DETROIT -- Overconfidence should not be an issue for the Detroit Lions this Sunday. While the Chicago Bears have only three wins, one of them came at Detroit's expense.
Jim Caldwell, an even-keeled, well-read coach, has helped the Detroit Lions bounce back within games this season and from a slow start this year to put the franchise in a rare position. The Lions (8-4) have a two-game lead in the NFC North, giving them a good opportunity to win a division title for
Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley likened his return to playing football regularly with riding a bicycle. The ground beneath Barkley's tires becomes much rougher when he makes his first NFL road start Sunday at Detroit against the first-place Lions (8-4). ''It kind of was like riding
Detroit recently beat rival Chicago six times in a row, but the Bears upset the Lions back in October and are 3-1 against the spread over the last four meetings...
Matthew Stafford's play under Jim Bob Cooter has spawned praise across the nation. The Lions offensive coordinator said empowering Stafford to take control of the offense has been the difference.
Joique Bell could be headed for one big weekend. The next day, he could make his season debut with the Detroit Lions in his return after they cut him in February. Desperate for depth in its banged-up backfield, Detroit brought Bell back by signing him Tuesday.
Joique Bell is reportedly returning to the NFC North and a familiar city. After spending four seasons with the Detroit Lions and a brief stint with the Chicago Bears earlier ...
Cleveland won a pro sports championship and the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year World Series championship drought this year. Weird things are happening. Maybe we shouldn't dismiss the Detroit Lions just yet.
Jim Caldwell could see the Detroit Lions' latest win coming last week, well before they beat the New Orleans Saints. In practice, they were embracing ''productive paranoia,'' a concept Caldwell has read about in Jim Collins' books and apparently passed along to his players.
Week 13 of the NFL/fantasy football season went just as we expected. The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions combined for 80 points with everyone catching a touchdown, the Miami ...
Matthew Stafford kept the fourth-quarter heroics in his back pocket on Sunday as the Lions did not trail in the fourth quarter for the first time this season in an impressive 28-13 road win.
Matthew Stafford passed for 341 yards and two touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions beat the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints, 28-13 on Sunday. Golden Tate exploited a coverage breakdown on third-and-long for a 66-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter when Detroit (8-4) was clinging to a six-point
On Sunday, Golden Tate was the obvious No. 1 target for quarterback Matthew Stafford and he played like it in the Lions' 28-13 win over New Orleans.
Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead suffered a knee injury that will force him to miss Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints . Continue for updates. Latest on Whitehead's Status Saturday, Dec...
Being let go by the Lions was a reality check for Nick Fairly, who says he is now "playing the most consistent I've played ever in my career."
Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for the team's Week 13 contest against the New Orleans Saints with an ankle injury. Continue for updates. Latest on Ansah's Playing Status Friday, Dec...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones is nursing a thigh injury that has put his status for a Week 13 showdown with the New Orleans Saints in question. Continue for updates...
Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick is dealing with an ankle injury that has put his status up in the air for the team's Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints. Continue for updates...
Thanks to Detroit's success this year, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin's name has resurfaced among a list of viable candidates for 2017 openings.
Saints coach Sean Payton has experienced clutch envy while studying the Lions this season. It's got nothing to do with fashionable, hand-held bags, but everything to do with Detroit's repeated triumphs in close contests. ''Listen, I'm jealous,'' said Payton, whose team has
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is dealing with a toe injury, and his status for Week 13 against the Detroit Lions is unclear. Continue for updates. Latest on Ingram's Practice Status Thursday, Dec...
The Detroit Lions aren't just coming from behind to win games; they're making money, going 6-1 against the spread their last seven times out. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints are even better, going 7-1 ATS over their last eight games...
Bad memories of Saints quarterback Drew Brees completing 32 of 39 passes against his team on a Super Bowl Sunday back in 2010 have come flooding back to Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell this week. More than half a decade has passed since Brees and the Saints beat Caldwell's Indianapolis Colts in
In late October 2015, the Detroit Lions reached a crossroads moment in their offense. Coordinator Joe Lombardi was fired and Jim Bob Cooter was elevated to his position. Matthew Stafford has helped lead the Lions to a 7-4 mark this season, good for first in the NFC North.
Get your lineup for Daily Fantasy Football set for Week 13, keeping in mind Drew Brees and the Saints could have a field day against the Detroit Lions. Our experts put together their lineups based off a $200 budget.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed Logan Thomas, a former quarterback who's making the switch to tight end, off of the Detroit Lions' practice squad.
Former quarterback Logan Thomas was signed to the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster to play tight end, one day after the Detroit Lions signed him to their practice squad.
Forty-eight hours ago Logan Thomas was an unemployed quarterback. Meet tight end Logan Thomas, the guy who signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad on Monday and who on Tuesday was signed to the Buffalo Bills' active roster. Yes, this is the same Thomas who played quarterback at Virginia Tech —
The Detroit Lions are alone in first place, and their top competitors in the NFC North have been floundering. It's an opportunity for the Lions to win their first division title since 1993 - but their outlook could change awfully quickly if the next few weeks go badly. With road games against the
Amid this season of depression and despair, the Browns haven't lost hope. Sadly, there's still another level of misery for the Browns (0-12), now four losses from joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in NFL history to complete a 16-game schedule without a win. This is new territory
The Detroit Lions have gone down to the wire in every game this season, so their kicker has been even more important than usual. Matt Prater has come through when they've needed him. Prater's 40-yard field goal on the final play lifted the Lions to a 16-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings
Matthew Stafford led another crucial drive late in the fourth quarter, and Matt Prater's kicking again helped Detroit to a tight victory over Minnesota. For the second time this month, the Lions edged the Vikings. Prater's 40-yard field goal on the final play gave Detroit a 16-13 victory Thursday
As he stood in his own end zone with the ball on the 2-yard line, it seemed Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had surely met a fourth-quarter comeback hurdle that was too tall...
For the first time in history, a kicker has taken home Phil Simms ' All-Iron Award. As CBS Sports PR announced , the CBS broadcaster named Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater as ...
Matt Prater kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired after Darius Slay returned an interception 13 yards with 30 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 16-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday and into sole possession of first place in the NFC North. The Lions (7-4) have won six of
The city of Detroit is thankful for Darius Slay. The cornerback's crucial interception late in the fourth quarter gave the Detroit Lions the chance to kick a game-winning field ...
The Detroit Lions don't have a ton of great memories on Thanksgiving, especially in recent years ... or recent decades. Slay had an enormous interception off Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford with 30 seconds left in a tie game and returned it to Minnesota's 20-yard line, setting up Matt Prater
A interception by Darius Slay off Sam Bradford in the final minute set up a 40-yard field goal by Matt Prater as time expired to lift the Detroit Lions to a 16-13 victory over the Vikings on Thursday.
An interception by Darius Slay off Sam Bradford in the final minute set up a 40-yard field goal by Matt Prater as time expired to lift the Detroit Lions to a 16-13 victory over the Vikings on Thursday.
The Minnesota Vikings are without the anchor of their offensive line after center Joe Berger was evaluated for a concussion during the team's Thanksgiving matchup against the Detroit Lions , per the team ...
After throwing for 154 first-half yards, Matthew Stafford moved into 50th place in career passing yards, moving past Len Dawson and Rich Gannon.
Note to self: If Aretha Franklin sings the national anthem at the next Super Bowl, bet the over. Franklin, one of the greatest singers ever, sang the national anthem before the Detroit Lions' home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Franklin sat at her piano, adjusted the microphone ... and sang the
DeAngelo Williams is continuing to recover from knee surgery, but he could be returning to the practice field next week. Will he play in Week 13 against the Giants?
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