Detroit Lions Top 5 Draft Needs: Running Backs

The 2015 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and the Detroit Lions are going to have to make some tough decisions concerning the future of the team. Although the Lions don’t have a top 5 first round pick like they have in many years before, this is still an extremely important draft. After losing in the first round of the playoffs this past season, it will be crucial to add the talent...
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Detroit Lions Cut Reggie Bush

The Detroit Lions have released RB Reggie Bush.  Bush gained 1303 rushing yards over 2 seasons with the Lions, but just 297 of those yards came this past season.  He only caught 40 passes for 253 yards in 2014, and scored just 2 total touchdowns.  He was a huge disappointment.  He will turn 30 in March.  Many teams will go after him in free agency. View image | gettyimages...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM: Reggie Bush's future is 'up in the air'

There has been some talk that the Detroit Lions are planning to move on from running back Reggie Bush. That talk will likely  continue now that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew left Bush out of this comment regarding the team’s running backs. When you have a guy like Theo Riddick who can make a difference in the passing game, that brings value to your team. Joique Bell...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Top 10 Fantasy Running Backs

View image | The Super Bowl is now behind us and it’s never too soon to start looking forward to next fantasy season. This is the second of a four part series in our pre-draft, pre-free agency top 10 lists. We now move on to arguably the most important position in fantasy football, the running backs. Top Fantasy RBs of 2015 (PPR) 1. Le’Veon Bell Bell was the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions consider a RB in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. Players like...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Cardinals, Dolphins, Lions, & Seahawks

Draft Matt Miller reports that Minnesota TE Maxx Williams is considered to be the consensus top tight end in this year’s class. Sources did mentioned Oklahoma’s Blake Bell as possibly the second-best option at tight end. Four scouting directors reportedly have Iowa’s Brandon Scherff as the No. 1 offensive lineman. Despite tearing his ACL, Texas A&M OT Cedric...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseThe Lions were well-known for having one of the most productive offenses, at least in terms of yardage, but they took a step back. The Lions ranked just 12th in passing while Matthew Stafford recorded his lowest yardage total (4,257) since 2010. He also threw just 22 touchdowns, as opposed to 29 in 2013 and 41 in 2011. On the bright side, he threw just 12 picks after throwing...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions players troll Cowboys after loss to Green Bay

The Lions got a little retribution Sunday afternoon after a controversial call overturned a Dez Bryant catch late in the 4th quarter that very well could’ve led to Dallas retaking the lead. Instead of sympathizing though with their Dallas counterparts, some Lions took this opportunity to live out their inner troll. Sorry @dallascowboys. We know the feeling:
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Joique Bell answers questions Marshawn Lynch-style “Detroit vs. Everybody” (VIDEO)

Instagram Joique Bell was interviewed Monday regarding the Lions getting cheated out of several plays Sunday against the Cowboys in their Wildcard loss.  Bell, a funny guy by nature, went Marshawn Lynch on reporters with a canned answer.  If you remember, Lynch went two whole interviews  with “yeah” and “thanks for asking” as his only answers. Bell at least provided some...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers & Cardinals Lose Their Run Game, Season

So the NFL is a passing league or something.  I'm pretty sure I've batted around that misperception plenty in the past year on a number of different fronts. But it's one of those notions that needs to be repeatedly poked with a hot stick until it scurries away for good, especially after watching the events of yesterday's wild-card playoff games unfold. Pittsburgh's season went...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions: Keys to Defeating the Packers

The Detroit Lions have a chance to host a playoff game at Ford field; their final crossroad: Lambeau field, and the mighty Green Bay Packers.Detroit has been Green Bay's little brother for practically the last few decades; if the Lions wish to change this fortune, fortifying their reputation as legitimate contenders, they must defeat Green Bay.The Last time Detroit defeated Green...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Is the running back tandem enough to win in the playoffs?

If you said the running backs won the game for the Detroit Lions last week, you would obviously be right. But the question remains, can the running backs continue to carry the burden of the entire offense moving forward into the playoffs? Reggie Bush dominated the Lions offense in the first quarter with Joique Bell sidelined for violating undisclosed team rules. Bush found a first...
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from Bears Loss to Lions

Five and ten. Five and ten, unacceptable. The Chicago Bears lost to the Detroit Lions at Solider Field on Sunday. In surprise to a lot of people, including myself, the Bears hung in with the first place Lions. Late in the third quarter the Bears had a 14-10 lead, but like the Bears have done all season they found away to lose.The Bears had the Lions at third and long when Mathew...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Must Remain Sharp to Secure a Win in Week 16

The Detroit Lions currently sit at the top of the NFC North and need to secure another victory in Week 16. Fortunately, their chances of doing so are strengthened by the fact they play the lowly Chicago Bears this Sunday. With the Green Bay Packers right on their heels, the Lions must win to keep their lead in the division. We know for certain that the Packers will be playing smarter...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: News, stats, and stars from the game against the Vikings

Happy Victory Tuesday everyone. This weekend, the Detroit Lions (10-4) beat the Minnesota Vikings (6-8) by a score of 16-14. This win has propelled the Lions to the top of their NFC North Division and has gotten the critics talking. It also marks the second time in 18 seasons that the Lions have had more than 10 wins in a single season. In case you missed the game, or you are just...
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three storylines to follow in Lions-Vikings

The Detroit Lions play their regular-season home finale Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in a game that has been pushed back to a 4:25 p.m. start time. Here are three storylines to follow plus a prediction: --- When you have a history like the Lions, it's not surprising that a good season like this one leads to a lot of "first time ever" and "first time since" opportunities....
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions RB Joique Bell hosts holiday shopping spree for kids with good grades (VIDEO)

YouTube Lions running back and Michigan native Joique Bell hosted a shopping spree to reward kids who are earning good grades.  He hosted 35 Metro Detroit area children at the recently-opened Meijer on Eight Mile Road in Detroit. Bell was joined by teammates Stephen Tulloch and Reggie Bush. In order to earn the shopping spree, the children had to post a photo of them holding their...
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December 11, 2014  |  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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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 14 grades for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leave much to be desired

It was a tough test for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as they took on the 8-4 Detroit Lions. The score was close throughout the game as the Bucs trailed by only seven points at halftime, and just ten points early in the fourth quarter. With five minutes to go in the game, however, the Lions caught a huge break on a Matthew Stafford tipped ball, which landed in the hands of running...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Playoffs: Semifinals

It was a crazy week in the NFL and, by extension, the OIL. Here are your conference semifinal matchups. NFC In the quarterfinals, the DARC NARCS upset #3 Arrogant Americans behind 43 points from Cam Newton, 30 from Joique Bell and 42 points from Julio Jones. He now faces Finch and the #1 Hard Targets, who had a first-round bye. The victory was Henderson's first...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: News, stats and stars from the Bucs game

For the second straight week, the offense came up big to help the Detroit Lions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 on Sunday. The defense did their usual thing, shutting down the run while recording six sacks and two interceptions. The win gives the Lions a 9-4 record and one of the two NFC wild card sports, for now. With the loss, the Bucs fall to 2-11 on the year, in a four-way...
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three keys to beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Detroit Lions (8-4) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-10) this Sunday at Ford Field at 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox, hopefully creating a two game winning streak that will continue to advance their playoff hopes. The Buccaneers, however, have been surely eliminated from the playoffs and while the Lions are favored by 9.5 points, it will be important the Lions don’t overlook this...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

FanDuel NFL Week 13 Advice: Stills The One

You see the adverts about selecting your FanDuel lineup in just seconds. Just click Jamaal Charles Le’Veon Bell, Demaryius Thomas, Odell Beckham, et al. But obviously no one can create an All-Star team that will fit under the $60,000 cap. The utilization of value plays is what makes it all work. Fortunately, strategies exist in Week 13 for contestants to take advantage of matchups...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson fastest to 10k receiving yards: ‘That’s big’

            Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke another record during a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Johnson became the fastest player in NFL history to pass 10,000 yards receiving.  He hit the mark in 115 games, breaking the record set by former receiver Torry Holt, who hit 10,000...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions’ Reggie Bush out vs. Bears

            The Detroit Lions will be without running back Reggie Bush for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Bush (ankle) will miss his third straight game and four of the past five contests. In the seven games he’s appeared this season, the running back has just 191 rushing yards (3.6 yards per carry) and 169 receiving...
Via Sports-Glory
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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