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Five Things Detroit Lions’ Fans Should Watch for During Sunday Night’s Super Bowl
February 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Sunday evening, the football season comes to a close with the Super Bowl, annually the biggest game of the year. Even though the Detroit Lions aren't competing and never have, there's plenty of things to watch from the perspective of the team as the game kicks off. ***PHOTO1*** As Jim Caldwell said...

Five Things to Watch from Ken Whisenhunt’s San Diego Offense Against the Denver Broncos
January 12th, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Thanks to a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, it's another playoff edition of Ken Whisenhunt watch for Detroit Lions' fans. After a Thursday night interview with Lions' brass in California, Whisenhunt reportedly remains the top choice to be the team's next head coach whenever San Diego's season ends, which won't...

New York Giants Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch with Playoff Lives on the Line
December 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 AM
For much of the 2013 season, the Detroit Lions looked to be in the drivers seat for winning the upside down NFC North division. Following a messy December, that momentum has come to a screeching halt, and now the Lions must win out and get some help to reach the...

The Three Biggest Things: Questioning the New York Giants with Dan Graziano of ESPN
December 20th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
The New York Giants are normally accustomed to being involved in late season playoff pushes during the month of December. This season, that's not the case, as plenty of circumstances have led the Giants to a miserable 5-9 record and plenty of early thoughts about the offseason. ***PHOTO1*** From Eli Manning's interceptions to...

Baltimore Ravens Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch on a Major Monday Night Showdown
December 16th, 2013 at 10:21 AM
It's been two years since the Detroit Lions hosted a Monday Night Football game. The last time football's biggest show rolled into the Motor City was 2011, for a game against the Chicago Bears. The environment proved too much for Chicago, who was defeated 24-13 in an early match up...

Scouting the Opposition: Excellent Special Teams Help Provide Baltimore Ravens with a Leg Up
December 12th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Though plenty will write off the Baltimore Ravens given their stunning inability to win on the road in 2013, the Detroit Lions will be taking on an opponent who's mantra has long been survive and advance, regardless of environment. As proven by last year's successful playoff run, there's always danger...

Detroit Lions Vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Five Things to Watch as Division Leaders Collide
December 8th, 2013 at 10:23 AM
After a pair of sloppy starts, the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles are both 7-5 and sitting atop their respective NFC divisions. Consequently, the week 14 match up has quietly become one to watch in the national landscape. ***PHOTO1*** Among some of the delicious subplots, will a pair of suspect secondaries hold...

Green Bay Packers Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch as the Lions Try to Win on Thanksgiving
November 28th, 2013 at 9:39 AM
The last time the Detroit Lions won on Thanksgiving, they were playing the Green Bay Packers. Dre' Bly returned an interception for a score and Detroit upset the Packers by a score of 22-14. It's hard to believe, but since then, the Lions have not tasted victory on their big day. Within...

Three Biggest Things: Questioning the Green Bay Packers with Jason Hirschhorn of Acme Packing Co.
November 27th, 2013 at 11:07 AM
How quickly things can change in a single month. It's why the NFL remains perhaps the most captivating sport to follow. Despite being without their biggest star and sustaining a loss the last time these teams met, the Detroit Lions are still in first place, and haven't yet been overtaken...

Scouting the Opposition: Green Bay Packers More Dinged up This Time, in Need of Major Victory
November 27th, 2013 at 8:50 AM
The first time the Detroit Lions played the Green Bay Packers, Detroit was forced to go without the services of Calvin Johnson. That produced some ugly results for the offense, which sputtered most of the day. The Packers, meanwhile, got just enough from Aaron Rodgers and James Jones to pull...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch as the Lions Return to Ford Field
November 24th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
As far as examining a football schedule and making assumptions goes, counting one's eggs before they hatch could actually be a more fortuitous exercise. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an underdog taking on the Detroit Lions, but that doesn't mean anything considering what happened last weekend. The Buccaneers won a game they...

Scouting the Opposition: Calm Mike Glennon Leading Tampa Bay Buccaneer Attack Well on Road
November 21st, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Three weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winless and rife with MRSA, were the NFL's walking, disease-filled punch line. All of a sudden, things have changed a bit. Following two wins, the Buccaneers have found confidence. That turns a game which once seemed like a sure thing for the Detroit...

Detroit Lions Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Five Things to Watch in Another Hostile Road Game
November 17th, 2013 at 9:34 AM
At 3-2 thus far, the Detroit Lions have won the majority of their road games in 2013, which considering the franchise's recent history has been an extraordinarily odd achievement. They face another major test against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, a place they've never tasted a win. After this week, the...

The Three Biggest Things: Questioning the Steelers with Neal Coolong of Behind the Steel Curtain
November 15th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
For years, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the biggest bullies of the AFC North playing behind a tough, opportunistic defense and a quality offense. Just ask the Detroit Lions, a team which hasn't beaten them since 1998. All of a sudden thanks to injuries and some changes, though, the Steelers are...

Detroit Lions Vs. Chicago Bears: Five Things to Watch as the Second Half Begins
November 10th, 2013 at 9:18 AM
The Detroit Lions kick off the second half of their 2013 slate with a major opportunity. If the Lions are able to beat the Chicago Bears on the road, they will have swept a season series against one NFC North foe and considering the schedule, may be poised for a...

Scouting the Opposition: Alshon Jeffery’s Emergence Makes Chicago Bears Attack Tougher
November 7th, 2013 at 9:07 AM
When the Chicago Bears played the Detroit Lions in late September, they got a big performance from their wide receivers. Though Brandon Marshall contributed seven catches for 79 yards, young Alshon Jeffery broke out in a big way during the second half, opening plenty of eyes. Regardless of if Jay Cutler...

Dallas Cowboys Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch During Game Eight
October 27th, 2013 at 8:54 AM
Don't blink, but the NFL is pushing towards the halfway point for 2013 this week in a big way for both the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. Two NFC teams with identical records and playoff hopes jockey for positioning and try to place a critical loss on one another. In...

Scouting the Opposition: Dallas Cowboys’ Passing Attack Another Big Test for Detroit Secondary
October 24th, 2013 at 11:27 AM
The last time the Dallas Cowboys met the Detroit Lions in 2011, the 'Boys hearts were broken in Texas, as Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, and the Lions finished off an epic fourth quarter comeback on the way to a last second victory. This year, the Cowboys come to Detroit trying to...

Cincinatti Bengals Vs. Detroit Lions: Five Things to Watch During Game Seven
October 20th, 2013 at 10:44 AM
The Detroit Lions return to Ford Field after a two week absence and remain in first place, which is exactly how they exited Detroit for their two week road test. Survival is the name of the NFL, and the Lions have managed to set up an important contest with the...

The Three Biggest Things: Questioning the Cincinatti Bengals with Mickey Mentzer of Cincy Jungle
October 17th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Finally back at home after what seemed like the world's longest road trip, the Detroit Lions will try to win in consecutive weeks against their AFC neighbors to the south this weekend, as the Cincinnati Bengals visit town on the back end of an Ohio double header. Packing a solid offensive...