Are the Detroit Lions NFC contenders?

The Detroit Lions defeated the New Orleans Saints on Sunday 28-13, giving them their fourth straight win, and a full two game lead over their division rivals Green Bay and Minnesota in the race for the NFC North. Historically, many would expect the Lions to falter, however, they are in prime position to not only win their division but make a run at the NFC. Currently the Lions sit...
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The Lions with the troll-job on ESPN and Pro Football Focus after today’s win

The Lions didn’t get much respect heading into today’s game agains the Saints. Actually it doesn’t look like they got much of any judging from these ESPN and Pro Football Focus predictions prior to their 1 PM tilt in New Orleans. Nonetheless the Lions made sure both outlets and the experts who picked against them were well aware of their 28-13 win in the Big Easy today. lol...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 hours ago

WATCH: The Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate dagger in today’s Lions win over the Saints

Matthew Stafford completed 30/42 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns this afternoon as the Lions won their fourth straight game in a 28-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Sixty-six of those yards and one of those touchdowns came via this dagger to Golden Tate in the fourth quarter which pretty much wrapped things up for the Lions who are now two games ahead of the Vikings...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 hours ago

Detroit Lions’ surprising defense continues to dominate, and other early Week 13 thoughts

When Calvin Johnson made the shocking decision to retire from the Detroit Lions after the 2015 season, regression looked like a strong possibility for a franchise that lost two superstar talents in a two-year time frame. Losing Johnson just one season after Ndamukong Suh left for free agency appeared to be an exodus of talent that would force the Lions to rebuild to contend with...
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Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
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Lions defense comes up big in 28-13 Win over the Saints

Golden Tate had 145 yards in Sunday’s win over the Saints. The Lions were outstanding against Drew Brees and the high-powered New Orleans Saints, winning 28-13. It was Detroit’s first game where they didn’t trail in the fourth quarter. The Lions’ secondary dominated with three interceptions and held Drew Brees to his first game without […] Lions defense comes up big in...
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14 hours ago

Drama-Free: Lions Take Down Saints

The Detroit Lions finally got a win in 2016 without trailing in the fourth quarter. Matthew Stafford didn't have to pull off a wild comeback against the Saints, and now Detroit holds a two-game lead in the NFC North with four games left to play.
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15 hours ago

Drama-Free Detroit: No Lyin'

The Detroit Lions finally got a win in 2016 without trailing in the fourth quarter. Matthew Stafford was solid against the Saints, and now Detroit holds a two-game lead in the NFC North with four games left to play.
Via Sports On Earth
15 hours ago

WATCH: Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Stafford

With the Detroit Lions in town, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley established on Sunday that he will not play favorites to his old team. Matthew Stafford was on the ground and without the ball, yet Fairley decided to give his ex-teammate a shot — just for good measure. Nick Fairley with a cheap shot on Matthew Stafford, who was on the ground.
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Anquan Boldin the most important receiver in Detroit?

When Bob Quinn signed the 14-year veteran wide receiver, Anquan Boldin in the 2016 offseason, many believed his main effect to the roster would be his attitude and locker room presence. Little did they know, he would be come an impact player who would win them football games. The 2015 Walter Payton Man of the […] Is Anquan Boldin the most important receiver in Detroit? - SideLion...
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20 hours ago

Lions' LB Whitehead out, WR Jones, activate DE Bryant

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have ruled out linebacker Tahir Whitehead against the New Orleans Saints. Whitehead will miss the game Sunday at New Orleans because of a knee injury. The Lions signed wide receiver TJ Jones from their practice squad, activated Armonty Bryant and released running back Justin Forsett and cornerback Johnthan Banks on Saturday. Jones may...
Via Associated Press
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Robinson knocking down passes for NFC North-leading Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) A'Shawn Robinson said he had enough skills on basketball courts to draw offers to play at UCLA, Boise State and Holy Cross. When he was a 6-foot-4 freshman at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas, he had hoop dreams. ''When I got bigger, I didn't anymore,'' Robinson said. Taking his talents to football fields, and keeping them there, has...
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Lions enter stretch with chance at elusive division title

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions are alone in first place, and their top competitors in the NFC North have been floundering. It's an opportunity for the Lions to win their first division title since 1993 -- but their outlook could change awfully quickly if the next few weeks go badly. "Confidence is building, but one thing we know about the league is, it will humble you...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Announcing Matthew Stafford’s Candidacy for the MVP Race

Sitting atop the NFC North with a 7-4 record, the Detroit Lions have a chance to win the division for the first time since 1993 (the division was called the NFC Central until 2002 when it became the NFC North).  With an abysmal rushing attack and a defense that, at times, resembles a fresh slice of Swiss cheese, how could one of the historically worst NFL teams be in prime position...
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Lions are producing comebacks at an unprecedented rate

The Detroit Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter of all 11 games this season. For most teams, during most seasons, trailing in the fourth quarter of every game means an undesirable record. But not for the Lions, who—after trailing again on Thanksgiving Day—came back to beat the Minnesota Vikings on a Matt Prater field goal as time expired. Detroit is now 7-4, with seven...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brutal Sam Bradford pick hands Lions the division lead on game-winning field goal

Minnesota fans will not be thankful for Sam Bradford this Thanksgiving. Although the Vikings quarterback completed 84% of his passes Thursday, his interception with 38 seconds remaining in a 13-13 tie and the ball in their own territory handed the Lions a victory and the outright NFC North lead. Here is the Bradford pick that set Detroit up in immediate field-goal range. ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Slay picks off Sam Bradford pass to lift Lions over Vikings

The Lions and Vikings were deadlocked at 13-13 with 38 seconds remaining in Thursday’s game, when cornerback Darius Slay came up with a clutch play in the pivotal divisional matchup. Slay read the play perfectly, jumped the route and intercepted a pass intended for Adam Thielen, setting the Lions up for the game-winning field goal and a 16-13 win. sonofthebronx: Darius Slay...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Joey Harrington’s reign of Thanksgiving terror

The war on Christmas has got nothing on the war on Thanksgiving that former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington waged between 2002 and 2007. Things have changed somewhat in recent years as the NFL has stuffed the November holiday with as many football games as it can handle, but there have always been two constants. The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions will always host football...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stefon Diggs unlikely to play Thursday vs. Lions

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to be without Stefon Diggs for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that even though Diggs is listed as questionable on the injury report, the second-year wide receiver is “unlikely” to play due to a knee injury he sustained last Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Even though he is listed as questionable...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Retirement Of Calvin Johnson Has Benefited The Detroit Lions

Heading into the 2016 season, expectations were not high for the Detroit Lions. Coming off a mediocre 7-9 year in 2015, the Lions’ turmoil was only increased with the abrupt retirement of wide receiver Calvin Johnson. For years, Johnson, aka “Megatron”, was the best player on the Detroit Lions, and despite only a nine-year career, holds every career receiving record in franchise...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andre Roberts rips off impressive 55-yard return TD

Sunday at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions needed something positive to go their way down 3-0 early. Andre Roberts provided the good vibes when he took a punt return 55 yards for a touchdown. It was a gorgeous return in which Roberts danced around a few would-be tacklers before streaking to the end zone for six. He.Could.Go.All.The. WAY.@AndreRoberts to...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions LB: Breaking Joe Paterno's leg was my 'proudest moment'

DeAndre Levy accomplished a lot of great things on the field during his time at Wisconsin, but it was something he unintentionally did to Joe Paterno on the sidelines that the Detroit Lions linebacker is most proud of. The play happened 10 years ago, when Levy was tackling a Penn State player near the sideline and his momentum took him into Paterno’s lower body. The former Nittany...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stafford wants to be highest-paid QB in NFL

Matthew Stafford is having arguably his best season as a pro, and the Detroit Lions quarterback is seeking to parlay his timely performance into another massive contract. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Stafford, who is signed with the Lions through the 2017 season, is looking to make more than $25 million per season. That would make him the highest-paid quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Golden Tate flips into end zone on game-winning TD

The once vaunted Minnesota Vikings are now on a three-game losing streak. The most recent loss came at the hands of the Detroit Lions and was sealed on a fantastic catch and run from Golden Tate. Matthew Stafford. Golden Tate.FOR THE WIN.BALL GAME. #OnePride #DETvsMIN — NFL (@NFL) November 6, 2016 There are a few things to look at here. One, Tate did...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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