1. Detroit Lions: Predicting 5 First-Time Pro Bowlers for 2012 Season

    There are five Detroit Lions who have a great shot at getting to their first Pro Bowl after the 2012 season...

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  2. Why Detroit Lions' Fans 2012 Expectations Should Be Super Bowl or Bust

    Even with the off-the-field incidents that have plagued the Detroit Lions this offseason, there is no reason to not expect a Super Bowl run in 2012. The Super Bowl and Detroit Lions...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 2,979 reads 40 comments

  3. Forecasting the 7 Toughest Games on the Detroit Lions' 2012 Schedule

    Although every NFL game is a dogfight, there are seven games on the Detroit Lions ’ 2012 schedule that standout as difficult victories. In the salary cap era in the NFL, there are very few “gimme” games...

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  4. Detroit Lions: Why Gunther Cunningham's Defense Will Be the Difference in 2012

    The offense of the Detroit Lions receives most of the positive publicity, but if they are going to improve on last year’s surprise season, it will be the play of Gunther Cunningham’s defense that will be the difference...

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  5. Why Matthew Stafford's Offseason Rankings Mean Nothing for Detroit Lions QB

    The offseason always spawns inconsequential debate, and this year is no different. But the last things Detroit Lions fans need to worry about are the power rankings of their franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford ...

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  6. 5 Detroit Lions the Team Can't Afford to Lose

    There are several players the Detroit Lions cannot afford to lose if they plan on returning to the playoffs this year, but there are five guys that, although they will be critical, are probably under the radar...

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  7. Detroit Lions: Young Players Must Learn from Their Mistakes 'The Lion Way'

    Although many feel the Detroit Lions organization should come down hard on the young players who have had problems this past year, the Lions Brass have prior transgressions that will not allow for harsh public punishment...

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  8. Detroit Lions: Surprising List of Great Coaches That Got Away from the Lions

    The Detroit Lions have often been referred to as a graveyard for coaching, but some of the greatest coaches in NFL history spent some time wearing Honolulu Blue & Silver...

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  9. Detroit Lions: 5 Lion Veterans You Can't Kick to the Curb Just Yet

    There are five Detroit Lions veterans that many would like to have replaced, but at the moment, they probably will have a large impact on the team’s success or failure in 2012...

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  10. Detroit Lions: 10 Things We've Learned This Offseason

    There are 10 things that became obvious to all regarding the Detroit Lions so far this offseason. Offseason, as defined by the Oxford dictionary , is “a time of year when a particular activity, typically a sport, is not engaged in...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 3,332 reads 14 comments

  11. NFL Free Agency: Former NY Giants Safety Deon Grant on Detroit Lions' Radar

    According to ProFootballTalk.com , Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant is garnering some interest from the Detroit Lions . The 12-year veteran has made his way around the league, coast-to-coast style...

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  12. Detroit Lions: The Ten Commandments for Winning the NFC North in 2012

    There are 10 rules to live by for the Detroit Lions to win the NFC North in 2012. When Moses originally came down off of Mount Sinai with the two tablets, or three if you’re ...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 5,406 reads 44 comments

  13. Predicting 5 Problem Spots for the Detroit Lions in 2012

    Don’t start shopping for your flights to New Orleans just yet; there are a few problem spots that will most likely keep the Detroit Lions from partaking in Super Bowl XLVII...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 5,821 reads 28 comments

  14. Detroit Lions Draft: Martin Mayhew Sticks to His Board, For Better or Worse

    The Detroit Lions once again utilized their best-player-available philosophy, and the grades for Martin Mayhew's efforts continue to roll in...

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  15. 2012 NFL Draft Rumors: Detroit Lions Could Steal Mike Jenkins from Cowboys

    Listen up, Lions fans, part of the answer at cornerback may not have to be found in the draft. With Dallas moving up last night and selecting Morris Claiborne from LSU and the ...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 8,106 reads 11 comments

  16. 2012 NFL Draft: Grading the Detroit Lions Selection of Riley Reiff

    Riley Reiff is a Detroit Lion. For the second year in a row, the Lions are the benefactors of a top-tier talent that slipped down the draft board and landed in the ecstatic arms of Martin Mayhew...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 3,704 reads 26 comments

  17. Detroit Lions 2012 Mock Draft: Best from the West

    Some say everything is better out West. The Detroit Lions could validate this theory by exclusively using the 2012 NFL draft to select players from west of the Mississippi River...

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  18. Detroit Lions 2012 Dream Draft: The Bill Belichick Way

    Trading down and amassing additional picks has been the mantra of Bill Belichick during his time in New England, and this year’s draft may allow the Detroit Lions to follow the same philosophy...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 2,965 reads 23 comments

  19. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: The Martin Mayhew Edition

    With less than a week before the 2012 NFL Draft , it would be wise to listen to what Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew is saying (or not saying) just days before the draft...

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  20. 2012 NFL Draft: Why This Is a Make It or Break It Draft for the Detroit Lions

    The results of the 2012 NFL draft will give us all a strong indication as to where the Detroit Lions are headed...

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  21. Detroit Lions: Drafting a RB Early Is the Wrong Way to Improve the Running Game

    Going into the 2012 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions will probably draft another running back, but they do not need to waste another high draft pick on the position...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 2,356 reads 27 comments

  22. Detroit Lions: Looking at First-Round Draft Pick Projections from Every Expert

    With just more than two weeks before the first round of the 2012 NFL draft begins, whom do the experts see the Detroit Lions selecting with the 23rd overall pick? Picking the ...

    James Van Etten Written by James Van Etten about over 2 years ago 6,294 reads 52 comments

  23. Calvin Johnson: 'Madden 13' Voting Pushes Detroit Lions WR Closer to Curse

    The Detroit Lions appear to be trending toward the upper echelon of the NFL , and now EA Sports could be setting them up for failure...

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  24. 2012 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Official Visit Calendar and Analysis

    Following is a continuously updated breakdown of the official visits for prospective draft selections of the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL draft...

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  25. 7 Reasons Why Detroit Lions Will Be Even Better in 2012

    Even with a surprising 10-6 record last season, there are seven reasons the Detroit Lions will be better in 2012...

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