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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...
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5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings-Lions Preview

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 AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions keeping pace in playoff race

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions won a game in December for the first time since 2011. They're also on track for their first playoff appearance since that season. ''We're focusing on this week and this week only and not worrying about anything else,'' center Dominic Raiola said. ''That's a good thing around here, it really is. It's a new day.'' The Lions beat Tampa Bay 34...
Via AP on Fox
10 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 13 Against The Spread Picks – Feast Mode Edition

With all the byes now complete, 80 games remain over the final five weeks of the 2014 football season. Just in time for Thanksgiving, some of the NFL biggest turkeys have brought their act to the buffet table. And then there is the curious tale of the NFC South. Be sure to make room for seconds and dessert. Week 12 record: 6-8 Season record: 94-80-1 Chicago Bears (5-6) +7 at Detroit...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Dominic Raiola: 'I don't really care' what Bill Belichick said about me

As we found out last Sunday, Dominic Raiola isn't one to back down. The Detroit Lions center proved that in an unpleasant way against the Patriots, taking several cheap shots at New England defensive end Zach Moore as the game wound down at Gillette Stadium. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a brilliant response to Raiola's actions after the game, remarking that the 35-year...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Dominic Raiola Fined $10K For Punching Pats Zach Moore

Lions offensive lineman Dominic Raiola was fined $10K for unnecessary roughness, but it’s not the play you were expecting. Raiola somehow wasn’t fined for trying to take out Zach Moore’s knee, but he did get the fine for clubbing Moore in the back of the head. NFL fined Dominic Raiola $10K for unnecessary roughness last week against the Pats for his actions in the final...
Via Thacover2
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Dominic Raiola Fined $10K For Punching Pats Zach Moore

Lions offensive lineman Dominic Raiola was fined $10K for unnecessary roughness, but it’s not the play you were expecting. Raiola somehow wasn’t fined for trying to take out Zach Moore’s knee, but he did get the fine for clubbing Moore in the back of the head. NFL fined Dominic Raiola $10K for unnecessary roughness last week against the Pats for his actions in the final...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

FOXBORO, Mass. — Center Dominic Raiola was deservedly punished for his actions on the Detroit Lions’ final drive against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Raiola was fined $10,000 for unnecessarily striking Patriots defensive end Zach Moore in the head on third and 9 with 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter of New England’s 34-9 win, according to an NFL spokesman. ...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Raiola fined, but not for going at opponent's knees

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for striking an opponent at New England on Sunday. The play was on a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining. He struck the Patriots' Zach Moore. The league cited him for violating a rule that prohibits "striking, swinging at, or clubbing the head, neck, or face of an...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions C Raiola fined $10,000 by NFL

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for a striking an opponent at New England on Sunday. The play was on a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining. He struck the Patriots' Zach Moore. The league cited him for violating a rule that prohibits ''striking, swinging at, or clubbing the head,...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola says he won’t be fined and has no regrets about his actions

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been called everything in the book after his antics at the end of the game on Sunday versus the New England Patriots. Raiola dove at the knees of Patriots DT Zach Moore and tried to punch him twice during their blowout loss. Head coach Bill Belichick was irate with the Lions center after the game and during his Monday press conference....
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola: I don't care what Bill Belichick said about me

As we found out last Sunday, Dominic Raiola isn’t one to back down. The Detroit Lions center proved that in an unpleasant way against the New England Patriots, taking several cheap shots at Patriots defensive end Zach Moore as the game wound down. New England head coach had a brilliant response to Raiola’s actions after the game, remarking that the 35-year-old had “never...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison tackles Raiola hit

Jim Isaac/Getty ImagesEarlier today former Patriot and current NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison went off on Detroit Lions player center Dominic Raiola for unnecessarily going low at Zach Moore when the game was essentially over. During his appearance on Middays with MFB Harrison stated:I think it could have got somebody hurt and I think in a situation like that you have other...
Via Patriots Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Raiola says he hasn't been fined for late-game cut block

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit center Dominic Raiola says he hasn't been fined by the NFL for his cut block during a kneel-down at the end of the Lions' loss to New England on Sunday. Raiola says he didn't intentionally try to hurt anybody or try to do anything out of the ordinary, and he ''would have gotten a FedEx letter'' if he had. Raiola spoke with reporters Tuesday but tried...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Raiola says he hasn't been fined

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit center Dominic Raiola says he hasn't been fined by the NFL for his cut block during a kneel-down at the end of the Lions' loss to New England on Sunday. Raiola says he didn't intentionally try to hurt anybody or try to do anything out of the ordinary, and he ''would have gotten a FedEx letter'' if he had. Raiola spoke with reporters Tuesday but tried...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Reportedly Declines To Fine Dominic Raiola For Admitted Cheap Shots

Even after he admitted that he purposely cut block Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore at the conclusion of Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots, the NFL will reportedly not fine Dominic Raiola for his actions. For reference, these were the plays that sparked people’s attention. They occurred on the Lions’ Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL looking at Lions' Raiola after block vs Pats

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) After losing two straight games, the Detroit Lions are eager to move forward quickly - especially with a short week ahead. But the NFL is looking into one particular play from Sunday's 34-9 loss at New England. According to Detroit coach Jim Caldwell, the league is reviewing the final snap of the game, when center Dominic Raiola attempted to cut block Patriots...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots get another blowout win against top team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they're preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. ''Nobody is happier than I am when we win, but right now all that doesn't really mean anything going into Green Bay,'' coach Bill Belichick said Monday. ''They're playing real good...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominic Raiola punched Zach Moore in the head (Video)

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola threw not one, but two cheap shots at New England Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on Sunday. We all saw Raiola dive at Moore’s legs when Matthew Stafford took a knee on the final play of the game. The 35-year-old veteran admitted after the game that he did that in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Won’t Punish Dominic Raiola For Being A Jerkoff At End Of Patriots Game

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is known for running up the score a bit in blowout games. He did just that on Sunday against the Lions, calling a run play for LeGarrette Blount late in the fourth quarter to give him his second touchdown of the game (and put the Pats up 34-9). This didn’t sit well with Lions center Dominic Raiola, who decided the best course of retaliation...
Via Busted Coverage
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Moore ‘Rolling With The Punches’ After Dominic Raiola’s Cheap Shots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Zach Moore showed impressive self-control Sunday when Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola repeated attacked the New England Patriots rookie defensive end. Raiola punched Moore in the back of the head on the Lions’ final offensive drive then dove at the rookie’s knees on the last play of the game, when Detroit was simply kneeling the ball to kill the clock...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions, NFL Won’t Punish Dominic Raiola For Cheap Shot Vs. Patriots

Dominic Raiola is getting off scot-free for his late-game antics Sunday afternoon against the New England Patriots. The Detroit Lions center will not be disciplined by the team for his cheap shot against Zach Moore on the final play of the game, head coach Jim Caldewell announced Monday. “He and I talked,” Caldwell said. “We addressed the issue. What we talked about is a private...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

When going gets tough, Lions veterans melt down

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell will be looking closely in the coming days for toughness and leadership in his team in the wake of back-to-back losses. He couldn't have liked what he saw from a couple of his veteran players toward the end of Sunday's 34-9 loss at New England. Dominic Raiola, a center in his 14th NFL season, and C.J. Mosley, a defensive tackle...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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