Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Why Jared Goff is ‘confident’ and putting up big numbers despite Detroit Lions’ 0-2 start

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Jared Goff is 0-2 to start a season for the first time in his career, but statistically, at least, the Detroit Lions quarterback is playing like he did during his most productive days with the Los Angeles Rams. Goff has thrown for 584 yards and five touchdowns in the Lions’ first two games, which matches or puts him ahead of his pace while helping the Rams reach the Super Bowl in 2018. More importantly, Lions coach Dan Campbell said Goff is playing with “a high level of confidence.

Detroit Lions protect 4 players on the practice squad for Week 3

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Typically, the Detroit Lions would assign their protected practice squad players on Tuesday, but because they played their Week 2 game on Monday, they get an extra 24 hours grace period to make this decision. They have a pretty consistent approach to the protected practice squad. Protect the quarterback position, protect the spots that are weak due to injury or need competition, and use the remaining spots to protect the players they deem the most talented on the practice squad.

Ravens release first injury report ahead of Week 3 matchup vs. Lions

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

The Ravens released their first injury report ahead of their Week 3 matchup with the Detroit Lions

Fantasy Football: Wild-card starts who could win you Week 3

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Already desperate for some fantasy points two weeks into the season? Jennifer Eakins highlights some risky options that could win you Week 3!

Lions’ Week 2 Top 5 PFF-Graded Offensive and Defensive Players

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Hockenson finished the Week 2 contest with a team-high eight receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown. The third-year pro also graded out as the Lions' top offensive player and top overall player for the week, per Pro Football Focus, with an 81.5 grade. Rounding out Detroit's top five offensive performers for Week 2, according to PFF, were center Frank Ragnow (74.4 grade), running back D'Andre Swift (71.8 grade), fullback Jason Cabinda (70.6 grade) and offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai (68....

Packers bounce back, top Lions

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he wears with a little black football containing some of the ashes of his late father. That was just about the only thing that went wrong for Jones and the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions. Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four TD passes and rushed for a fourth score, and the Packers had a welcome return to normal, dominating the second half in a 35-17 win over the division rival Lions on Monday night.

Lions searching for a defensive base after two weeks

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense. After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on Monday night. Only the Atlanta Falcons (80) have allowed more points in their first two games than Detroit.

Week 2 Report Card: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. The Green Bay Packers dominated the second half of Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions to post a commanding 35-17 victory. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns and Joe Barry’s defense pitched a shutout over the final 30 minutes.

Rondale Moore a must-add in Week 3 waivers

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

John Daigle recommends which players to target on waivers for the Week 3 edition of Waiver Wired. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Chirco: Lions’ defense not equipped to succeed in 2021

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Well, so much for the thought that the Detroit Lions’ defense, after its disastrous performance in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, had turned the corner on Monday night against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Going into the primetime matchup between the NFC North divisional rivals, the memory of allowing 31 first-half points to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 was still fresh in the minds of Lions fans from near and afar.