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Week 1: (Sun., Sept. 8) Vikings at Lions, 1 p.m. Week 2: (Sun., Sept. 15) Lions at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Week 3: (Sun., Sept. 22) Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m. Week 5: (Sun., Oct. 6) Lions at Packers, 1 p.m. Week 6: (Sun., Oct. 13) Lions at Browns, 1 p.m. We…
Share TweetThe NFL released the Lions' schedule for the 2013-14 season Thursday. Detroit News reporter Josh Katzenstein takes a game-by-game look at what the Lions can expect from their opponents.Share TweetBreakdown: It gets real in a hurry for the Minnesota Vikings, who open the season with consecutive NFC North games -- on the road. They'll play at the Detroit Lions in Week 1 and at the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the first time the NFL has asked them to p…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetBreakdown: The Packers' 2013 schedule has a familiar ring. They open with the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season, a quirk that also affords a rematch with the team that knocked them from the 2012 playoffs. They'll play the Detroit Lio…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetA baseball conflict prevented the Ravens from getting the Super Bowl champions’ traditional Thursday night Week One home game. But they will get a Thursday night home game on NBC. The NFL’s 2013 regular season schedule includes the Ravens hosting theSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetIn a move that seemed more and more inevitable as another miserable Detroit Pistons season droned on, Lawrence Frank was fired as Pistons coach on Thursday. The former Nets head man had compiled a 29-53 record in his final season with Detroit, and a 54-…Share TweetThe Lions have good participation in their offseason program, but one guy who isn’t there may never be there again. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said running back Jahvid Best wasn’t taking part in voluntary conditioning workouts, via Anwar RichSource: profootballtalk.com
Analyst: Lions should grab Oklahoma's Lane Johnson if Joeckel, Fisher are goneUpdated Apr 18 Share TweetIt's time to add another player to the list of prospects the Lions could target with the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft next week.Share TweetDetroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch can see and sense the Lions heading in the right direction.
Lions like Kickalicious, 'but he has to be able to play football'Updated Apr 18 Share TweetMartin Mayhew: "We know he can kick balls into garbage cans and put it on a boat, but he has to be able to actually play football. We hope he can do that."Share TweetThe Lions have no plans to trade up in the draft to get the No. 1 overall pick. General manager Martin Mayhew made that clear during a 25-minute pre-draft press conference Thursday.Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Doug Collins has resigned after three seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and will remain with the franchise as an adviser.Source: CNNSI.com
New Lions running backs coach Curtis Modkins sees opportunity in offenseUpdated Apr 18 Share TweetThe Lions' running game has been an annual disappointment, with the team ranking in the bottom of the NFL last season with three runs of 20 or more yards. The addition of Reggie Bush to go with stars Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson has Modkins optim…
Pistons Fire Lawrence FrankApr 18Brian Windhorst discusses the Pistons' decision to fire coach Lawrence Frank.
Don Banks: Must-See TV: 17 games that highlight 2013 scheduleApr 18There will always be differing opinions on what makes for must-see TV, but now that the 2013 NFL schedule is ours for the anticipating, here are the 17 games in the league's 17-week regular season that I can't wait to see.
NFL - These matchups highlight 2013 scheduleApr 18Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
Lawrence Frank fired by Detroit Pistons, sourcesApr 18The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.
Pistons oust coach Frank after two seasonsApr 18The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.