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Detroit Lions Twitter Talk: No surprises, we hit on free agency, the draft and Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions Twitter Talk: No surprises, we hit on free agency, the draft and Calvin Johnson

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled Twitter Talk feature. The concept is simple:You ask me questions via Twitter and I answer those inquiries here. Refuse to sign up for Twitter? That's fine. No hard feelings. Colleague Kyle Meinke likesto put...
Detroit Lions are just 23rd in ESPN's way-too-early 2016 power rankings

Detroit Lions are just 23rd in ESPN's way-too-early 2016 power rankings

The Detroit Lions finished just 7-9 last year, the 17th-best record in the league. So they've set into motion all kinds of changes throughout the organization, including at the top of the front office. Detroit's brought in a new general...
Former greats still waiting to see more out of Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Former greats still waiting to see more out of Lions QB Matthew Stafford

SAN FRANCISCO -- Steve Young says he sees a lot of himself in Matthew Stafford, which sounds like a really good thing for the Detroit Lions. Young, after all, has a ring on his finger and a plaque in Canton....
Analyis: How the Detroit Lions stack up against Denver Broncos' Super Bowl blueprint

Analyis: How the Detroit Lions stack up against Denver Broncos' Super Bowl blueprint

The Denver Broncos finished the regular season with a 12-4 record, but were underdogs their final two postseason games. And had Pittsburgh been closer to full strength in the divisional round, the Steelers may have been favored to get past...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 8, 2016
Odds of Detroit Lions winning 2017 Super Bowl open at 33-1

Odds of Detroit Lions winning 2017 Super Bowl open at 33-1

The odds to win the 2017 Super Bowl are out and the Detroit Lions are in the top half of the NFL, according toBovada.lv Bovada has the Lions at 33-1 to win the Super Bowl. That ranks 13thamong the NFL's...

Calvin Johnson's body 'just isn't holding up'

SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL players are modern-day gladiators on Sundays. They're warriors. They're deified by millions, and make millions doing it. But then they wake up on Monday morning. And the reality of this violent game sets in. "I know...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 7, 2016
Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos win it with defense

Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos win it with defense

The win gives quarterback Peyton Manning another title.
Devin Funchess, Ted Ginn forge Michigan-Ohio State alliance during Super Bowl run

Devin Funchess, Ted Ginn forge Michigan-Ohio State alliance during Super Bowl run

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sports have a way of bringing together the most unlikely of pairs. Jordan and Rodman. Bol and Bogues. Stockton and Malone. Mayweather and Bieber. Now we've got another to add to the list: Devin Funchess and...
Detroit Lions president Rod Wood 'optimistic' about 2016, despite roster holes

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood 'optimistic' about 2016, despite roster holes

The Detroit Lions went 7-9 last year and are on the precipice of losing their biggest star, but none of that has deterred the club's new president. "Not going to make any predictions, but I'm pretty optimistic," Rod Wood told...

Super Bowl 50 matchups: QBs, elite defenses make for compelling title tilt

Here's how the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos match up headed into Sunday's game.
Brett Favre headlines Hall of Fame class that includes Tony Dungy, Dick Stanfel

Brett Favre headlines Hall of Fame class that includes Tony Dungy, Dick Stanfel

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre headlines the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced Saturday evening. He will be enshrined in Canton along with seven others, quarterback Ken Stabler, linebacker Kevin Greene, wide receiver Marvin Harrison offensive...
Ex-Michigan OT Michael Schofield expected to start in Super Bowl after roller-coaster season

Ex-Michigan OT Michael Schofield expected to start in Super Bowl after roller-coaster season

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Michael Schofield was a pretty good right tackle at Michigan. Good enough to eventually earn All-Big Ten honorable mention as a senior. Good enough to eventually become a third-round NFL draft pick. But for much of...
Ex-Michigan State WR Bennie Fowler gets a Peyton Manning education en route to Super Bowl

Ex-Michigan State WR Bennie Fowler gets a Peyton Manning education en route to Super Bowl

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Then-Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase heard his phone ping in the middle of the night. He rolled out of bed to answer. And his wife didn't even have to ask who it was. "She knew," Gase...
Detroit Lions considering upgrading scoreboards, other projects at Ford Field

Detroit Lions considering upgrading scoreboards, other projects at Ford Field

Ford Field remains one of the better venues in the NFL. But now that it's heading into its 15th season, some features are starting to show initial signs of age. Consider the scoreboards. There are two of them -- one...
Detroit Lions expected to have alternative uniforms in 2016

Detroit Lions expected to have alternative uniforms in 2016

The Detroit Lions haven't worn an alternative, third uniform since the 2010 season, when they broke out the throwbacks for a Thanksgiving tilt against the New England Patriots. That's expected to change in 2016, although team president Rod Wood isn'treadyto...

Lions Player News

  • Calvin Johnson

    Calvin Johnson

    Calvin Johnson's body 'just isn't holding up'

  • Ezekiel Ansah

    Ezekiel Ansah

    The story of how 49ers great Steve Young helped Ezekiel Ansah get discovered

  • Matthew Stafford

    Matthew Stafford

    Former greats still waiting to see more out of Lions QB Matthew Stafford

  • Darius Slay

    Darius Slay

    Add Deion Sanders to the list of mentors who have helped Lions CB Darius Slay flourish

  • Golden Tate

    Golden Tate

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