johnson rule

Sometimes the NFL really is too good to be true. Some people believe that the Dallas Cowboys losing on Sunday via the Calvin Johnson rule is poetic justice, considering what happened to the Detroit Lions last week. They are 100 percent right but in my humble opinion it’s still a dumb rule that needs to change. Apparently Dez Bryant feels the same way, as he whined on Twitter...
Via cover32 - Lions
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant begs NFL to change rule that cost the Dallas Cowboys a playoff game

Alot of people think that the Dallas Cowboys losing via the Calvin Johnson rule is poetic justice, considering what happened to the Detroit Lions last week. I’m not inclined to disagree but in my humble opinion it’s still a dumb rule that needs to change. Dez Bryant understandably feels the same way, as he shared on Twitter last night: as I went to the ground I rolled over and...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant begs NFL to repeal the Calvin Johnson rule

Alot of people think that the Dallas Cowboys losing via the Calvin Johnson rule is poetic justice, considering what happened to the Detroit Lions last week. I’m not inclined to disagree but in my humble opinion it’s still a dumb rule that needs to change. Dez Bryant understandably feels the same way, as he shared on Twitter last night: as I went to the ground I rolled over and...
Via cover32
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Divisional Weekend Round-Up: The Calvin Johnson Rule Strikes Again

Welp, what the refs giveth, the refs take away. Something like that. And so it goes for the Cowboys, who saw their season come to end, not with a Romonobyl, but with a whimper. After a "questionable" call in last week's wild card game against the Lions, which the NFL spent the entire week trying to triage, the brutal karma of it all reared it's head in the ugliest way possible: The...
Via Razzball Football
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions own Dallas Cowboys in epic Tweet

The Dallas Cowboys lost 26-21 to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, due to a controversial overturned call by the refs. Trailing by five late in the game on fourth down, Tony Romo found Dez Bryant who made a beautiful catch that appeared to either be a touchdown or a catch inside the Dallas five. The refs reviewed and it was ruled an incomplete pass. After the Cowboys won thanks to...
Via cover32 - Lions
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryant's overturned catch proves to be too good for rules

Dez Bryant is too good of an athlete for the NFL's rules. That's the logical conclusion drawn from a controversial reversal of an apparent catch by Bryant in Sunday's playoff game. Had it stayed a catch, it could have turned the Cowboys' loss into a win over the Packers. But Dez is just too good for the NFL's rules and the officials who apply them. The crux of the matter is this...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Troll Cowboys After Controversial Call

The controversial call on a Dez Bryant reception that wasn’t late in the Dallas Cowboys playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday played a major role in the outcome of the game. With just over five minutes left and the Cowboys down by less than a touchdown, Tony Romo hit Bryant for a long pass down to the Packers one on fourth down. Unfortunately for Dallas, officials indicated...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions turn to Twitter to 'empathize' with Cowboys

The Detroit Lions did a little trolling Sunday at the expense of the Dallas Cowboys. Shortly after a game-turning call went against the Cowboys, the Lions' official Twitter account sent out a message that read: "Sorry @dallascowboys. We know the feeling. #CompletingTheProcess." It was in reference to Dez Bryant's apparent catch near the Green Bay 1-yard line in the final minutes...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys get sympathy from unlikely places after reverse call

Brace yourselves. Cowboys fans around the nation are creating an uproar about the would-be spectacular fourth-down, late fourth-quarter catch made by Dez Bryant just shy of the goal line reversed by officials coming after a challenge from Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy. The call proved to be the difference-maker as the Packers went on the win the game 26-21 over the Cowboys...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions quick to troll Cowboys on Twitter after overturned call

A picked-up pass interference flag that allowed the Cowboys to slip past the Lions was the talk of the first weekend of the playoffs, but karma visited Dallas on Sunday at Lambeau Field when the referees reviewed and reversed what could have been a game-turning fourth-quarter catch by receiver Dez Bryant. So it's no surprise the Lions were among the first to troll Dallas on Twitter...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions, Odell Beckham Jr respond to Cowboys game changing reversal

For a few moments it appeared that the Dallas Cowboys could be headed towards the NFC Championship game in Seattle. Instead a catch along the sideliens by Dez Bryant was ruled a non-catch resulting in a turnover on downs. While Cowboys fans were infuriated they were not alone. Many fans across the NFL were left confused. The Detroit Lions were on the similar end of one of these...
Via Tireball.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Beat Cowboys, Head to Seattle for NFC Championship Game

It wouldn’t be a weekend of NFL football without some officiating controversies. A week after the Dallas Cowboys benefited from a flag being picked up against the Detroit Lions, the team found itself on the losing end of a challenge late in its game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. Trailing by five points with just over five minutes remaining, Tony Romo hit Dez...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants rookie Odell Beckham to replace Calvin Johnson at Pro Bowl

If you haven’t quite had your fill of Odell Beckham Jr., you’re in luck. The New York Giants’ phenom rookie wide receiver will be playing in this year’s Pro Bowl game in Arizona, replacing the injured Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson: Odell Beckham Jr. named to Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Calvin Johnson. » http://t.co/N3vu1WmrSK — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter...
Via cover32 - Giants
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. to play in Pro Bowl: Report

Odell Beckham Jr. is going to the Pro Bowl. The Giants' rookie receiver was bumped up from first alternate to team player on Wednesday after Lions receiver Calvin Johnson backed out of the game with an injury. "It's definitely awesome," Beckham said in a statement. "It's something that means a lot to me, and I'm definitely going to cherish the moment. I'm very excited to be...
Via The Other Paper
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Detroit Lions Touches, Targets and Team Summary

After struggling through a 14 game season in 2013, Calvin Johnson was held to 13 games in 2014 and again spent much of the year as a noteworthy player on the injury report. His three game absence meant he was second on the team in targets as Matthew Stafford finally had a strong second target to work with in Golden Tate. In fact with 71 catches, and 1077 yards Johnson finished behind...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. Named To 2015 Pro Bowl, Replaces Calvin Johnson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to the 2015 Pro Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that Beckham has been chosen to replace injured Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the Jan. 25 game. Beckham, who had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in only 12 games, was a first alternate for...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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