1. What's Behind the Detroit Lions' 3rd-Down Struggles?

    Among a host of issues with the Detroit Lions ' underwhelming offense this season, one of the more glaring struggles is converting third downs...

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  2. 5 Takeaways from Detroit Lions' 24-23 Win over New Orleans

    The Detroit Lions somehow managed to eke out a breathtaking 24-23 comeback victory over the visiting New Orleans Saints despite not leading until the final minute...

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  3. Breaking Down Detroit's Stunning Comeback Win over the Saints

    Sunday's 24-23 win over the visiting New Orleans Saints was not for Lions fans who are faint of heart. Detroit trailed 23-10 with five minutes, 24 seconds left on the clock, with a meek offense and the worst outing by the defense all season...

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  4. New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    The New Orleans Saints make a rare visit to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions in a Week 7 contest rife with NFC playoff implications. What: New Orleans Saints (2-3) at Detroit Lions (4-2) When: Sunday, Oct...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 6 days ago 6,286 reads 13 comments

  5. What's Behind Matthew Stafford's Maddening Inconsistency?

    Despite an impressive 4-2 start to the season, the Detroit Lions offense is sputtering below expectations. Much of the criticism falls on enigmatic quarterback Matthew Stafford and his inconsistent performance...

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  6. How the Detroit Lions Defense Shut Down Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings Offense

    The Detroit Lions took the NFL 's top-ranked defense to Minnesota in Week 6. After rocking the Vikings 17-3 and holding rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and his offense to just 212 total yards, the top ranking rolls onward...

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  7. 5 Takeaways from Detroit's 17-3 Win over Minnesota

    The Detroit Lions invaded Minnesota Vikings territory and came out a 17-3 winner in their first outdoor game in Minnesota in 33 years. It was just Detroit's second road win versus the Vikings since 1997...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 9 days ago 6,163 reads 22 comments

  8. Detroit Lions Defense Makes Statement in Huge Victory over Vikings

    The Detroit Lions traveled to Minnesota, a place where they have won once since 1997, without top running back Reggie Bush or star wideout Calvin Johnson...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 9 days ago 6,610 reads 52 comments

  9. Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    The Detroit Lions hit the road for a critical NFC North divisional matchup with the Minnesota Vikings . What: Detroit Lions (3-2) at Minnesota Vikings (2-3) When: Sunday, October 12, 1 p...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 13 days ago 2,394 reads 9 comments

  10. Breaking Down Eric Ebron's Role in the Detroit Lions Offense

    First-round pick Eric Ebron was a divisive pick among Detroit Lions fans from the moment the team selected him in May's draft. His performance in his first five games has provided ammunition for both sides in the ongoing debate...

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  11. What's Wrong with the Detroit Lions' Offensive Line?

    On the list of preseason concerns about the Detroit Lions , offensive line ranked well down the list. Unfortunately, it has quickly risen to the top of the growing pile of issues with the sputtering offense...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 15 days ago 4,148 reads 23 comments

  12. Breaking Down the Detroit Lions' Kicking Woes

    The Detroit Lions placekicking situation is an ongoing nightmare. In Sunday's 17-14 home loss to the Buffalo Bills , that nightmare became all too real. Alex Henery missed not one, not two but three field goal attempts...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 16 days ago 3,660 reads 8 comments

  13. It's Time for the Detroit Lions to Shut Down Calvin Johnson

    It's not often when an argument can be made for an NFL team to stop playing its top weapon, but that is exactly what the Detroit Lions need to do with All-Pro wideout Calvin Johnson ...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 16 days ago 2,850 reads 1 comments

  14. Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    A familiar face returns to the Motor City when the Buffalo Bills come to town to face the Detroit Lions . What: Buffalo Bills (2-2) at Detroit Lions (3-1) When: Sunday, October 5, 1 p...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 20 days ago 6,599 reads 22 comments

  15. How the Lions Offense Succeeded Without Calvin Johnson

    Calvin Johnson has been the primary engine driving the Lions offense since he arrived in Detroit as the No. 2 overall pick of the 2007 NFL draft...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 21 days ago 3,540 reads 12 comments

  16. Detroit Lions Finally Learning How to Close out Games

    With two straight wins sealed by strong late-game performances, the 2014 Detroit Lions appear to have turned a very tricky and vital corner. These Lions are learning how to close out victories...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 22 days ago 2,548 reads 14 comments

  17. 5 Takeaways from Detroit Lions' 24-17 Win over New York Jets

    The Detroit Lions have now defeated both New York teams, with their 24-17 Week 4 road win over the Jets. Detroit knocked off the Giants 35-14 at Ford Field back in the season opener...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 23 days ago 6,952 reads 25 comments

  18. Lions, Suh Would Be Making the Right Choice in Probable Mutual Split

    Game day for the Detroit Lions took a decided back seat to the bombshell Adam Schefter of ESPN dropped on Sunday morning...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 23 days ago 2,200 reads 3 comments

  19. Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    The Detroit Lions hit the road in Week 4 after their big home win over NFC North rival Green Bay, heading to New York for a date with the Jets. What: Detroit Lions (2-1) at New York Jets (1-2) When: 1 p...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 27 days ago 6,869 reads 10 comments

  20. How Darius Slay, Lions Defense Shut Down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Offense

    The Detroit Lions defense overwhelmed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers ' offensive attack in Week 3's 19-7 victory...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 28 days ago 6,904 reads 31 comments

  21. DeAndre Levy's Emergence Makes Lions' Defense a Force to Be Reckoned with

    Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy had his breakout season in 2013, when he picked off six passes and progressed from serviceable starter to impact player...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 29 days ago 5,420 reads 22 comments

  22. 6 Takeaways from Detroit Lions' 19-7 Win over Green Bay

    The Detroit Lions improved to 2-1 with a dominant defensive outing, holding the Green Bay Packers to a sole touchdown in their 19-7 win over the visiting Packers. It was an eventful contest on a variety of fronts...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 30 days ago 9,655 reads 39 comments

  23. Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions: Twitter Reaction and Full Postgame Quotes

    The Detroit Lions defended the den successfully, vanquishing the visiting Green Bay Packers 19-7. The victory puts the Lions atop the NFC North at 2-1 with a divisional win in hand...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 30 days ago 2,358 reads 10 comments

  24. Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    First place in the NFC North is on the line when the Green Bay Packers visit Ford Field to face the Detroit Lions . What: Green Bay (1-1) at Detroit (1-1) When: Sunday, September 21, 1 p...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 4,849 reads 17 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Detroit Lions' Problems at Right Tackle

    Heading into the 2014 NFL season, the Detroit Lions appeared to be in great shape at right tackle. Returning starter LaAdrian Waddle impressed in his half-season audition as an ...

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