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Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron named one of 10 most disappointing rookies of 2014

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
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Lions' success big deal for future Hall of Famer Megatron

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Future Hall of Fame players deserve better than what Calvin Johnson went through for most of his first seven years in the NFL. He put up big numbers individually, even broke Jerry Rice's record for receiving yards in a season, but he did it most of the time in a losing cause. Entering this year, Johnson had played on as many winless teams (0-16 in 2008) as...
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Gave: Lions' teamwork key to Glover Quin's 'magical season'

ALLEN PARK -- Walking sound bite Glover Quin is as adept at fielding questions from the media as he is defending against the pass in the Detroit Lions' secondary. He'll swat down a lazy, oft-heard question, like how does his team keep its focus in the midst of a playoff race, with a dressed-up cliche -- "It's not about the destination; it's about the journey...Teamwork makes the...
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The 10 most disappointing NFL rookies in 2014

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
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Detroit Lions Have Chance to Slay “Same Old Lions” Mantra for Good Sunday

The Detroit Lions, the same old Lions, are familiar with facing backup players in games crucial to their postseason fortunes and usually they lose, but Sunday against a Chicago Bears the Lions can prove “SOL” is truly dead. Week 17 at Lambeau Field, a win and the Lions get the fifth seed and play at the New York Giants, lose and they go to the feared Superdome to face the New...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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Did Someone Really Eat That At The Vikings / Lions Game?

I have been kind enough to include a “feature” image on this post that won’t stick you right in the eye, but for some of the disgusting goodness that is the cesspool called Detroit, Michigan and Detroit Lions fans, go ahead. Scroll down a little bit further in this post, yes, even further below this nonsense intro I’m writing in order to give your brain plenty of time to...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
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Lions claim Josh Thomas off waivers from Jets

Josh Thomas had a rough week, the former Buffalo Bills draft pick was released after his playbook and passport were stolen. Well today, he received better news. He was claimed by the Detroit Lions. @RavensInsider: Lions assigned Josh Thomas off waivers from Jets Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds […] The post Lions claim Josh Thomas off waivers from Jets...
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Lions Claim CB Josh Thomas Off Waivers From Jets

The Detroit Lions have claimed CB Josh Thomas off of waivers from the New York Jets on Wednesday, according to Kyle Meinke. Earlier in the day, news broke that the Lions are placing OT LaAdrian Waddle on season-ending injured reserve, so it appears as though Thomas will take his place on the team’s active roster. Thomas, 25, signed on with the Seahawks at the start of the 2014...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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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...
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Ndamukong Suh’s Comments On Jay Cutler Will Shock You

It’s no secret that Jay Cutler is taking all kinds of heat for his 2014 performance so far. However, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s provides different thoughts then most on Jay Cutler. Ndamukong Suh’s Comments on Jay Cutler Will Shock You  “Obviously, Jay Cutler is an elite quarterback and one that I think at any moment in time can very much hurt you,”...
Via Sports Mockery
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Steady, division-leading Lions look toward Chicago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions players are not ready to talk about a possible playoff berth, though they can clinch a spot this weekend with a win in Chicago. Linebacker Tahir Whitehead says the Lions are simply trying to take care of business against a team they beat 34-17 on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. That win over the Bears (5-9) was one of Detroit's nine victories this...
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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...
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Is the Detroit Lions Week 16 tilt one of the top-5 NFL games to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-December, with only two 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 two weeks of the season get underway, there are a slew of big games involving teams...
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Lions-Bears Preview

An ability to live for the moment has the Detroit Lions in position to win their first division title in 21 seasons. Though a potentially important division showdown looms in the regular-season finale, coach Jim Caldwell expects the only focus for his NFC North-leading Lions to be on recording a fourth straight victory Sunday against the reeling Chicago Bears. If last-place Washington...
Via AP on Fox
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Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: 2014 Week 16 NFL Pick

Detroit Lions (10-4) at Chicago Bears (5-9) This line was 4.5 last week, but it’s since moved to 7 in favor of the Lions, a line movement of 2.5 points that crossed both significant numbers of 6 and 7. It’s easy to understand why the line moved after the Bears were embarrassed on national television by the Saints. However, I love fading a significant line movement whenever it...
Via The Football Fan Spot
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Punt return power rankings: Where does Jeremy Ross rank among the NFL’s best?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
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Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh is Out

Ndamukong Suh, the anchor of the number one scoring defense, will be leaving the Detroit Lions this offseason. Suh has had a nice run with the Lions; he will seek different opportunities for next season.While the Lions will do what they can to keep him, many teams will peak the interest of Suh -- especially since he's made it clear he'd rather be elsewhere.Ford Field is selling discounted...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Were any Detroit Lions among the biggest heroes or goats from Week 15?

With only two weeks to go in the NFL’s regular season, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. The list of contenders and pretenders is becoming clearer and clearer. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
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Detroit Lions Week 15 Power Rankings spot is one that many may dispute

With less than 10 shopping days left until Christmas, there isn’t much time for teams to turn the 2014 season into a memorable one. Any margin for error is all but gone; it’s almost win-or-go-home time in the NFL. It’s going to be a mad dash to the finish, with a ton of teams still in the mix and the race changing on a weekly basis. It sets up for a fantastic final two weeks...
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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...
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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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Mosley doesn’t want Ndamukong Suh to leave Detroit (VIDEO)

YouTube Ndamukong Suh may have played his last game at Ford Field.  The Lions will not return to Ford Field in 2014 unless they host a playoff game and Suh is a free agent at season’s end.  I’m sure you have heard that Suh had a bevy of guests at Sunday’s game against the Vikings, including billionaire buddy Warren Buffett. Defensive line cohort C.J. Mosley made his feelings...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

National Media holds nothing back in their confidence regarding the Detroit Lions

There are only 10 shopping days left until Christmas. And in the NFL, that means it’s crunch time; every week, nearly every game seems to have some sort of major playoff implications, shuffling the postseason deck depending on the outcome. Some teams become contenders; others fall back in the race. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
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Tweetcap: Detroit Lions fans will love sad Johnny Football and all Week 15′s best

Did you miss any of Week 15? Not a problem. We’ve got you covered through the eyes of Twitter in our National Tweetcap. Peyton Manning and Fred Smith both interested in maybe owning the Titans, according to @JasonLaCanfora. Story: http://t.co/I3K5eh8zdn — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) December 14, 2014 Johnny Manziel gets his first NFL start today man. Get the glue sticks...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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