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How the Detroit Lions became the face of football on Thanksgiving Day

On Thursday, the Detroit Lions will host the Philadelphia Eagles on their home turf for the 76th annual Thanksgiving Day game. The Lions have played football in Detroit at the end of November longer than Dallas, the only other NFL team to secure a Thanksgiving Day game every season. In 2006 the NFL introduced a third non-fixed team to host a Thanksgiving Day game. Nov 28, 2013;...
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Lions president Rod Wood says team doesn’t need to rebuild

If you hearken to the words of new Detroit Lions president Rod Wood, then you’re feeling extremely positive about the team’s future. Despite Detroit’s 2-7 start, and despite the fact the franchise is in the midst of its third losing season in the last four, Wood is convinced the team he inherited isn’t far from contending. In fact, he believes the general manager he hires...
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New Lions President: ‘I’m Not Qualified To Run Any Other NFL Team’

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Rod Wood described himself as a lifelong Detroit Lions fan who has Matthew Stafford on his fantasy team. He acknowledged his lack of a football background, but said he’s ready to help Detroit become a more successful organization. “I would probably say that I’m not qualified to run any other NFL team, but I think I’m qualified to run this one because...
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Detroit Lions president has money quote about crumbling franchise

New Detroit Lions president said something in his introductory speech that sums up the state of the franchise perfectly. New Lions president Rod Wood: "I would probably say that Im not qualified to run any other NFL team but I think I'm qualified to run this 1" — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 20, 2015   Wait, what? How to take this is the question. Does he mean...
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The 2015 Detroit Lions are a shocking disappointment

In 2008, the Detroit Lions made history in a way that can only be described as the complete opposite of winning the Super Bowl. They went 0-16 on their way to becoming the worst team in NFL history, and one of the worst teams of all time, period. As a result, then-owner William Clay Ford, Sr. cleaned house. Head coach Rod Marinelli along with most of his staff were fired, offensive...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns among teams potentially interested in Stafford

The Detroit Lions’ season is a mess and so it’s being wondered if they might move on from 27-year-old quarterback Matthew Stafford. As a Cleveland Browns fan and follower, the concept seems ludicrous to consider as we’re left discussing the lesser evil between a young party-boy and his 36-year-old, octogenarian, block-headed1 mentor. So, when Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s wife rails against criticism of husband

 The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford again has taken to social media defend her husband amid reports relted to recently ousted Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. “So I guess I’m a little behind the time since I have been enjoying myself on the beach,” Kelly Stafford wrote on Instagram. “Heard that one of the coaches, who got fired, came after...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Lions go for broke to secure the No. 1 NFL draft pick in 2016?

The Detroit Lions have cleaned house in the midst of a 1-7 start to the season, and the latest on the chopping block were general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand. With the major moves on Thursday, following the firing of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi last week, it doesn’t appear Detroit is finished swinging the ax. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport indicated...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stafford’s future with Lions ‘very much in doubt’

The Detroit Lions have begun cleaning house. In the past week or so, the team has fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand. Could the starting quarterback be on his way out of Motown, too? Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Matthew Stafford’s future with the Lions...Read More
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford benched for poor play against Cardinals

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell benched quarterback Matthew Stafford midway through the third quarter losing by a score of 35-7 in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. Stafford was having trouble all game long connecting with his receivers downfield and had made some bad mistakes. When he left the game, the veteran had completed 20-of-32 passes for just 188 yards with one...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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