Lions defense breaks Aaron Rodgers slump, can’t climb back in 34-27 loss

Aaron Rodgers has been marred by a 14 game slump dating back to last year. A visit from proverbial whipping boys, the Detroit Lions, was just what the doctor ordered. Rodgers threw for 4 touchdowns on 15 of 24 passing for 205 yards and no turnovers. The Lions got off to a brutal start, allowing … Read more

Don’t look now, Matthew Stafford surpassing Aaron Rodgers as best NFC North QB

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. Oh, hello, thank you for coming. I see that I have your attention, … Read more

Top 5 Wide Receiver Trios in the NFL

Plenty of NFL teams have a great 1-2 punch at the wide receiver position. Teams like the New York Jets (Brandon Marshall & Erik Decker), the Jacksonville Jaguars (Allen Robinson & Allen Hurns), the Miami Dolphins (DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry) and the Oakland Raiders (Amari Cooper & Michael Crabtree) come to mind. Then, there … Read more

2016-17 NFC North Preview

The NFC North was filled with all types of surprises last season. The Green Bay Packers narrowly survived a second-half meltdown. The Detroit Lions cleaned house in the front office and open 2016 with a new regime. The rise of the Minnesota Vikings and young third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was one of the more surprising … Read more

Top 10 wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft

[tps_header] With the long-term future of Calvin Johnson in serious doubt, the Detroit Lions will need to find a replacement sooner than later. Even if Johnson returns, the Lions could still groom a solid third option in the meantime. Luckily, the college level has been pumping out dynamic receivers as of late. Rookie wideouts have … Read more

Top 10 wide receivers in the NFL

  [tps_header] Calvin Johnson wasn’t the only Top 10 wide receiver who didn’t put up good numbers in Week 14. Along with Johnson’s one catch performance, Dez Bryant was held without a catch and DeAndre Hopkins was held to only three receptions in Week 14. While Johnson, Bryant and Hopkins disappointed, Odell Beckham Jr. (7 receptions, … Read more

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 10

It’s Week 10. It’s late in the season. The waiver wire is paper thin. Yet, there are always players that you should take chances on, and there are players that you should drop because they offer nothing, in performance or upside. A key injury in Week 10 and the bye weeks of some key players … Read more

Top 5 calls that cost the Detroit Lions

[tps_header]The Detroit Lions certainly have the ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but, over the years they have had some help from the referees of the NFL. Take a look at the Top 5 times bad calls cost the Mighty Gridiron Gladiators that don the Honolulu Blue and Silver.[/tps_header] [tps_title]Completing The Process[/tps_title] … Read more

Is Calvin Johnson still a mega fantasy football player?

It’s never too early to begin preparation for the upcoming fantasy football season. Calvin Johnson, who Detroit Lions fans refer to as Megatron, has consistently been an overall top 10 projected fantasy pick for the past three seasons. However, Johnson is not receiving his usual hype and many believe there are several valuable options at wide … Read more