1. Chiefs vs Lions: 6 Things We Learned from Detroit's 48-3 Win

    I am thoroughly unaccustomed to seeing the Lions win a 45-point rout. In fact, everyone is. The 48-3 rout is the biggest win margin in franchise history, so quite literally, nobody has ever seen the Lions win like this...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 5,096 reads 42 comments

  2. Chiefs vs. Lions: 4 Second-Half Adjustments Detroit Must Make

    As the second half winds down, the Detroit Lions lead the Kansas City Chiefs 14-3. But this game has been nowhere near as dominant as that score would suggest...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 442 reads 2 comments

  3. Why the Detroit Lions Will Soundly Defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday

    The Detroit Lions will play their home opener this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs, and the same question will surround both teams. "Are they for real?" Of course, the way that question is posed takes on a very different tone for each team...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 4,393 reads 14 comments

  4. Detroit Lions: 5 Players Who Need To Step Up for Week 2

    If you've listened to anything Jim Schwartz has said this week, or read anything I've written, you might think the Detroit Lions lost their opener on the road. I've said nothing but how the Lions could have played better...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 1,206 reads 4 comments

  5. Detroit Lions: 5 Biggest Areas of Need They Must Still Address

    Opening weekend has come and gone in the NFL , and the Detroit Lions are 1-0. So, why isn't Detroit throwing a party? This team hasn't been 1-0 in years, and it certainly hasn't ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 10,394 reads 15 comments

  6. Lions vs. Buccaneers: 6 Things We've Learned from Detroit's 27-20 Win

    Same old Lions. The Detroit Lions are exactly like last year, travelling to Raymond James Stadium and beating the playoff-hopeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 9,090 reads 63 comments

  7. Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Week 15 of the 2010 season was a major turning point for both the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 1,063 reads 11 comments

  8. Why Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson Will Be the NFL's Best Aerial Duo in 2011

    Peyton to Marvin, Young to Rice, Brady to Moss, other notable quarterback in history to other notable wide receiver that you think should have been included here. I'm sure you'll let me know...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 3,195 reads 8 comments

  9. Detroit Lions: 6 Most Surprising Moves This Year

    Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz have never been the most predictable brain trust in the NFL . They appear to thrive on doing the unexpected...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 6,253 reads 7 comments

  10. Detroit Lions Cuts: Full Report Card for the Final 53

    Nick Harris is out, Ryan Donahue is in. Derrick Williams is (finally) out, Maurice Stovall is in. Nathan Vasher is out, Brandon McDonald is in...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 81 reads 13 comments

  11. 2011 NFL Predictions: Detroit Lions Overall Record and Award-Winners

    Okay, I've put it off long enough. Roster cuts have taken place and we have a 53-man roster to carry into the season. I no longer have any reason to hold off on my season predictions...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 4,013 reads 16 comments

  12. Detroit Lions Report Cards: Complete Grades for Every Position

    I'm not saying the fourth preseason game is worthless, a waste of time, devoid of meaning or otherwise completely stupid. Definitely not saying that...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 11,184 reads 18 comments

  13. 5 Recently Released Players the Detroit Lions Should Consider Signing

    Before I talk about anything else here, I want to take a moment to honor the late Tom "Killer" Kowalski, who passed away Monday morning. For many of us, Killer was a sure bet to get near-constant updates on the Lions...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 7,716 reads 14 comments

  14. NFL Roster Cuts 2011: 5 Detroit Lions Who Could Be Released on Tuesday

    On Tuesday, 10 Detroit Lions will turn in their playbooks and cease to wear Honolulu blue. The roster must be cut down to 80 on that day, and many of them had their last bit of ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 130 reads 8 comments

  15. Detroit Lions: 7 Starters Who Must Step Up in the Team's 3rd Preseason Game

    Well, at least the Detroit Lions can't complain about a lack of home field advantage. Detroit Lions fans, crazy fanatics that they are, have today sold out a preseason game and ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 8,744 reads 11 comments

  16. Detroit Lions Preseason: 6 Veterans Who Have Been Disappointments so Far

    Using "disappointment" and "preseason" in the same sentence is something I generally try to avoid. I'm a consistent advocate of the preseason as 80 percent meaningless and 20 percent player progression and observation...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about almost 3 years ago 1,556 reads 15 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Preseason: Complete Report Card Following Week 2 Win

    Another week, another Detroit Lions win It's just too bad it isn't the regular season we're talking about. Still, even though it doesn't count towards anything, winning feels better than losing, at least...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 2,882 reads 26 comments

  18. Detroit Lions Roster Cuts: 8 More Players Who Are on the Bubble

    A few weeks ago, before free agency and training camp, I published a list of Lions players that were almost definitely going to be on the bubble in terms of making the Lions' final 53-man roster...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 7,246 reads 18 comments

  19. Detroit Lions 2011 Schedule Preview: 16 Games, 16 Major Headlines

    We're getting close to regular-season prediction time. The Detroit Lions ' first preseason game is in the books, August is half over and training camp will soon be winding down...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 811 reads 3 comments

  20. Detroit Lions: 8 Winners and Losers from Preseason Week 1

    After months of lockout, doom and gloom predictions and general doubt about the 2011 season, we finally have football back...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 675 reads 6 comments

  21. Detroit Lions: Which Holes Have the Lions Failed to Address?

    With the rash of training camp injuries the Lions have had to this point, talking about the holes in the team may feel like piling on...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 1,275 reads 8 comments

  22. Detroit Lions Training Camp 2011: Grading the Draft Class So Far

    After my prediction about rookies a few days ago , this might be in slightly bad taste. After all, that article assumed the Lions ' top three rookies would be shoo-ins for the Lions' ...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 8,773 reads 6 comments

  23. 2011 NFL Predictions: Which Rookies on Detroit Lions Roster Will Make Final Cut?

    Never before have the periods of signing players to an NFL team and cutting them off it come so close together. We're barely a week removed from the opening of the NFL free-agency period, and suddenly it's time to start looking forward to roster cuts..

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 3,142 reads 18 comments

  24. NFL Free Agency 2011: Grading the Detroit Lions

    What would a period of the NFL offseason be if we didn't grade it prematurely, before we have any actual evidence with which to judge it? A lot less interesting, that's what...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 8,078 reads 8 comments

  25. NFL Free Agency: Stephen Tulloch Signing Signals League-Wide Paradigm Shift

    No Stephen Tulloch . That’s what I’ve been saying since before the lockout started. There simply wasn’t any way the Lions would be able to sign Stephen Tulloch...

    Dean Holden Written by Dean Holden about 3 years ago 2,629 reads 20 comments