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Looking ahead to Lions' next opponent: Atlanta Falcons

A look at the Atlanta Falcons, which will play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8 of the season. Next up for the Detroit Lions is a game against the Atlanta Falcons in London. Here's an early look at the Falcons: Atlanta Falcons (2-5) Schedule so far Week 1 - vs. Saints - won, 37-34 (OT)Week 2 - at Bengals - lost, 24-10Week 3 - vs. Buccaneers - won, 56-14Week 4 - at Vikings - lost, 41-28Week 5 - at Giants - lost, 30-20Week 6 - vs. Bears - lost, 27-13Week 7 - at Ravens - lost, 29-7 Reason for optimism There are many reasons to be optimistic about this game. For starters, the Falcons have...
Jim Caldwell's quotes from Wednesday

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Wednesday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Wednesday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Wednesday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) Opening Statement: "Let me begin by saying it's certainly a real pleasure to have an opportunity to visit this great country and our welcome has been absolutely outstanding. I know the players, even though the coaches did have the opportunity to go the Play 60 event, were welcomed there with open arms and the reception that they received was absolutely outstanding. The facilities here are great. It would be a nice...

Lions sign Jerome Couplin to practice squad

Jerome Couplin has returned to the Detroit Lions as a member of their practice squad. On Monday, the Detroit Lions released safety Jerome Couplin to make room for tight end Kellen Davis. On Tuesday, Couplin cleared waivers. And on Wednesday, the Lions brought back Couplin by signing him to their practice squad. Interestingly enough, Couplin was already in England and ready to practice when he was officially signed to the practice squad on Wednesday. This is an indication that the Lions' plan all along was to keep Couplin on their practice squad. Chances are there will be room for him on the...

Lions injury report: Calvin Johnson practices on limited basis

He was limited, but Calvin Johnson returned to practice for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. The Detroit Lions held their first practice overseas on Wednesday, and they got wide receiver Calvin Johnson back on a limited basis. It doesn't sound like he did very much, and it still seems unlikely at this point that he will play on Sunday, but this is definitely a step in the right direction for Johnson. Now for some bad news. Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle missed practice with a concussion, and the Lions were also without defensive end Ziggy Ansah and tight ends Eric Ebron, Joseph Fauria and...
Pride Of Detroit 11 hours ago
Know the NFC North: Week 7

Know the NFC North: Week 7

A roundup of how the NFC North performed in Week 7 of the season. NFC North standings Detroit Lions: 5-2 Green Bay Packers: 5-2 Chicago Bears: 3-4 Minnesota Vikings: 2-5 Green Bay Packers Last week: 38-17 win at home against the Carolina Panthers If you turned this game on late, it was already effectively over. The Packers scored touchdowns on each of their first three drives while forcing three consecutive three-and-outs to start the game with a 21-0 lead. The Packers added another touchdown in the second quarter while the Panthers managed only a single field goal. The Panthers' struggles...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 13 hours ago

Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, more

Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and much more. Calvin Johnson is making progress in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain, but his status for Sunday's game is still up in the air. Calvin Johnson: "I’m back running so that’s the best thing. That’s great thing for me right now. I wasn’t doing that last wk" #LionsInLondon — Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 21, 2014 Despite getting dinged up again last Sunday, Reggie Bush is planning to play this week against the Atlanta Falcons. Bush thinks it's inevitable that an NFL team will eventually move to London....
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago

International Series 2014: Detroit Lions discuss their success and planning for the Falcons

The Faclons' opponents for this Sunday's game at Wembley, the Detroit Lions, arrived this morning. They took time out from a community event of their own to talk to the media about a myriad of topics - including the secret to their improved defense, and the challenges that the Falcons pose. Like the Falcons a day before them, the Detroit Lions stepped off their plane at Gatwick Airport and stepped straight onto a bus that would take them immediately to a Play60-branded community event with some London school children. The schedule may have begun the same way - but the experience is likely...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 16 hours ago

Wednesday Lions open thread

Chat about the latest Detroit Lions news. Tweets from @PrideOfDetroit/lions-coverage

Lions vs. Falcons: Full coverage of Sunday's game in London

The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons face off at Wembley Stadium in London. The Detroit Lions arrived in England on Tuesday in advance of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Lions began their journey overseas in Detroit on Monday night, and they made the most of their first day in England. Here's a look back at their trip so far: The Lions depart for London Next stop: United Kingdom. #LionsInLondon pic.twitter.com/1EDeeNPY8q — Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 21, 2014 Headed to London!! Business trip tho!!! http://t.co/ElwLdbabY0 — Glover Quin Jr (@GloverQuin27) October...

Recapping the Lions' first day in England

The Detroit Lions arrived in England on Tuesday for their game against the Atlanta Falcons. Here's a look back at their first day overseas. The Detroit Lions arrived in England on Tuesday in advance of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Lions began their journey overseas in Detroit on Monday night, and they made the most of their first day in England. Here's a look back at their trip so far: The Lions depart for London Next stop: United Kingdom. #LionsInLondon pic.twitter.com/1EDeeNPY8q — Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 21, 2014 Headed to London!! Business trip tho!!!...

Former Eagles News: Ifeanyi Momah lands on Lions practice squad

An update on some former Eagles players around the NFL. In this edition of "Former Eagles News", we take a look at several former Philadelphia players who are making (minor) headlines around the NFL. Don't forget to check out Mike Kaye's latest roundup as well. • Ifeanyi Momah lives! The 6-7, 240 pound receiver signed a practice squad contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday. Momah previously spent a short stint on the Cleveland Browns practice squad earlier this season. Momah was something of a cult favorite during his offseason time spent with the Eagles due to his impressive size, but...

NFL power rankings, Week 8: Lions return to the top 10

After downing the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions are back in the top 10 in most sets of NFL power rankings this week. Before they lost to the Buffalo Bills earlier this month, the Detroit Lions jumped into the top 10 across the board in the NFL power rankings we track each week. With the loss, they quickly dropped back into the teens, but with two straight wins since then, the Lions have returned to the top 10 in nearly all six sets of power rankings. Take a look: SB Nation: 8th (up from 13th) NFL.com: 11th (up from 13th) ESPN: 10th (up from 13th) CBS Sports: 10th (up from...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 21, 2014
What's wrong with the Lions' offense?

What's wrong with the Lions' offense?

Who's to blame for the Detroit Lions' offensive woes? Everyone. The Detroit Lions' offense has struggled all season to match their Week 1 performance against the New York Giants. That theme rang true again on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. They only had 10 points through the first 56 minutes and 22 seconds. The offense was asleep for roughly 94 percent of the game. They only managed three points in two red-zone trips, one of which resulted in an interception. The biggest issue for this offense may be that there isn't just one issue currently hurting them. Losing Calvin Johnson for...
Cincy Jungle Oct 21, 2014

NFL Playoff Picture: Where we stand at midseason

The Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys all lead their respective divisions after failing to make the NFL playoffs a year ago. Week 8 of the NFL season is here, and so too is the midpoint of the 16-week season. After seven weeks of football, we know little more than we did entering the year, as title contenders have fallen, while bottom-feeders have risen. The Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys all lead their respective divisions after failing to make the playoffs a year ago. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks have already...

How Lions' future opponents fared in Week 7

A look at how the Detroit Lions' future opponents performed in Week 7 of the season. In Week 7, the Detroit Lions' future opponents combined to go 4-4. Here's a look at how each team performed: Week 8 - at Falcons (2-5) - lost to Ravens, 29-7 The Falcons were absolutely dominated by Baltimore on Sunday. They only gained 254 yards as a team, and they were down 20-0 going into the fourth quarter. They are going to be an extremely desperate team going into Sunday's matchup with the Lions in London. Week 10 - vs. Dolphins (3-3) - beat Bears, 27-14 Ryan Tannehill was outstanding on Sunday in...
Lions notes: The London trip begins

Lions notes: The London trip begins

Lions notes looks at the team's trip to London, an update on Joseph Fauria and much more. The Detroit Lions flew to London on Monday night in advance of their game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Before leaving for London, Jim Caldwell described this as a "business trip" rather than a "vacation." It sounds like there's an outside chance that Joseph Fauria could return to action this week. Fauria said he ran and cut on his ankle for the first time today. Said it felt pretty good and was encouraged by it. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 20, 2014 FOX...

Monday night open thread: Texans at Steelers

Chat about Monday night's matchup between the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers. For more on this game, check out Battle Red Blog and Behind the Steel Curtain.

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Monday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Monday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Monday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) Opening Statement: "It was a big win for us, it's one that as time goes on, they'll get bigger and bigger. It was extremely important for us obviously. I think the guys did a nice job of hanging in there, we had some adversity, some of it self-inflicted and some of it the fact that we were facing a very, very good quarterback and good defense that gave you some schematic problems. For the most part, I think it probably...
Lions snap counts from Saints game

Lions snap counts from Saints game

A look at the Detroit Lions' snap counts from Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Below is a rundown of the Detroit Lions' snap counts from their game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. (Note: QB Dan Orlovsky, QB Kellen Moore, RB Theo Riddick, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Joseph Fauria, TE Eric Ebron, OT Garrett Reynolds and DE Larry Webster did not play.) Offense QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE Matthew Stafford 70 100% RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE Joique...
Lions sign Kellen Davis, release Jerome Couplin

Lions sign Kellen Davis, release Jerome Couplin

In advance of their trip to London, the Detroit Lions signed tight end Kellen Davis and released safety Jerome Couplin. Going into Sunday's game, the Detroit Lions had to promote Jordan Thompson from the practice squad to add extra depth at tight end. Joseph Fauria and Eric Ebron were banged up, so Brandon Pettigrew was the only healthy tight end. On Sunday, Pettigrew actually suffered an injury of his own, leaving Thompson as the only healthy tight end on the roster. To combat this lack of depth before they head to London on Monday night, the Lions signed tight end Kellen Davis, who worked...

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