DEANDRE LEVY NEWS

Levy's snub from Pro Bowl glaring mistake

The Pro Bowl can be considered a farce for many reasons, but this year none more so than the absence of Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. All Levy did was lead the NFL in solo tackles with 117 -- 16 more than anybody else -- and finish second overall in combined tackles (151), two behind Carolina's Luke Kuechly. A total of six outside linebackers were selected for Sunday's game...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Five Most Surprising Defensive Players of 2014

The Detroit Lions, fronted by their second-ranked defense, made it to an 11-5 record and their first playoff berth since 2011.The Lions' defense was a hard-nosed, rugged entity that slammed the door shut on many opposing teams. Detroit's stingy defense ranked first against the run, while accumulating 42 sacks.First-year defensive coordinator Teryl Austin did a marvelous job with...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason crucial for Lions to continue success in 2015

Even though they couldn't put an end to their long-standing playoff miseries, the Detroit Lions took an impressive step forward this season. In many ways, it was similar to what happened in 2011. A double-digit win season, a wildcard bid and then an opening-round loss on the road in the postseason. The question is whether this is legitimate progress that will be sustainable, or just...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Suh named first-team All-Pro

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was named first-team All-Pro Friday by the Associated Press. Two of his teammates -- linebacker DeAndre Levy and safety Glover Quin -- were picked to the second-team. It's the third time in his five-year career that Suh, a dominating force on the inside of the Lions' standout defensive line, was selected to the first-team. He also was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Keys to beating the Packers in Week 17

The Detroit Lions (11-4) and Green Bay Packers (11-4) meet in Week 17 to decide who wins the NFC North. The winner gets the first or second seed in the NFC, a first-round bye and a second-round home game. The loser gets a wildcard spot and a first-round game on the road. We all know the story by now: The Lions haven’t won on the road against Green Bay since 1991. The Packers are...
Via isportsweb.com
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings-Lions Capsule

MINNESOTA (6-7) at DETROIT (9-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Lions by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 8-5, Detroit 7-6 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 69-35-2 LAST MEETING - Lions beat Vikings 17-3, Oct. 12, 2014 LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Jets 30-24, OT; Lions beat Buccaneers 34-17 AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 22, Lions No. 8 VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (13...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Detroit Lions Week 15 showdown one of the top NFL games to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-December, with only three weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. As the final month of the season gets into full gear, there are a slew of big games involving...
Via cover32 - Lions
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Where does DeAndre Levy of the Detroit Lions rank among the best linebackers?

The last time we ranked the league’s best linebackers, Von Miller of the Denver Broncos was tearing up opponents like nobody’s business. A lot has changed around the NFL since then, but Miller is still kicking far too many asses to remember any names. Is he still on top of our list? There’s only one way to find out. Here are the top ten linebackers playing in the NFL right...
Via cover32 - Lions
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions finally enjoy comfortable lead to protect

DETROIT (AP) For weeks, Detroit fans could only wonder how tough the Lions might be if they had a chance to play the fourth quarter with a comfortable lead. In a Thanksgiving victory over Chicago, the Lions finally enjoyed that feeling. With Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the rest of the offense showing some long-overdue signs of life, Detroit beat the Bears 34-17 on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' defense starts slow, picks up steam

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions defense came into the Thanksgiving game ranked first overall in points allowed and third in total defense, but it didn't look like it early. The Chicago Bears marched 55 yards down the field on their first possession and scored on quarterback Jay Cutler's 10-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery. "They came out and hit us with a lot of swings early, got...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears-Lions Capsule

CHICAGO (5-6) at DETROIT (7-4) Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Lions by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 5-6, Detroit 5-6 SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 96-67-5 LAST MEETING - Lions beat Bears 21-19, Nov. 10, 2013 LAST WEEK - Bears beat Buccaneers 21-13; Lions lost to Patriots 34-9 AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 20, Lions No. 14 BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (20), PASS (14...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions-Cardinals Capsule

DETROIT (7-2) at ARIZONA (9-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 3 RECORD VS SPREAD - Lions 5-4, Cardinals 7-2 SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 33-26-5 LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Lions 25-21, Sept. 15, 2013 LAST WEEK - Lions beat Dolphins 30-16; Cardinals beat Rams 31-14 AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 5, Cardinals No. 2 LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (31), PASS...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons News: Team Prepares For Lions Defense In London

The Atlanta Falcons not only have to keep an eye on the key offensive weapons of the Detroit Lions, it appears the offense will have to be fully aware of the play of DeAndre Levy from the linebacker position.The unknown player is making a name for himself this season on a much improved defensive unit.The Falcons have scouted him intensely leading up to Sunday's game at Wembley Stadium...
Via Football Nation
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints-Lions Capsule

NEW ORLEANS (2-3) at DETROIT (4-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 1-4, Detroit 4-2 SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 12-9-1 LAST MEETING - Saints beat Lions 45-28, Jan. 7, 2012 LAST WEEK - Saints had bye, beat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT on Oct. 5; Lions beat Vikings 17-3 AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 20, Lions No. 13 SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions-Vikings capsule

DETROIT (3-2) at MINNESOTA (2-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Lions by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 3-2, Minnesota 2-3 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 69-34-2 LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Lions 14-13, Dec. 29, 2013 LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Bills 17-14, Vikings lost to Packers 42-10 AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 15, Vikings No. 25 LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19T), RUSH (28), PASS...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Why to watch DeAndre Levy

The biggest surprise, arguably of any team this year, has been the Detroit Lions defense. The team has officially been exposed and branded as a force to be reckoned with on the defensive side of the football. As I’ve mentioned before, the linebacker position has been a point of emphasis for the team this year. After drafting Kyle Van Noy in the first round, the defense was expected...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions-Panthers Capsule

DETROIT (1-0) at CAROLINA (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Panthers by 2 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 1-0, Carolina 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 4-2 LAST MEETING - Lions beat Panthers 49-35 on Nov. 20, 2011 LAST WEEK - Lions beat Giants 35-14; Panthers beat Bucs 20-14 AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 14, Panthers No. 12 LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (25), PASS...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Lions hold up their end of bargain in Detroit's mega sports day

DETROIT -- When the Ford Field scoreboard flashed the Tigers' 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals, the Lions knew it was on. "The crowd went even crazier," safety Glover Quin said. "We wanted to hold up our end of the bargain, too. It's how we do in Detroit. Hopefully the Tigers can win the next game (Tuesday) and tie (for the division lead). So hey, that's how we do it in Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Social Media Recap: The Lions vs The Giants

Here is a quick recap of what went out on our Facebook page, The Majors Detroit for the Oregon game. Just a quick recap of The Majors Detroit’s Adam “Dorf” Waltersdorf’s thoughts on the game. These thoughts are also posted on our twitter page which can be found by clicking here, but they are often too long to fit in Twitters’ 140 characters or less limit. Ladies and...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Lions’ DeAndre Levy makes one-handed INT giving us another sideline Eli moment

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy had his first INT of the 2014 season and it was a pretty one as he was able to pick off Eli Manning one-handed going to the ground. And because Eli has been good for those sideline moments after getting shelled on the field, ESPN made sure to get his reaction […]
Via The Majors National
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy gets crazy INT; Eli Manning face ensues (video)

The Detroit Lions figured to get at least one interception vs. the New York Giants, being that Eli Manning was playing. He led the NFL in interceptions last year, and with a new offense and several new receives, he was bound to throw one eventually vs. Detroit. That said, Manning can’t be faulted for the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning Drops Healthy F-Bomb After Detroit Interception

Eli Manning dropped a healthy f-bomb on the world after the Detroit Lions' DeAndre Levy intercepted him.
Via Gamedayr
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning Face Following DeAndre Levy’s Juggling Interception

The Lions’ DeAndre Levy made an incredible juggling interception during the third quarter of the Monday Night Football game against the Giants. As great as the play was by Levy, it was topped by the reaction from Eli Manning. [@_MarcusD_, Kyle Weidlie] The post Eli Manning Face Following DeAndre Levy’s Juggling Interception appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions positional battle: Linebackers

Heading into the third week of preseason, the Detroit Lions are going to begin simulating games to look more like the regular season. Jim Caldwell stated, “we have to adjust to give them as much (of a simulation) as we possibly can of what it’s going to look like.” The Lions’ defense, particularly the secondary, has been criticized for their inability to become an integral...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Who do you think will be the Detroit Lions breakout offensive player in 2014?

Every season there is a breakout player, for nearly every team. For the Detroit Lions last year, their unexpected surprises were Joseph Fauria and DeAndre Levy. While Levy was a starter going into the season, no one really expected what the Lions got from him and he was a big part of their 6-3 start in 2013. There are plenty of candidates on this team to be that breakout player of...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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