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Breaking down Fauria's touchdown dances

Breaking down Fauria's touchdown dances

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…
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  • Lions' goal Sunday? Contain A.J. Green

    Lions' goal Sunday? Contain A.J. Green

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    ALLEN 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…
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  • Lions remain fairly healthy

    Lions remain fairly healthy

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    ALLEN 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…
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  • Injured Lion Nate Burleson relates to Patriot Rob Gronkowski's …

    Injured Lion Nate Burleson relates to Patriot Rob Gronkowski's plight

    detnews.com ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    Burleson 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.
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  • Lions re-sign Detroit native Chris Greenwood to practice squad

    Lions re-sign Detroit native Chris Greenwood to practice squad

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    Greenwood 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.
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  • Lions to sell standing room tickets for Oct. 27 game vs. Cowboy…

    Lions to sell standing room tickets for Oct. 27 game vs. Cowboys

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    Method 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…
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  • RG3 on Lions' Rashean Mathis: Too savvy to be snookered

    RG3 on Lions' Rashean Mathis: Too savvy to be snookered

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    Griffin 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.
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  • It's all systems go for Lions' Calvin Johnson in practice

    It's all systems go for Lions' Calvin Johnson in practice

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Jim Schwartz-Marvin Lewis bond remains strong — until game time

    Jim Schwartz-Marvin Lewis bond remains strong — until game time

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    Truth 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.
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  • Double Coverage: Bengals at Lions

    Double Coverage: Bengals at Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Detroit News NFL picks: Week 7

    Detroit News NFL picks: Week 7

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    The Detroit News' Chris McCosky, Josh Katzenstein, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predictions for Week 7 of the NFL season.
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  • Stopping Bengals DT Geno Atkins will be tough task for Lions

    Stopping Bengals DT Geno Atkins will be tough task for Lions

    detnews.com Oct 17, 2013
    Entering 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.
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  • Video - Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions 02:44

    Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions

    Oct 17
    NFL Films previews the Week 7 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction:  CIN-DET 01:10

    Countdown Daily Prediction: CIN-DET

    Oct 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Cincinnati at Detroit.
  • Video - Another Fine For Ndamukong Suh 00:59

    Another Fine For Ndamukong Suh

    Oct 17
    Antonio Pierce discusses the latest fine the NFL has levied on Ndamukong Suh.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Bengals-Lions 00:41

    Inside Edge: Bengals-Lions

    Oct 17
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make your pick for Cincinnati at Detroit.

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    Oct 17
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  • Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picks

    Oct 17
    Some 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 10

    Oct 17
    John Clayton's First and 10: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are among the star QBs coping with injury-depleted receiving corps.