Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Stafford, Lions try to keep slim playoff hopes alive vs. Bears

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A bruised throwing hand didn't prevent Matthew Stafford from keeping the Detroit Lions' playoff hopes alive last weekend. Stafford still isn't 100 percent but the Lions will need their quarterback to continue carrying a heavy load when they host the NFC North rival Chicago Bears on Saturday. With an almost non-existent running game, the Lions don't have much choice but to have Stafford throw on most downs.

Can facing the Lions for the second time benefit Mitchell Trubisky?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Trubisky completed 18 of 30 passes for 179 yards with a touchdown, 53 rushing yards and a lost fumble on Nov. 19 against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. "There's a record of how that defensive coordinator played you for the first time," Loggains said. "… We get a lot of different coverages the first time playing a rookie quarterback, and with our run game, people trying to stop those things.

Lions keep playoff hopes alive with another win late in game

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Detroit Lions have earned the right to keep their hopes of making the playoffs for at least another week. Detroit ended its second losing streak of two or more games this season, going 49 yards to set up Matt Prater's 46-yard field goal to beat Tampa Bay 24-21 Sunday. In Jim Caldwell's four seasons, the Lions lead the league with 20 wins on drives in the fourth quarter or overtime.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers postgame press conference

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and coaches speak following the team's Week 14 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Early Fantasy Football pickups for Week 15: Get a step closer to title town

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Make the right addition to your team in Week 15 and you’ll be one step closer to playing for a Fantasy Football title. With Ameer Abdullah missing back-to-back games (including being a healthy scratch in Week 14), Riddick has come up big for the Lions. Finding the end zone three times over the last two weeks, the Notre Dame product has led Detroit’s backfield, managing double-digit touches in Weeks 13 and 14.

Stafford’s 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

With the clock running down in a tie game, the Detroit Lions didn't have any qualms about the ball being in Matthew Stafford's injured throwing hand. The victory stopped a two-game skid and kept the Lions (7-6) in playoff contention with three games remaining. Stafford made his 109th consecutive start despite being limited in practice after his right hand was stepped on during the previous week at Baltimore .

Lions QB Stafford rests 3 injured fingers early in practice

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Matthew Stafford kept his injury under wraps. Stafford covered his banged-up right hand in a huge, white towel while reporters had access to the Detroit Lions' locker room on Wednesday afternoon. At Stafford's weekly news conference earlier in the day, he was asked to show his injured hand.

Lions clinging to playoff hopes vs. Buccaneers

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Detroit Lions no longer have wiggle room in the NFC playoff race. Beginning with Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, the Lions are living a must-win existence. At 6-6 and two games out of the NFC wild-card position, the Lions know they must end a two-game losing streak that jeopardized their previously realistic postseason hopes.

On a second implosion attempt, the Pontiac Silverdome finally goes down

Monday, December 4th, 2017

For a short while, it seemed like the Pontiac Silverdome might outlive us all. On Sunday, there was an implosion attempt of the Detroit Lions’ longtime home (and, let’s not forget, the site of historic WrestleMania III).  But when the explosives went off, the Silverdome decided it wasn’t going anywhere. The vice president of the demolition company working on the Silverdome implosion told the Detroit Free Press that some charges didn’t go off on eight columns Sunday, which prevented the structure from falling.

Can your mediocre NFL team still make the playoffs?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Heading into the final quarter of the NFL regular season, and the playoff picture for 2017 remains murky—in the AFC at least. The strength of the NFC is reflected in the Panthers, Seahawks, Rams and Saints occupying fairly comfortable Wild Card places in the current standings. Ahead of Monday Night Football between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, though, there are as many as five AFC teams looking outside in with some hope. Here’s how the crowded field in the center of the NFL standings can still make the playoffs. Bengals Somehow still alive in the Wild Card race, though it’s going to take some salmon-esque leaping for Marvin Lewis’s team to exit the playoffs again in the first