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Lions’ Dominic Raiola suspended 1 game for stomp

The NFL has suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola for one game without pay for violating the league’s safety-related rules. Raiola will not play in Sunday’s NFC’ North title against the Green Bay Packers. Raiola stepped on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson during Detroit’s 20-14 win against Chicago. “Obviously, I took a good look...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Caldwell defends Stafford, Ebron; Playoff scenarios

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford and rookie tight end Eric Ebron, the team's first-round draft pick, are scrutinized almost on a weekly basis, even when the Lions are winning. That was again the case following Sunday's 20-14 victory at Chicago when Stafford threw two interceptions in the red zone and ended up a lowly 53.7 quarterback rating, and Ebron didn...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Sponsored by Chevrolet Silverado. The Lions and Packers facing off for a division title in Week 17 is probably about what we expected coming into the season. Beyond that? The Lions haven’t been at all what we thought they’d be. The formerly high-powered Lions offense has been largely tamed in 2014, they’ve been held to 18th in the NFL in total offense. Former 5,000-yard...
Via The Sports Post
10 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bears fan lets Matthew Stafford know he's No. 1 ... Chicago style

The passion can't be contained. The Chicago Bears might be out of the playoff hunt this season, but don't think their fans aren't still breathing fire. The Detroit Lions came to town on Sunday for a game at Soldier Field and quarterback Matthew Stafford delighted the home fans with two first-half interceptions. After one of them, the camera panned to the crowd where one fan gave...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Lions are in the playoffs… but no one should be satisfied

The Lions officially clinched a playoff berth last night after the Eagles fell to the Washington Redskins 27-24 officially eliminating Philadelphia from playoff contention. The guaranteed spot in the postseason for Detroit is their first appearance since 2011 and only the second since the turn of the century. The Lions’ business this regular season however is far from over and...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day 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...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions move practice outside to prepare for final two games

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- As soon as the NFL schedule was released eight months ago, the final two games for the Detroit Lions stood out as much as anything: December 21: At Chicago. December 28: At Green Bay. Not only are they division games, they're also both outdoors in cold-weather cities for a team that plays its home games in the climate-controlled confines of Ford Field. "We pride...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Loins QB Matthew Stafford’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions visit Bears in Chicago’s 2014 home finale at Soldier Field

The 10-4 Detroit Lions head into Chicago on top of the NFC North looking to get a win and move on to a potential winner take all Week 17 matchup in Green Bay to close out regular season. The Lions are on a three-game winning streak that started with a 34-17 win over the Bears at home on Thanksgiving Day. Matthew Stafford passed for 390 yards in that game with two touchdown and Calvin...
Via Detroit4lyfe
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Calvin, Tate Quiet In Week 15

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was very quiet in a 16-14 win over Minnesota.Fantasy Spin:He was 17-of-28 for 153 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings dominated time of possession and Stafford and the offense couldn't get much going. he should be much better in Week 16 against a very giving Bears defense.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford Doppelgänger Could Be His Long Lost Kid

This Matthew Stafford doppelgänger could be the Detroit Lions quarterback's long lost kid.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Vikings aim to cool off Lions

The Detroit Lions have taken a step toward shedding the late-season disappointment label they've earned in recent years. They'll have to avoid a potential letdown Sunday, though, when they host a Minnesota Vikings team that's looking for a third straight win. Detroit (9-4) improved to 6-1 at home with a 34-17 victory over Tampa Bay last Sunday, its first in December since 2011, which...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this 1-32 QB ranking of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford fair?

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
12 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Calvin Dominant Duo In Week 14

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had anther solid performance during Week 14.Fantasy Spin:He was 26-of-34 for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Stafford has thrown for 701 yards and five scores over the past two games.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Lions handle Tampa Bay

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are taking advantage of the softer portion of their schedule. Stafford threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns -- including one off a fluky deflection late in the game -- and the Detroit Lions kept the pressure on in the NFC North race with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions (9-4) trail first...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford torches Bucs to keep Lions in playoff hunt

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Stafford threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns - including one off a fluky deflection late in the game - and the Detroit Lions kept the pressure on in the NFC North race with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions (9-4) trail first-place Green Bay by a half-game, with the Packers hosting Atlanta on Monday night. Tampa Bay (2-11...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Lions handle Tampa Bay 34-17

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Stafford threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns - including one off a fluky deflection late in the game - and the Detroit Lions kept the pressure on in the NFC North race with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions (9-4) trail first-place Green Bay by a half-game, with the Packers hosting Atlanta on Monday night. Tampa Bay (2-11...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers handled by Lions in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns -- including one off a fluky deflection late in the game -- and the Detroit Lions kept the pressure on in the NFC North race with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions (9-4) trail first-place Green Bay by a half-game, with the Packers hosting Atlanta on Monday night. Tampa Bay ...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Lions handle Tampa Bay

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are taking advantage of the softer portion of their schedule. Stafford threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns -- including one off a fluky deflection late in the game -- and the Detroit Lions kept the pressure on in the NFC North race with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions (9-4) trail first...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers handled by Lions in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns -- including one off a fluky deflection late in the game -- and the Detroit Lions kept the pressure on in the NFC North race with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Lions (9-4) trail first-place Green Bay by a half-game, with the Packers hosting Atlanta on Monday night. Tampa Bay ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Week 14 game declared as top NFL tilt to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached December, with only four weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. As the final month of the season kicks off, there are a slew of big games involving teams that...
Via cover32 - Lions
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s new, intriguing 1-32 quarterback ranking

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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s Fiance Kelly Hall Loves Balls

The last time we talked about the Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford’s fiance, Kelly Hall, was probably a while ago. And it probably had to do with her boobs. Which is entirely a legit reason to talk about her. But today, we are talking about her because of another reason, that has nothing to do with big, round things … Oh, wait, yes it does. But this time it’s about basketballs...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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