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Five Things the Detroit Lions Should Learn from the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:19 AM
The Seattle Seahawks turned what many figured to be a closely contested Super Bowl into a rout, punishing the Denver Broncos en-route to a commanding 43-8 victory. Along the way, many figure the Seahawks may have changed the blueprint for building an NFL team. ***PHOTO1*** Behind an aggressive, big-play defense, a mobile quarterback...

Minnesota Vikings 14, Detroit Lions 13, Hunt Report: Dismal December Ends with One Point Loss
December 29th, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Though fans of the Detroit Lions have watched their team lose in many ways during the 2013 season and though the team had no way to make the playoffs win or lose, Sunday's defeat to the Minnesota Vikings had to leave the worst possible taste in everyone's collective mouth. ***PHOTO1*** The Lions,...

New York Giants 23, Detroit Lions 20, Hunt Report: Lions’ Playoff Push Ends in Familiar, Painful Fashion
December 22nd, 2013 at 10:57 PM
For the last week, the message was simple. The Detroit Lions still had a chance at the playoffs, no matter how faint, fans were told by players and coaches alike. All the team would have to do would be win out and find some help along the way. It turns...

Baltimore Ravens 18, Detroit Lions 16, Hunt Report: Lions’ Playoff Hopes Take a Major Kick with Loss
December 17th, 2013 at 1:32 AM
The use of the term "Same Old Lions" has drawn ire from Detroit Lions' players and faithful alike in 2013. With a nation watching on Monday Night Football, the team proved why the saying will likely have to die as hard as an old habit. After coming out possessed on the first...

Philadelphia Eagles 34, Detroit Lions 20, Hunt Report: Lions Snowed Under in Embarassing Second Half
December 8th, 2013 at 6:14 PM
The weather outside at Lincoln Financial Field was frightful, and so was the Detroit Lions' run defense. Despite managing a treacherous snowstorm relatively well throughout the first 30 minutes. the Lions imploded late, allowing the Philadelphia Eagles to explode during an ugly second half. ***PHOTO1*** In total, the Eagles finished that second...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24, Detroit Lions 21, Hunt Report: Typical Lions Errors Power Typical Loss
November 24th, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Though the Detroit Lions entered Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a semi-obvious national favorite, there was a feeling things could definitely go wrong for the home team if the Lions didn't bring enough focus. Four Matthew Stafford interceptions, two blown leads and two foiled comebacks later, it was...

Detroit Lions 21, Chicago Bears 19, Hunt Report: Lions in First Place After Hanging on in Chicago
November 10th, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Despite the fact they trailed for merely minutes, the Detroit Lions did everything within their power to give away another game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for four quarters. Then, more late heroics by Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson seemed to put things away. However, two personal foul penalties...

Detroit Lions 31, Dallas Cowboys 30, Hunt Report: Matthew Stafford’s Late Heroics Steal Victory
October 27th, 2013 at 5:39 PM
The Detroit Lions badly needed a better effort to shake off a heartbreaking loss to the Cincinnati Bengals which included a sprinkling of the franchise's typical meltdowns. Though plenty of those same elements existed this Sunday, this time, the Lions wrote a better ending. In the midst of a fast paced...

Cincinnati Bengals 27, Detroit Lions 24, Hunt Report: as Lions Falter Late, Once More, the Choke is On
October 20th, 2013 at 5:58 PM
The Detroit Lions had avoided coming up small in the clutch in 2013, but as is usually the case, old habits always die the hardest, especially when the Cincinnati Bengals have proven to be a tough team late in games. Once again, though Detroit attempted to stage an epic second half...

Detroit Lions 31, Cleveland Browns 17, Hunt Report: This Time, Adjustments Rule the Day on the Road
October 13th, 2013 at 5:44 PM
The Detroit Lions weren't doing much on offense or defense to start Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, leading to another frustrating halftime deficit. Even with the benefit of Calvin Johnson, it was a familiar narrative from a week before in Green Bay. In the second half, however, the Lions showed...

Green Bay Packers 22, Detroit Lions 9, Hunt Report: Lambeau Field Lethargy Somehow Strikes Again
October 6th, 2013 at 5:15 PM
The Detroit Lions have spent the last 22 years searching for a win against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and thanks to a day of non-existent offense and plenty of other struggles, they'll have to wait a 23rd year for a fresh crack at taming history. Detroit got the...

Detroit Lions 40, Chicago Bears 32, Hunt Report: Second Quarter Domination Leads to First Place
September 29th, 2013 at 5:53 PM
Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions delivered a fast paced, ugly at times yet still beautiful stress test to their fans Sunday afternoon. When the marathon race finally ended, Detroit had wrapped up a 40-32 victory, but only by the skin of their teeth. Just another...

Detroit Lions 27, Washington Redskins 20: Historical Dragonslayers Once More Hunt Report
September 22nd, 2013 at 6:14 PM
Take that, history. The Detroit Lions served an old ghost a long overdue kick in the teeth Sunday afternoon, defeating the Washington Redskins 27-20 behind several clutch plays down the stretch on both offense and defense. ***PHOTO1*** Though such plays evaded them last weekend during a similar pursuit in Arizona, the Lions were...

Arizona Cardinals 25, Detroit Lions 21: Still Parched for a Win in the Desert Hunt Report
September 15th, 2013 at 8:53 PM
The Detroit Lions haven't won in the state of Arizona since 1993. After Sunday's narrow 25-21 loss was added to the historical ledger there, that fact might have to last for a few more years. ***PHOTO1*** Doomed by a series of special teams mishaps, offensive inconsistencies and penalties, the Lions collapsed late...

Detroit Lions 34, Minnesota Vikings 24: Turning on Some Serious Afterburners Hunt Report
September 8th, 2013 at 6:15 PM
In spite of an ugly start that was incredibly Detroit Lions-like, somehow the team was able to confidently rebound on the way to a solid, convincing looking 34-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. ***PHOTO1*** The first half, though rife with countless Detroit mistakes, foolish penalties, errors in the red zone and a...

Detroit Lions 35, Buffalo Bills 13: Finishing on a Positive Note Preseason Hunt Report
August 30th, 2013 at 8:42 AM
The NFL preseason, to a large degree, mostly revolves around finding health and momentum. Considering what's transpired around football this summer, the Detroit Lions have managed to find both impressively, as it's almost time to get "Back to Football" that counts. ***PHOTO1*** Thursday night, the Lions continued their momentum from the week...

Detroit Lions 40, New England Patriots 9: Momentum’s Twice as Nice Hunt Report
August 23rd, 2013 at 8:02 AM
Under nearly the same circumstances as 2011, the Detroit Lions welcomed the New England Patriots to Ford Field for the third preseason game of the year, badly needing momentum. In nearly a carbon copy of that game, the Lions turned exactly the same trick, hammering the Patriots 40-9 behind a ferocious...

Cleveland Browns 24, Detroit Lions 6: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Preseason Hunt Report
August 16th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
As positive as things looked at times for the Detroit Lions against the New York Jets last Friday, less than a week later, things went in the opposite direction just as fast against the Cleveland Browns. Detroit was carved up by Brandon Weeden and humbled 24-6 on one of those...

The Top 10 Detroit Lions’ Turning Points in 2012, Number 1: Calvin Johnson’s Record Provides Hope
August 12th, 2013 at 11:09 AM
This summer, we're looking closer at what went right and wrong during the 2012 Detroit Lions' season. In the coming weeks, we'll count down the top 10 plays which made a difference in the team's performance and record last season. Today, we finally hit the top spot with an examination of number...

Detroit Lions 26, New York Jets 17: Starting Off on the Right Foot Preseason Hunt Report
August 10th, 2013 at 7:28 AM
Looking to stay healthy and start on the road towards plenty of roster questions, the Detroit Lions took on the New York Jets and managed to get off to the quick start they needed, both on the scoreboard and in the win-loss column. ***PHOTO1*** Friday night, with several big kicks and otherwise,...