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Pride Of Detroit 8 hours ago

Lions fantasy football matchup of Week 12

Get ready for Week 12 of the season with a fantasy football-focused look at the Detroit Lions' game against the New England Patriots. MATCHUP OF THE WEEK:  TE Eric Ebron vs. Patriots I was watching Thursday night's North Carolina game on ESPN and thought, I wonder if Ebron is going to go off this weekend to counter Rob Gronkowski. Then, on Friday, I read Jeremy's always-awesome exploiting their weaknesses analysis and learned that the Detroit Lions' best chance at improving their offense this weekend might be by using their tight ends more often. Gronkowski is going to see a lot of...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 10 hours ago

Lions notes: Thanksgiving halftime show announced

Lions notes looks at the Thanksgiving halftime show, Joe Lombardi's plan to simplify the offense and much more. The halftime show for this year's Thanksgiving game has finally been announced: Thanksgiving halftime all local this year: Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Show Choir and Walled Lake Central Marching Band. — Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) November 21, 2014 Go here for more information. The Detroit Lions' captains this week are Matthew Stafford (offense), Rashean Mathis (defense) and Jed Collins (special teams). In an effort to get the offense to play better, Lions...
Pride Of Detroit 12 hours ago

Patriots player to watch against Lions: Jonas Gray

This week, the opposing player to watch against the Detroit Lions is New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray. I had a great article planned this week to highlight New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, complete with a detailed comparison of Gronk and the Detroit Lions' Week 2 matchup with Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Unfortunately, I got scooped by fellow POD writer Christopher Tomke, so just go read his excellent article instead. It is basically what I was going to write, but just more eloquent and interesting. I'll consider this penance for being lazy and...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 14 hours ago

Lions at Patriots: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds, announcers and more

The Detroit Lions do battle with the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon. Here's everything you need to know. After a tough loss on the road to the NFC's best team, the Detroit Lions now have to go on the road to face the AFC's best team this week. It's going to be tough for the Lions to beat the New England Patriots given how well they've been playing lately and how good they've been at home in the Bill Belichick era, but Detroit could really use a win going into Thanksgiving. Here's a look at the details for Sunday's game between the Lions and Patriots: Game time: 1 p.m. ET on...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 16 hours ago

Saturday Lions open thread

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

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Friday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Friday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Friday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) On captains for this week: "Matthew (Stafford), Mathis (Rashean) and Collins (Jed)." On if DE Jason Jones will be available: "He's practicing today." On CB Cassius Vaughn's play lately: "Cassius has made some plays for us. He's done a lot of good things. He's a veteran guy that's been around. He's given us some experience at that spot, that's helped us." On what the benefits are of covering TE Rob Gronkowski with a...

Lions-Patriots injury report: Reggie Bush questionable for Sunday

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has been declared questionable for Sunday's game. Last week, running back Reggie Bush was ruled questionable for the Detroit Lions' game against the Arizona Cardinals despite missing practice all week. Unsurprisingly, Bush didn't end up playing. This week, Bush is once again questionable, but he actually practiced three days in a row leading up to the New England Patriots game. He was limited on all three days, but it does actually seem like he could play. The Lions could very well decide to hold him out one more game with Thanksgiving coming up, but...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 21, 2014

On Paper: Detroit Lions at New England Patriots

Our preview and prediction for the Detroit Lions' big matchup against the New England Patriots. Sunday, the Detroit Lions (7-3) head to Foxboro to face the intimidating New England Patriots (8-2). After a disappointing performance in Arizona, the Lions are looking to right the ship and maintain their grasp atop the NFC North. The Patriots, however, are on a six-game winning streak that includes 22-point victories over both the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts. Most experts aren't giving the Lions a chance in this matchup, but what do the almighty Charts say? Lions pass offense (12th)...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 21, 2014

Lions must be physical with Rob Gronkowski

In order for the Detroit Lions to stand any chance against Rob Gronkowski on Sunday, they may have to alter their scheme slightly and get physical with him at the line of scrimmage. This isn't breaking news by any means, but Rob Gronkowski is pretty good at this football thing. Through 10 games this season, "Gronk" is in the top three of all tight ends in receptions (53), total yards (734) and touchdowns (9). He poses a serious threat to the Detroit Lions and their No. 1-ranked defense on Sunday. In order for the Lions to stand any chance with him, they may have to alter their scheme...
Pats Pulpit Nov 21, 2014

New England Patriots Links 11/21/14 - Strength vs. Strength: Offense Faces Toughest Test Yet Sunday

Daily News and Links for 11/21/14 TEAM TALK Patriots-Lions Thursday Injury Report. Patriots sign RB LeGarrette Blount, release first-year DL Casey Walker. Patriots to honor veterans and active duty military at Lions game. Erik Scalavino shares his news, notes and locker room chatter from Thursday at Gillette: Teammates welcome Blount back. What they're saying - Detroit Lions: Players and coaches comment on their upcoming game against the Patriots. Press Pass: Jonas Gray - James Develin - Vince Wilfork - Rob Gronkowski. Patriots Today - Matchup of the Week: Get ready for Suh. (1.58...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 21, 2014

Exploiting their weaknesses: The New England Patriots

We try to find a way to slow down the dominant New England Patriots. It's hard to imagine a team that has beaten five of its last six opponents by 15 or more points has any significant weaknesses. In fact, finding a chink in the New England Patriots' armor has been a tricky task. Not only are the Patriots on a six-game winning streak, but they have dominated some of the perceived best teams in the NFL. The Detroit Lions hope to avoid being added to that list. That task won't be easy, but the Patriots are not infallible, even if it looks like their coach is perpetually concocting some sort...

Ford Field to host Bills-Jets game on Monday night

Thanks to a massive snowstorm, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are going to play each other at Ford Field on Monday night. The Detroit Lions are on the road on Sunday, but there's going to be NFL football at Ford Field in Week 12 after all. That's because Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets has been rescheduled for Monday night at Ford Field, according to Tom Leyden. A massive snowstorm forced the relocation of the game from Buffalo, and the NFL decided to move it to Detroit. This isn't the first time the Lions have stepped up and hosted a game involving two other...

Thursday night open thread: Chiefs at Raiders

Chat about Thursday night's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. For more on this game, check out Arrowhead Pride and Silver And Black Pride.
Pride Of Detroit Nov 20, 2014

Week 12 NFL picks against the spread: A stuffing before Thanksgiving makes Tom Brady sad

Here are your Week 12 NFL picks against the spread. No dumbbells here, just my picks. RAIDERS (+7) over Chiefs The Raiders may be winless, but they're 5-5 against the spread this year and desperate for a win against a team that is probably hoping it can sleepwalk through Week 12 and into a Week 13 showdown against the Broncos. Oh, and happy belated anniversary on your last win, Raiders! BROWNS (+3) over Falcons Josh Gordon is back! Jets (+4.5 feet of snow) over BILLS Bills are under the snow. UPDATE: This game might be played at Ford Field! Jim Schwartz must be thrilled. BEARS (-5.5)...

Jim Caldwell's quotes from Thursday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Thursday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Thursday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) On how much he helps his coaches plan long-term: "Obviously, our No. 1 goal is to put together the best staff we can to win games, that's the most important thing. But also, I think it's important that the guys have ambitions as well. That's positive, I don't view it as a negative." On limiting the play calls on offense to what they do well: "One of the things we do each and every week is we debrief. We look at ...

Joe Lombardi and Teryl Austin's quotes from Thursday

A recap of Joe Lombardi and Teryl Austin's comments from Thursday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin had to say on Thursday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) LIONS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR JOE LOMBARDI QUOTE SHEET On if he agrees with G Rob Sims' assessment of the offense, that missed assignments are what's holding the offense back : "I think when you look at this last game in particular, we had a couple of failures on third and one, which we've been pretty decent over the course of the year. So, I think that...

Lions injury report: Joique Bell returns to practice

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell returned to practice on Thursday. After having five players sidelined on Wednesday, the Detroit Lions were without only three players on Thursday. That's because running back Joique Bell and wide receiver Calvin Johnson were back at practice on Thursday. Johnson returned after simply getting a day off, and Bell was back after missing practice with an ankle injury. It's likely that he was merely given a day off as well. Unlike Bell and Johnson, defensive end Jason Jones did not return to practice on Thursday. It turns out he is dealing with a family...
Lions Gab Nov 20, 2014

Lions Look to Rebound Against Red-Hot Patriots

By Trevor Browning November 23rd, 2000. That was the last time Detroit beat New England. Let’s put that into a little more perspective. Short-lived Charlie Batch was still starting for Detroit. On the flip side, Tom Brady was in his Rookie season, backing up Drew Bledsoe. Fourteen years later, the Lions look to topple the […]
Pride Of Detroit Nov 20, 2014

Things of that nature: Up in the club against Rob Gronkowski

Going into Week 12, we're looking at how the New England Patriots use Rob Gronkowski and how other teams use their tight ends against the Detroit Lions. When I wrote CoachSpeak last season, I followed a general rule: When the Detroit Lions won, I'd look back and bask in the valiant efforts that led to victory. When the Lions lost, I'd deny the previous game took place and turn my eyes to the following week's opponent. The title of this series may have changed from last season, but my inability to cope with disappointment has not, so on to New England we go. As Sean Yuille noted earlier in...
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit Nov 20, 2014

Week 12 Patriots vs Lions: Film Review

The Patriots host the Lions in a game that's sure to be a thriller. Here's how the Lions stack up. The Patriots will have their hands full with the visiting Detroit Lions. While the Colts revealed definite weaknesses on defense, which the Patriots absolutely exploited, the Lions are a whole different animal. They feature a fierce defensive front that can give even the most explosive offenses headaches. This week we broke down the Lions past two games- a Week 10 victory over the Dolphins and a Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. It should be noted that both of these opponents feature top 5...

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