Opinion: NFL fanbase rankings and why Emory University got it all wrong

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 author and the author alone.   fan [fan] noun 1. an enthusiastic devotee, follower or admirer of … Read more

Detroit Lions looking for stability at nickel cornerback

It’s no secret that injuries hurt the Detroit Lions last season, especially at the nickel cornerback position. Quite a few changes have been made at the position this offseason, and stability should be easier to come by this year. Bill Bentley, a third round pick in 2012, failed to play more than a single quarter before … Read more

Breaking down the Detroit Lions rookies

As training camp approaches, the rookies on the Detroit Lions have put in their work in offseason OTA’s and are now about to see what they are really made of. This is when we will see which of the rookies on the roster will either earn jobs with the Lions or for the not so fortunate … Read more

Detroit Lions receiver T.J. Jones knows nothing is guaranteed

Detroit Lions wide receiver T.J. Jones knows his job status might be on thin ice. After a tremendous college career at Notre Dame, he suffered an arm injury in their bowl game that season and has not yet been able to fully recover. Knowing that wide receivers drafted in the sixth round don’t usually get many second … Read more

NFL Top 100 players revealed, Lions represented

NFL.com has announced their rankings for the top 100 players in the NFL and the Detroit Lions are well represented. The countdown has been going on for a while with the top 10 being announced on Wednesday night. Not surprisingly, Calvin Johnson was the highest ranked Lion at No. 6, down from his No. 2 … Read more

Darius Slay takes Alex Carter under wing

Last year, the Detroit Lions’ pass defense ranked 13th overall in the NFL. Instead of trying to improve even more by rehauling the secondary with free agents, Detroit elected to stick with consistency, at least among the starters. Starting CBs Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay, and starting safeties Glover Quinn and James Ihedigbo, have all returned, … Read more

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata is not feeling the pressure

Aside from Houston Texans DL J.J. Watt, former Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh was arguably the best defensive player in football. When Suh left to sign with the Miami Dolphins this past offseason, there was immediately a huge hole on the defensive line and questions about who would fill that hole were everywhere. Then, the Lions traded … Read more

N.Y. Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident

In an unfortunate story out of the NFL, New York Giants defensive end Jason Piere-Paul has reportedly injured his hand in a fireworks accident. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Pierre-Paul injured his hand while lighting off fireworks on Saturday night. This is according to two sources who were briefed of the accident. Multiple … Read more

Detroit native Antonio Gates suspended for PEDs

Former Detroit Central star and current San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for testing positive for PEDs. THIS JUST IN: Antonio Gates has been suspended 4 games for violating NFL's performance enhancing substances policy. pic.twitter.com/6D4bxNGNy4 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 2, 2015 Gates owned up to testing … Read more

Super Bowl odds updated; Lions getting no respect

According to the online sportsbook Bovada, the Green Bay Packers (6/1 odds) are now the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl after surpassing the Seattle Seahawks (13/2 odds). The Detroit Lions (40/1) are not getting any love whatsoever from the sportsbook as teams like the Minnesota Vikings (33/1), San Francisco 49ers (33/1) and Buffalo … Read more

Detroit Lions great Charlie Sanders passes away following battle with cancer

According to multiple sources, former Detroit Lions great and Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has passed away following his battle with cancer. Hall of Fame #Lions TE Charlie Sanders passed away today from his battle with cancer, per @DanMillerFox2. He was 68. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) July 2, 2015 Sanders, 68, was diagnosed with cancer … Read more