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...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs MVPs - Running Backs

The running back position continued to be wildly unstable throughout the fantasy football playoffs.  Just 8 RBs found themselves in the top 25 in all three weeks.  Week 14 saw four backs hit 20+ points, including Le'Veon Bell's 35.25 thanks to 185 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards on 6 catches and 3 touchdowns.  He saw a steady decline in fantasy points over the playoffs, but...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions overcome mistakes against Bears, get 11th win

CHICAGO -- Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a sweet run in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks and the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday. Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards for Detroit (11-4), which came away with a narrow victory over a struggling team after locking up its second trip to the postseason...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14

CHICAGO (AP) Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a sweet run in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks and the playoff-bound Detroit Lions beat Jimmy Clausen and the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday. Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards for Detroit (11-4), which came away with a narrow victory over a struggling team after locking up its second trip to the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  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...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 16 Running Backs

The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 15 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller. Tennessee, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington, San...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bell Combines For 103 Total Yards In Week 15

Lions running back Joique Bell had another solid game on Sunday and has become the team's No. 1 back.Fantasy Spin:He rushed 15 times for 62 yards and also had four catches for 41. Bell is a solid RB2 and it doesn't matter whether Reggie Bush is active or inactive.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs - Running Backs

Matt Forte owners will be following Monday Night Football closely, as the Bears host the Saints.  Forte scored a TD last week against the Cowboys, and gained 100 yards from the line of scrimmage, but just 26 of them came via rushing yards.  Forte picked up 74 yards on 8 receptions, something PPR guys love! RBs have been so up and down this season, and Jeremy Hill was the lone...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ThinkTank: Gameday Fantasy Player Rankings

Week 1 of the playoffs is in the books and hopefully you’re still in the running for the “Chip”.  Ballers like A.J. Green, Julio Jones, LeVeon Bell and Jordy Nelson did what they usually do in Week 14….BALLED!  On the other hand, Peyton Manning owners were left scratching their heads at his Ryan Leaf-like performance against the Bills, while Superman made an appearance...
Via Football By Football
11 days ago  |  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....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
13 days ago  |  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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14 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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  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...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 14 Gaffes and Glory: Joique Bell keeps his head on a swivel

It's crunch time. Week 14 brought the usual assortment of impressive, humiliating and funny plays. But a few of them stood out. Let's take a moment them out. 1. Joique Bell The Lions running back didn't quit on this play after Matthew Stafford's pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage. Far from it. That was Bell's second touchdown of the day as the Lions rolled to another victory...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  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...
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
26 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bell Scores Twice vs. Bears

Lions running back Joique Bell scored two touchdowns during Thursday's win over Chicago.Fantasy Spin:He had 23 carries for 91 yards and two catches for 16 yards. Reggie Bush is expected back next week, diminishing Bell's value.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 12 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Arian Foster, Giovani Bernard, Joique Bell, Charles Sims

Cincinnati’s backfield is expected to be back at full strength for Week 12, but Houston’s situation is a little more uncertain. Detroit...
Via Athlon Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Calvin Johnson

Coming off a loss against the league-best Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions are looking to regain some momentum against the New England Patriots. To do it, they'll need some star players to be healthy and produce. Fortunately, they only have one confirmed out for the game. #459392164 / The confirmed outs, according to the team website, are defensive tackle...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Joique Bell Steamrolls Cortland Finnegan

Sunday’s Detroit Lions win over the Miami Dolphins was a hard-fought, physical victory. Perhaps no play better summed up the outcome than Joique Bell flattening Miami cornerback Cortland Finnegan on a tackle attempt. Bell, who finished with 81 total yards from scrimmage, turned up the sideline and saw Finnegan standing in his way. It was not much of a problem … (GIF via
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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