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ESPN.com Updated Oct 17, 2013
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Through the first half of his first NFL season, tight end Joseph Fauria has become a red zone force for the Detroit Lions. And when he scores touchdowns, he has some of the more entertaining dance celebrations in football. He’s scor…Share Tweet
Lions' goal Sunday? Contain A.J. GreenALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The last time A.J. Green played in Detroit was his first time wearing an NFL uniform in a game. His first preseason game. His rookie year. Already down two touchdowns in the first quarter, Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton threw Gr…Share TweetALLEN PARK, Mich. -- No surprises for the second straight day on the Detroit Lions' injury report. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knee), cornerback Rashean Mathis (groin) and running back Joique Bell (ribs) all were limited in…Share TweetBurleson does have a reason for optimism in comparing his broken left forearm to Gronkowski's, though. An infection after Gronkowski's surgery last January significantly slowed the healing process and led to two more surgeries.Share Tweet
Lions re-sign Detroit native Chris Greenwood to practice squadGreenwood wasn't active for any of his three games with Dallas, and the Lions re-signed him to their practice squad Thursday after the Cowboys released him earlier this week.Share Tweet
Lions to sell standing room tickets for Oct. 27 game vs. CowboysMethod of delivery will be exclusively through Flash Seats, the team's digital entry ticketing system, which allows fans to enter with a digital ID such as a credit card or driver's license as well as with the Flash Seats mobile app. Tickets are $55 eac…Share Tweet
RG3 on Lions' Rashean Mathis: Too savvy to be snookeredGriffin told ESPN.com that Griffin will try to draw a penalty from pursuing defensive players when he's running toward the sideline. He said he will try to time it so he takes the hit just as he's about to step out of bounds.Share TweetAfter being a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Johnson was back on the practice field Thursday and, significantly, he was running with first team offense during the early skeleton drills — something he wasn't doing at all last week.Share Tweet
Jim Schwartz-Marvin Lewis bond remains strong — until game timeTruth is, though, Schwartz and Lewis have been friends since'96 when Lewis hired him in Baltimore. Such is the depth of their bond, Lewis may be the only person on the planet allowed to call him Jimmy.Share TweetThe Detroit Lions have a chance to solidify themselves for a playoff push. So do the Cincinnati Bengals. They may be in different conferences, but this game should be a good test for both teams as to where they stand in the larger picture of the NFL. Bo…Share Tweet
Detroit News NFL picks: Week 7The Detroit News' Chris McCosky, Josh Katzenstein, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predictions for Week 7 of the NFL season.Share Tweet
Stopping Bengals DT Geno Atkins will be tough task for LionsEntering his fourth season, many considered Atkins to be the best defensive tackle in the NFL, using strength and impeccable technique to make up for his 6-foot-1 stature.Share Tweet
Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit LionsOct 17NFL Films previews the Week 7 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions.
Countdown Daily Prediction: CIN-DETOct 17The NFL Live crew make their picks for Cincinnati at Detroit.
Another Fine For Ndamukong SuhOct 17Antonio Pierce discusses the latest fine the NFL has levied on Ndamukong Suh.
Inside Edge: Bengals-LionsOct 17ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make your pick for Cincinnati at Detroit.
The Heir ApparentOct 17The Heir Apparent
Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picksOct 17Some weeks you can just smell the upsets brewing. There are very few comfortable picks to be had in Week 7, and it wouldn't shock me at all if the Jets knocked off the hobbled Patriots, the Jaguars stunned the Chargers, and yep, the Colts ended the Bron…
Biggest NFL games of Week 7 -- John Clayton's First and 10Oct 17John Clayton's First and 10: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are among the star QBs coping with injury-depleted receiving corps.