Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Banged-up Lions limping into perfectly timed bye week

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Matthew Stafford simply stood on the field, letting Jake Rudock take snaps at the Detroit Lions' only practice during their bye week. Stafford's body has taken a beating recently. Stafford needs a break this week.

Fmr. Detroit Lions LB: I would give anything to shake Colin Kaepernick’s hand

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

NFL players kneeling during the national anthem before games has become a hotly debated issue since last season. Now some players are participating in the NFL owners’ annual fall meeting to discuss the issue. Caleb Campbell, former Army ranger and former

Top waiver wire TEs in Week 7

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

With the fantasy football season approaching the halfway mark, the major injuries just keep piling up, which makes the waiver wire an important factor in the middle of the bye weeks. The tight end position continues to be plagued by injuries and inconsistent play, with Tyler Eifert going on injured reserve last week. That robs fantasy owners of a potential every-week TE1, and yet another burned draft pick. In addition to the injuries, there are two more bye teams this week — Detroit Lions and Houston Texans — making Eric Ebron and Ryan Griffin unavailable. With yet more turnover at the position, let’s look at the best waiver wire wide receivers owned in 50 percent or less of Yahoo! leagues. Hooper’s

How to Watch Lions vs. Saints: Live Stream, Game Time, TV Channel

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

The Detroit Lions travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints. Detroit lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-24 last week but have won three out of their first five games. The Lions defense has allowed just 74.6 yards per game and 19.4 points per game.

Matt Stafford injury update: How to handle Lions QB vs. Saints

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Matthew Stafford is banged up heading into a potential shootout with the Saints. The Detroit Lions are listing Matthew Stafford as questionable to face the New Orleans Saints in Week 6. Part of that was due to the Lions being a ground-and-pound team that could rely on their defense early on, but injuries have forced them to become a pass-heavy team in recent weeks.

Saints host Lions, trying to climb above .500

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The New Orleans Saints, fresh from a week off and buoyed by consecutive victories over Carolina and Miami, are trying to sneak above .500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season. The Detroit Lions have lost twice in the last three weeks to Atlanta and Carolina by a combined seven points. In a 27-24 home loss last week to the Panthers, the Lions lost their best defensive lineman, Haloti Ngata, possibly for the season with a first-half elbow injury, and watched quarterback Matthew Stafford limping badly in the fourth quarter with ankle and hamstring injuries as he almost sparked another late comeback.

Fantasy football Week 6, Kelvin Benjamin, start or sit for TNF?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

A good matchup gives Benjamin's fantasy stock a boost on Thursday night. The Carolina Panthers are happy to see their star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin getting into consistent form. Benjamin caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown on six targets against the Detroit Lions’ stellar cornerback Darius Slay.

Takk McKinley was going to pay $3,000 for a lock of his own hair

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The backstory: McKinley, a rookie best known for professing his love for his late grandmother on draft night, lost one of his dreadlocks during Week 3’s victory over the Detroit Lions. “I honestly thought I was going to buy it for like $20,” McKinley said, per ESPN. Probably “about $3,000,” McKinley said.

Reports: Saints trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

It’s been clear since Week 1 that the Adrian Peterson–New Orleans Saints marriage wasn’t going so well. Maybe Peterson’s new marriage will go a little better. As first reported by ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Saints have traded Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals

Fourth-quarter deficit was too big for Lions

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The Detroit Lions needed one more possession for a chance at another come-from-behind victory. The clock - and the Carolina Panthers - wouldn't allow it. Detroit scored two touchdowns 2:26 apart in the fourth quarter Sunday, but after that, the Panthers were able to run out the clock on a 27-24 win .