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Detroit Lions season could be affected if these Week 9 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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Detroit Lions: What to expect from the Lions this bye week

The Detroit Lions have finally proved their worth to the league and rehabilitated their sinking reputation from the last fifteen years. At least up until this point that seems to be the case, with come from behind victories and a consistent Matthew Stafford despite an injured offense. With a record at 6-2, the Detroit Lions bye week is going to be critical. This is the point in the...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fans will love new list ripping everything about rivals as overhyped

Yawn. That’s how the sports world collectively responded to Tuesday’s trade deadline in the NFL, a much-anticipated day that wound up generating less than Al Capone’s vault. Aside from a couple of transactions made by the lowly Buccaneers, involving a couple of players that most people had never heard of, the deadline came and went without anyone noticing. Given the hype that...
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Are the Detroit Lions For Real Or Just Pretenders?

The Detroit Lions are fresh off a last-second, comeback victory against the Atlanta Falcons, which gives them a record of 6-2 and a one game lead at the top of their division. So why would I be saying that they don't belong there? An argument I look to tackle in the next few paragraphs.Lets start with the game against the Falcons I just mentioned. On paper it looks good, the...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DT Nick Fairley Could Avoid Surgery, Miss Roughly One Month

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that he has been told that Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley will get a second opinion on his sprained MCL and PCL on Friday or at some point next week. Rapoport adds that the prevailing thought now is that Fairley will avoid surgery, and miss roughly one month of action. The results of the second opinion are obviously of real importance...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford’s mid-way, surprising QB ranking unveiled

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lion's Injury Update: Calvin Johnson will 'definitely' play

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson injured his ankle late in the game during week three against the Green Bay Packers and hasn't been the same player since.#456759306 / gettyimages.comJohnson was used as a decoy in the next two games - recording just three total catches and no touchdowns - and sat out completely over his team's following three games. He was a game...
Via NFL Injury Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Signing CB Mike Harris Off Lions Practice Squad

Tim Twentyman of reports that the Giants are signing CB Mike Harris off of the Lions’ practice squad. Twentyman adds that the Lions did not have room on their roster to promote him. The Giants are dealing with some injuries at cornerback such as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring) , so it makes sense add some depth for at least this week. Harris...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Nick Fairley out for a month

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, defensive tackle Nick Fairley will be out for a month due to a sprained MCL and PCL.#Lions DT Nick Fairley has a sprained MCL and PCL, source says. He could be back after a month out (as @mikecwright said). No firm timetable— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2014Fairley's injury occurred Sunday morning against the Atlanta...
Via NFL Injury Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell ‘not certain’ Nick Fairley will return this season

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday that he is “not certain” that defensive tackle Nick Fairley will return this season. Fairley, who hasn’t been ruled out for the year, injured his knee during the first half of Detroit’s come-from-behind 22-21 win over Atlanta on Sunday in London. Fairley had 14 tackles and a sack this season in his first eight games. On Monday...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Long Will Detroit Lions DL Nick Fairley Be Out After Getting His Knee Crunched?

While most of us were sleeping Sunday the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons played a game in London. It ended in spectacular fashion with the Lions getting a second chance to make a game-winning field goal in the waning moments of the game. As spectacular as the comeback was for the Lions it came with a price.The defense is going to have to do without tackle Nick Fairly for at least...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: News, stats, and stars from the game against the Falcons

After being outplayed 21-0 in the first half of yesterday’s game, the Detroit Lions made an electrifying comeback in the second half to beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21. However controversial the final plays had been for the Lions, the comeback was still impressive. With the Lions performing their second straight comeback win and improving their record to 6-2, a playoff spot is just...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions fear Nick Fairley will be lost for the remainder of the year

After the game, Lions coach Jim Caldwell had little specific to say about Fairley’s condition after the game although he did make the obvious observation that it is never good when a player has to be helped off the field with a knee injury.  Well this morning Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback was a little different. He […] The post Lions fear Nick Fairley will be...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Win in London After Delay of Game Penalty Gives Them Another Chance to Kick Game-Winning Field Goal

When the Detroit Lions trotted out their field goal kicker to win the game against the Atlanta Falcons in London no one was real worried about it. Well--no one on Atlanta's sideline at least. Folks in Detroit had to be going crazy. Yeah, Matt Prater was a stud in Denver before they cut him, but he did miss to in his season debut with the Lions against Minnesota.Sure enough--the...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions win wild game in London with walkoff field goal

For the second straight week the Lions defeated an NFC South opponent in the closing stages of the game. After a comeback victory over the Saints last weekend, the Lions scored an amazing 22 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21 from Wembley Stadium in London, England. Down 21-0 entering the second half, the Lions stormed back as Matthew Stafford...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Golden Tate’s Selfie Touchdown Celebration

The Detroit Lions got off to a sluggish start in Sunday’s battle with the Atlanta Falcons in London, but with their backs against the wall on 3rd-and-25, Matthew Stafford delivered a 59-yard touchdown strike to Golden Tate to cut the Falcons’ lead down to 21-10 with 4:38 to go in the third quarter. As you can see below, Tate then caps off the play with a selfie touchdown celebration...
Via Gridiron Grit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 8 Injury Update: Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush Out For Lions

9:30 a.m. ET: A very early NFL game means a very early NFL injury update. The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons play in London on Sunday morning (kickoff is 9:30 a.m. ET), and the Lions will be without two of their biggest playmakers. Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush have been announced as inactive for the game as both recover from ankle injuries. Here is the full list of inactives...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions suspend CJ Mosley, send him home from London

The Detroit Lions announced on Saturday that defensive tackle CJ Mosley has been suspended for two weeks for conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, he has been sent home from London and will not be in attendance for Detroit’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Lions would not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions suspend CJ Mosley, send him home from London

Tim Twentyman reports that the Lions have suspended DT C.J. Mosley for two weeks for conduct detrimental to the team and a violation of team rules. Twentyman adds that Mosley was sent home from London earlier today. Detroit placed Mosley on the reserve/suspended list and signed S Jerome Couplin from their practice squad to take his roster spot. Mosley, 31, is in the final...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions send player home from London after cutting him

There will be no tea or crumpets -- or a job -- in William Powell's immediate future. Per the Detroit Free Press, the Lions on Wednesday released Powell from the practice squad, sending him home from London ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. Following a nearly eight-hour flight, the Lions landed in London...
Via Helmet2Helmet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate gives fantastic response to Percy Harvin trade

The Seattle Seahawks let WR Golden Tate walk and test the free agency market without even thinking twice. There were rumors of dissension and locker room incidents between Tate and other members of the team, including WR Percy Harvin and QB Russell Wilson. Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 touched on some of that on Twitter....
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate has funny reaction to Percy Harvin trade

At first glance, the Percy Harvin trade may have come as a surprise, but as details continue to surface, it seems like the Seahawks really didn’t have much of a choice. Harvin, reportedly, was a major distraction in the locker room, even getting in several physical confrontations with teammates. One of those teammates was Golden Tate, who now plays with the Lion, and he subtlety...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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