MUST SEE: Detroit Lions tricky 2-point conversion vs. Green Bay Packers

The Detroit Lions offense under Jim Caldwell and Jim Bob Cooter has been criticized for being too stale and predictable. Well, on their final score of the 2017 season, they gave Lions’ fans what they have been clamoring for all season. Something original! In their Week 17 game against Green Bay at Ford Field, after … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Lions inactive list vs. Green Bay Packers

The Detroit Lions (8-7) host the Green Bay Packers (7-8) in the season finale at Ford Field this afternoon.  There is heavy speculation that this will be Jim Caldwell’s final game as Detroit’s head coach, and that General Manager Bob Quinn will fire him regardless of the result. Injuries have been a big part of … Read more

Lions Leftovers: Defense shines in win over Chicago Bears

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. The Detroit Lions doubled-up the Chicago Bears on Saturday 20-10. It was one of those rare games where Detroit lead from start to finish and felt in control … Read more

Lions Leftovers: The Detroit Lions beat the Buccaneers, right?

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. The final score of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Lions and the Buccaneers was 24-21. If you pay any attention to the post-game comments on the Detroit Sports … Read more

Lions Leftovers: Jim Caldwell takes blame for 44-20 loss to Ravens, deserves it

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. The Lions lost 44-20 in Baltimore on Sunday. There are two things I believe: Jim Caldwell is not a good coach and doesn’t deserve to be running an … Read more

Next 5 Notes Week 12: Look ahead to the Detroit Lions’ next five opponents

The Detroit Lions let the likelihood of winning the NFC North basically fade away with their 30-23 loss to Minnesota on Thanksgiving. However, they are still just one game out of the final NFC Wild Card and can make a playoff push by piling up victories at the end of the season. Here are the … Read more

Should the Lions consider this reported free agent running back?

The Detroit Lions rush attack is among the worst in the NFL. At 78.3 yards per game, only Arizona and Cincinnati have worse ground games than the Lions. It is a disturbing trend under head coach Jim Caldwell. As you already know, it has been more than four years since a Lions’ running back rushed … Read more

Lions Thanksgiving Leftovers: Heartburn only thing served up for Lions fans

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. Most people look forward to their Thanksgiving leftovers, figuring out ingenious ways to re-purpose everything from the turkey to the sweet potato pie. The Lions, however, give their … Read more

3 Biggest takeaways from the Lions’ 30-23 loss to Vikings

If the Lions were going to have a shot at the NFC North, Thursday was a game they had to win. However, it was not to be, as Detroit fell to the visiting Minnesota Vikings 30-23. Here are the top three takeaways from the game. Embed from Getty Images SLOW START AGAIN The Lions got … Read more

Next 5 Notes Week 10: Look ahead to the Detroit Lions’ next five opponents

The Detroit Lions earned their way back above the .500 mark with their 38-24 win over the Browns this past Sunday. They are still two games back in the NFC North, so every game is increasingly important if they are going to make a push for the postseason. Here are the next five teams the … Read more

LIONS LEFTOVERS: Plenty of anxiety in Detroit Lions victory over Cleveland Browns

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. The end of the day is all that counts, and by 4:30 on Sunday, the Lions beat the Browns 38-24. Detroit crawled above .500 and knocked Cleveland down … Read more

BREAKING: Former Michigan man Brady Hoke is a head coach again

Brady Hoke, who spent four mostly unsuccessful years as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, is getting another shot at running things for a college football team. The news came out Sunday morning that Tennessee has fired head coach Butch Jones, and Hoke will take over for the rest of the year. Can confirm … Read more

Next 5 Notes, Week 9: Look ahead to the Detroit Lions’ next five opponents

The Lions are riding high after their dominating 30-17 win at Green Bay on Monday night, finishing the first half of their schedule 4-4. In terms of overall record, the second half opponents for Detroit look much easier. Here are the next five teams the Lions will face and the biggest stories coming out of … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Lions guard T.J. Lang in concussion protocol, status for Sunday uncertain

According to NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport the Detroit Lions may lose offensive lineman T.J. Lang for this Sunday’s game against Cleveland. Here is the news directly from Rappaport: The #Lions placed G TJ Lang in the @NFL’s concussion protocol after symptoms developed during yesterday’s practice. Status in doubt for Sun. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November … Read more

LIONS LEFTOVERS: Matthew Stafford practically perfect in 30-17 pounding of Packers

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. Monday’s game in Green Bay is among the best in Matthew Stafford’s career, and arguably the best road game he has had since getting drafted by the Lions. … Read more

3 Biggest takeaways from Michigan’s 33-10 win over Minnesota

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines welcomed in the Minnesota Golden Gophers for another tilt under the lights at the Big House and controlled the game almost the entire way in their 33-10 victory. Minnesota had an impressive touchdown drive in the first quarter, but then didn’t get another point until they added a meaningless field goal late … Read more