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Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders dies at 68

Charlie Sanders, the gregarious Hall of Famer for the Detroit Lions, died Thursday following a battle with cancer. Sanders, 68, will always be remembered by coach Jim Caldwell for the way he could be heard laughing as he was walking down the halls of the Lions' offices in Allen Park. Earlier this month during a golf outing for Sanders' foundation, Caldwell called him "one of those...
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Former Detroit Lions TE Charlie Sanders still fighting cancer

Former Detroit Lions tight end Charlie Sanders has a long list of accomplishments. From 1968-1977, Sanders made seven Pro Bowls. He accumulated nearly 5,000 receiving yards during his NFL career and, in 2007, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There is, however, one more thing Sanders would like to accomplish: beat cancer. "Just as on the field, Charlie Sanders is...
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Six most incredible Instagrams posted by Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly

Things are going pretty well right now for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. His team was jobbed last year in the NFL playoffs, but with Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson returning in 2015 Detroit’s offense should once again be among the most explosive in the NFL. Off the field Stafford lives the American Dream. He recently got married to Kelly Hall (now Kelly Stafford) who he...
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Golden Tate says it’s time for the Lions to take that next step

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate proved to be a good free agent pickup as many believed he was the team’s best player by the end of the season. Even though the Lions lost Ndamukong Suh in free agency, Tate still believes that this team is one of the NFC’s best. While many believe that Green Bay Packers are considered the favorite to win the NFC North, Tate says it’s time for the...
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Lions aim for Super Bowl, not mediocrity, coming off 11-5 season

The Detroit Lions will return for the start of training camp in one month and then try to do something they've never done in the franchise history. The Lions have never had double-digit victories in back-to-back seasons. Just three years ago, they plummeted to four wins after finishing 10-6 and going to the playoffs the previous season. There are other similar examples of crashing...
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Are the Detroit Lions for real?

After a controversial loss in last season’s divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions look to prove that they are no one-trick pony and they can be a perennial playoff team. When you look up and down their roster, it is easy to see why the Detroit Lions were able to have the kind of season they did in 2014, and if healthy they have a right to feel that...
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Detroit Lions CB Quandre Diggs not surprised by early success

Of the Detroit Lions' seven selections in the 2015 NFL Draft, sixth-round cornerback Quandre Diggs might be off to the hottest start. This isn't a surprise for Diggs. In fact, according to what he recently told Dave Birkett of Detroit Free Press, it's exactly what he expected. "It's what I expected of myself, to go out and compete and make plays," Diggs said, via the Free Press....
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WR Golden Tate: 'It's time' for the Detroit Lions to win consistently

The Detroit Lions could be on the verge of a very big season. After setting a solid foundation in 2014, posting an 11-5 record and qualifying for postseason play during Jim Caldwell's first season as head coach, it's time for the Lions to take the next step. At least, that's what wide receiver Golden Tate told Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. "I think it's time for us to...
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Joique Bell: 'I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards'

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has some pretty lofty goals for the 2015 season. Bell has been sidelined this offseason with a knee injury, and also has a Achilles issue to think about, but it hasn't diminished his confidence. "I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," he told MLive.com. "That's the minimum. If I do less than that, I'll be surprised. I'll be disappointed...
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Detroit Lions fan fined for pointing laser at former Bills quarterback Kyle Orton

The next time you go to a football game, make sure to leave all laser pointers behind. No, seriously. That is a legitimate piece of advice. A Detroit Lions fan has been fined $235 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service after Marko Beslach, 18, of Bloomfield, MI infamously pointed a laser pointer in the eyes of then Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton during the Bills 17...
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Joique Bell is on a mission to become great

Joique Bell has his sights set on becoming a 1200 yard back in 2015, and that would certainly be welcomed by the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders is long gone but the Detroit Lions have yet to find a running back that can consistently put up at least 1,000 yards on the ground and be a key member of the offense. In fact before Reggie Bush rushed for just over 1,000 yards (1,006) in...
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Detroit Lions fan who pointed laser during game pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge

An 18-year-old Detroit Lions fan pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for pointing a laser at Buffalo Bills players during a game last October, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. His license was suspended by the court for a year, and he was ordered to do 80 hours of community service and pay a $235 fine.Marko Belsach, the guilty party, had...
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Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell expects to rush for 1,200 yards in 2015

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has set a lofty goal of 1,200 rushing yards for the 2015 season, according to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com. This, after sitting out all spring as he recovers from knee and Achilles' injuries."I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards," Bell told MLive.com. "That's the minimum. If I do less than that, I'll be surprised. I'll be disappointed."Anything...
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THREE AND OUT: Lions have 'great synergy' between rookies, vets

FIRST DOWN In a competitive environment like an NFL locker room, where million-dollar jobs are on the line, it would be understandable if a veteran didn't want to share his knowledge with an up-and-coming young player. Why help the guy who could then take your starting position or even roster spot? Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell believes his team doesn't take that approach. He...
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Three ridiculously-long streaks the Detroit Lions need to end in 2015

The Detroit Lions are one of the league’s longest-lasting NFL teams, but they surely aren’t one of the most storied, at least since the Super Bowl era. The Lions may have their most talented team ever in 2015, and now is one of their best chances to try and reach the Super Bowl. But if they want to get there, they’ll have to overcome at least one long-lasting streak. Here are...
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Matthew Stafford plans to work out with Detroit Lions teammates in Atlanta

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has plans to take the field with a few of his favorite receivers in Atlanta before training camp, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a Georgia Tech product, is one who's sure to be there. "I think it's big," Stafford said about the importance of these workouts, via the Free Press. "I'm obviously...
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Detroit Lions to hold two training camp practices at local high schools

Most of the Detroit Lions' training camp practices will be held at the team's headquarters and training facilities in Allen Park, but a source told Kyle Meinke of MLive.com that the team will hold two practices at local high schools. The Lions will reportedly take the field at Novi High School during the first week of practices, before heading to Dearborn Edsel Ford High School...
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3 best moves by the Detroit Lions in the offseason

The Detroit Lions lost a key player in Ndamukong Suh, plus Nick Fairley. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re no longer a playoff contender and will miss the playoffs next season. Detroit will easily be in contention for a playoff spot year round, and it’s thanks in big part to the work done by Martin Mayhew. With another season nearing us, let’s reflect on the best...
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NFC Notes: Lions, Panthers, Redskins, & Vikings

Lions Mike Rothstein writes that the health issues Calvin Johnson has dealt with in recent years has opened the door for other receivers around the NFL to enter the discussion for the best receiver in the game. As long as TE Joseph Fauria is healthy, Rothstein expects him to have a role in the team’s offense. ...The post NFC Notes: Lions, Panthers, Redskins, & Vikings appeared...
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Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata: Ndamukong Suh and I are 'totally different players'

All offseason, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been talked about as the team's replacement for Ndamukong Suh, who signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent this spring. Although Ngata and Suh both play the same position—defensive tackle—it's not as simple as plug-and-play, Ngata told Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB in a recent interview."That’s what people are...
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This Detroit Lions fan wearing just body paint on her is absolutely stunning

This Detroit Lions fan is her Calvin Johnson body paint is incredible. #Lions pic.twitter.com/B09RRq0keC — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 11, 2015 Wowzers! You may also be interested in: Three reasons the Baltimore Ravens did above-average work in the offseason Three reasons the 49ers receivers are going to have a big year in 2015 Prisco calls Larry Fitzgerald the Arizona...
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WATCH: Detroit Lions QB Mathew Stafford and Kelly Hall's Wedding Video

During the off-season Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford and his lovely, longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall finally decided to make it official and got married. We have already seen pictures of the couples happy day featuring the air-brushed trucker hats everyone in attendance got. From everything we have seen online it looks like the day was something else.Want to watch the wedding...
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3 Detroit Lions that need to step up in 2015

The Detroit Lions will try to return to the playoffs after an 11-5 season that could have resulted in a playoff victory had there not been a controversial call that proved costly. Now, they’re under a lot of pressure to show their fans this team was no fluke last year, and that they’ll be able to survive the loss of Ndamukong Suh and return to the playoffs. With that in mind...
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Last year's drops not indictment of Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate's hands

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate knows he dropped a handful of passes last year—his followers made sure of that."The social media nowadays, someone's going to let you know," Tate said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "Someone's going to tweet at you or give you a shoutout for the good or the bad."Pro Football Focus pinned six dropped passes on Tate in 2014, according...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

3 musts for the Detroit Lions to return to the postseason

The Detroit Lions aren’t appearing to be a popular pick to make the playoffs in 2015. Considering how a lot of their wins were games they didn’t really deserve to be in, a lot of people believe this team will run out of flukes this season. Questions arise as to how the defense will play without Ndamukong Suh, and if Matt Stafford can return to his pre-2014 form after an inconsistent...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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