Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions: 2016 Week 7 NFL Pick

Washington Redskins (4-2) at Detroit Lions (3-3) I have these two teams as more or less equal. They’re also very similar, as both teams have effective offenses, but weak defenses. In terms of first down percentage, Detroit ranks 4th offensively and Washington ranks 5th, but Washington is a few spots higher on the defensive side (25th and 30th) and, as a result, a few spots higher...
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2 hours ago

Gail Cogdill of Detroit Lions, NFL's top rookie in '60, dies

DETROIT (AP) Gail Cogdill, a star receiver for the Detroit Lions and the NFL rookie of the year in 1960, has died. He was 79. A statement from his family says Cogdill died Thursday in Spokane, Washington. He had organ failure and dementia. Cogdill was named the NFL's top rookie in 1960 after catching 43 passes for 642 yards and a touchdown. He played 11 seasons, including nine...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

An Early 2017 Detroit Lions Mock Draft

It’s time to look forward to the 2017 NFL Draft with our first Detroit Lions Mock Draft Six weeks into the 2016 NFL season and the Detroit Lions are 3-3. With so many teams stuck in the NFL’s middle class and so many games left to play, it’s hard to forecast just where the Lions […] An Early 2017 Detroit Lions Mock Draft - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions...
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1 day ago

Redskins, Lions meet with combined 6-game winning streak

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions looked like they were headed down a familiar, disappointing path. Detroit dropped to 1-3 this month, playing poorly enough to allow weak Chicago to beat it. The Lions lost seven of their first eight games last year, leading to a front-office shake-up and the offensive coordinator losing his job, and some were wondering whether coach Jim Caldwell...
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Detroit Lions: Week 7 Fantasy Football News

This Sunday the Detroit Lions (3-3) welcome the Washington Redskins (4-2) @ 1 p.m. ET on FOX Who To Start Marvin Jones – Jones is one of the best receivers stat-wise in the NFL. He’s been amazingly consistent, and that should continue this week. If he is healthy I say play him every week the rest of the season. Matt Stafford – Stafford recently was given some praise after...
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5 NFL trades that make (some) sense

With the NFL trade deadline approaching, teams including Detroit could look to make moves. Like most teams in the NFL, the Lions have many weaknesses that could benefit from an upgrade in talent. While it’s not very common to see marquee players get traded, there are some good teams out there with some big needs […] 5 NFL trades that make (some) sense - SideLion Report - SideLion...
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2 days ago

Lions' Stafford clicking as milestone game approaches

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford started playing quarterback back in the fourth grade when his father also put him at linebacker in six-on-six tackle football.He played both ways over the next two years before moving onto middle school and sticking to taking snaps and throwing spirals.As Stafford enters the 100th game of his career with the Detroit Lions on Sunday at home...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: all eyes on Golden Tate

Detroit Lions wide receiver, Golden Tate, had not been living up to expectations early in the 2016 season. It just seemed that he and quarterback, Matthew Stafford, had no connection whatsoever. Plays weren’t being made, catches weren’t being caught, and there was just simply no spark. That all changed on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. The Lions went into Sunday’s game...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate celebrates with cheerleaders after touchdown (Video)

After scoring a touchdown against the Rams, Golden Tate was in a jubilant mood. With Detroit trailing 28-21 in the fourth quarter, Matthew Stafford found Tate for a 23-yard score, leading to a tie game after the extra point was converted. It was Tate’s first touchdown of the season, which called for a celebration. So, he found a few cheerleaders, borrowed some pompoms, and showed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Staff Predictions: Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams (3-2) come into Detroit to take on the Lions (2-3) at Ford Field.  The game on Oct. 16 will be played at 1 PM (EST) and will be televised on FOX.  The Lions are coming off a hot victory against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, the isportsweb staff predicts just how full of momentum the team is. Steven Bryant So far this season Steven is 2-3 on his predictions...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ sack master Kerry Hyder not on Pro Bowl ballot

Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder leads all NFL defensive ends with five sacks through five weeks, but he’s not on the Pro Bowl ballot. This isn’t terribly surprising. After all, casual fans outside of Detroit wouldn’t recognize the name Kerry Hyder if it was plastered all over billboards across America. In fact, the fact that he is dominating for the Lions this year...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions OC: Matthew Stafford a better QB without Megatron

It would have seemed counterintuitive at best, outright foolish at worst, to believe heading into the season that Matthew Stafford would prove to be a better quarterback without the retired Calvin Johnson. But according to Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, that appears to be the case. “I think he’s a growing and developing quarterback, so yes, I do think...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Forsett signing with Lions

Exiled from one northern division, former Pro Bowl running back Justin Forsett has found sanctuary in another. Forsett appeared to announce on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will be signing with the Detroit Lions. Let's Eat!!! #OnePride — Justin Forsett (@JForsett) October 11, 2016 Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed news of the signing shortly afterwards...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson responds to Charles Tillman’s tribute video

The NFL lost a couple of its best and brightest stars this year. Calvin Johnson and Charles “Peanut” Tillman both retired this year after many seasons battling one another in the NFC North. Both players can be considered among the best of their generation, and they always brought out the best in one another during their twice-a-year clashes. Tillman, who now works in media,...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell goes nuts celebrating Eagles fumble (VIDEO)

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell does not shy away from showing emotion on the field, and is the definition of a player’s coach. He certainly showed that during Sunday’s game against the Lions. The Eagles had a chance to put the game away, clinging to a lead, but on third down, they dialed up a pitch for fumble-prone Ryan Mathews. Sure enough, Mathews fumbled near the sideline...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford gets helmet ripped off by own player (VIDEO)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered an unfortunate fate when he had his helmet literally ripped off his head during the second quarter of the game. It happened on a pass play, with Eagles DT Fletcher Cox attempting to generate some pressure on Stafford. While it’s hard to tell exactly how it happened, it looked as if his own player may have banged into him to pop...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell says Golden Tate was not benched

Golden Tate didn’t exactly see a ton of snaps during the second half of the Detroit Lions’ 17-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but head coach Jim Caldwell was careful to note that the receiver was not benched. After the loss, Caldwell was asked about Tate, who had just one catch for one yard on four targets and was not part of the offense’s three-wide receiver sets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marvin Jones has incredible catch-and-run TD

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers made the biggest splash of the first half when the Packers encountered the Detroit Lions. Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones wasn’t far behind, though, taking attention away from Rodgers’ four touchdown passes in the first half with a sick catch and broken tackle for a 73-yard score. The NFL captured the wild play: "GET. OFF. ME." -@marvinjonesjr...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions fear Abdullah could be out for year

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah reportedly has a torn ligament in his left foot and could be out for the season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Abdullah injured his foot during last weekend’s game against the Tennessee Titans. The injury occurred in the second quarter. The running back limped off the field and never returned to the game. The Lions placed Abdullah on injured...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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