Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions: 2015 Week 5 NFL Pick

Arizona Cardinals (3-1) at Detroit Lions (0-4) The Lions are the league’s last remaining winless team at 0-4. Many think they should have won last week in Seattle because the refs missed a pivotal call at the end of the game, but, regardless of the outcome, they definitely got outplayed in Seattle last week, needing to rely on a +2 turnover margin and a return touchdown to even...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rule out Bell, Ebron and Ngata against Cardinals

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have ruled out running back Joique Bell, tight end Eric Ebron and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Bell (ankle), Ebron (knee) and Ngata (calf) did not practice on Friday. Safety James Ihedigbo (quad) and offensive guard Larry Warford (ankle) were limited in practice and are questionable Sunday...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rule out Bell, Ebron and Ngata against Cardinals

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have ruled out running back Joique Bell, tight end Eric Ebron and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Bell (ankle), Ebron (knee) and Ngata (calf) did not practice on Friday. Safety James Ihedigbo (quad) and offensive guard Larry Warford (ankle) were limited in practice and are questionable Sunday when...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh hints that Timmy Jernigan was demoted for inconsistent motor

Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan was supposed to be the heir apparent to Haloti Ngata, but he's already found himself taking a backseat to rookie Carl Davis.Davis, a third-round pick out of Iowa, was in the starting lineup last Thursday against Pittsburgh and played 39 snaps to Jernigan's 17, according to Football Outsiders. Based on head coach John Harbaugh's comments, Jernigan...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Ravens vs. Steelers

 1) Three games into the season, who do the Ravens miss more on defense:  Haloti Ngata or Pernell McPhee?Brooks: I'd have to say Pernell McPhee. Brandon Williams has done a decent job replacing Ngata's production at the nose tackle position. With Terrell Suggs now gone for the year, the absence of McPhee is more noticeable. The latest depth chart has Za'Darius Smith, the team's...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens: 2015 Week 3 NFL Pick

Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-2) I had the Ravens winning 11 games, the AFC North, and making the playoffs coming into the season, after finishing 3rd in rate of moving the chains differential in 2014. However, they have started the season 0-2. Losing in Denver was understandable, but their loss in Oakland was shocking. Their offense bounced back from an awful game...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata, Golden Tate dealing with injuries heading into Week 2

Two of the Detroit Lions' best players are injured and did not practice on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who was sidelined by a hamstring injury all summer, is now dealing with a sore shoulder, according to Justin Rogers of MLive.com. Ngata played well in his Lions debut last week and has taken over as the anchor of Detroit's defensive line, so the Lions would love to...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s in, who’s out in week 2 for the Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions head into their week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings with some good news and some bad news along the injury front. Lets take a look: QB Matthew Stafford: We all saw Stafford take that shot on the arm against the Chargers but he has been a full go at practice all week. I’d imagine we’ll still see the sleeve he wore the rest of the game but it obviously...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

With Terrell Suggs out, what do the Baltimore Ravens do now?

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has been a stud since he’s entered the fold as a key member of Baltimore’s defense. Battling on the field beside guys like Ray Lewis and Haloti Ngata has helped Suggs tremendously over the years and he’s been able to carry the torch that Lewis left behind to some degree. Coming into this new season, the Ravens knew that Suggs...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The depth chart tells us a lot about what’s to be expected in the Ravens’ season opener

The Baltimore Ravens are just days away from their season opener against the Denver Broncos and they’ve finally released their official depth chart for the regular season. The Ravens had a lot of unanswered questions going into the offseason, but they feel like they’ve been able to accomplish a lot that they set out to accomplish when they started offseason workouts and practices...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

This Baltimore Ravens rookie will have a lot on his hands this season, here’s why

The Baltimore Ravens reminded us that the NFL is a business first when they traded future Hall of Famer Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions after he spent the first eight years of his NFL career in Baltimore as a dominant force on their defensive line. This move came as a shock to a lot of Ravens fans and also some current players, one of which was outside linebacker Terrell Suggs...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Three things to watch for as the San Diego Chargers take on the Lions in Week 1

The San Diego Chargers open up the regular season versus the Detriot Lions. Both teams are looking to once again reach the post season. Detroit is hungry after coming off a disapointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wildcard round and after losing their premier defensive player to the Miami Dolphins, Detroit will rely on Haloti Ngata to fill the void. AROUND COVER32 Heroes...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Five things we learned about the Ravens this preseason

The Ravens will look to erase the bitter taste from their mouths after falling just short against the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots in the divisional round of last year's playoffs. Several key players like Haloti Ngata and Torrey Smith have departed, replaced with their understudies from last season.  General manager Ozzie Newsome drew praise for another solid draft, but...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata to play with a chip on his shoulder after trade

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is getting used to his new home, but he hasn't forgotten the team that dealt him away this offseason. The Baltimore Ravens traded Ngata away in the spring, leaving a little bit of a chip on the big lineman's shoulder."Yeah, a little bit," Ngata said, per Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. "You want to kind of show your old team...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bell, Ngata in action at Lions practice on Monday

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and running back Joique Bell have been sidelined so long that you may need video evidence to believe the reports that say they've returned to the field. For the skeptical Lions fan, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press posted Instagram videos of both Ngata and Bell practicing on Monday. Ngata, 31, was dealing with a bum hamstring all...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions activate Bell, Ngata, cut Broyles, nine others

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have activated running back Joique Bell off the physically unable to perform list and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata off the active/non-football injury list. Bell has missed all of training camp while recovering from knee and Achilles tendon surgeries. Ngata has been out with a hamstring problem. The Lions also cut wide receiver Ryan Broyles...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata not ready to play, doesn't want to rush it

The Detroit Lions are still waiting for their big offseason trade acquisition to take the field, as former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been sidelined all summer with a hamstring injury. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell updated Ngata's injury status this week, and it sounds like the team is still proceeding with plenty of caution. "He's not ready to go, he hasn...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Defensive line

This is part five of the Detroit Lions season preview. In this edition, the focus will be on the team’s defensive line, where the departures of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley leave some question marks heading into the season. What we know Haloti Ngata Ndamukong Suh isn’t walking through the door. That much is certain. The departure of he and two other cogs on the Lions line...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens kicker mocks McConaughey in commercial

  Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has landed an endorsement gig for Carbiz, a used car dealer in Maryland, and for his first commercial, he went for the low hanging fruit and humorously parodied Matthew McConaughey’s patently bizarre spots for Lincoln. Tucker, who played his college football for the Texas Longhorns, nails his McConaughey impression brilliantly while ruminating...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions, Haloti Ngata engaged in 'ongoing and positive' contract talks

The Detroit Lions need Haloti Ngata to help fill the void left behind by All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who signed with the Miami Dolphins in free agency this spring. The team traded for Ngata, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, knowing that he has the veteran expertise to hold Detroit's defense together. Ngata is in the final year of his current contract. He's slated to make...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Contract Talks Between Lions & Haloti Ngata “Ongoing & Positive”

According to Rand Getlin of NFL Media, contract negotiations between the Lions and DT Haloti Ngata are “ongoing and positive.” Getlin adds that Ngata will be a “big piece of the puzzle” for the Lions’ defense in 2015. Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters several months ago that they were interested in getting an extension in place with Ngata. However, ... ...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Lions the Best Team in the NFC North?

View image | gettyimages.com Click to See Full NFC North Power Rankings The biggest question for the Lions is how to replace one of the league’s most dominant interior defensive linemen with Nadamakung Suh opting to sign with Miami in free agency. Suh had 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks for the Lions last season and those numbers are hard to replace. Lions fan rejoiced a tad when...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens position preview: Defensive line

There are just a few hours until the first pre-season game of 2015 for the Baltimore Ravens, as the team hosts the New Orleans Saints. When the defense hits the field, it will be playing without Haloti Ngata on the roster for the first time since the 2005 season. Ngata’s departure signals the beginning of a new era for the Ravens’ defensive line, which will now be led by a number...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Kruger compares rookie nose tackle Danny Shelton to Haloti Ngata

Cleveland Browns linebacker Paul Kruger has been studying rookie first round pick nose tackle Danny Shelton and said that the closest comparison is his former Ravens teammate Haloti Ngata. "I mean, he's just a big boy who can move, and having that presence there pushing the pocket in that way, he's really comparable to Haloti Ngata and some of the other guys who have really made...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Detroit Lions who will have to step it up and fill the void Ndamukong Suh left

We all cringed to see Ndamukong Suh leave this year, but that doesn’t mean the Detroit Lions are doomed on the defensive side of the ball. Playing almost 1,000 defensive snaps last year as a team will be a big factor in really filling in the void that Suh left with leaving. With saying this, here are the top three players that will have to pick up the slack this season on the defensive...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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