This is the December 22, 2012 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
Megatron Breaks The Record And Lions Fans Aren't Sure How To Feel: Saturday Night Football, In Four GIFs
Atlanta 31, Detroit 18: The above moment of celebratory uncertainty came before Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record-it came during a Falcons timeout while the Lions were down, in fact, which meant the confusion was sorUpvote Share Tweet
The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC goes through Atlanta. The Falcons went to Detroit on Saturday night and did what they needed to do, out-playing an out-classed Lions team and winning 31-18 to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the NFC and home-field advanta…Upvote Share TweetA few thoughts on Saturday night's events at Ford Field: What it means: We've already discussed receiver Calvin Johnson's history-making evening. For a moment, at least, it allowed the Detroit Lions to forget they were in the midst of losing their seven…Upvote Share TweetDetroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a record-breaking night.Upvote Share Tweet
Here Is A Child Wearing A "Detroit Fuckin' Michigan" Shirt On ESPNHow many places, exactly, are "fuckin'"? West Virginia is fuckin'. Baltimore is fuckin'. Even Amherst is fuckin'. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons honored the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School with decals on their helmets Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Saturday Night Football Open Thread: Drunk Off Eggnog EditionThere's football tonight! No, no-not Tivo'd Las Vegas Bowl, though that was a good game-NFL football, where they wear pads and get paid. Watch it with us, talk trash about the family members you see once every year on Christmas (*cough*), count the maUpvote Share Tweet
Solved: Mystery of Jim Schwartz's contractESPN's Adam Schefter has solved one of the NFC North's biggest mysteries: The duration of Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's contract. As you might remember, the Lions did not announce any terms of the contract extension Schwartz signed last June. Accor…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions: 'Most undisciplined and selfish' teamGood evening. As we noted Friday, I'm monitoring Saturday night's game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons from NFC North blog headquarters. I'll post when necessary during the game, especially if receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's re…Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for Saturday night football between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there Countdown Live: Falcons-LionsUpvote Share Tweet
Week 16: Calvin Johnson highlightsDec 22Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's 1,848-yard single-season receiving record in his Week 16 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Take a look at his game highlights.
Lions Cut Falcons LeadDec 22Tune to ESPN for live action.
WK16 Can't-Miss Play: Megatron breaks single-season receiving recordDec 22Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson passes Jerry Rice's record of 1,848 yards in a single season on a 26-yard pass from QB Matthew Stafford.
Jerry Rice on Calvin Johnson's record-setting seasonDec 22Legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice joins ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast to discuss how Calvin Johnson was able to put up such incredible numbers in 2012 and how it feels to see his single-season receiving yardage record fall.