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Lions approval poll: Jim Caldwell (October 2014)

Do you approve of the job Jim Caldwell is doing as head coach of the Detroit Lions? Vote now. With the month of October winding down, it's time for another Jim Caldwell approval poll. Last time we checked in on Caldwell, he received an approval rating of 96 percent. The Detroit Lions were 3-1 at the time, and they've gone 3-1 since then, giving them a record of 6-2 at the halfway point of the 2014 regular season. Here's a full look at Caldwell's past approval ratings: September 2014: 96% approvalAugust 2014: 67% approvalJune 2014: 77% approval Even though the Lions are 6-2, in first place...
Thursday Lions open thread

Thursday Lions open thread

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Pride Of Detroit 18 hours ago
Film review: How the refs caught the Falcons holding

Film review: How the refs caught the Falcons holding

A look at how earlier plays led the officials to call the Atlanta Falcons for a crucial defensive holding penalty on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. One of the biggest moments in Sunday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions was a strange call on Detroit's final drive of the game. Facing a third down, the Lions ran the ball, and as the play ended a flag came hurling in from the back judge. The call was a defensive hold on a Falcons lineman. Holding on a defensive lineman is rarely called in the NFL, so it left the announcers and fans quite puzzled. Why would the refs...
Pride Of Detroit 21 hours ago
Know the NFC North: Week 8

Know the NFC North: Week 8

A roundup of how the NFC North performed in Week 8 of the season. NFC North standings Detroit Lions: 6-2 Green Bay Packers: 5-3 Chicago Bears: 3-5 Minnesota Vikings: 3-5 Green Bay Packers Last week: 44-23 loss at the New Orleans Saints Just go ahead and take another quick look at the standings section above. It is glorious. The Lions have the Saints to thank for their lonely spot atop the NFC North. This was a somewhat strange game in that neither team punted at all. Therefore, the difference in score came down to the fact that the Saints only turned the ball over once while the Packers...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 23 hours ago

Lions notes: Nick Fairley, Jim Caldwell, more

Lions notes looks at Nick Fairley, Jim Caldwell and much more. There was a report on Monday that Nick Fairley would miss 4-5 weeks with a sprained MCL and PCL, but Jim Caldwell said on Tuesday that he doesn't even know if Fairley will return at all this season. That's not to say that the prognosis isn't looking good or anything like that; it's just that the Lions hadn't been given any kind of a timetable on Fairley's return as of Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Caldwell explained why the Lions ran the ball on third down late in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Caldwell said the run...
Jim Caldwell's quotes from Tuesday

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Tuesday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Tuesday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Tuesday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) Opening Statement: "Obviously we aren't having any practice this week, so the guys are going to get a chance to heal a bit. Our team has been battling through a number of different injuries and things of that nature and we need to get our health back. I think that's key. Although the guys have done a great job of battling through, this week is going to give us an opportunity to convolute a little bit and I've encouraged...
Giants Roster Moves: CB Mike Harris reportedly signed off Detroit Lions practice squad

Giants Roster Moves: CB Mike Harris reportedly signed off Detroit Lions practice squad

Harris has 31 games of NFL experience, and has played both in the slot and outside. The New York Giants will apparently replace Jon Beason on their 53-man roster by signing cornerback Mike Harris off the practice squad of the Detroit Lions. The Giants are signing CB Mike Harris off the #Lions practice squad. The Lions didn't have the space on their roster to elevate him. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 28, 2014 Media reports indicate the official announcement is expected to come on Wednesday. So, who is Harris? He is a 5-foot-10, 188-pound corner who was drafted in the sixth...

Lions stand pat at NFL trade deadline

The Detroit Lions did not make any moves in advance of this year's NFL trade deadline. The 2014 NFL trade deadline has passed without the Detroit Lions making any moves. Given what Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said last week, this was the expectation coming into Tuesday, so it's no surprise that the team decided to stand pat. In recent years, the Lions have been at the center of some trade rumors involving wide receivers, but that wasn't the case by any means this year. With the offseason addition of Golden Tate, the Lions have found their complement to Calvin Johnson, and even...
NFL power rankings, Week 9: Say hello to the top five

NFL power rankings, Week 9: Say hello to the top five

This week's NFL power rankings are a very pleasant sight for the Detroit Lions. This week's collection of NFL power rankings is quite interesting for the Detroit Lions. I say that because their ranking currently ranges anywhere from fourth to ninth following their stunning comeback victory in London over the Atlanta Falcons. Take a look: SB Nation: 4th (up from 8th) NFL.com: 9th (up from 11th) ESPN: 6th (up from 10th) CBS Sports: 6th (up from 10th) FOX Sports: 9th (down from 7th) Pro Football Talk: 6th (up from 10th) In most power rankings, the Lions are on the verge of breaking...
NFL playoff picture: Where the Lions stand in the NFC

NFL playoff picture: Where the Lions stand in the NFC

Yes, we're only halfway through the NFL season, but the Detroit Lions are in excellent position in the NFC playoff picture. The Detroit Lions are halfway through the 2014 NFL season, and they currently hold the No. 2 seed in the NFC. This means that if the season ended today, the Lions would have a first-round bye and would be guaranteed to host a playoff game at Ford Field in the divisional round. Take a look: Arizona Cardinals (6-1) Detroit Lions (6-2) Dallas Cowboys (6-2) Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) Philadelphia Eagles (5-2) Green Bay Packers (5-3) San Francisco 49ers (4-3) Seattle...
Lions' top players through first eight weeks of season

Lions' top players through first eight weeks of season

Who were the Detroit Lions' top players during the first eight weeks of the 2014 season? Let's take a look. Who have the Detroit Lions' top players been so far this season? Based solely on grades from Pro Football Focus, here's a look at the Lions' top players on offense, defense and special teams: Offense RB Theo Riddick (+4.9) - Riddick has played a pretty limited number of snaps so far this season, but he's certainly made the most of them given that he has the Lions' top offensive grade on PFF. Riddick's actual stats don't necessarily jump out at you -- he has 12 carries for 33 yards...

Lions notes: Golden Tate, Joseph Fauria, more

Lions notes looks at Golden Tate, Joseph Fauria and much more. I think it's safe to say that Golden Tate's decision to sign with the Detroit Lions was a good one. Golden Tate is now 98 yards shy of his career high in receiving yards. There are eight games left. #Lions — Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 26, 2014 Tate, by the way, is currently third in the NFL in receiving with 800 yards through eight weeks. Only T.Y. Hilton and Antonio Brown have more receiving yards right now. The Lions' post-game celebration on Sunday was pretty great, especially for Matt Prater. Also...

Monday night open thread: Redskins at Cowboys

Chat about Monday night's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. For more on this game, check out Hogs Haven and Blogging The Boys.
Nick Fairley injury: Lions DT out only 4-5 weeks?

Nick Fairley injury: Lions DT out only 4-5 weeks?

According to a report, the "hope" is that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley will miss only 4-5 weeks after spraining his MCL and PCL on Sunday. When Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley hurt his knee on Sunday in London, it looked like a potentially serious injury. With the way his leg was awkwardly bent, and with Fairley later being carted to the locker room, the speculation upon first glance was that he tore his ACL or something along the lines of that. As of Monday night, there's still no definitive word on Fairley's status going forward, but one report suggests that he...

How Lions' future opponents fared in Week 8

A look at how the Detroit Lions' future opponents performed in Week 8 of the season. In Week 8, the Detroit Lions' future opponents combined to go 4-4. Here's a look at how each team performed: Week 10 - vs. Dolphins (4-3) - beat Jaguars, 27-13 The Dolphins took a 10-3 lead into halftime and pulled away in the third quarter with their second pick-six of the game. (Louis Delmas actually had the first one.) By the end of the third quarter, Miami had a 24-6 lead, and the game was never really all that close in the fourth quarter considering the Jaguars' lone touchdown was scored with only 2:19...
Lions snap counts from Falcons game

Lions snap counts from Falcons game

A look at the Detroit Lions' snap counts from Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Below is a rundown of the Detroit Lions' snap counts from their game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. (Note: QB Dan Orlovsky, QB Kellen Moore, RB Reggie Bush, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Brandon Pettigrew, TE Joseph Fauria, TE Eric Ebron, OT LaAdrian Waddle and DE Larry Webster did not play.) Offense QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE Matthew Stafford 75 100% RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE Joique...
Lions Gab Oct 27, 2014

Video: Repreve x Matthew Stafford – Trick Shot Challenge

#MakeTheSmartThrow is when you do the earth a favor, and recycle instead of toss items in the trash. How are you keeping it green and making the smart throw? We want to know! Take a video of your trick shot recycling a #1-PET plastic bottle, upload it, and hashtag #MakeTheSmartThrow in the caption. The lucky […]
Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Falcons

Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Falcons

Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons. On his 59-yard bomb to Golden Tate, Matthew Stafford set the Detroit Lions' franchise record for career touchdown passes. Bobby Layne previously held the record with 118, and now Stafford holds that mark with 120 (and counting). Stafford just has a knack for comeback victories: Matthew Stafford leads his 3rd career 21-pt comeback win. He's one of 3 QBs since 1966 with 3 such wins (Brady, Bledsoe). (via @EliasSports) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 26, 2014 Tate is a pretty talented wide...
Pride Of Detroit Oct 27, 2014

Coaching blunders nearly cost Lions a victory

The Detroit Lions pulled out a miraculous victory again on Sunday, but a few big coaching mistakes nearly cost them the emotional win. The final product of the Detroit Lions' first regular-season game in London was a resoundingly positive experience. The Lions mounted another odds-defying comeback and climbed to the top of the NFC North standings as they head into the bye week at the halfway point in the season. However, both teams displayed terrible in-game awareness and made some awful choices that drastically hurt their chances of winning the game. The Lions were able to overcome those...
Three takeaways from Lions' win over Falcons

Three takeaways from Lions' win over Falcons

Here are three things that jumped out to me on Sunday during the Detroit Lions' win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Detroit Lions beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 22-21 on Sunday. Here are my three main takeaways from the game: A win is a win is a win This is the second week in a row that I'm saying this. After another ridiculous comeback, the Lions managed to win, and that's all that really matters. There were obviously a lot of red flags that popped up during Sunday's game considering the Lions fell into a 21-0 hole, but the important thing is that the Lions won and improved to 6-2 on...

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