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...
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9 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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11 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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...
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24 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Name Their Players of the Week

Offense Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas won AFC Offensive Player of the Week hauling in 7 passes and gaining 104 yards while scoring 3 touchdowns. Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan won NFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 31 of 43 passes for a franchise record 448 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Defense Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week...
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September 10, 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...
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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 […]
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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.
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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.
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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...
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...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' DeAndre Levy selected 59th-best NFL player in poll

Breakout seasons aren't always immediately recognized. It often takes time for reflection, if not another year of performance to prove to others that a player is for real. Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was deserving of a Pro Bowl invite last season, but he didn't get it. However, his fellow players rewarded him this offseason when they selected Levy as the 59th-best player...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Looking for a Pass-Rusher

The Detroit Lions will keep their base 4-3 defense even with Jim Caldwell stepping in as the head coach. Caldwell says in the 4-3 system there is room for a pass-rushing outside linebacker. Ziggy Ansah was the team's first-round draft pick last year where he came into his own as a pass-rusher. The problem was that he did not fill the void at OLB because he starred at defensive end...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2009 NFL Draft: Which Team Had the Best Overall Draft?

The NFL Combine has just passed which means it’s officially OK to dive deep into NFL Draft season and gush over prospects and their 40 times and bench press reps. As general managers and coaches look to find the pieces that will put their team over the top, let's take a look back at the 2009 NFL Draft. There were some big names to come out in the draft including LeSean McCoy, Percy...
Via Football Nation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals add Matt Burke as LB coach

Cincinnati Bengals press release: The Bengals today hired Matt Burke as linebackers coach. Burke has 10 seasons of NFL experience, including the last five as linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions. Burke replaces Paul Guenther, who was promoted earlier this week from Bengals linebackers coach to defensive coordinator. "We're fortunate to get a coach of Matt's quality and experience...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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