7:17 PM EST, Sun December 10, 2017
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Matthew Stafford wasn’t sacked in a game for the first time in 2 years

Matthew Stafford wasn’t sacked in a game for the first time in 2 years

Finally the Lions quarterback finished a game unblemished. We’ve long lamented the Detroit Lions’ four-year streak of failing to produce a 100-yard rusher in a game. But on Sunday, the Detroit Lions finally put a different—just as damanging—streak to an end. For the first time in over two years Matthew Stafford finished a game without getting sacked. In the previous 35 games, Stafford had been sacked a total of 98 times, including one in every single one of those 35 games. But for the first time since Week 10 of the 2015 season (against the Packers on Thanksgiving), Stafford was...
1 hour ago
WATCH: Lions DT Akeem Spence eats a W against his former team

WATCH: Lions DT Akeem Spence eats a W against his former team

The former Buccaneers got the revenge he was hoping for. The Detroit Lions named Akeem Spence captain for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers knowing the defensive tackle was extra motivated to face his former team. Spence said earlier in the week that he still held some animosity against the Buccaneers after they failed to offer him a second contract. Spence thought he played well enough to earn some consideration, but Tampa didn’t come calling. “It’s just something where you’ve been somewhere for four years and you help build it up and then you got to go disappear...
1 hour ago
Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers stock report

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers stock report

It was a sloppy game by both teams, but there’s plenty to look at both positive and negative in this one. The Detroit Lions squeeked out a victory against a woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in true Lions fashion. After leading most of the game and holding onto a 14-point lead, the team let the Bucs claw their way back into the game with repeated defensive collapses. They would tighten up, however, and hold off the Bucs while scoring a final-minute field goal to put the game out of reach. With so many ups and downs, it’s no surprise there’s plenty of guys trending in opposite...
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Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What Just Happened?

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What Just Happened?

A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ Week 14 matchup. This team, man. I mean this team, am I right? This dang team. Only the Lions do stuff like this, right? We’re all used to it. Give the Lions an easy win and they’ll do everything they can to make it a 23-21 win instead of a 40-21 win. The Lions got the job done and keep their playoff hopes alive. But it wasn’t pretty. Still, a win is a win. And wins are delicious aren’t they Akeem? #Lions @AkeemSpence “eating a w” after the win pic.twitter.com/WD7DJTJUR0— Sky Kerstein (@SkyKersteinFox2) December 10, 2017 As always,...
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Recap: Lions fend off Buccaneers in turnover-fest, keep playoff hopes alive, 24-21

Recap: Lions fend off Buccaneers in turnover-fest, keep playoff hopes alive, 24-21

An entirely sloppy affair, the Lions outlived the Buccaneers to keep their playoff hopes alive. For the Lions, the playoffs started this week. Their remaining four games represented a chance, albeit a slight one, to make the playoffs, but it would have to start with a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First Half After exchanging punts, the Lions did the unthinkable: They jumped out to a lead, and not just any kind of lead... Theo Riddick took a handoff from two yards out and dove for the goal line to cap off a seven-play, 74-yard drive. Riddick’s run gave Detroit a 7-0 advantage to...
4 hours ago
Lions-Buccaneers second half open thread

Lions-Buccaneers second half open thread

Will Detroit hold onto their first half lead? Join the conversation! The Detroit Lions lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 14-7. Matthew Stafford hasn’t seem to be hampered by his hand injury, but he has made a couple of poor decisions, resulting in a couple of interceptions in the first half. Theo Riddick, starting at running back in place of the healthy scratch Ameer Abdullah, has been used often in the running and passing game, picking up the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Will Detroit be able to hang on for a victory, and hold onto their slim shot...
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Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half open thread, live updates

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half open thread, live updates

Watch the first half of the Detroit Lions’ Week 14 matchup. Kickoff is just minutes away, and it has already been a whirlwind of a morning. Reports have leaked that Jim Caldwell’s contract was not exactly as “multi-year” as previously reported. His contract is technically only through 2018, making him essentially much more fireable should the rest of the season not go as planned. Additionally, there are rumors that Ameer Abdullah is being benched due to performance, not injury. And on top of that, we’re all waiting to see what Matthew Stafford will look like given his hand...
7 hours ago
Lions-Bucs inactives: Matthew Stafford officially ACTIVE, Abdullah OUT

Lions-Bucs inactives: Matthew Stafford officially ACTIVE, Abdullah OUT

Matthew Stafford is unbreakable. Ameer Abdullah benched due to performance and not injury via Dave Birkett of the Free Press. On this week’s injury report, Matthew Stafford was listed as “Questionable” due to injuring his throwing hand against the Baltimore Ravens last week, but worry not, as he has officially been declared ACTIVE for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. The biggest news of the day, though, is about the Lions’ starting running back, Ameer Abdullah. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the coaching staff does not appear to be happy with Abdullah’s...
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Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah reportedly benched due to performance, not injury

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah reportedly benched due to performance, not injury

Apparently the Lions want to see what they have in their other backs. Early Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport dropped a few serious bombs regarding the Detroit Lions. First, there was the report that Jim Caldwell may not really have a multi-year extension, as previously leaked. Then his attention turned to the Lions lineup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ameer Abdullah missed last week due to a neck injury. He was limited in practice all this week due to the same injury and was listed as questionable for Sunday. The Lions made it official and declared him inactive for...
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Week 14 NFL coverage: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 14 NFL coverage: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Check out all of our coverage for the Detroit Lions Week 14 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Check out all of our pregame, postgame and in-game coverage of the Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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NFL playoff picture: Week 14 Detroit Lions rooting guide

NFL playoff picture: Week 14 Detroit Lions rooting guide

A guide on who Lions fans still hoping for playoffs should be rooting for this week. Week 14 got off to a really bad start for the Detroit Lions and their minor chances to make the 2017 playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons, just a game ahead of the Lions, pulled a small upset over the New Orleans Saints and sunk the Lions’ playoff chances a few percentage points. But the Lions aren’t completely sunken yet, so the Rooting Guide lives on. If you’re already a week into your draft research, kindly close out of this tab and move on. The following is for the playoff dreamers alone. Note: The...
10 hours ago
Report: Lions head coach Jim Caldwell only has 1 year remaining on contract, fate to be decided after season

Report: Lions head coach Jim Caldwell only has 1 year remaining on contract, fate to be decided after season

Jim Caldwell’s job doesn’t appear to be as safe as previously thought. Jim Caldwell’s seat may be even hotter than expected. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions head coach is much more vulnerable to be fired after this season than previously thought. Though Caldwell’s offseason extension had been reported as a “multi-year” deal, Rapoport wrote on Sunday that that wasn’t exactly accurate. “Caldwell’s extension is merely for one year, sources say, with an option following next season,” Rapoport said. In other words, Caldwell’s...
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Week 14 NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 14 NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

See if experts are picking the Detroit Lions this week over the Buccaneers. Three months ago, this Week 14 matchup between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably looked like a potential huge matchup between NFC contenders. If most analysts had to pick at the time, they probably would have said the Bucs were the most likely team to still be in playoff contention at this point in the season. But that’s not the case. The Buccaneers are essentially done, while the Lions may not be far behind. That being said, NFL experts still aren’t too sure who they should be picking this...
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Report: Matthew Stafford to play vs. Buccaneers barring ‘unforeseen setback’

Report: Matthew Stafford to play vs. Buccaneers barring ‘unforeseen setback’

As long as things stay the course with Matthew Stafford’s injured throwing hand, the quarterback is expected to start in Week 14. So long as things keep trending in the same direction, the Lions should see their franchise quarterback take the field on Sunday according to a report late Saturday evening. This report comes courtesy of the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who says that barring any “unforeseen setback,” Matthew Stafford will be under center for the Lions Sunday tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: After seeing his throwing hand improve by the day, #Lions QB Matthew...
Dec 9, 2017
Lions activate G Joe Dahl from injured reserve, waive S Rolan Milligan

Lions activate G Joe Dahl from injured reserve, waive S Rolan Milligan

The Lions have some extra help on their offensive line. The Detroit Lions announced on Saturday that offensive guard Joe Dahl has been officially activated from injured reserve and is now on the 53-man roster. To make room for Dahl, the Lions waived safety Rolan Milligan. Dahl returned to practice last week after being placed on IR following a lower leg injury suffered in the first month of the season. The addition to the roster comes at a beneficial time for the Lions. Detroit has already declared right tackle Rick Wagner out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Additionally, four...