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Pride Of Detroit 15 hours ago
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears snap counts: Rookies continuing to see increased role in game plan

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears snap counts: Rookies continuing to see increased role in game plan

It’s a rookie takeover on offense. Here are the Detroit Lions’ snap counts from Week 15’s game against the Chicago Bears Offense: Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford: 63 snaps (100%) Running backs Theo Riddick: 33 (52%)Tion Green: 23 (37%) — 9 special teams snaps (39%)Ameer Abdullah: 8 (10%) — 2 (9%)Jamal Agnew: 2 (3%) Tight ends Eric Ebron: 27 (43%)Michael Roberts: 26 (41%) — 5 (22%)Darren Fells: 24 (38%) — 7 (30%) Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr.: 62 (98%)Kenny Golladay: 50 (79%)Golden Tate: 47 (75%) — 1 (4%)TJ Jones: 13 (21%) — 2 (9%) Offensive tackles Taylor Decker 63 (100%)...
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
The Lions need more Matthew Stafford, less running game

The Lions need more Matthew Stafford, less running game

When it comes to running the football, less is so much more for the Detroit Lions.
Pride Of Detroit 17 hours ago
Lions Week 15 report card: Defense earns highest grades of the year vs. Bears

Lions Week 15 report card: Defense earns highest grades of the year vs. Bears

High marks all around! After the Detroit Lions’ decisive 20-10 victory over the Chicago Bears, there are plenty of good grades to pass around. So be sure to print this report card out and get yourself 20 free tokens from Chuck E. Cheese’s. Quarterbacks: A- Matthew Stafford continues to make the quarterback position look easy. After a few early missed throws, Stafford dialed in and made the Chicago Bears pay down after down. His amazing throw-and-catch to Marvin Jones Jr. in the first half was not only an amazing display of arm strength and accuracy, but it also showcased Stafford’s...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 16, 2017
LISTEN: Best Lions radio calls from Dan Miller vs. Chicago Bears

LISTEN: Best Lions radio calls from Dan Miller vs. Chicago Bears

“Oh Marvin, you’re spectacular.” It’s been awhile since we’ve check in with our friend Dan Miller, the official Detroit Lions play-by-play radio announcer. Now that the Lions have finished their season sweep of the Chicago Bears with a decisive 20-10 victory, it seems like a good time to see what Dan is up to. Here are his best radio calls of the day. Marvin Jones Jr. catches an unreal 58-yards pass from Matthew Stafford (Click here if you don’t see it above) “Oh Marvin, you’re spectacular,” Miller screamed when Jones hauled that pass in over Bears safety Eddie Jackson....
Pride Of Detroit Dec 16, 2017
WATCH: Marvin Jones elevates for a SICK 58-yard gain

WATCH: Marvin Jones elevates for a SICK 58-yard gain

Unbelievable grab from Marvin Jones. Both the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears offenses got off to a slow start, as the teams went into the second quarter with a score of just 3-0 Lions. Detroit would add a field goal later, but neither team seemed to be moving the ball all that consistently. Then on a third-and-18 in the second quarter, Matthew Stafford uncorked his arm and Marvin Jones Jr. did the rest. OH MY MARVIN JONES! pic.twitter.com/UqFLo1JsQj— Detroit Videos (@DetroitVideos) December 16, 2017 Kudos to Stafford for buying some extra time and just letting it loose. Even if...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 16, 2017
LIVE: Watch the Week 15 matchup between Lions-Bears on Madden NFL 18

LIVE: Watch the Week 15 matchup between Lions-Bears on Madden NFL 18

#WeOwnTheBears A rare treat for you faithful viewers of the Pride of Detroit Madden simulation: You don’t have to wait around for a day to see the real thing. Ah, Saturday football. The time-honored tradition of the collegiate gridiron being adopted by the NFL in a solely capitalistic venture when they smell opportunity. This week, it’s Round 2. An older, more mature Mitch Trubisky makes his first appearance in Ford Field as they try to play spoiler to Matthew Stafford and the playoff-hopeful Detroit Lions. The Lions lost their first matchup against the Bears on Madden earlier in the...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 15, 2017
Lions court: Who would you build an offense around: Matthew Stafford or Russell Wilson?

Lions court: Who would you build an offense around: Matthew Stafford or Russell Wilson?

Lions court is back in session with a huge debate to tackle. Judge Reisman: Welcome back to my courtroom, gentleman. Mr. Payton, nice to see you after the court deemed that the Detroit Lions should draft a running back rather than spend a good chunk of money on a free agent. Mr. Mathews, welcome to Lions Court. I assure you this is a safe place where all arguments are given a fair shake. That being said, Mr. Mathews, I run a tight ship here and I expect you to give me and the entire courtroom the respect it deserves. Is that understood, Mr. Mathews? Ryan Mathews: It is understood, your...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 14, 2017
Thursday open thread: Which Bears player will give the Lions the most trouble?

Thursday open thread: Which Bears player will give the Lions the most trouble?

Who should Lions fans be worried about this week? The last time the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears faced off, the game literally came down to the final seconds. After a back-and-forth game for four quarters, the Bears’ attempt to tie the game with seconds left went wide right after Connor Barth shanked a 46-yard field goal. But the Bears did a lot of things successfully that day. They sacked Matthew Stafford three times. They rushed for over 222 yards, while holding the Lions to just 65 yards on 24 carries. In other words, they can more than compete with the Lions and have players that...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 13, 2017
Matthew Stafford is the one player the Lions can’t afford to lose

Matthew Stafford is the one player the Lions can’t afford to lose

But who is second? This week, the Philadelphia Eagles lost what may be the most essential player to their team. Carson Wentz was having a phenomenal year, leading the league with 33 touchdown passes. But it all went down in flames on Sunday when Wentz suffered an ACL tear, ending his season. The Eagles are built to weather this storm and should still compete in the NFC, but it’s an undoubtedly huge loss for the conference leaders. Whether or not Wentz is the player the Eagles could least afford to lose is up for debate. But for the Detroit Lions, there is no debate. Without Matthew...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 12, 2017
Matthew Stafford can feel for Carson Wentz's season-ending injury

Matthew Stafford can feel for Carson Wentz's season-ending injury

The Lions quarterback once had high expectations in his second year as a top pick but couldn't play out the year due to injury.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap counts: Teez Tabor finally gets a real shot

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap counts: Teez Tabor finally gets a real shot

The rookie cornerback is finally starting to see significant playing time. Here’s a look at the Week 14 snap counts for the Detroit Lions’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Offense: Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford: 68 snaps (100%) Running backs Theo Riddick: 48 (71%)Tion Green: 13 (19%) — 5 special teams snaps (21%)Zach Zenner: 7 (10%) — 17 (71%) Tight ends Eric Ebron: 42 (62%)Darren Fells: 30 (44%) — 4 (17%)Michael Roberts: 9 (13%) — 9 (38%) Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr.: 67 (99%)Kenny Golladay: 58 (85%)Golden Tate: 56 (82%)TJ Jones: 10 (15%) — 9 (38%) Offensive...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2017
Matthew Stafford comes out hot, leads another game-winning drive despite injury

Matthew Stafford comes out hot, leads another game-winning drive despite injury

He completed his first 12 passes, becoming the first Lions quarterback to do that since at least 1991. And then with the score knotted up in the final minutes, he did what he does best.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Lions-Buccaneers report card: Tight ends shine, turnovers inflate secondary

Lions-Buccaneers report card: Tight ends shine, turnovers inflate secondary

Check out our Week 14 Detroit Lions report card. Here’s a look at our report card for the Detroit Lions’ 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterbacks: B This is a really tough game to grade for Matthew Stafford. On one hand, he completed a miraculous 81.8 percent of passes on 44 attempts for an impressive 8.7 yards per attempt. He was also a perfect 6-for-6 on the final drive of the game, adding another fourth quarter game-winning drive to his resume. But those two interceptions were both inexcusable and both costly. Should Stafford not force the ball into both of those...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Detroit Lions player of the game: Who gets the Week 14 Game Ball vs. Buccaneers?

Detroit Lions player of the game: Who gets the Week 14 Game Ball vs. Buccaneers?

Who was the player of the game against the Buccaneers? The Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21, and there were actually some impressive individual performances to go with it. After a couple weeks of poor play, there are several players worthy of this week’s Game Ball, so let’s get into it. But before we do, here are the Game Ball standings through 13 games. Matthew Stafford - 14Glover Quin - 7Matt Prater - 7Marvin Jones Jr. - 7Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5A’Shawn Robinson - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis - 3Jamal Agnew - 3Tion Green - 3Darren Fells...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Matthew Stafford wasn’t sacked in a game for the first time in 2 years

Matthew Stafford wasn’t sacked in a game for the first time in 2 years

Finally the Lions quarterback finished a game unblemished. We’ve long lamented the Detroit Lions’ four-year streak of failing to produce a 100-yard rusher in a game. But on Sunday, the Detroit Lions finally put a different—just as damanging—streak to an end. For the first time in over two years Matthew Stafford finished a game without getting sacked. In the previous 35 games, Stafford had been sacked a total of 98 times, including one in every single one of those 35 games. But for the first time since Week 10 of the 2015 season (against the Packers on Thanksgiving), Stafford was...

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