• Double Coverage: Giants at Lions

    Summary of 40 articles · Updated Dec 26, 2013
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    • Double Coverage: Lions at Vikings

      When the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions squared off in Week 1, both teams had legitimate designs on playoff spots in what was expected to be one of the toughest divisions in football. Now, they’re the only two teams with no shot of winning one of t…
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    • Lions won’t mail it in, at least not intentionally

      On Sunday, the Lions have nothing to play for. But they say they’ll still try to win the last game ever played at the Metrodome. “It would look even worse to people that still are following this team if we went to Minnesota and mailed it in,” receiver N…
    • Lions lament one final opportunity lost

      ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- They know what they lost over the past two weeks of the season, what they could have been playing for this Sunday and what they instead have to look forward to. This Christmas could have been about fighting for a playoff spot for th…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Lions playing for pride this week -- 'nothing else really matters'

      If the Lions need a model for how to play for pride, they need look no further than this week's opponent. Since a 1-7 start, the Vikings are 3-3-1, including wins over the division-leading Bears and Eagles.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Lions mail out playoff tickets despite elimination

      Lions mail out playoff tickets despite elimination
    • Lions sent fans playoff tickets, then were eliminated

      Some Detroit fans opened their mailboxes on Monday and saw something unusual mixed in with their Christmas cards: Lions playoff tickets. One problem: The Lions were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday. The Lions began selling playoff tickets wh…
    • Autopsy: How fourth-quarter meltdowns killed the Lions' season

      How a team finishes is often the only thing that matters in sports, and the Lions' inability to finish games resulted in their season finishing short of the playoffs. The Lions have lost five of their past six games, despite having a fourth-quarter lead…
      Source: detnews.com
    • Parting words say it all for Lions' Jim Schwartz, fans

      For a group whose coaching mantra became 'We ain't scared' this season — right about the time the wheels started to come off this playoff-bound Ford product — this was hardly the kind of exit strategy most fans wanted to see.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Josh Katzenstein's By the Numbers: Giants 23, Lions 20 (OT)

      The Detroit News' Josh Katzenstein takes a look at some of the vital numbers in the Lions' 23-20 overtime loss Sunday to the New York Giants.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Somehow, the Detroit Lions lost at home to the New York Giants to kill playoff hopes

      It is probably just a matter of time now for Jim Schwartz. It seems inconceivable that the coach could survive what has happened to the Detroit Lions. The Lions' choke job defies explanation. They knew they needed to beat the terrible New York Giants at…
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    • Lions throw away another lead, lose to Giants

      For the fifth time in the last six weeks, the Lions have lost a game they were leading in the fourth quarter. As a result, Detroit is out of the playoff race. Today Detroit had a 20-13 lead, and the ball, with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. But…
    • They're done: Loss to Giants knocks Lions from playoff race

      Detroit — The crowd booed the Lions off the field at halftime.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Rapid Reaction: New York Giants

      DETROIT -- A few thoughts on the New York Giants' 23-20 overtime victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field: What it means: Anyone wondering whether the Giants have "given up" on their season or on their coaches has the answer. The…
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    • Lions without both starting corners Sunday

      DETROIT -- Detroit may have star receiver Calvin Johnson available for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, but the Lions will be without both their starting cornerbacks. Rashean Mathis (illness) and Chris Houston (toe) are both inactive for Detro…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Live blog: New York Giants at Detroit Lions

      Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the New York Giants' visit to the Detroit Lions. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 4 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as well as f…
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    • Turnover-prone Giants supply prime opportunity for stumbling Lions

      If the Lions hope to have any shot at reaching the playoffs, they need to beat the Giants and turnover-prone quarterback Eli Manning.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Inside the Playbook: Giants (5-9) at Lions (7-7)

      The Giants are going to have to stay out of third and long and that might be their undoing. With the way they come after you, the Lions have the best third-down defense in the league. The Giants’ offensive line is a mess.
    • For Lions, it's win -- and a prayer

      Not to be flippant, but if typical Lions' luck holds true, the season will end like this: They will produce two rousing wins, look like a team nobody wants to face in the playoffs — and then not even make it there.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Lions vs. Giants preview: Failure is not an option

      No slip ups or it's over. That's been a familiar refrain the last couple of weeks but this time it is for real as the Lions will be out of the playoffs with a loss to the Giants.
      Source: detnews.com
    • W2W4: Giants at Lions

      Because the schedule says so, the 5-9 New York Giants travel this weekend to Detroit to play the 7-7 Lions in a 4:05 pm ET game Sunday. Here are a couple of things to watch for in the game: Restricting Reggie. There's been so much talk this week about h…
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    • Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Giants

      Chris McCosky, Josh Katzenstein, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their expert predictions for Sunday's Lions-Giants game.
      Source: detnews.com
  • Seven miss practice for the Lions

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions were without four starters at practice Thursday, including star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who continues to battle knee problems. Also missing were cornerbacks Bill Bentley (concussion) and Chris Houston (toe/il…
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  • What Might Have Been – But Will It Ever Be?

    What Might Have Been – But Will It Ever Be? By Martin Alvin On Sunday, the Giants beat the ten-point favorite, Detroit Lions, in the Lions’ own stadium; knocking them out of the 2013 playoffs. And they did it with, essentially, nothing to gain because t…
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  • Lions practicing on Christmas, Vikings not

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions will practice on Christmas Day. The Minnesota Vikings will not. These are the two different approaches teams with the same endgame -- the season finale Sunday in the final game at the Metrodome -- are taking this w…
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    • Team spirit for Christmas: Lions have no problems practicing on holiday

      The Vikings are taking Christmas off, but the Lions will be practicing Wednesday. And Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson doesn't have a problem with the holiday schedule.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Double coverage: Foster and Sharp have Christmas gifts for Lions, fans

      In this week's edition of Double Coverage, Terry Foster of The Detroit News and Drew Sharp of the Free Press try to add some Christmas cheer to Lions fans.
      Source: detnews.com
    • How to Watch the NBA on Christmas and Not Get Expelled From Your Family

      Christmas is a time for many things: awkwardly regressing into your childhood by spending copious amounts of time in your old bedroom while avoiding y...
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  • Lions' ugly loss to Giants should end Jim Schwartz era

    It's over, in just about every way. The Lions' playoff hopes ended in typically agonizing fashion, and after one more meaningless game, Jim Schwartz's tenure should end too. This isn't debatable anymore.
    Source: detnews.com
    • Firing Jim Schwartz is no solution if Lions can't hire suitable replacement

      People are angry and frustrated and their angst was directed at head coach Jim Schwartz immediately after the Lions' 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants Sunday at Ford Field. I wanted to get away from the press box and meet with the flavor of Lio…
      Source: detnews.com
    • Jim Schwartz didn't like fans booing at Lions

      At the end of regulation, with his quarterback and his team getting pelted with boos from the home fans at Ford Field, television cameras caught coach Jim Schwartz seemingly shouting at the crowd.
      Source: detnews.com
  • Chris McCosky's four downs: Injuries take toll on Lions' Calvin Johnson

    In the biggest game of the season, Calvin Johnson was reduced to a decoy and a bystander. He was targeted four times, caught three of them for 43 yards. He was not targeted in the second half. 'He wasn't his full self,' quarterback Matthew Stafford said…
    Source: detnews.com
  • Giants 23, Lions 20 (OT): After a Battle of Blunders, the Giants Get It Right When It Counts

    Both teams struggled with errors and wasted opportunities throughout the game, but a gutsy fourth-down play in overtime set up the winning field goal.
    Source: nytimes.com
  • Giants gut out OT win over Lions in Detroit

    The Giants had absolutely nothing to play for on Sunday afternoon in Ford Field. And that's when they finally came to play. One week after coach Tom Coughlin ripped his team for effort, the Giants put up a fight, forcing the playoff-hungry Detroit Lions…

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Parting words say it all for Lions' Jim Schwartz, fans
Lions' ugly loss to Giants should end Jim Schwartz era
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Josh Katzenstein's By the Numbers: Giants 23, Lions 20 (OT)
Chris McCosky's four downs: Injuries take toll on Lions' Calvin…
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Jim Schwartz didn't like fans booing at Lions
Giants gut out OT win over Lions in Detroit
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Lions throw away another lead, lose to Giants
They're done: Loss to Giants knocks Lions from playoff race
Turnover-prone Giants supply prime opportunity for stumbling Li…
Inside the Playbook: Giants (5-9) at Lions (7-7)
For Lions, it's win -- and a prayer
Lions vs. Giants preview: Failure is not an option
Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Giants