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Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

profootballtalk.com Updated 7 hours ago
After the Packers slipped to 1-2 following a miserable loss to the Lions in Detroit, Aaron Rodgers had some advice for antsy Cheeseheads. “Five letters. R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be fine,” Rodgers said. Fine they’ve been. With wins over the Bears…
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  • Jimmy Graham limited at Saints practice

    Jimmy Graham limited at Saints practice

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham wound up in the lineup against the Lions last week after several days of uncertainty because of his shoulder injury, but he only played a limited number of snaps and didn’t have a catch as the Saints blew a lead in the four…
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  • A look at the Lions' preparation and accomodations for London

    A look at the Lions' preparation and accomodations for London

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    BAGSHOT, England – The Detroit Lions found out about this trip around a year ago, and when they did, they began to plan. In the interim, the Lions changed coaching staffs, but most of that didn’t matter when it came to the off-field logistics. It starte…
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  • Lions still trying to fix their struggling run game

    Lions still trying to fix their struggling run game

    BAGSHOT, England -- It has been almost half the season already, but Reggie Bush insists the Detroit Lions are still learning. When trying to understand why a running game featuring two backs who were considered among the best tandems in the NFL a year a…
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  • On Calvin Johnson’s practice participation, Lions dispute Lions…

    On Calvin Johnson’s practice participation, Lions dispute Lions’ website

    Calvin Johnson didn’t practice on Wednesday. Unless he did. Earlier on Wednesday, the Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website reported that the star receiver missed another practice with an ankle injury. According to the official injury report, how…
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  • Lions RT Waddle has concussion, may sit out

    Lions RT Waddle has concussion, may sit out

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    The Detroit Lions may be without one of their top offensive linemen Sunday against Atlanta.
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  • Lions cut running back ... and send him home from London

    Lions cut running back ... and send him home from London

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    The NFL games in London are done for a public-relations reason, to lay the groundwork for the league's desire to have a team there. For the teams who travel across the pond, they still have a football game and normal business to conduct. That stinks for…
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  • Julio Jones: Offensive turnaround “starts with me”

    Julio Jones: Offensive turnaround “starts with me”

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The Falcons are in London for a date with a very stingy Lions defense, which is hardly what the doctor ordered after Atlanta managed to score just two touchdowns in the last two weeks. That’s not going to cut it for a team that isn’t very good on the de…
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  • Saints bring Eric Olsen back to the team

    Saints bring Eric Olsen back to the team

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Saints haven’t updated the condition of center Jonathan Goodwin since he was carted off with a leg injury during last Sunday’s loss to the Lions, but they made a transaction Tuesday that may signal their doubts about Goodwin making it back for this …
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  • Reggie Bush says he’s good to go this week

    Reggie Bush says he’s good to go this week

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    The Lions have had two key offensive players dealing with ankle injuries recently and they got little help from either of them as they came back to beat the Saints in the second half last Sunday. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson never suited up for the game…
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  • Sean Payton: Drew Brees is the least of our worries

    Sean Payton: Drew Brees is the least of our worries

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees said that he felt like he let the team down last Sunday when he threw a late interception that wound up setting the Lions up for their game-winning score. It was part of a rough fourth quarter overall for Brees, who complet…
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  • Research told Detroit Lions to head to Europe early

    Research told Detroit Lions to head to Europe early

    ESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are supposed to be landing in England right about now, making the choice to head over the Atlantic Ocean early -- similar to their opponent this Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons -- instead of waiting until later in the …
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  • Lions apparently in the mix for Australian rugby star

    Lions apparently in the mix for Australian rugby star

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    The Lions are in England today, but it seems they’re looking to Australia for the future. Via the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Jim Caldwell didn’t dispel a link between his team and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. “I can’t tell you much about tha…
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  • Report: Pierre Thomas out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injury

    Report: Pierre Thomas out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Saints running back Pierre Thomas suffered a shoulder injury Sunday that may sideline him. Thomas is expected to miss two or three weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The shoulder injury took place during Sunday’s loss to the Lions, a loss …
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  • Lions add Kellen Davis

    Lions add Kellen Davis

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    Kellen Davis will continue his NFL career in London. Technically. As the Lions prepare to face the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Detroit has added the veteran tight end to the roster. A pair of tight ends missed Sunday’s win over the Saints. Jos…
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  • Cowboys give game ball to TE coach Mike Pope after beating his …

    Cowboys give game ball to TE coach Mike Pope after beating his former team

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    When the Bills beat the Lions, they carried defensive coordinator and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz off the field at the end of the game. The Cowboys didn’t carry anyone off the field at the end of their victory over the Giants on Sunday, but the…
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  • Caldwell: Won't be varying degrees when it comes to Megatron

    Caldwell: Won't be varying degrees when it comes to Megatron

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson hasn't played in two weeks and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell won't tip off whether that streak is going to extend to three. Johnson continues to recover from a high ankle sprain in his right ankle, suffered in Week…
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  • By snaps, Ryan Broyles has small role on Lions

    By snaps, Ryan Broyles has small role on Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    The Detroit Lions were down their top wide receiver, two of their top three tight ends and still had a hobbled running back in Reggie Bush. And yet receiver Ryan Broyles still rarely stepped on the field against the New Orleans Saints. The former second…
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  • Drew Brees feels like he let the Saints down

    Drew Brees feels like he let the Saints down

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    For most of the Saints’ visit to the Lions, it looked like the team would buck their recent history of struggling away from the Superdome. They led by 13 points in the fourth quarter, their defense was keeping the Lions in check and it looked like it wo…
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  • Jimmy Graham returns for the Saints, allegedly

    Jimmy Graham returns for the Saints, allegedly

    profootballtalk.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    For all the time spent last week wondering if Jimmy Graham would play or not, it turned out to not matter. Graham was able to return from a shoulder injury ahead of schedule, but didn’t do much. He was targeted twice, but didn’t catch a single pass in t…
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  • At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right Now

    At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right Now

    CNNSI.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…
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  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Lions-Falcons 00:42

    NFL Live Prediction: Lions-Falcons

    Oct 22
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Detroit at Atlanta.
  • Video - Lions President On NFL In London 00:38

    Lions President On NFL In London

    Oct 22
    Tom Lewand talks about the benefits of NFL games being played in London and the hopes to expand the league even more.
  • Video - Will The Lions Look To Move Suh? 01:41

    Will The Lions Look To Move Suh?

    Oct 22
    Prim Siripipat and Ashley Fox talk about some players who may be moved before the NFL's trade deadline.
  • Video - Will The Lions Look To Trade Suh? 02:16

    Will The Lions Look To Trade Suh?

    Oct 21
    Prim Siripipat and Ashley Fox talk about some players who may be moved before the NFL's trade deadline.

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