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Detroit Lions are loving life in England so far

BAGSHOT, England (AP) Most of the NFL teams that have arrived early and spent a week practicing in England have praised the local facilities and the team-bonding environment of being overseas. The Detroit Lions and coach Jim Caldwell, however, are really, really loving their home away from home. ''A lot of our guys will be sad to leave because it's been a great setting...
Via AP on Fox
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Falcons News: Team Prepares For Lions Defense In London

The Atlanta Falcons not only have to keep an eye on the key offensive weapons of the Detroit Lions, it appears the offense will have to be fully aware of the play of DeAndre Levy from the linebacker position.The unknown player is making a name for himself this season on a much improved defensive unit.The Falcons have scouted him intensely leading up to Sunday's game at Wembley...
Via Football Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three keys to beating the Falcons in week eight

Set those alarms early, because football begins at 9:30 a.m. ET this Sunday when the Detroit Lions (5-2) and Atlanta Falcons (2-5) kickoff from London’s Wembley Stadium. This matchup will be the second of three NFL games held in London this season. In this edition of the NFL’s International Series, which began in 2007, the Falcons are looking to end a four-game losing streak...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ankle Injury Still Bothering Bush Heading Into Week 8

Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing Thursday, according to Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman.Fantasy Spin:Bush has admitted that the ankle still isn't healed and is bothering him and after his invisible performance in Week 7 fantasy owners shouldn't expect anything against Atlanta in Week 8. His absence would make Joique Bell a solid fantasy option.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why You Should Start Joique Bell in Your Week 8 Fantasy Lineups

See Why You Should Start Joique Bell in Your Week 8 Fantasy Football Lineups If you own Detroit Lions’ running back Joique Bell, you should definitely start him in your Week 8 fantasy lineup. Here’s why: The Detroit Lions might be without running back Reggie Bush, as once again, he’s … The post Why You Should Start Joique Bell in Your Week 8 Fantasy Lineups appeared first...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fans will love this list of crappiest Super Bowl champions ever

This week, the big story around the NFL has been the sudden turmoil surrounding the defending Super Bowl champions. In Seattle, things are seemingly coming apart at the seams, as the Seahawks have fallen to 3-3, wide receiver Percy Harvin was shipped to the Jets after some sort of issue in the locker room and reports have surfaced that teammates are upset with quarterback Russell...
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Lions' Waddle kept playing after banging head

BAGSHOT, England (AP) -- Detroit Lions offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle kept playing after banging his head on the ground late in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, even though the team knew a concussion was possible. Waddle was knocked down while blocking during an extra-point attempt after Corey Fuller had scored in the 24-23 comeback win over the Saints. He...
Via AP on Fox
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Detroit Lions avoid the Week 8 hot seat, big time Super Bowl contender doesn’t

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just seven weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Jay Cutler Cutler can’t lay another egg this week A week after getting called out by teammate...
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Lions lineman kept playing despite possible concussion

BAGSHOT, England -- Detroit Lions offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle kept playing after banging his head on the ground late in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, even though the team knew a concussion was possible. Waddle was knocked down while blocking during an extra-point attempt after Corey Fuller had scored in the 24-23 comeback win over the Saints. He was then...
Via AP on Fox
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Lions lineman kept playing despite concussion

BAGSHOT, England (AP) Detroit Lions offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle kept playing after banging his head on the ground late in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, even though the team knew a concussion was possible. Waddle was knocked down while blocking during an extra-point attempt after Corey Fuller had scored in the 24-23 comeback win over the Saints. He was...
Via AP on Fox
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Lions’ LaAdrian Waddle returned to game after concussion

Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle returned to the field for Detroit’s final kneeldown on Sunday against the Saints despite suffering a concussion on his previous play, an extra point that gave the Lions their game-winning point in a 24-23 win. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions coach Jim Caldwell and G.M. Martin Mayhew both claimed the Lions follow the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ infographic about London trip has team traveling to Spain (photo)

The Atlanta Falcons will face the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium in London this weekend. Thankfully, the team was not responsible for flight plans and itinerary. The team posted an infographic ahead of its transatlantic flight that illustrated the thousands of miles the team would fly to make its long trip across the pond. Unfortunately,...Read More The post Atlanta Falcons...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN writer: Lions should trade Ndamukong Suh to Bengals

Ndamukong Suh probably doesn't read websites. But if he did, namely ESPN.com, the star Detroit Lions defensive lineman might have come across a "What if" trade proposal, an "albeit unlikely" trade proposal, a "hypothetical" deal we feel compelled to pass along. It comes courtesy of ESPN.com's Greg Garber, who proposes the Lions sending Suh...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson limited at practice

The Detroit Lions are awaiting the return of star-studded wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He's been out the past two weeks with an ankle injury, but the injury seems to be progressing well recently. #456759292 / gettyimages.comJohnson returned to practice Wednesday for the first time in two weeks. His participation was "limited" during the session, but still, it is...
Via NFL Injury Report
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Calvin Johnson tests out ankle in practice

Despite sitting during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did participate on a limited basis, testing out a high-ankle sprain that's held him out of practice and games the past two weeks. In addition to Johnson's return, right tackle LaAdrian Waddle was a surprise absence as he sat with a concussion Wednesday, the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

BAGSHOT, England -- Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend. "It gets better and better...
Via AP on Fox
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Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

BAGSHOT, England (AP) Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend. Johnson says ''it...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Calvin Johnson play in Sunday’s Detroit Lions game in London?

On October 5th, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson suffered a high ankle sprain against the Buffalo Bills and he hasn’t practiced since… until today. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press Johnson was not part of the open field part of practice, but he was a limited participant: “…Calvin Johnson did not take part in the open portion of Detroit Lions practice...
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Detroit Lions participating in a top Week 8 game to watch?

The leaves are turning. Halloween decorations are up throughout the neighborhood. And the days are getting shorter and shorter. What do those things signal? Football games are getting more and more important. This week certainly backs up that notion, as the NFL’s slate of games features plenty of match-ups with playoff implications. That may sound nutty in Week 8, but that’s...
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Lions release player, send him home from London

The NFL really can be a cutthroat business sometimes. Former Detroit Lions running back William Powell knows this full well. As a member of the team’s practice squad, Powell traveled with the Lions from Detroit to London on Monday in order to help them prepare for a game against the Atlanta Falcons. There’s one problem here. Some reshuffling of the roster was needed in order...
Via Sportsnaut
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Lions send player home from London after cutting him

There will be no tea or crumpets -- or a job -- in William Powell's immediate future. Per the Detroit Free Press, the Lions on Wednesday released Powell from the practice squad, sending him home from London ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. https://twitter.com/davebirkett/status/524888963816120320 Following a nearly eight-hour flight, the Lions landed in London...
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s latest (and telling) 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson Running in London, But Will He Play?

Calvin Johnson Running in London, is Good News But Will He Play? Detroit Lions’ superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in London running, but will be able to play in their Week 8 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons? Johnson had this to say to NFL Media’s Steve Wyche Tuesday.. I’m … The post Calvin Johnson Running in London, But Will He Play? appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
Via Fantasy Football Chick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Atlanta Falcons’ Graphic Art Shows Team Traveling to Spain not London

Photo: Atlanta Falcons’ Graphic Art Shows Team Traveling to Spain – isn’t the game in London? The Atlanta Falcons are supposed to be traveling to London for Sunday’s Week 8 game against the Detroit Lions. However this graphic shows the team heading to Spain. I’m also wondering if they really … The post Photo: Atlanta Falcons’ Graphic Art Shows Team Traveling to Spain...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions send William Powell home from London

William Powell's trip to England was short and not so sweet. Powell, a practice-squad running back, was waived by the Detroit Lions this morning, one day after he traveled to London with the team for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium (9:30 a.m., Fox). It's not quite the New England Patriots cutting receiver Tiquan Underwood the day before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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