The Detroit Lions No. 3 pick just got even more valuable

Thanks to a 3-12-1 record in 2019, the Detroit Lions were awarded the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Embed from Getty Images The big question is, will the Lions stand pat and make a selection at No. 3, or will they trade down with a team who wants to move up to … Read more

Lions QB Matthew Stafford Nominated for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Last week, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford missed a key game against the Chicago Bears, which snapped 136 consecutive regular-season starts. Stafford is one of the toughest guys in the NFL right now, and prior to his injury, only Phillip Rivers was beating him out for the longest active regular-season starts among active quarterbacks. Today, … Read more

Chargers’ vulnerability an advantage for the Lions

The match-up between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Chargers might be more even than you think. The Chargers were one of the NFL’s best teams in 2018, with a 12-4 record behind only Patrick Mahomes’ record wrecking Chiefs in the AFC West. Their offseason was quiet and undistinguished, as they added no big … Read more

Detroit Sports Nation: 2016 NFL Quarterback Power Rankings

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. To have success in the NFL on the offensive side of the football, … Read more

Matthew Stafford makes NFL analyst’s list of QB’s who can win their first ring

NFL‘s senior analyst Gil Brandt constructed a list of 12 quarterbacks in the league that could very well see themselves as a champion once as the smoke clears from Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas in February of 2017. Among the 12 names, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford finds himself on the list. Stafford comes in … Read more

Andrew Luck’s new contract a harbinger of things to come for Stafford

On Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck signed a lucrative 5-year extension. In the last year of his rookie contract, his new deal is scheduled to pay out an NFL record $140-million over the next six years with $87-million guaranteed. The longtime media darling is now locked up through 2021. Here's how Andrew Luck's contract compares to other … Read more

Darius Slay warns Phillip Rivers about “talking sideways” to him

Here we go again. On Thursday, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay was told that San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers did not use profanity while talking trash. Slay’s response was, well, very Slay-like. “As long as (Rivers) don’t talk sideways to me, we’ll be OK. …Try to come at me with that humbug stuff, and I … Read more