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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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Matthew Stafford Have What it Takes to Lead the Detroit Lions?

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during drills at NFL football minicamp, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) It has seemed like the Detroit Lions have been on the verge of putting it all together for the past couple of years. They have had a relatively solid defense with some good players, and their offense has had the weapons it needed to be successful...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions WR Hurt Michigan’s Chances Of Landing Khalid Kareem?

Khalid Kareem surprised a lot of recruiting experts when he announced his pledge for Alabama over the reported favorite Michigan on Wednesday.  While it sounds like it was a back-and-forth decision for Kareem, who apparently made a final decision earlier this morning, could a former Detroit Lions player have hurt Michigan’s chances of landing the four-star recruit? Take a...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Predictions for Lions Biggest Positional Battles

The Lions draft and off-seasons brought many new players to the Detroit Lions team for this upcoming season.  Since the NFL never rests, NFL camps have already started with new looks at the new additions for the Lions.  Jim Caldwell, the second year Lions head coach, will have to determine who will be where for the first game of the season.  Of course there are still preseason...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions' Rashean Mathis, Darius Slay compare preparation to 'Rocky'

Cornerbacks Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay are both entering their third season with the Detroit Lions. The only difference is Mathis was a Jacksonville Jaguar for 10 years before Slay was even drafted.Mathis has taken Slay under his wing as he prepares for the 2015 season, and he used an entertaining allusion when describing the relationship to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com."I'm Apollo...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew and Kelly Stafford’s wedding video

vimeo I’m not sure if you heard or not (you totally heard), but Matthew Stafford got married to longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall earlier this summer. We have seen their registry. We have seen pictures.  We saw the video of them getting harassed by TMZ on the way to their honeymoon.  We have even seen the snazzy custom Jordans that Lions tight end Eric Ebron got them. And now...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Lions?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Haloti Ngata and the Detroit Lions, click the...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions DB Quandre Diggs Working on His Golf Swing; Asks Jordan Spieth for Help

For the next few weeks he news coming out of the NFL world is going to involve guys getting arrested, taking vacations, and/or participating in some sort of charity event. One of the most common charity events is a golf tournament.In order to be better prepared the next time he gets invited to participate in one Detroit Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs decided to take some lessons...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron sends Jordan Spieth autographed football, jersey

After Jordan Spieth recently sent some flattering praise his way, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson responded by sending some autographed gear to the U.S. Open champ. When asked last week ahead of the U.S. Open and during LeBron James’ remarkable efforts to single-handedly lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the NBA Finals, Spieth...Read More The post Calvin Johnson...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson sent Jordan Spieth autographed memorabilia

via DetroitLions.com Dustin Johnson’s missed birdie putt from five feet Sunday was possibly the best gift Jordan Spieth received over the weekend, but to say it’s was the coolest is debatable. During the tournament, Spieth received an autographed football and jersey from Lions receiver Calvin Johnson at his office in Dallas.  They were sent after Megatron was told Spieth’s...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This Vine Of Detroit Lions Rookies Learning How To Tie Ties Will Probably Make You Mad

This Vine of Detroit Lions rookies will only make you more mad if you're having a bad day.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rocky Boiman: Is The Up-Tempo NFL Offense Becoming Obsolete?

The up-tempo offensive attack in the NFL is far from a secret, but it’s still used as a way slow defenses down. But for how much longer will that be the case? Former NFL linebacker Rocky Boiman became a college football color commentator around the same time that schools were embracing lightning-speed, no-huddle offenses. And Boiman said in his latest...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions Tight Ends Play 'You Take the Tackling Dummy'

Thanks to the rules as set forth in the last collective bargaining agreement NFL teams are not allowed to have guys do much hitting during practice. Do too much and you risk getting outed by your own players and losing practice sessions next year. This is football though. How do not hit?Well--it appears that the Detroit Lions may have come up with a way for the guys to engage in...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate thinks camera operators should be subject to fines

Millions of folks witnessed Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James go crashing into a cameraman positioned on the baseline, and it resulted in a nasty gash to his head during the Game 4 of the NBA Finals. James’ incident was unfortunate, but Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden State took a little more seriously. According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Tate thinks those...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Coach Jim Caldwell didn’t do exactly what he promised in his first year in Detroit. The new boss was supposed to unlock the Lions’...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton is not happy that Demaryius has no contract

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is not happy that star wide receiver does not have a new contract. Additionally, Rapoport reported that he doesn’t think Thomas will show up to training camp if no deal is done by the July 15 deadline, which marks the day that players who received the franchise tag must sign off on the tender...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Urinal autographed by Barry Sanders sells for $3,000

Someone just acquired an awesome addition to their restroom. According to eBay, this Barry Sanders-signed urinal sold for $3,000. Courtesy: Mike Kozan The urinal originally came from a locker room at the Silverdome where Sanders played during his career with the Detroit Lions. It was reported there were 46 total bids placed by 17 people for this wonderful piece of Lions...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Silverdome urinal signed by Barry Sanders’ for sale on eBay

Barry Sanders, one of the best running backs in NFL history, spent the entirety of his professional football career playing Detroit Lions home games at the Pontiac Silverdome. The team of course moved on to the much more cushy Ford Field, but the old Silverdome holds a special place in the hearts of Lions fans...Read More The post Silverdome urinal bearing Barry Sanders’ autograph...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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