3 Things to watch for the Lions’ third preseason game vs. Patriots

The Lions and Patriots are set to meet at Ford Field this Friday, August 25 (7 p.m. ET). This is the game for almost every team where we see some separation in key position battles across the field. The Lions...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

LOOK: Detroit Lions ‘Blackout’ jerseys will knock your socks off

If you had the opportunity to witness Monday's solar eclipse you either walked away amazed or if you were in my neck of the woods, you were probably a bit disappointed. Well, in honor of the big day, 247 Sports...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Lions remain optimistic about status of Ziggy Ansah

The Detroit Lions haven't had much luck on the injury front prior to the 2017 season, but their head coach is optimistic that a big piece of their team will be ready to go by Week 1. Head coach Jim...
NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Lions hoping to land bid to host future Super Bowl and NFL Draft

As the Detroit Lions continue their trek through the preseason and eye towards Week 1, team president Rod Wood is preparing for the future. It was reported back in March that the team and city of Detroit were looking to...
NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Offensive line play will determine success for Detroit Lions

National opinions vary on the success the Detroit Lions will have in 2017. The consensus in Las Vegas is that the Lions will win 7 or 8 games this season. That is not exactly what Lions fans are hoping...

Hamstring injury could cost Jones chance of making Lions final roster

The Detroit Lions are trying to solidify their wide receiver roles before the start of the season and things just got more confusing as T.J Jones might end up being the odd man out after suffering a hamstring injury....

SIGNING: Detroit Lions bring aboard former Pitt standout Scott Orndoff

With injuries ravaging the Detroit Lions tight ends, the team has made an additional signing to help stop the bleeding. Former Pitt standout Scott Orndoff was signed and is now the ninth tight end on the team's 90-man roster, joining Eric...
NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

FLASHBACK: Anquan Boldin hauls in final career touchdown with Lions

With the unexpected news that receiver Anquan Boldin decided to retire just days after signing with the Buffalo Bills, that means the last regular season game Boldin played in his career was with the Detroit Lions. Boldin's 14-year career saw...
NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

BREAKING: Ex-Lions receiver Anquan Boldin retires

https://twitter.com/JimTrotter_NFL/status/899421506974785536 https://twitter.com/LLamorandier/status/899426512260263936 Anquan Boldin career stats: 1076 receptions 13,779 yards 82 TDs Boldin, 36 years old, a 14-year NFL veteran, spent the 2016 NFL season with the Detroit Lion, and posted 67 receptions for 584 yards and eight touchdowns...

Detroit Lions Position Battles: Offensive Line

As the NFL preseason continues along, there are sure to be surprise performers, as well as performances that don’t live up to expectations. All of these performances lead to the culmination of the final roster. We’re still three weeks away...

LOOK: Detroit Lions defense causes trolls to edit Christian Hackenberg’s Wikipedia page

If you happened to catch the first quarter of Saturday night's preseason game between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets, you saw a dominant performance by the Lions defense. Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg was absolutely horrendous, though it certainly...
NFL: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

HYPE VIDEO: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is battle tested

As Lions fans, we've been through the ringer. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is no exception, either. Since his arrival, the team has encountered plenty of adversity. Who could forget when he got leveled while throwing a pass in the 2009 season against...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions defense shines vs. Jets in every category but one

They say football is a game of inches. The difference between being a potential playoff team or having a disaster of a season can come down to a handful of plays over the course of the season. If the Detroit...

Recap: Lions down the Jets 16-6 in second pre-season game

In week two of the 2017 NFL Preseason, the Detroit Lions hosted the New York Jets in a cross conference showdown. Both teams entered the game with a record of 1-0-0 after successfully defeating their opponents in week one. The Jets started...

WATCH: Matthew Stafford throws beautiful TD pass to Marvin Jones, who then celebrates like...

Ok, we know it's just a preseason game for the Detroit Lions but Matthew Stafford and Marvin Jones seem like they are in midseason form already. Watch as Stafford throws a beautiful touch pass to Jones, who makes the catch...

GAME DAY PREVIEW: New York Jets @ Detroit Lions

New York Jets (1-0-0) @ Detroit Lions (1-0-0) In week two of the NFL preseason, the Detroit Lions (1-0-0) host the New York Jets (1-0-0) at Ford Field in a cross-conference showdown. Both teams successfully defeated their opponents in week one of...

Top 13 greatest Detroit Lions of the 21st century

As we slowly make our way towards the upcoming season, I thought it would be fun to pick out the 10 greatest Detroit Lions of the 21st century… I was wrong, this was a pain in the ass. So,...

Ameer Abdullah Could Be Key to Lions Season

One of the positions Lions fans will be keeping their eye on very closely this weekend in their second preseason game against the Jets, and especially all season long, is the running backs. Ameer Abdullah is entering the third season...

EDITORIAL – Hey Golden Tate: How You Can Stand Up without Kneeling Down

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the...
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2017 Detroit Lions ‘still-too-early’ game-by-game predictions

Let's face it, these "way too early" prediction pieces are nothing more than a way for news outlets and amazing blogs like us to keep readers entertained during a long offseason. Sure, we have no idea which NFL Draft...
NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

Detroit Lions Position Battles: Quarterback

As the NFL pre-season continues along, there are sure to be surprise performers, as well as performances that don’t live up to expectations. All of these performances lead to the culmination of the final roster. We’re still three weeks away...
NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts

3 Key things to watch in the Detroit Lions second preseason game

In their first taste of action of the 2017-2018 NFL season, the Detroit Lions impressed in their 24-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Second-year quarterback Jake Rudock and rookies Brad Kaaya and Kenny Golladay all shined for Detroit this...

Darius Slay is ‘Elite’ and it’s time the world takes notice

As fans watch the unfolding of the NFL preseason, anxiously awaiting the start of the official 2017 season, eyes are on star players that get the headlines. Comparisons are made, debates unfold about who the best player for each...
NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions

The Perfect NFL Roster: ESPN’s Barnwell Uses Two Lions to Complete Team

To keep things fresh while getting geared up for the upcoming NFL season, ESPN's Bill Barnwell decided to field the perfect 53-man roster while staying under the $167 million salary cap.  There are big names, like Tom Brady and...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Jim Caldwell’s Coach of the Year odds released by Bovada

Bovada sportsbook, one of the most well-known online bookmakers, believes in Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell about as much as I do. https://twitter.com/mlivesports/status/897907894221492225 Not. At. All. Calwell is locked in a seven-way tie for the worst odds league-wide to bring home...
NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions position battles: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

As the NFL pre-season continues along, there are sure to be surprise performers, as well as performances that don't live up to expectations. All of these performances lead to the culmination of the final roster. We're still three weeks away...

Detroit Lions should make play for Lynch – No not that one

With the Detroit Lions losing two key defensive players in as many days, and questions already surrounding the depth of the defense, changes will need to be made. Especially if the Lions plan on living up to the lofty...

Lions left tackle solution could be right under their nose

The Detroit Lions have an issue on their offensive line. Taylor Decker went down with a shoulder injury earlier this summer and isn't expected to return until late in the season. General manager Bob Quinn responded by signing two free...

Lions Fans: Tap the Brakes on the Kenny Golladay Hype Train

Detroit fans love their Lions. That isn’t a shocking revelation to anyone. Unfortunately, it is an unrequited love that has delivered only one playoff victory in the last 60 years. Lions fans are hungry for more, and this ravenous...

BREAKING: Lions LB Brandon Copeland out for the season

http://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/897250817920692225 Not even two weeks into the preseason and the Detroit Lions already have two major defensive injuries. In the first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, defensive end Kerry Hyder tore his achilles and was announced out for the year. Just...
NFL: Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions

LOOK: Lions DE Kerry Hyder posts message to fans following injury

There were a number of positives to take away from the Lions' first preseason game on Sunday, but it came at a substantial price. Defensive end Kerry Hyder was carted off the field and suffered a torn Achilles. He...

3 Players who the Detroit Lions should consider to replace DE Kerry Hyder

It may not have been the Detroit Lions worst fear possible heading into Sunday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, but losing starting defensive end Kerry Hyder to what Jim Caldwell called a "significant" Achilles injury certainly was not part...

UPDATE: Kerry Hyder expected to miss entire 2017 season

The Detroit Lions were dealt a significant blow during their first pre-season game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Defensive end Kerry Hyder is now expected to miss the rest of the season with a significant achilles injury. https://twitter.com/kmeinke/status/896861965787725824 Hyder was...
NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts

Three biggest takeaways from Detroit Lions preseason game vs. Colts

The Detroit Lions won their first preseason game over the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 24-10. We're not going to get too far ahead of ourselves, but overall, this was a good start to the 2017 campaign for...
NFL: Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions

UPDATE: Kerry Hyder injury “significant”

It didn't take long for the Detroit Lions to lose one of their key pieces in their first preseason game. Defensive end Kerry Hyder went down with a leg injury and never returned to action. After the game, head coach Jim Caldwell...

WATCH: Lions rookie Kenny Golladay reels in second TD of first half

Lions rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay is sure leaving a good impression for his teammates, coaches and fans in his first pro game. Already with one fine grab in the first half for a touchdown, Golladay doubled-down and add another...

MUST SEE: Detroit Lions rookie Kenny Golladay makes sick touchdown grab in first game

When the Detroit Lions selected wide receiver Kenny Golladay in the 3rd Round of the 2017 NFL Draft, many fans shook their head. Not necessarily because the Lions chose a receiver so high but because they had never heard...
NFL: Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions

BREAKING: Detroit Lions starting DE Kerry Hyder carted off field

If you are a fan of an NFL football team, preseason games probably make you nervous because of the chance of injuries. Well, that's exactly what happened on Sunday as Detroit Lions starting defensive end Kerry Hyder went down with what...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

WATCH: Detroit Lions quarterbacks walk out to field for first time in new uniforms

This is not exactly a "breaking news" type of piece but it's pretty cool to see the Detroit Lions quarterbacks making their way to the field for the first time in their brand new uniforms. Watch as Matthew Stafford,...

GAME DAY PREVIEW: Detroit Lions @ Indianapolis Colts

Detroit Lions (0-0) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-0) Football is back! The Detroit Lions head to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in their first preseason matchup of the 2017 season. Usually, preseason football is an extended tryout for the younger...
NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

INJURY UPDATE: Ebron, Wagner return to Lions practice, Stafford avoids scare

The Detroit Lions gained two players from injury back at practice on Friday, and narrowly avoided a potentially devastating blow as well. Eric Ebron and Rick Wagner were both cleared to return, though Ebron went through individual drills before stopping...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Darius Slay’s comment about turnovers will have you rolling

If you are a Detroit Lions fan and have followed Darius Slay throughout his career in the Motor City, you have had the opportunity to watch him develop into one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, bar none....

NFL Daily Fantasy Football: DraftKings Week 1 Outlook

The greatest time of year is nearly upon us. Season long fantasy football drafts are now gearing up and DraftKings has posted salaries for Week 1 of the NFL season. I will be covering NFL DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports)...

Don’t look now but Calvin Johnson is drawing interest from NFL teams

*I have to start this off by saying that, in my opinion, there is less than a 5% chance that former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson ever plays in the NFL again. That being said, a report has surfaced...

Detroit Lions lose starting offensive tackle to injury in practice

In a joint practice with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, the Detroit Lions suffered yet another injury to the offensive line. This time, it is one of their big free agent signees banged up. Starting right tackle Ricky Wagner is...

Detroit Lions players react to their Madden 18 ratings

Playing the popular game Madden isn't just for football fans. NFL players themselves enjoy it as well, and also take special notice of how they're personally ranked within the game. This week, Madden 18 released their player ratings, and Lions cornerback Darius...

Detroit Lions bring back former tight end

The Detroit Lions have made another roster move, waiving TE Brandon Barnes and signing former Lions TE Tim Wright. From DetroitLions.com Wright returns to Detroit after spending the 2015 season with the club, where he was acquired via trade from the...
NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions release first depth chart for 2017 season

This coming Sunday, the Detroit Lions will be in Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in each team's first preseason game of the 2017 season. On Wednesday morning, the Lions media relations released the first unofficial depth...
NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Report: DeAndre Levy files injury grievance against Lions

Former Detroit Lions LB DeAndry Levy still has not fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered in the first game of the 2016 season. Now, he's filing an injury grievance against the team. https://twitter.com/mikerothstein/status/895028693176913925 Levy suffered a torn meniscus and...

Detroit Lions bring in three running backs for workout

Despite Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick on track to return on schedule from their surgeries, the Detroit Lions aren't taking any chances and have made moves to solidify their depth. According to a report from NFL Draft Diamonds, the team is working...

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