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Highs and Lows from the Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars

The Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars both struggled with penalties for much of their contest, on Friday night. There was a lot of yellow littering the field, and 15 of those flags were on the Lions. In what was supposed to be Detroit’s most important preseason game, the team did not put on as if they were ready to start the season. Matthew Stafford started off the game...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 13, Jacksonville 12: Matthew Stafford starts cold but heats up in Lions' win

Calvin Johnson and Ziggy Ansah made their exhibition-season debuts Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. But the game was defined more by the Jekyll-and-Hyde performance of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who started off stone cold before he got white hot in the Lions’ 13-12 victory before 56,496 at Ford Field. Stafford and the starting offense played one series into the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jaguars can't capitalize on Lions' mistakes in preseason loss

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game. Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions LIVE on the Web: 8.22.14

Video and photos from Friday's Lions-Jaguars game at Ford Field, including receiver Calvin Johnson and linebacker Tahir Whitehead. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh***
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions overcome mistakes, penalties to get win vs. Jaguars

  Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game. Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions struggled in the red zone...
Via AP on Fox
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Jaguars can't capitalize on Lions' mistakes in preseason loss

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game. Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions overcome mistakes, beat Jaguars 13-12

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game. Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions struggled...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions overcome mistakes, beat Jaguars 13-12

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Reggie Bush broke free for an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, one of only a few offensive highlights Friday night as the Detroit Lions edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a penalty-filled game. Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars at Lions Preseason Preview: The Dress Rehearsal

Tonight when the Jag’s come into town, we get to see our first glimpse of what to expect from the Detroit Lions on both sides of the ball. The 3rd game of the preseason is what we all look forward to each year. It’s fun to watch the position battles, but most casual fans are watching NFL games to see the star players not a lot of the practice squad guys. There are quite a lot...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is Back

Today is the day, Detroit Lions fans. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson is making his much anticipated football debut of the 2014 preseason. Although you cannot really blame Lions’ head coach Jim Caldwell for sitting Megatron, it will be good to see the Lions’ true offense on the field all at the same time. Calvin Johnson is set to take the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson expresses curiosity over new role on team

Detroit Lions’ star wide receiver Calvin Johnson is curious about his new role as he begins his first season in Joe Lombardi’s new offensive scheme. Calvin Johnson curious about role in Lions' new offense: Calvin Johnson will hit the field for his first … http://t.co/YD74m9Tqsb #NFL — NFL Fanzone (@NFLFANZONE) August 21, 2014 Megatron enters his eighth year having worked...
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Three storylines to follow heading into Lions' third preseason game

Calvin Johnson will make probably his only appearance of the preseason. Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah also could take his first snaps this year. And there's Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio, who will be in the spotlight, rotating kick attempts to try to determine who deserves to be the starter. It's all part of the intrigue Friday night at Ford Field when the Detroit Lions...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson “As Curious As Anyone Else” on How He’ll be Used

Calvin Johnson is the unquestioned best receiver in the NFL, and he’ll see his first preseason action of the year for the Detroit Lions tomorrow night when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’ll be the first time Johnson gets live game action in new offensive coordinator Joe Lombari’s system, which has put an emphasis on moving Johnson around the field more often than...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Lions' receivers cooking up alternative TD celebrations

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Don't look for Calvin Johnson to pull a Jimmy Graham and try to challenge the NFL's new rule against dunking the football over the goal post. "I'm not letting Goodell get in my pockets," Johnson said, referring to Graham, a tight end for New Orleans who dunked twice in a preseason game last week, being fined by the NFL and commissioner...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Get ready for another ‘Mega’ year for Megatron

Since being drafted in 2007 Calvin Johnson better known as Megatron, has been the main target in the Detroit Lions offense. He has proved over and over he can shoulder the load when needed. The Lions have added a lot of new weapons to the offense since 2007, and this upcoming season looks to be most promising for Lions fans. Will these players takeaway from Megatron’s overall success...
Via The Penalty Flag
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions WRs showing promise, even without Johnson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions acquired Golden Tate to play alongside Calvin Johnson. This week, he might finally have a chance to do that. Johnson hasn't played in Detroit's first two preseason games, but that seems likely to change this week against Jacksonville. In Johnson's absence, the Lions still looked impressive throwing the ball last week at Oakland...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Joique Bell

Experts saw great things coming from the Calvin Johnson/Reggie Bush tandem in 2013. And they weren’t completely wrong. But by season’s end it was Joique Bell, not Bush, who was the more oft-used back. Yet despite that, Bush is going off the board as the 15th running back in fantasy drafts at ESPN while Bell is languishing as the RB 26. The workload breakdown this year has yet...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Caldwell preparing for Lions' third preseason game as if it's regular season

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is preparing for Friday's third preseason game as if it's the regular season. Or as close to it as any preseason game is going to get. That includes the likelihood that superstar receiver Calvin Johnson, who underwent offseason knee surgery, will make his first appearance of the preseason after sitting out the first two...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson to play Friday

The Detroit Lions have held wide receiver Calvin Johnson out of their first two preseason games, which could have been expected after he missed two games due to injury in 2013. There seemed to be a chance he would not play at all this preseason, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported that Johnson expects to play Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.#453668234...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions – Raiders 2014 Preseason Game 2 Recap

Final Score: Lions – 26 Raiders – 27 Recap: The Lions fall to the Raiders in Oakland, but overall this was a pretty great game for the Lions first and second teams.  The first team offense scores on 2 of 3 drives, Stafford finishes 9/10 for 88 yards and 2 TD’s, with those going to Golden Tate and Kris Durham as Calvin Johnson was not playing tonight.  The first team defense...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 wide receivers heading into 2014

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions There is no question who the best receiver in the game is right now. Johnson has everything the other nine players possess and it has helped him to get where he is today. If scientists wanted to build a wide receiver in a lab, they would likely still fall short of Johnson’s ability. He has the unfathomable mixture of lightning speed, unmatched...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions Need To Bench Calvin Johnson

Matthew Stafford receives little respect throughout the league. Up to this point, it is deserved. The argument has become a running joke. He's the only quarterback in the league with a playbook that only has one play in it: Throw to Calvin Johnson. In an emergency, when the football game world is falling apart, there are few options that are better. But what started as an excellent...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions Are Golden With Tate

  Cheat Sheet Creator – Draft Analyzer – Draft Assistant – Auction Calculator  Get our DFS Cheat Sheets  free just by signing up at DraftDay!     For the first time in Golden Tate’s NFL career, he is going to play in an offense that thrives on its passing game and will play opposite an elite wide receiver for the first time. The Lions signed the former Seahawks...
Via The Fake Football
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron, Ansah out for Lions' preseason opener

DETROIT -- Receiver Calvin Johnson won't play Saturday night in the Detroit Lions' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. Former Lion Nate Burleson also has been scratched by the Browns.  Johnson's absence is believed to be for precautionary reasons more than anything. Johnson, coming off offseason knee surgery, practiced Friday -- but the Lions...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

There are 5 reasons the Detroit Lions will win this weekend; also 5 reasons they’ll lose

Each week here at cover32.com/lions, we’ll spend some time on Friday discussing why the Detroit Lions could and or should win or lose that weekends game. As the first preseason game is upon us, it’s a good time to start that tradition. Except, well, its preseason, so the win or lose doesn’t really mean anything, does it? Here are 5 reasons the Detroit Lions will win: 1. They...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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