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Final: Detroit Lions 13 – Jacksonville Jaguars 12

The Detroit Lions finished their third preseason game, and it was not too pretty. Even though the Lions snuck away with the win, it was not a very good performance for Detroit.  Matthew Stafford did not show the same accuracy and awareness as he had the previous two games. Reggie Bush had a couple nice runs on the first drive, however one was negated by a Brandon Pettigrew holding...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Prepare for Most Important Preseason Game

The Detroit Lions are about to play their 3rd preseason game, and it is going to be the last big show from the Detroit Lions first team offense and defense. Players like Reggie Bush and Matthew Stafford are going to have to show that they can put together a few consistent drives in a row. Oh yeah, and it will be the first appearance of Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, in 2014. The...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Projections 2014

QB Matt Stafford (Detroit) Stafford, the first overall pick in 2009, struggled in his first 2 years in the NFL, missing 19 games and completing 54.5% of his passes for an average of 5.92 YPA, 19 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. However, he’s played all 48 games over the past 3 seasons, completing 60.6% of his passes for an average of 7.24 YPA, 90 touchdowns, and 52 interceptions...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are any Detroit Lions among the top-5 on the hot seat right now?

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
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Lions plan to let Stafford play more against Jags

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have let Matthew Stafford ease into the preseason, allowing him to lead a total of four drives in two exhibitions. Stafford has looked sharp in limited action, completing 79 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said Stafford will get ''a good dose,'' of playing time Friday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions plan to let Stafford play more against Jags

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have let Matthew Stafford ease into the preseason, allowing him to lead a total of four drives in two exhibitions. Stafford has looked sharp in limited action, completing 79 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said Stafford will get "a good dose," of playing time Friday night...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford moves up in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Sleeper Team To Watch in 2014?

The offseason presents a ray of sunshine across the NFL landscape. Each team is presented with a clean slate and a golden opportunity to fill various holes through the draft and free agency. It’s no wonder that nearly every year about half of the teams that made the trip to the postseason the previous year fall short of returning to the NFL’s tournament. The Atlanta Falcons and...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford poised to take the next step

Nothing has changed physically about Matthew Stafford in 2014. “I’m not any faster, I don’t think,” the Lions quarterback said, tongue in cheek, Tuesday. “I don’t think I’m any more jacked.” Instead, most of the changes for Stafford will be mental and fundamental this season as he tries to lead the Lions to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Winning will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Dery talks Cleveland sports vs. Detroit sports – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-19

Matt Dery from 105.1 FM in Detroit jumped on the podcast to discuss lots of Cleveland sports topics. Johnny Manziel vs. Brian Hoyer The QB curse and Matt Stafford Does Detroit appreciate Matt Stafford? The Cavaliers getting LeBron James The Dolan “cheapness” bit The Cleveland Indians in 2014 Indians trade deadline Check out this episode!
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Notes: Stafford embracing pressure, expectations of being QB

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Ask 100 Detroit Lions fans the following question: "The Lions will be a playoff team if ..." Probably 99 of them will respond: "Matthew Stafford has a great season." That's life in the NFL for a quarterback. Stafford, entering his sixth year in the league, knew the extreme spotlight -- for better or worse, right or wrong -- was going to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions shoot up preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 14

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints will improve to 7-0 after tough game in Detroit

Next up on my looks on regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on one of the pass-happiest teams in the NFL – the Detroit Lions. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Bucs to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and gameday.  Also, the grades...
Via cover32 - Saints
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 2

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the second week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? Here are “Heroes and Goats” from preseason...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
Via cover32 - Lions
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders secondary is a cause for concern

The Oakland Raiders won their second preseason game of the year but it wasn’t pretty. The first team offense was unable to get much going and the first team defense allowed Matthew Stafford and crew march up and down the field on them. Once the starters were out of the game, the second and third stringers for the Raiders began a comeback that eventually led to a winning drive at...
Via cover32 - Raiders
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matthew Stafford a Top 10 Quarterback?

17,457 yards, 109 TD’s,  2497 attempts. Those are Matthew Stafford’s numbers in just 5 seasons A 24-37 record, 73 INT’s, and a passer rating of just 83.1 are also his numbers in the same time span. Stafford is 3-12 in December/January games, a result of tougher competition and increased desire to reach the playoffs by the other team. His accuracy of just 59.5% is shown through...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 53-man Roster Projection

The Detroit Lions have completed two of their four preseason games, and it is starting to become more apparent who the Detroit Lions may be keeping on their 53-man roster. Not everyone will be happy with the cuts that will be made. I’m sure that even a few of my predictions will be wrong, but a few guys that have been in the Detroit Lions’ locker room for a few years may not...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford looks like a GEM so far in preseason

Matthew Stafford has played four series this preseason and led three scoring drives. He’s completed 11 of 14 passes with two drops. And he’s thrown to five different receivers, none of whom are named Calvin Johnson. Megatron has not played one snap and it doesn’t really matter. Stafford could be a huge steal in Fantasy […] The post Matthew Stafford looks like a GEM so far...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford shines with 2 TDs, but Raiders rally for win on late score

  Matthew Stafford and Detroit's passing game looked in midseason form even with star Calvin Johnson on the sideline watching. Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives of the game for Detroit before Matt McGloin threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 win over the Lions in an exhibition game Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions named as part of top-10 epic Super Bowl XLIX match-ups

Now that games are being played in the NFL, albeit exhibitions that won’t count in the standings, it’s time to start thinking about how the season is going to unfold. And to take it to the nth degree, it’s time to start thinking about who will be playing in the final game of the season – Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona. As is typically the case in the NFL, there are...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Tampa Bay Buccaneers be better if they fielded this hometown team?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in one of the tougher divisions in football, and to win against tough competition you have to make bold moves. Maybe it’s time for a major roster shakeup. Let’s play a hypothetical game. What if every NFL team had to start over and field only players from their home town? According to Best Tickets, the all-Tampa Bay team would look like this: ...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL QB rankings 1-32 are out: Where’s the Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford?

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Lions
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions Need To Bench Calvin Johnson

Matthew Stafford receives little respect throughout the league. Up to this point, it is deserved. The argument has become a running joke. He's the only quarterback in the league with a playbook that only has one play in it: Throw to Calvin Johnson. In an emergency, when the football game world is falling apart, there are few options that are better. But what started as an excellent...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford: Top 5 NFL Sleeper MVP Candidates

The simple fact that Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and LeSean McCoy are the front-runners, for the 2014 NFL MVP would be just another boring article to read. Let’s look at 5 NFL sleeper MVP candidates. It is important that the sleeper candidates should be positions that would win an MVP award. In no The post Matthew Stafford: Top 5 NFL Sleeper MVP Candidates appeared...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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