Three storylines to follow in Lions-Bears

It all sounds so easy for the Detroit Lions under the circumstances: Just beat the reeling Chicago Bears to clinch their second playoff bid in 15 years and take another step toward possibly their first division title in 21 years. In the NFL, though, simple on paper doesn't always turn out to be so simple on the field. Here are three storylines to follow plus a prediction: --- This...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gave: Lions' teamwork key to Glover Quin's 'magical season'

ALLEN PARK -- Walking sound bite Glover Quin is as adept at fielding questions from the media as he is defending against the pass in the Detroit Lions' secondary. He'll swat down a lazy, oft-heard question, like how does his team keep its focus in the midst of a playoff race, with a dressed-up cliche -- "It's not about the destination; it's about the journey...Teamwork makes the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: The number one player to watch

If we are going to give credit where credit is due, the Detroit Lions defense could not be more deserving. The defense currently ranks second in overall defenses for the second straight week. Last week the Lions held the Buccaneers to only 233 total yards, the seventh time they have limited a team to under 300 yards this season. Even more impressively, the Lions held the Buccaneers...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Andre Fluellen fits Lions' 'next man up' mantra

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Few understand the revolving-door business of the NFL better than Detroit Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. He's lived it over and over again. How often has he been released during his seven-year career? "I really don't know," said Fluellen, who had a sack, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and a fumble recovery all in the Lions' victory over Tampa Bay...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions avoiding drama against weaker opponents

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) This is exactly the type of stretch that might have derailed Detroit's playoff hopes in recent years. Three straight home games. All against teams with losing records. With the pressure of the postseason race hanging over every play. ''We don't take any game lightly,'' running back Joique Bell said. ''It's hard to win games here in the NFL. It's the best players...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Bucs at Lions

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-10) AT DETROIT LIONS (8-4)  SERIES   BUCCANEERS LIONS SERIES LEADER 29-26 STREAKS 2 of past 3 COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 13-5 Caldwell: 0-1 LAST WEEK L 14-13 vs. Bengals W 34-17 vs. Bears LAST GAME 11/24/13: Buccaneers 24 at Lions 21. Tampa Bay WR Tiquan Underwood has 2 TD receptions (7, 85). Defense records 4 INTs, including CB Leonard Johnson’s 48...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fans will be ticked if these Week 14 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fans will be curious about these 4 NFL head coaches on the hot seat

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Fourteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves suddenly under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Bruce Arians The “genius” label wears off quickly in the NFL Two weeks ago, Arians...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Safety Power Rankings: Is Glover Quin of the Detroit Lions the best in the NFL?

Anybody and their grandmother can make a power rankings list for the NFL’s best quarterbacks. It takes a real man or a sportswriter with nothing better to do to rank the less glamorous positions. In that spirit let’s find out who the top ten safeties are playing in the league right now. To determine the list I went by Pro Football Focus’ pass coverage ratings. Tashuan Gipson...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DB Pissed Off Chicago Bears Tried To Pad Stats For Cutler At End Of Game

Chicago Bears Football - As everyone continues to work off their Thanksgiving hangover, the Detroit Lions are talking mad **** about Jay Cutler and the Bears. Specifically, Detroit Lions defensive back Glover Quin who claims he’s pissed off the Chicago Bears tried to pad stats at the end of the game to make Cutler look good. When asked how he felt about the victory, Quin specifically...
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21 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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Wright Caught An Easy Touchdown Pass & Shimmied Right In Glover Quin’s Face

Tim Wright is having himself a day in New England today. This is his second touchdown catch of the first half, one which put the Patriots up 21-3 against the Lions. When you’re that wide open, you reserve the right to shimmy right in the defensive back’s eye. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ Glover Quin: ‘Foxboro’s A Weird Place’ And It’s Tough To Win There

Foxboro, Mass., isn’t exactly the type of place you’d expect to find an NFL stadium, and Glover Quin thinks that only adds to the difficulty of playing the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots have won 14 straight regular season home games, and that’s a fact that certainly hasn’t been lost on the Detroit Lions safety. “Foxboro’s a weird place,” Quin...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DBs have fun with wind-up 'teddy bear' Suh

When safety Glover Quin signed with the Lions a few years ago, all his friends asked the same thing: What did he plan to do with Ndamukong Suh? A fair question, given Suh's reputation at the time as the NFL's dirtiest player. "I said, I'm going to get to know him," Quin said. And to know Ndamukong Suh is to, well, really appreciate him. If all you know of Suh is what you've been...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit's fortunes have changed in close games

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit safety Glover Quin has become something of a locker room sage, regularly holding court with reporters and dispensing wisdom about the NFC North leaders. So if anyone can explain this run the Lions are on - and what's changed since their collapse to end last season - perhaps it's Quin. ''You kind of sometimes create your own luck,'' he said. That's...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions-Falcons Preview

Points haven't been easy to come by for the Detroit Lions, but they continue to wreak havoc on the defensive end. The slumping Atlanta Falcons are having issues on both sides of the ball. Looking to continue its defensive prowess overseas, Detroit tries to hand the Falcons a fifth consecutive defeat as these NFC foes square off in London on Sunday. "We're not afraid to go anywhere...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Overseas matchup with Falcons up next for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Golden Tate is finally warming up to the idea of a game in London. ''I was not very excited about this trip, up until, like, today,'' the Detroit receiver said Monday. ''Just because it's going to throw off our routine that we've had for so long. But you know what? Going on the road and being stuck with these guys for nonstop a week, I wouldn't do it with...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions rally for 24-23 win over Saints

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions have won back-to-back games without Calvin Johnson, perhaps the most encouraging sign yet that coach Jim Caldwell is making significant progress in his first season at the helm. The most recent victory wasn't easy. The Lions needed a spectacular catch-and-run by Golden Tate and an interception from Glover Quin to overtake the New Orleans Saints 24...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints give up late rally in loss to Lions

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford and Detroit stunned New Orleans with a late rally -- one that wouldn't have been possible without another big stand by the Lions' defense. Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, lifting the Lions over the Saints 24-23 on Sunday. Glover Quin lifted Detroit with a crucial interception...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions stun Saints, rally late for victory

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford and Detroit stunned New Orleans with a late rally -- one that wouldn't have been possible without another big stand by the Lions' defense. Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, lifting the Lions over the Saints 24-23 on Sunday. Glover Quin lifted Detroit with a crucial interception...
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October 19, 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...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Glover Quin limps off

Detroit Lions FS Glover Quin limped off in the fourth quarter, heading for the sidelines. The report is cramping in both calves, his return is probable.Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates!Email Address Follow @sprtsinjryalert For more commentary and analysis, visit our friends at Last Word on Sports!
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Free Up Close To $2M In Cap Space After Reworking S Glover Quin’s Contract

  The Lions restructured S Glover Quin‘s contract last week to free up some additional cap space. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have reduced Quin’s 2014 cap figure from $4.55 million to $2.478 million after they converted $2.7 million of his salary into a signing bonus. Birkett mentions that Quin’s future cap figures will go up close ...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions looking to trade for help in defensive backfield

One of the big question marks for the Detroit Lions heading into the 2014 NFL season is its secondary. Last year the Lions gave up too many passing yards for comfort. Opponents averaged just under 247 yards per game in the air against Detroit, which ranked them 23rd in the league in pass defense. Help could soon be on the way, though. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Preview: The Lions are solid at safety, but have no depth

The often criticized, much maligned secondary of the Detroit Lions is very weak. It deserves to be openly abused and vilified as the Lions fall to one opponent after another. That being said, the safeties aren’t all that bad. The starters at safety, Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo are solid, steady performers with proven track records. Ihedigbo is new to the Lions this season,...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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