1. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Keep or Cut Every Detroit Lions Free Agent

    The Detroit Lions are in the playoffs for the first time this century, so it may seem a bit inopportune to talk about the offseason before the postseason. But really, I look at the offseason as the post-postseason...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 5,008 reads 12 comments

  2. Lions vs Packers: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 41-45 Loss

    Well, the game of the week was the one with perhaps the least at stake of existing playoff teams. A track meet of a game that set a new NFL record for passing yards in a single ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 7,125 reads 99 comments

  3. Lions vs. Packers: Why This Is Still a Must-Win Game for Detroit

    By the end of the NFL 's Week 16, the Detroit Lions had earned a playoff spot. It wasn't a function of the Lions' weak schedule or their backing in on a technicality because a bunch of other teams lost...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 1,412 reads 6 comments

  4. 4 Postseason Scenarios in Play for the Detroit Lions in Week 17

    Here we are, heading into Week 17 of the 2011 NFL season, and there isn't one Detroit Lions fan talking about the draft...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 5,852 reads 10 comments

  5. Chargers vs Lions: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 38-10 Win

    The Detroit Lions needed losses by the Seahawks , Cardinals and Bears . But instead of waiting on those, they just forced a loss by the San Diego Chargers and earned their way into the playoffs...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 6,900 reads 25 comments

  6. Chargers vs. Lions: 5 Keys to a Detroit Victory on Sunday

    Win and you're in. This is the situation the Detroit Lions face this Saturday at home against the (traditionally) white-hot San Diego Chargers ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,838 reads 27 comments

  7. 2012 NFL Draft: 11 Prospects That Can Push the Detroit Lions over the Hump

    I'm just going to come right out and say it: The Detroit Lions are not an elite team. They're just not. Good team? Absolutely. Playoff team? Pretty decent odds. Top five team? No way...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 7,088 reads 26 comments

  8. Lions vs Raiders: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 28-27 Win

    How appropriate that the Detroit Lions would choose a game against the Oakland Raiders to "Just win, baby." All things considered, this might have been one of the Detroit Lions' worst games all year...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 4,927 reads 17 comments

  9. Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders: 7 Keys to Stopping Oakland's Run Game

    For the Detroit Lions, the playoffs basically start now. They've guaranteed at least a .500 record for the first time in a decade, and they control their own playoff fate...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,425 reads 7 comments

  10. 5 Reasons Jim Schwartz Is Not to Blame for Detroit Lions' Poor Discipline

    The Detroit Lions are back to winning. After a couple of ugly losses, there was a notable lack of costly 15-yard penalties against the Minnesota Vikings —good thing, considering how close that game turned out to be...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,187 reads 15 comments

  11. Vikings vs Lions: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 34-28 Win

    For the first time since 2000, the Lions will not finish the season under .500. And the way they got there was classic Lions: Look dominant, then let the other team climb back into it...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 3,451 reads 23 comments

  12. 5 Lessons the 2011 Detroit Lions Could Learn from the 2010 Squad

    On Dec. 8, 2010, the Detroit Lions were 2-10, officially eliminated from playoff contention and playing for nothing but pride and a lower draft pick. Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton combined to quarterback the last four games...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 1,723 reads 2 comments

  13. 7 Changes the Detroit Lions Must Make for the Stretch Run

    The Detroit Lions are lucky. Not many teams could lose five of seven and still control their own playoff destiny...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,688 reads 6 comments

  14. Lions vs. Saints: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 31-17 Loss

    It all feels so familiar. Because it's not just that they lose, it's the maddening way they do it. I thought these weren't the "same old Lions?" They're not, so why are they starting ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,636 reads 36 comments

  15. Lions vs. Saints: 5 Reasons This Is the Biggest Game of the Decade for Detroit

    Have we all heard enough about the Ndamukong Suh stomp/suspension yet? Ready to move on with life? Good, because the Detroit Lions are still 7-4, still in the thick of the playoff ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 1,514 reads 10 comments

  16. Detroit Lions: Odds on Who They Could Meet in Playoffs and How They Match Up

    Don't get all Jim Mora on me, but coming off a big loss to the Green Bay Packers , I'm going to start talking about playoffs...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,726 reads 10 comments

  17. Ndamukong Suh: Why Even Detroit Lions Fans Can No Longer Defend His Actions

    If you're anything like me, Thursday afternoon's loss to the Green Bay Packers represented more than just another "L" in the books. It has come to be something of an identity crisis...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about over 2 years ago 2,282 reads 60 comments

  18. Packers vs. Lions: 6 Things We Learned in Detroit's 27-15 Loss

    In a way, you can tell the Detroit Lions have turned something of a corner. They played a solid (if sloppy) game against the Packers , a 10-0 team, even playing them to a virtual draw in the first half, and there's no joy in the loss...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 4,831 reads 38 comments

  19. Packers vs. Lions: 9 Outlandish Thanksgiving Predictions

    It's that time again, Lions faithful. Thanksgiving, a time of food, family and football, has arrived. And this time, instead of everybody complaining about how the Lions shouldn't be playing, everybody is buzzing about the game of the week...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 3,792 reads 17 comments

  20. Panthers vs. Lions: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 49-35 Win over Carolina

    Well, that's not how you draw it up, but in Week 11 in the NFL , you'll take the wins however they come. So once again the Detroit Lions erase a double-digit deficit in the second half and, once again, they look like a team capable of rolling...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,905 reads 56 comments

  21. Panthers vs. Lions: Does Cam Newton or Matt Stafford Have Brighter NFL Future?

    Through 10 weeks of this NFL season, few stories have been more compelling than the rise of Cam Newton. He runs, he passes, he has an unusually firm grasp of the playbook and he's the type of quarterback a team can base its offense around...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 2,370 reads 5 comments

  22. Detroit Lions: 7 Biggest Implications Coming off Loss to Chicago Bears

    So, that didn't quite go as planned. The Lions are skidding after losing three of four, and the Bears are surging, having won four games against some pretty strong teams...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 2,747 reads 14 comments

  23. Lions vs Bears: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 37-13 Loss

    It's never easy to win on the road. But it's not supposed to be this hard. After two weeks of talking about how this 6-2 team is different than the 6-2 team that took the field in 2007, they looked pretty much exactly the same...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 4,157 reads 133 comments

  24. Lions vs. Bears: 5 Answers to the Detroit Lions Running Game Questions

    Meet the new back. Same as the old back. It's no secret to anyone that one of the only things holding the Detroit Lions back from greatness this year is the lack of a consistent running game...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 2,776 reads 19 comments

  25. Detroit Lions: Predicting the Easiest Playoff Path

    Rarely is a 6-2 NFL team met with as much unease as it has been this last week in Detroit. It's fair to assume that everyone is pretty happy with the winning record, sure...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 7,972 reads 9 comments