Detroit Sports News and Rumors
Jim Schwartz: Lions defense isn't 'soft,' just didn't play very wellUpdated 1 hour ago Share Tweet
The characterization was made by his own players following the 34-20 loss in the snow in Philadelphia, but coach Jim Schwartz isn't buying it. 'We didn't play our best run defense in that game,' he said. 'But I certainly wouldn't classify our defense as…
Lions' Jim Schwartz stumped by blown calls, but doesn't blame them for loss to EaglesUpdated 1 hour ago Share TweetClearly, two calls went against the Lions early in the fourth quarter that led to the tying Eagles touchdown and two-point conversion. Schwartz made it clear the calls had nothing to do with his team's late collapse or the 34-20. But he said he will hav…Share TweetCHICAGO -- A few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 45-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night at Soldier Field. What it means: Game on for the Detroit Lions in the NFC North title race. The Lions slipped up by losing at Philadelphia on Sun…Share TweetBurleson was serving food to homeless people at Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Detroit when one of the guests whispered something about the 'Same Old Lions.'
Lions help kids check off their Christmas shopping listsUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetAt the 'Shop with a Lion' event at the Meijer on West Eight Mile, about 20 players walked around with more than 100 children as each spent a $150 gift card on holiday presents for themselves, family and friends.Share TweetThe snowy field in Philadelphia claimed a victim before the game even started on Sunday when Lions running back Reggie Bush aggravated his calf injury while warming up before the game against the Eagles. Bush didn’t play in the game as a result, leaving…Source: profootballtalk.com
Schwartz bemoans penalties on Suh, FairleyUpdated 10 hours ago Share TweetDetroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz likes to be able to coach off of penalties called, to explain to his players what went wrong and how they can avoid those mistakes in the future.
Lions CB Darius Slay not on IR; target return might be playoffsUpdated 12 hours ago Share TweetThe Lions are going to keep a roster spot for Darius Slay, even though coach Jim Schwartz confirmed that the rookie cornerback had knee surgery last Friday.
Monday breakdown: Weak Ravens could be just the tonic to make Lions feel betterUpdated 13 hours ago Share TweetTiming is everything in the NFL, and the Lions couldn't have picked a better time for the Ravens to come to Detroit for 'Monday Night Football.'
Lions lead NFC North, but Jim Schwartz’s seat is getting warmUpdated 14 hours ago Share TweetFor a coach whose team is in first place with three weeks left, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz can’t feel great about his job security right now. The Lions’ loss on Sunday to the Eagles puts the pressure on: If they win their next three games, they win the NFC …Source: profootballtalk.com
Matt Stafford Fumbleface Is The Best Face, Non-Manning DivisionUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetYesterday's Snow Bowl created a real problem for the Detroit Lions in the possession department. (They fumbled seven times.) One late mishap led quarterback Matthew Stafford to a moment of pure panic and desperation—a circumstance we feel deserved a mor…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetSunday's snow was a fun setting for football, but it didn't exactly ground NFL offenses. A total of 88 touchdowns were scored for a new single-day league record. One area where it did have an impact, however, was the legs of Philadelphia Eagles kicker A…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. -- A review of four hot issues from the Green Bay Packers' 22-21 win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Lambeau Field: Flynn works well outside: In his first start against the Detroit Lions, Matt Flynn was unable to take advantage …Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- Four hot issues from the Detroit Lions' 34-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Fourth-quarter follies: This is Detroit’s third straight loss when it had a lead in the fourth quarter and while Sunday could be viewed as more of an aberrati…
Flurry of mistakes costs Lions another chance to control destinyUpdated Dec 9 (yesterday) Share TweetEver drop your keys in the snow? Then you know how Matthew Stafford felt Sunday. And you know how the Lions feel today after getting snowed under at Lincoln Financial Field, blowing a 14-point second-half lead against the Philadelphia Eagles and failing…
GameDay: Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles highlightsDec 9LeSean McCoy runs wild as he racks up over 200 yards and two touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in Week 14 of NFL action.
Sunday Double Check: Eagles RollDec 8Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two key plays that helped the Eagles beat the Lions.
Sunday Blitz: Lions-Eagles RecapDec 8Cary Chow and Tom Waddle break down the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Lions.
Lions postgame press conferenceDec 8Lions react following game with Eagles
Los Angeles Clippers close in on signing Stephen JacksonDec 9The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the signing of former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, according to sources briefed on the talks.
Best of Times, Worst of TimesDec 9The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…
Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, EaglesDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 SnapsDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...