1. Detroit Lions: Breaking Down Potential Options with 23rd Pick in 2015 NFL Draft

    The Detroit Lions hold the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. That's a lot later than the team typically selects in the first round; Detroit has picked in the top 10 in 10 of the last 13 years...

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  2. 5 Mistakes the Detroit Lions Can't Afford to Make This Offseason

    There is a lot riding on this offseason for the Detroit Lions . The brain trust of general manager Martin Mayhew , head coach Jim Caldwell and team president Tom Lewand (pictured ...

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  3. 8 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for Detroit Lions

    One of the keys to NFL success is finding contributors in the later rounds of the draft. Scoring with picks in rounds 4-7 of the draft is a great, inexpensive way to build depth and perhaps even find some unexpected gems...

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  4. Detroit Lions' Top Free-Agency Targets at Cornerback

    One of the questions facing the Detroit Lions as they tackle the NFL offseason is figuring out who will start at cornerback opposite Darius Slay. Slay (pictured) took a big step forward in his second season...

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  5. Senior Bowl 2015: Full Scouting and Viewing Guide for This Year's Game

    The pre-eminent postseason All-Star Game is the Senior Bowl. Every January, the NFL world descends upon Mobile, Alabama, for a week of practices featuring many of the top seniors from college football...

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  6. Detroit Lions Draft Scouting Guide for the 2015 Senior Bowl

    The 2015 Senior Bowl is the preeminent draft event between the end of the season and the scouting combine. Every team sends a large delegation to Mobile, Alabama, to evaluate the top seniors in the nation...

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  7. 2015 NFL Draft East-West Shrine Game Scouting Guide

    The 90th annual East-West Shrine Game kicks off on Saturday, January 17 at 4 p.m. ET. It's the oldest of the collegiate all-star games, pooling over 100 seniors from schools across the country into the East and West rosters...

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  8. 5 Detroit Lions Who Will Be on the Roster Bubble in 2015

    In the NFL , offseason means roster changes. Aside from free agency and the draft, teams must also make tough choices about which contracted veterans to keep and which ones are expendable...

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  9. Lions 2015 NFL Offseason Draft Scouting Guide

    The dawn of draft season has arrived in blustery Detroit. The prospect of adding fresh new talent to a rising team coming off its most successful season in decades should help warm ...

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  10. Keep or Cut Decisions for Lions 2015 Free Agents

    One of the key facets of the Detroit Lions offseason is making tough decisions on their own free agents. Several major contributors on both sides of the ball will hit free agency once the postseason concludes...

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  11. 2015 Lions Mock Draft: Early Offseason 7-Round Predictions

    Draft season is speculation season, and now that the Detroit Lions are out of the playoffs, let the speculation begin! Detroit will pick 23rd in the first round based on its 11-5 finish and first-round playoff departure...

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  12. 2015 Lions Free Agency: An Early Guide to the Market

    With the 2014 campaign now in the books, general manager Martin Mayhew now turns his full-time attention to forming the 2015 Detroit Lions . One of the key pieces to that puzzle is free agency...

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  13. Biggest Takeaways from Detroit Lions' 2014 Season

    One of the most exciting and interesting seasons in Detroit Lions history concluded with the team's 24-20 playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday. The bitter loss left the wild-card Lions 11-6 overall...

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  14. Lions Mistakes, Awful Officiating Doom Detroit's Playoff Run

    The Detroit Lions put up a valiant fight but ultimately lost the franchise's second playoff game this century in Dallas, 24-20, to the host Cowboys ...

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  15. Lions vs. Cowboys: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    The Detroit Lions head to the Lone Star State for just their second playoff game since the turn of the century. Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys gives Detroit a chance to win just its second playoff game in the Super Bowl era...

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  16. How the Lions Offense Can Run Successfully on the Cowboys D

    When the Detroit Lions visit Arlington to face off with the Dallas Cowboys , one of the keys to the elusive playoff victory is being able to run the football. I know, I know...

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  17. 5 Reasons for Optimism for the Detroit Lions' Super Bowl Hopes

    The Detroit Lions are in the playoffs for just the second time in the last 15 years. Sunday's humbling 30-20 loss in Green Bay dropped the Lions to the No...

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  18. 5 Takeaways from Detroit's 30-20 Loss in Green Bay

    With the NFC North title and a playoff bye week on the line, the Detroit Lions traveled to Green Bay to face the Packers . A sporadic effort came up on the short end of a 30-20 decision...

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  19. Lions Come Back to Earth in Disappointing Loss to Packers

    The Detroit Lions entered the Week 17 finale in Green Bay with destiny in their hands. A win would give the long-suffering franchise its first-ever NFC North division title and just the third home playoff game in the Super Bowl era...

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  20. Lions vs. Packers: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    The NFC North is on the line when the Detroit Lions head to Green Bay to face the Packers. What: Detroit Lions (11-4) at Green Bay Packers (11-4) When: Sunday, December 28, 4:25 p...

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  21. Glover Quin Playing at All-Pro Level for Lions Secondary

    He doesn't get the notoriety of Ndamukong Suh or the growing national respect of DeAndre Levy, but the most important player on the Detroit Lions ' highly ranked defense just might be safety Glover Quin ...

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  22. Detroit Lions Have Rare Chance to Establish New Identity in Matchup vs. Packers

    The 2014 Detroit Lions have already proved they are no longer the "Same Old Lions". Notching 11 wins for the first time since 1991 and clinching just the second playoff berth in the 2000s is far beyond anything the Same Old Lions could do...

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  23. 5 Takeaways from Detroit's 20-14 Win in Chicago

    The Detroit Lions traveled to Chicago with a playoff berth already clinched, and it showed in a sloppy, lethargic effort. Detroit managed to eke out a 20-14 comeback victory over the Bears ...

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  24. It's Officially Time for the Lions to Let Go of Volatile Center Dominic Raiola

    The Detroit Lions escaped Soldier Field with a 20-14 win over the Chicago Bears , but the focus of the game was on one atrocious act of unsportsmanlike conduct by Lions center Dominic Raiola ...

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  25. Lions vs. Bears: Breaking Down Detroit's Game Plan

    The Detroit Lions make the trip west on I-94 to Chicago to face the Bears with the ability to clinch a playoff berth with a victory. What: Detroit Lions (10-4) at Chicago Bears (5-9) When: Sunday, December 21, 1 p...

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