Eagles hoping to halt 'panic' with win at Detroit

DETROIT (AP) There won't be any mud puddles on the field when the Detroit Lions host Philadelphia this Thanksgiving. No snow, either. These two teams - who have a bit of a history of bad-weather games - will play indoors in the comfortable confines of Ford Field, where Chip Kelly's offense (and that of his opponent) can operate unencumbered by any wintery elements. After two...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four bold Thanksgiving predictions for the Detroit Lions

Who’s ready for some Detroit Lions Thanksgiving day predictions? When it comes to predicting outcomes for the Detroit Lions, sometimes I’m right and sometimes I’m wrong. Okay, I’m mostly wrong. But that isn’t going to stop me from trying again. I’ve been doing my homework and think I might get a couple of these right this time around. Here are my bold predictions for...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three players who definitely aren't to blame for the Lions' 1-7 start

The Detroit Lions own the NFL's worst record at 1-7, but the team still fields some good players. These three contributors can hardly be blamed for the team's poor start, as they've shown up to play on Sundays this season. Calvin Johnson, wide receiver The Lions still have one of the league's most dominant pass-catchers in Calvin Johnson, yet they struggle to target him with consistency...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 8

Only four teams were able to spring upsets during Week 7 of the 2015 NFL season, with Jacksonville, Minnesota, New Orleans and Oakland overcoming the odds to get wins. Week 8 figures to be a better week for underdogs. Based on the listed odds from, here are five potential upsets for this week: Detroit Lions (+4) at Kansas City Chiefs This is a road game...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions RB spends 166 Pounds on Uber ride in England

The Detroit Lions did not practice on Tuesday which means that many player traveled to London to spend their day off, and for running back Joique Bell it meant an expensive Uber ride. Bell picked up the tab for a 166 pound ride, which in the U.S. would cost $253.84.  Bell was waiting for teammate Theo Riddick before heading back to the team hotel in Watford.  So what was Riddick...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 7 Waiver Wire: Last-Minute Pickups At Each Position

“Thursday Night Football” has been played and now fantasy football owners have a little more clarity on what their roster needs are for Week 7 on Sunday. The waiver wire is the best place to make changes to your roster because trades aren’t easy to finalize at this stage of the week. Here are some good last-minute pickups for you to consider on your league’s waiver wire...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Theo Riddick emerging as go-to running back for Lions

The Lions took a sixth-round flyer on Theo Riddick in 2013 out Notre Dame, and he has become a go-to player out of the backfield. Rick Osentoski Associated PressALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick has made the most of an opportunity.Riddick leads the league's running backs with 33 receptions. He set career highs with carries and yards rushing in Detroit...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Theo Riddick emerging as go-to running back for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick has made the most of an opportunity. Riddick leads the league's running backs with 33 receptions. He set career highs with carries and yards rushing in Detroit's win against Chicago last weekend. The Lions invested a lot in running backs, drafting Ameer Abdullah in the second round this year and signing Joique Bell...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL DFS Bargain Bin: Week 6

The key to winning consistently at daily fantasy is finding points for cheap. Everyone and their brother is going to play Gronk, Adrian Peterson and all of the other expensive studs. The way to separate yourself is through your cap-saving players. In most cases, cheap players that have the potential to score highly are in that position due to an injury to a teammate. This is...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Week 5 Target Report

Week 5 brought us some newcomers to this list. Players such as Richard Rodgers got an opportunity due to injuries while others made another week happen as they have all season. You don’t have to go far to see DeAndre Hopkins as a primary example of that situation. Hopkins is far above almost anyone in targets this season. Julio Jones is second, and he is 12 behind Hopkins. Players...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Stock Up/Stock Down: Post-Week 5

After an atrocious start to the season for the Detroit Lions we are here to take a look at four players who are either trending up or trending down in all aspects of play. There aren’t a lot of positives to take away from an 0-5 start for any team in the National Football League. For a team that went from a defensive powerhouse with some serious offensive play makers to a team...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Theo Riddick celebrates after TD catch gives Lions early lead

At least Theo Riddick provided the struggling Detroit Lions with a spark. His six-yard touchdown catch from Matthew Stafford gave the Lions a 7-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter.With the Lions facing an 0-5 start, Riddick's excitement was evident during his celebration. Check out a video, courtesy of the team's official Twitter account. Watch Riddick celebrate...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Theo Riddick quietly producing in background for Lions

The winless Detroit Lions have struggled to find positive takeaways this season, but running back Theo Riddick has been a lone bright spot in an otherwise dull offense. Riddick has made the most of the 59 snaps he has received through three games, Kyle Meinke of points out. He has accumulated 149 yards from scrimmage, while Ameer Abdullah has produced 154 total yards of...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions’ Ameer Abdullah Rips Off 24-Yard TD On First NFL Carry (Video)

It might not be long before the Detroit Lions’ backfield belongs to Ameer Abdullah. Running backs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick are listed ahead of Abdullah on Detroit’s depth chart, but the 2015 second-round pick wasted no time in showcasing his skills Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Abdullah ripped off a 24-yard touchdown run on his first NFL carry. One carry, one...
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah has team-first mentality, won't reject RB committee

Most NFL running backs just want their touches -- as many as they can get, however they can get them. There's a natural aversion to a running-back-by-committee approach, as there's limited space for one player to take over as the team's featured back.Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah is open to the idea of a committee, though. His unselfish attitude should blend in well with...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Lions Have A Top 10 Offense?

View image | Click to See Full Power Rankings Article The passing game will be the calling card for the Lions this season, as is the case when you have a wide receiver nicknamed after a Transformer and a quarterback with a cannon attached to his right shoulder. Calvin Johnson isn’t the only option Matthew Stafford has though, as Golden Tate returns and Eric...
Via TopSportsReport
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Running Backs

This is part two of the Detroit Lions season preview. In this article the focus will be on the running back position where there are a number of skilled players jockeying for playing time. What we know Joique Bell Detroit returns Joique Bell, a player that has shown he can carry the rock. The Lions know that Bell is a capable back, but it’s the era of the runningback-by-committee...
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions release first unofficial depth chart

The Detroit Lions released their first unofficial depth chart on Monday, leading up to the team's preseason opener versus the New York Jets on Thursday. View it in full below, courtesy of Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. With Joique Bell still on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, third-year pro Theo Riddick is listed as the starting running back over second-round...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 Players Poised To Break Out in 2015

Star players often capture the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of year when many standout players receive massive contract extensions or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of unproven, promising young playmakers step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Some of these guys were merely...
Via Gridiron Grit
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky remains high on Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is a big Theo Riddick fan. Last year, Orlovsky incorrectly predicted a breakout season for Riddick. This year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the bench-warmer is doubling down. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky told the Free Press. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will draft a running back

Running Back is almost turning into a second option for NFL offenses, after being the focus of the game just a handful of years ago. With much speculation, the Detroit Lions will be looking to draft a runner in this week’s upcoming NFL Draft. In an offseason where the Lions released running back Reggie Bush, in order to save room in cap space, which promoted Joique Bell to the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Underrated: Theo Riddick

I've been knocking around the idea in my head that Reggie Bush is worthy of being considered underrated going into the season, but then I get distracted. Usually from porn. And bacon. Ah yes, the story of a single man. Is this story so bad? Porn, bacon, a barren wasteland of loneliness and despair... I guess it's not so bad. And then I think, wait, I was thinking about Reggie Bush...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

The Detroit Lions will be without mighty defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for the first time in five seasons. However, wide receiver Golden Tate is not too worried. While Suh is off in Miami enjoying his massive payday and strengthening the Dolphins’ defense, the Lions are preparing for a season without Suh. When Tate was approached about how the Lions’ offense could be impacted...
Via Sportsnaut
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Thinking ahead on Theo Riddick

There are a lot of dominoes left to fall across the NFL this offseason and the Detroit Lions’ offense has yet to come fully into focus, but with Jim Caldwell’s comments at ownership meetings last week its fun to think ahead. When discussing the departure of Reggie Bush after Caldwell’s first season in Detroit, the Lions’ Head Coach noted that things just “didn’t work...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions meet with Georgia RB Todd Gurley

Georgia running back Todd Gurley took a pre-draft visit to the Detroit Lions on Monday, the team announced. The Lions are in the market for a running back this offseason after releasing veteran Reggie Bush. Gurley (6-1, 222) is second in school history with 4,322 all-purpose yards and 3,285 rushing yards, trailing only Herschel Walker.  He ushed for 773 yards with eight...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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