The next step in Matt Stafford’s game

This year Matt Stafford quieted those screaming that he isn’t a franchise quarterback yet again. In his first full year with Jim Bob Cooter calling plays, Stafford looked sharp and helped carry this team back into the playoffs once again. However, he still has some hurdles to jump if he really wants to solidify himself […] The next step in Matt Stafford’s game - SideLion Report...
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20 hours ago

Detroit Lions: What Went Right and Wrong in 2016?

Welcome to 2017 and our latest series on End Zone Score. With the conclusion of the 2016 campaign, we are already recapping the season for each of the NFL’s 32 teams. The focus here is on a club’s strong suit this past year, as well as a shortcoming that may be an issue to address this offseason. Hence, what earned a thumbs up and what went awry for the 9-7 and playoff-bound...
Via EndZoneScore
21 hours ago

Stanley Wilson arrested again while naked, crying in mug shot

Former NFL cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested earlier this month for the second time since June. He was naked both times.According to a police report obtained by The Oregonian, Wilson was found “running around” in the nude outside the home of a person he did not know on Jan. 10. He told police he lived nearby, but the address he gave did not check out.Wilson was already...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Picking Up Option on Eric Ebron Should be No-Brainer for Lions

Why Eric Ebron should be part of the Lions’ long-term plans. After three seasons, Eric Ebron, the athletic tight end out of North Carolina, has just turned in the best year of his short career. The problem? Some fans continue to hold his draft status against him, choosing to live in an alternate reality where […] Picking Up Option on Eric Ebron Should be No-Brainer for Lions...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Ex-Lions CB Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for the second time

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested while naked for the second time in eight months, according to multiple reports.Wilson was arrested for running around naked outside a private residence Jan. 10 in Portland, Ore., which is where he allegedly tried to break into a home last June and was shot by the owner before being arrested. Wilson appeared to be high...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Detroit Lions Postseason Grades: Wide Receiver

Detroit Lions Overall Wide Receiver Grade: “B” It was certainly a roller coaster season for this Detroit Lions wide receiver group. They came into the season with extremely low expectations after losing Calvin Johnson to an unexpected retirement at the age of 30. Lions G.M. Bob Quinn replaced him the very next day, signing former […] Detroit Lions Postseason Grades: Wide Receiver...
Via Sidelion Report
3 days ago

Detroit Lions: Offseason Do’s and Don’ts

The Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Yet despite reaching the post-season, the Lions stumbled in their final three games and eventually blew a two game division lead with three games left in the regular season. Instead of hosting a playoff game, the Lions were forced to travel to Seattle and failed to score a touchdown against the Seahawks in...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Season in Review

The Detroit Lions fought until the very last game of their season, losing in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks.  The team finished the regular season with a record of 9-7, not too far off from my prediction of 8-8 at the beginning of the year.  Although, my game predictions may not reflect the real life results (looking at you Chicago Bears of week...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Quinn regrets something he said as rookie GM with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Bob Quinn regrets something he said as a rookie general manager with the Detroit Lions. When he was hired a year ago, Quinn told reporters he would have ''zero tolerance'' for players with a history of domestic violence or dangerous weapons. He went on to sign tight ends Orson Charles and Andrew Quarles last summer. Charles had been sentenced to a diversion...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong: Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are one of the most snake-bitten franchises in all of sports. Their tortured fan base has been waiting 25 years for the Lions to win a playoff game. This year was their seventh playoff appearance since 1991, and for the seventh straight time, the Lions were knocked out in the wild card round. Seattle was favored by nine points to win, so there wasn't a strong...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions limp to finish after strong run put them in playoffs

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions were not a popular pick to reach the playoffs when the 2016 season began. After winning eight of nine games midway through the season, Detroit (9-8) earned a spot in the postseason. The Lions, though, spoiled their season by losing the last three games of the regular season and first place in the NFC North and then by getting beat 26-6 at...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford set to become father, expecting less naps

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s season is officially done after the Lions lost badly to the Seattle Seahawks, 26-6, at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Some much-needed R and R is likely on Stafford’s agenda heading into the offseason. But, napping is something that Stafford is going to have to take advantage of while he still has his free time. He made this comment...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Baldwin steals TD from Jermaine Kearse

Already up by two scores late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions, the Seattle Seahawks poured it on with a hilarious twist. Russell Wilson saw Jermaine Kearse beat his man off the line of scrimmage and lofted a pass his way into the end zone. The only problem for Kearse? Doug Baldwin was also in the vicinity. And Baldwin, who was already having a huge night, wasn...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Officials admit to missing facemask call on Paul Richardson’s TD

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson made an absolutely insane one-handed touchdown catch in the second quarter of the team’s Wild Card round playoff game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. Here’s video of the play live: And the replay of the absurd catch: There was also a flag on the play, for defensive pass interference on Lions safety Tavon Wilson...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest from NFL: Long kicks by Prater giving Lions a boost

The latest from the NFL's wild-card Saturday. (All times Eastern) 10:05 p.m. Matt Prater has given the Detroit Lions a lift with his leg. Prater has accounted for all of Detroit's scoring so far Saturday night, making field goals of 51 and 53 yards. The Lions trail Seattle 10-6. Prater's second field goal capped a 10-play, 61-yard drive in the third quarter after the Lions were...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions can set record for playoff losing streak against Seahawks

The Detroit Lions will hope to avoid setting a dubious playoff record when they play the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC Wild Card game on Saturday. With a loss to the Seahawks, the Lions would set the new NFL record for consecutive playoff losses. Detroit has lost eight straight postseason games, which is tied for the longest losing streak ever. No team has ever lost nine straight...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate admits to added motivation playing Seahawks

It would mean a whole lot to the people of Detroit if the Lions pulled off a stunning upset against the Seattle Seahawks in the opening round of the playoffs this weekend. For Golden Tate, it would mean even more. Tate, who signed with the Lions three seasons ago after spending the first four years of his career in Seattle, was asked on Thursday if beating the Seahawks would be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Preview: Detroit Lions

Backing into the playoffs is an issue for teams across all sports. It's a cheap feeling when you head into the playoffs on a losing streak, especially when the losing streak costs you a division title. Such is life for the Detroit Lions, who were 9-4 through Week 14 and were in full control of the NFC North. Then Matthew Stafford dislocated his middle finger and tore ligaments in...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions confirm head coach Jim Caldwell will return in 2017

The Detroit Lions confirmed on Wednesday that head coach Jim Caldwell will return for the 2017 season. From Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website: The Lions have confirmed that Jim Caldwell will return as head coach for the 2017 season. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 4, 2017 Despite the Lions making the postseason for the second time in three years, speculation...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell’s job could be on the line

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell led his team to a surprising nine-win campaign and a spot in the NFC Playoffs this year. It came less than a calendar year after many figured Caldwell himself would be fired following sweeping changes within the Lions’ organization. So it would stand to reason that Caldwell’s job might finally be safe after he’s spent the past few seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett calls Zach Zenner the best white RB in the NFL

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is praising the opposition ahead of Saturday night’s wild-card game against the Detroit Lions. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Bennett called Detroit’s Zach Zenner the best white running back in the NFL. “The running back, man, there’s not many white running backs in the NFL, but he has to be the best right now,” Bennett...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Wild Card Preview: (6) Detroit Lions at (3) Seattle Seahawks

The last time the Detroit Lions won a playoff game, George Bush was president. The first one. For the Lions to end that drought and avoid a nine-game playoff losing streak, they’ll have to defy some pretty big odds on Saturday night. That’s because overrated Detroit has lost three straight games and will have to travel to Seattle to play a Seahawks team with plenty of playoff...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions place RB Theo Riddick on IR

The Detroit Lions have placed running back Theo Riddick on IR, ending his season. The Lions announced the move on Saturday and say they have also signed WR Jace Billingsley to the active roster. Riddick has been bothered by a wrist injury since the Lions’ Week 13 win over the Saints in early December. He missed three straight games after that, but there was some hope he might...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ lineman Taylor Decker bashes Darren Rovell for leaving out his name

Criticizing ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter is a common theme, but it’s interesting to see athletes get in on it. Detroit Lions’ left tackle Taylor Decker did so Tuesday, and the criticisms he lobbed at Rovell were well-deserved. Decker went after Rovell after the ESPN reporter conveniently left his name out of a tweet, a rather dumb tweet that suggested Decker was more happy...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN uses worst camera angle ever for Detroit field goal attempt

There have been occasions when a network production crew will show a camera angle that doesn’t provide the best view of a play. In the case of a Detroit Lions field goal attempt by Matt Prater against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, it appeared that ESPN were attempting to show an angle either from the far end of AT&T Stadium or from the sun. It was difficult to...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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