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Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola: Calvin Johnson can only help run game so much

Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola: Calvin Johnson can only help run game so much

Detroit ranks last in the NFL, averaging 3.1 yards per carry and Raiola says the offensive line needs to do a better job blocking in the second level
Detroit Lions midseason awards: Golden Tate is easy choice for offensive MVP

Detroit Lions midseason awards: Golden Tate is easy choice for offensive MVP

he Detroit Lions' offensive MVP is a receiver, just as we all expected. But that receiver is not named Calvin Johnson. They call him Showtime. And now we know why.
Detroit Lions midseason report card: Front office a mixed bag after free agency home runs, slow-starting draft class

Detroit Lions midseason report card: Front office a mixed bag after free agency home runs, slow-starting draft class

The Lions found perfect fits at a reasonable price in Golden Tate and James Ihedigbo, uncovered a couple diamonds in the rough, including defensive end George Johnson, but have gotten minimal contributions from the team's draft class through eight games.
Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew still believes in former second-round pick Ryan Broyles

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew still believes in former second-round pick Ryan Broyles

Mayhew continues to hold out hope that his second round pick will still pan out. But with Johnson set to return against Miami after the bye, and Fauria and Ebron nearing returns as well, it's unclear how or when Broyles will get that kind of opportunity.
Detroit Lions intend to keep using Theo Riddick, even when Reggie Bush is healthy

Detroit Lions intend to keep using Theo Riddick, even when Reggie Bush is healthy

The Lions couldn't find a way to get Riddick on the field in the first four weeks and it will be a challenge to continue finding him reps with both Reggie Bush and Joique Bell expected to be at full strength after the bye.
Detroit Lions Jim Caldwell candidate for coach of the year

Detroit Lions Jim Caldwell candidate for coach of the year

If Jim Caldwell’s name isn’t in the early conversation for NFL coach of the year it should be. Actually it has started regarding the first-year Detroit Lions coach. ProFootballTalk.com ranked the Lions sixth in the weekly power rankings this week. The comment line:  “In a year with plenty of viable candidates for coach of the year, Jim Caldwell deserves serious consideration.’’ Gregg Rosenthal on NFL.com also mentions Caldwell as a candidate. OK, it is early. Still Caldwell has taken a team that won just one of its final seven games last season and changed its...
Analysis: Loss of Nick Fairley biggest blow yet in Detroit Lions' injury-filled season

Analysis: Loss of Nick Fairley biggest blow yet in Detroit Lions' injury-filled season

No one is denying Calvin Johnson is a better player, but the Lions are thriving because of their defense this year and that starts up front, where Fairley and Ndamukong Suh have been dominating.

Walking wounded: Detroit Lions 6-2, atop NFC North despite long list of injuries

Detroit is expected to get players like Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush back after the bye week, but already has six players on injured reserve. And Nick Fairley just went out with a knee injury last week in London. Check out this recap of the Lions' injury situation.
Detroit Lions midseason report card: First-year coordinators on different ends of spectrum

Detroit Lions midseason report card: First-year coordinators on different ends of spectrum

Teryl Austin has Detroit's defense wildly exceeding exceptions, while the offense has fallen well short of its preseason hype with Joe Lombardi calling the shots.
Detroit Lions' James Ihedigbo talks toughest matchups, Detroit stereotypes and Super Bowl expectations in Reddit AMA

Detroit Lions' James Ihedigbo talks toughest matchups, Detroit stereotypes and Super Bowl expectations in Reddit AMA

Ihedigbo answered nearly 40 questions on Tuesday afternoon, ranging from football to pizza.

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for my weekly live chat discussing the Detroit Lions. We'll look at the first half of the season and also discuss expectations for the second half. Playoffs anyone?
Detroit Lions midseason report card: Kicking game fails, but rest of special teams playing well

Detroit Lions midseason report card: Kicking game fails, but rest of special teams playing well

Matt Prater has been an improvement, but the kicking game has been a sore spot all season. Through eight games, the Lions have gone 9-19 on field goals, including 3-12 from 40 yards and beyond.
Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson 'definitely expects to play' against Miami Dolphins

Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson 'definitely expects to play' against Miami Dolphins

Johnson has missed three straight with a high ankle sprain, but is expecting to play against the Dolphins on Nov. 9.
Detroit Lions DT C.J. Mosley eligible to return against Miami Dolphins, but might not play

Detroit Lions DT C.J. Mosley eligible to return against Miami Dolphins, but might not play

If Mosley serves a full two-week suspension, he'd miss the full week of practice leading up to the Miami Dolphins game, decreasing the odds he plays in the contest.

Video: Analysis of Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell's late-game play calling vs. Atlanta

Not wanting to give the Falcons and return man Devin Hester another shot was a key factor in the team's decision to run the ball twice in the closing seconds.

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    Calvin Johnson

    Detroit Lions midseason awards: Golden Tate is easy choice for offensive MVP

  • 1 James Ihedigbo

    James Ihedigbo

    Detroit Lions midseason report card: Front office a mixed bag after free agency home runs, slow-starting draft class

  • 1 Dominic Raiola

    Dominic Raiola

    Detroit Lions Dominic Raiola: Calvin Johnson can only help run game so much

  • Reggie Bush

    Reggie Bush

    3 things we learned about the Detroit Lions, including RB Theo Riddick has earned bigger role

  • Matt Prater

    Matt Prater

    Lions notes: Golden Tate, Joseph Fauria, more

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