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NFL Trade Rumors Jan 1, 2018

NFC Rumors: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Lions, Packers

Buccaneers According to Peter Schrager, it sounds like Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter will be bringing back the majority of his coaching staff for the 2018 season and he will remain the offensive play caller. Cardinals Ian Rapoport reports that the Cardinals are still waiting on WR Larry Fitzgerald and QB Carson Palmer to decide whether they’ll return … The post NFC Rumors: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Lions, Packers appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
NFL Trade Rumors Jan 1, 2018

Packers Fire DC Dom Capers

Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that the Packers have fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers following Sunday night’s loss to the Lions. According to Demovsky, there will be more changes coming to the Packers’ coaching staff. Capers has come under a great deal of criticism the past few years for the lack of production from the team’s … The post Packers Fire DC Dom Capers appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
The Falcoholic Jan 1, 2018
The Atlanta Falcons are the only returning NFC playoff team

The Atlanta Falcons are the only returning NFC playoff team

Crazy but true. A year ago, the Falcons dispatched the Seahawks and Packers en route to the Super Bowl. Along the way, the Cowboys, Giants, and Lions also fell by the wayside. A year later, the Atlanta Falcons are the only NFC team from that field that returned to the postseason. The Packers lost Aaron Rodgers and couldn’t overcome that loss, the Giants sucked out loud and cleaned house, the Lions muddled through another mediocre season that got coach Jim Caldwell fired, and the Cowboys fell apart without Ezekiel Elliott and with Dak Prescott suffering a protracted sophomore slump....
Pride Of Detroit Jan 1, 2018
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Player of the Game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Player of the Game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Time to give out our final Game Ball of the season. It is time for our final Game Ball vote of the year. No matter what happens, no Detroit Lions player will catch Matthew Stafford, who currently has 15 Game Ball points (remember: you earn 3 points for first place in votes, 2 for second place and 1 for third place). However, there’s a log-jam of Lions players for the next five spots or so. Take a look at the standings after Week 16. Matthew Stafford - 15Marvin Jones Jr. - 8Darius Slay - 8Glover Quin - 7Matt Prater - 7Golden Tate - 5A’Shawn Robinson - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel -...
Pride Of Detroit Jan 1, 2018
Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ win over the Packers?

Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ win over the Packers?

How are we feeling on this Victory Monday/New Year’s Day? Happy New Year, Pride of Detroiters. Sadly 2018 immediately brings a new season for the Detroit Lions: The offseason. But it wasn’t without a swift drubbing of the Green Bay Packers on New Year’s Eve. After a—stop me if you’ve heard this one before—slow start, the Lions righted the ship and pretty much dominated the Packers from start to finish. The end result was a decisive 35-11 victory and a season sweep of Green Bay for the first time since 1991. It didn’t really amount to anything and it probably didn’t save Jim...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Detroit Lions 2018 NFL schedule: A first look at the Lions’ opponents

Detroit Lions 2018 NFL schedule: A first look at the Lions’ opponents

The opponents for the Lions’ 2018 season are set. Now that the 2017 NFL regular season is over, the Detroit Lions’ 2018 opponents are completely set. The Lions—and the rest of the NFC North—will face off against all four teams in the NFC West and the AFC East. Because the Lions finished the season in second place in their division, they will also face off against the two teams that finished in second place in the NFC South (Panthers) and the NFC East (Cowboys). Here’s a full look at their 2018 schedule: Home: Bears, Vikings, Packers, Rams, Seahawks, Patriots, Jets,...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Lions vs. Packers: What Just Happened?

Lions vs. Packers: What Just Happened?

A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ final game of the year. Well, that was fun. In the last game of the season and with everything that’s about to happen starting tomorrow, the Lions went out and gave the fans something to be happy about with a 35-11 win over the Packers. Even though it wasn’t what they wanted to be happy about. As always, I have thoughts on this game. These are those thoughts. I’m going to miss Matthew Stafford It’s going to be hard to not be able to watch Stafford play for nearly nine months. Matthew had another amazing game on Sunday. Even though it means...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Lions sweep season series with Packers for first time since 1991, win 35-11 in season finale

Lions sweep season series with Packers for first time since 1991, win 35-11 in season finale

With the playoffs off the table, the Lions didn’t let up against their division rival. With all the talk about the Detroit Lions over the past 24 hours, virtually none of it was about their matchup with division rival Green Bay. The playoffs were out of reach, and everybody is now fixated on the future of this franchise, and whether or not the 2018 season will be another with current head coach Jim Caldwell at the helm. First Half Nonetheless, there was still a game to be played, and after the Packers won the coin toss and deferred to the second half, they started the game with a bit of...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Lions-Packers second half open thread

Lions-Packers second half open thread

Is this thing on? The Detroit Lions lead the Green Bay Packers 20-3 at the half. If no one is watching this game did it really happen?
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Teez Tabor leaves game with an arm injury; questionable to return vs. Packers

Teez Tabor leaves game with an arm injury; questionable to return vs. Packers

The rookie cornerback didn’t get much of a chance to display his skills in the season finale. One of the most intriguing storylines for the Detroit Lions’ season finale was the play of rookie cornerback Teez Tabor. With Nevin Lawson out of the game because of a concussion, Tabor was likely going to get a lot more playing time than normal. However, in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers, Tabor left the game with an apparent arm injury. Tabor was part of a violent collision in which Quandre Diggs blew up Packers receiver Randall Cobb on a deep pass. Diggs forced the...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Lions-Packers Week 17 first half open thread

Lions-Packers Week 17 first half open thread

It all boils down to this. The Detroit Lions season is about four hours from being over. That’s a pretty sad statement to write, especially after this team got out to an exciting 3-1 start. At that point, it looked like Detroit could not only make the playoffs but potentially win their first NFC North crown. But things quickly fell apart, and instead of talking about a huge rivalry game to finish the season, we’re formulating a coaching wishlist. It’s a sad state of affairs considering the Lions entered 2017 with two playoff appearances in their last three years, but some deem it...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Lions-Packers Week 17 inactives: Detroit benches rookie TE Michael Roberts

Lions-Packers Week 17 inactives: Detroit benches rookie TE Michael Roberts

A strange name appears on the Lions’ inactive list. There wasn’t expected to be many surprises in the Detroit Lions’ inactive lists for their season finale against the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Jim Caldwell already announced he had no intentions of benching any starters this week. However, there was a pretty significant surprise on the list nonetheless: rookie tight end Michael Roberts. Roberts had been splitting about a third of the snaps with Eric Ebron and Darren Fells, but this week, the Lions are apparently rolling with Hakeem Valles, who they promoted from the practice squad...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
5 things to watch for in Lions-Packers

5 things to watch for in Lions-Packers

There may not be playoff stakes on the line, but this isn’t a meaningless game for some. The Detroit Lions will face off against their rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday. With no playoff stakes on the line, many deem this game “meaningless.” However, for several players on the field, it’s anything but meaningless. For young players, it’s another chance to get better, learn from on-the-field experience and get somewhat meaningful snaps. For soon-to-be free agents, it’s an opportunity to not only put good tape out there, but to prove to future employers that you give it 100 percent...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 31, 2017
Sunday open thread: Would you approve of the Lions hiring Matt Patricia as the next head coach?

Sunday open thread: Would you approve of the Lions hiring Matt Patricia as the next head coach?

We may be getting ahead of ourselves, but let’s take a straw poll. With Saturday night’s report from NFL Network, it appears the writing is on the wall for Jim Caldwell. His four-year tenure as the Detroit Lions coach is almost certainly coming to an end after the team’s season finale against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. So far, the only noise coming from the rumor mill on Detroit’s next head coach is surrounding the Matt Patricia camp. The Patriots defensive coordinator has been linked to the Lions by several sources and apparently there have been constant rumblings from inside...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 30, 2017
Report: Detroit Lions expected to part ways with Jim Caldwell after Sunday

Report: Detroit Lions expected to part ways with Jim Caldwell after Sunday

It’s looking more and more likely that Jim Caldwell’s time is done. Nothing is official yet, but it looks like the Detroit Lions will be moving on from head coach Jim Caldwell after the season is over. According to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers is expected to be Caldwell’s last. “Coach Jim Caldwell is expected to coach his last game for Detroit on Sunday, sources say,” Rapoport wrote. It’s worth noting a few things about this report. First, Rapoport uses some pretty passive language here, like “expected” and even says...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 30, 2017
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: NFL Week 17 TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, odds, more

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: NFL Week 17 TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, odds, more

Here’s the gameday information for the Lions’ Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers. Week 17. Playoff lives are on the line. Teams will be battling for crucial seedings in their respective conferences. A few divisions are still up for grabs. But who cares about any of that because the Detroit Lions are playing their final game of the season and they have the opportunity to sweep the Green Bay Packers for the first time since 1991. That year also happened to be the last time the Lions went an entire season without facing Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers. Funny how that works. Anyways,...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 30, 2017
Week 17 NFL picks: Staff predictions for Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 17 NFL picks: Staff predictions for Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Here’s who we’re taking for the Lions’ regular season finale. This is it. The last opportunity to embarrass ourselves for the 2017 Detroit Lions season. Last week, we all certainly accomplished that when the entire Pride of Detroit staff chose the Lions to down the Bengals in what looked to be a gimme game. Of course, Cincinnati had other plans and now we’re here before you with a somewhat meaningless Week 17 game and a melancholy fanbase. But we here at Pride of Detroit take our jobs very seriously, and we made a promise to give you 16 game predictions this year. So here are our...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 30, 2017
Saturday open thread: Are you rooting for a Lions win vs. Packers or a better draft pick?

Saturday open thread: Are you rooting for a Lions win vs. Packers or a better draft pick?

The age-old debate is back. We’ve reached that classic point in the season for a non-playoff team. It’s the time of the year that splits the fanbase in half. Is it your civic duty as a Detroit Lions fan to root for the team to win, no matter the circumstance? Or is it better to have the team’s long-term interests in mind and root for a better draft spot, no matter how small the difference? As the Lions face off against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, each Lions fan must battle that internal debate. There’s no right answer. There isn’t one way a “true fan” must act. I’ve...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 29, 2017
Lions-Packers Week 17 injury report: Nevin Lawson OUT, Anthony Zettel Questionable

Lions-Packers Week 17 injury report: Nevin Lawson OUT, Anthony Zettel Questionable

The Lions only have two players on their final injury report As luck would have it, the Detroit Lions appear to be nearing the best health all year just in time to play the Green Bay Packers in a season finale with both teams out of the playoff race. In their final injury report of the season, the Lions only listed two players with gameday designations. Nevin Lawson is out with a concussion suffered last week, while Anthony Zettel is questionable after a groin injury popped up for the first time on Friday. With Lawson out, the Lions will likely increase the playing time for DJ Hayden...

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