12:14 PM EST, Mon November 20, 2017
Pride Of Detroit 39 mins ago
The best reactions to Matt Prater’s game-winning FG: ‘One of the best kicks I’ve ever seen’

The best reactions to Matt Prater’s game-winning FG: ‘One of the best kicks I’ve ever seen’

Matt Prater’s game-winning kick blew up the internet. Matt Prater’s 52-yard, game-winning field goal will go down as a pretty ordinary kick in the box score. In today’s NFL, a 50+ yarder isn’t all that special and game-winning kicks happen on a weekly basis. But when you put that kick into context, it becomes clear just how phenomenal it was. The 23 degree wind chill, the 16 mile per hour winds swirling in just about every direction, the fact that Prater couldn’t get ahold of his kicks during pregame warmups and the Lions weren’t planning on trotting him out there for 52-yard...
Cat Scratch Reader 1 hour ago
The Hog Molly Review: Defensive Linemen

The Hog Molly Review: Defensive Linemen

We’re just past the season midway point and the Carolina Panthers are on bye this week. This is a great time to look back and evaluate our linemen’s performance so far. The Panthers are on bye this week, and it seems like a perfect time to do some evaluation of where the Hog Mollies stand. Today, we will look at the defensive line. We’ll look to diagnose where they are versus where we expected them to be, dispel some rumors, and give a prognosis on what we expect the rest of the year. Mario Addison Expectations: High Performance: High Trending: Slightly Upward, but leveling off The...
Pride Of Detroit 1 hour ago
Lions-Bears snap counts: A’Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Anthony Zettel set career-highs

Lions-Bears snap counts: A’Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Anthony Zettel set career-highs

The Lions barely rotated their defensive line on Sunday. Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ snap counts from their Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears. Offense: Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford: 63 snaps (100%) Running backs Theo Riddick: 30 (48%)Ameer Abdullah: 29 (46%) — 1 special teams snaps (3%)Zach Zenner: 4 (6%) — 18 (62%)Jamal Agnew: 4 (6%) — 17 (59%) Tight ends Darren Fells: 30 (48%) — 10 (34%)Eric Ebron: 28 (44%)Michael Roberts: 16 (25%) — 14 (48%) Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr.: 62 (98%)Golden Tate: 48 (76%)Kenny Golladay: 35 (56%)TJ Jones: 29 (46%) Offensive...
Pride Of Detroit 3 hours ago
Lions-Bears report card: Detroit has a big front-seven problem

Lions-Bears report card: Detroit has a big front-seven problem

The Lions offense continues to hum along, but there is trouble brewing on the other side of the ball. The Detroit Lions clawed their way to a third straight win on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. It wasn’t pretty, and as a result, neither is their subsequent report card. There were some good performances here and there, but Detroit needs a much better showing on Thursday, when they’ll be playing the first-place Minnesota Vikings. Here’s how Detroit graded out on Sunday: Quarterbacks: B+ Matthew Stafford had another slow start here and another bad turnover that quickly dug the team...
Pride Of Detroit 4 hours ago
Lions-Bears player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Lions-Bears player of the game: Who gets the Game Ball?

Which Lions player deserves the game ball after Sunday’s win? For the second week in a row, the Detroit Lions had a shaky team performance against an inferior opponent. Thankfully, however, it was a the play of a few individuals that pushed the game from a devastating loss to a relieving victory. As always, let’s honor some of those individual performances by handing out a game ball. Before we get into that, here are the Game Ball standings through 10 weeks. Matthew Stafford - 10Glover Quin - 7Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5Matt Prater - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad...
The Falcoholic 4 hours ago
Falcons vs. Seahawks: Top Matchups to Watch

Falcons vs. Seahawks: Top Matchups to Watch

What’s left of the Legion of Boom? Michael Aprile is the editor-in-chief of fellow Falcons site Rise Up Reader, where you can find more Falcons coverage. He is a cohost of the Falcoholic post-game podcast that airs weekly. As it’s been said for the past couple of weeks, for the Falcons, the playoffs have all but already started. Trailing the Saints and Panthers in the race for the NFC South crown, Atlanta’s best chance for the dance is most likely going to be through one of the two wild card spots. With that said, in front of the Falcons lies a great opportunity. Losing against...
Pride Of Detroit 5 hours ago
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears stock report

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears stock report

It was a nail-biter to the very end in Chicago, but the visiting Lions put down the Bears with plenty of ups and downs. These weekly stock reports are meant to be a critical look at what players did well in a given game and who struggled. Normally, we throw in a few of each and then hit as many players as possible in the latter part of the article, but that format simply won’t do this game justice. The Lions victory over the Bears in Chicago was such an up and down affair that we’re going to have to switch it up just to make sure that everyone gets their due praise or lashings. So...
Pride Of Detroit 6 hours ago
Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ win over Bears?

Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ win over Bears?

How are you feeling on Victory Monday? In the past two weeks the Detroit Lions have won exactly zero style points. Luckily, style points aren’t a real thing, and the only thing that really matters is wins and losses. Detroit has eked their way by against two subpar opponents, but in the end, they’ve come out with a three-game winning streak heading into Thanksgiving. As a result, Detroit is just on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. They may not have gained any ground on the Minnesota Vikings, but they did separate themselves from some of the other NFC wild card...
Cat Scratch Reader 6 hours ago
The Scratching Post: The Panthers are ‘thinking about the playoffs’ after seeing improvements in the run game

The Scratching Post: The Panthers are ‘thinking about the playoffs’ after seeing improvements in the run game

With an improved rushing attack, an ‘energized Cam Newton’, and the league’s #1 defense, the Panthers are thinking about a playoff run this season. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Newton, run game and defense have Panthers thinking playoffs | USA TodayA re-energized Cam Newton, an improved running game and the league's No. 1-ranked defense have the Carolina Panthers thinking about a return to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years under coach Ron Rivera We’re not just thinking...
The Falcoholic 6 hours ago
Watch the Georgia Dome implode in an hour and a half

Watch the Georgia Dome implode in an hour and a half

The Falcons’ home for 25 years will be a pile of rubble soon. The Georgia Dome was host to the Olympics, the Final Four, a Super Bowl, and some of the greatest moments in the history of the Atlanta Falcons. It has, unfortunately, reached the end of its life. At 7:30 a.m. this very morning, the Georgia Dome will be imploded, likely with the help of some pretty serious explosives. The chances of it collapsing and creating a tiny black hole are (I hope) quite small, but at the end of the process, the stadium will be little more than rubble. It’s a sad end for a stadium that hosted some...
Riggo's Rag 6 hours ago

Redskins Breakdown: Defense, not offense, to blame for collapse

The Washington Redskins were unable to win on the road against the New Orleans Saints. They blew a 15 point lead in the final six minutes to seal their fate. For a gleaming moment, it looked like the Washington Redskins were poised to pull off their second big upset in three weeks. After having beat […] Redskins Breakdown: Defense, not offense, to blame for collapse - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Riggo's Rag 9 hours ago

Washington Redskins: Lack of focus costs team against another division leading opponent

  Raucous chants of “Who Dat?” rang through the walkways of the Mercedes Benz Superdome as thousands of jubilant Saints fans celebrated an emotional 34-31 overtime victory over the visiting Washington Redskins. The Saints overcame a 15-point fourth quarter deficit and scored a field goal in the extra period to mount their improbable comeback win […] Washington Redskins: Lack of focus costs team against another division leading opponent - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit 15 hours ago
Sunday Night Football open thread: Eagles at Cowboys

Sunday Night Football open thread: Eagles at Cowboys

Go Eagles! The Detroit Lions are basking in the glory of their third straight win, and as a result, they’re just on the outside looking in of the NFC playoff picture. Knock knock knockin on playoff’s door pic.twitter.com/ACC7iGOLXR— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) November 20, 2017 While the Lions won’t be able to jump their way into a playoff spot by the end of Week 11, they’ve moved atop the “in the hunt” standings. After Green Bay, Washington and Arizona lost on Sunday, the Lions have created some space below them. And they could have even more space after...
The Phinsider 16 hours ago
Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys Live Thread & Game Information

Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys Live Thread & Game Information

Tonight’s Sunday Night Football features the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles come into this weeks game with a solid eight and one record and holding first place in the NFC East. Their division mate Cowboys have struggled a bit more to this point in the season, entering the week with a five and four record. Despite their very average record the Cowboys currently sit in second place in the NFC East. Please use this as a live thread for this evenings game, any of the other action in and around the NFL this weekend and as always to discuss your Miami Dolphins. Please...
The Falcoholic 16 hours ago
Here are the Falcons playoff implications for today’s games

Here are the Falcons playoff implications for today’s games

The Lions won, and that’s a problem for Atlanta. Here’s a pretty simple scenario for the Falcons: Win tomorrow night and you’re the sixth seed for the moment, with a nice tiebreaker that could matter a great deal later. Lose and you’re behind the Lions, who are out of the top six, and on the wrong end of a tiebreaker that could matter a great deal later. With things lining up so simply, there’s really no doubt about what the Falcons need or can get away with. You either win here or increase your degree of difficulty exponentially, and the Falcons certainly do not want to do the...
Dawgs By Nature 16 hours ago
Eagles, Cowboys do battle on Sunday Night Football

Eagles, Cowboys do battle on Sunday Night Football

This is your Sunday Night Football open thread. To talk about the Browns’ 19-7 loss to the Jaguars, read Joe Ginley’s 7 talking points here, or our immediate post-game recap here. Tonight, Sunday Night Football features the Eagles vs. Cowboys. VS. Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas CowboysDate/Time: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:30 PM ETTelevision: NBC - Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth
The Falcoholic 16 hours ago
The 7-9 curse is broken and the New Orleans Saints are the team to beat in the NFC South

The 7-9 curse is broken and the New Orleans Saints are the team to beat in the NFC South

I hate to say it, but their record suggests... they are good. I still remember the sweet times after week two when the Saints were winless. The 7-9 jokes poured like gross, sugary drinks on Bourbon Street. I miss those times. The Falcons haven’t played the Saints this year, but New Orleans has gone on an almost impossible eight-game winning streak, with the help of their defense and two running backs that aren’t Adrian Peterson. The NFL is weird. I feel like I’ve been hearing the Saints would develop a strong run game every year since 2010. I can’t believe it finally happened. Mark...
Pride Of Detroit 17 hours ago
Detroit Lions injury update: Jamal Agnew says he’s good, knee injury not considered serious

Detroit Lions injury update: Jamal Agnew says he’s good, knee injury not considered serious

It looks like Jamal Agnew avoided a serious injury. The Detroit Lions have had extraordinary health for this late in the season (knock on wood), but in the second half, it appeared their luck may have run out when Jamal Agnew stayed down on the field for some time. After a covering on a kickoff, Agnew was dealing with some knee stiffness, but walked off the field under his own power. Thankfully, it appears the injury isn’t all that serious. “I'm good," Agnew told Kyle Meinke of MLive after the game. "Knee just stiffened up on me a little bit. Don't know the extent of it, but it's not...
Pride Of Detroit 18 hours ago
Lions vs Bears: What Just Happened?

Lions vs Bears: What Just Happened?

A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ Week 11 game Whew! That was a close one. The Lions went out picked up their third-straight win with a 27-24 win over the Bears that could have easily gone the other way. And you know what? I don’t care. A win is a win. Especially when going up against a division foe and winning all three division road games for the first time in the Super Bowl era. I’ll take it. As always, I have thoughts on this game. These are those thoughts. Lions defense is becoming a big problem These aren’t the top teams in the league that keep balling all over the Lions...
Riggo's Rag 19 hours ago

Chris Thompson out for season after suffering broken fibula in loss

Chris Thompson suffered a bad injury in the Redskins loss to the Saints in Week 11. According to sources, he broke his fibula and will miss the rest of the season. Crushing. That is the only way to describe the Redskins loss to the Saints on Sunday. Despite having a 15 point lead late in […] Chris Thompson out for season after suffering broken fibula in loss - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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