Titus Young must not listen to John Mellencamp because he can’t stop fighting authority. Even after the latest public rebuke from coach Jim Schwartz, the disgruntled Lions receiver continued to publicly share his frustration with the team Friday morning. “Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of … Continue Reading →
Insights, notes and updates from The Detroit News football writers
The gurus at ESPN Stats & Information have released their adjusted strength of schedule for NFL teams in 2012. The Lions, who played nine games against playoff teams, had the most difficult schedule of any team in the league before and after the adjustment, as first reported by ESPN blogger Paul Kuharsky. The adjusted strength … Continue Reading →
The short answer is absolutely. Punter is easily one of the Lions biggest needs entering the 2013 offseason, and LSU’s Brad Wing is by far the best available in the upcoming draft class. ESPN’s Scouts Inc. gave Wing a grade of 65, 15 points higher than the second-best punter (Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Allen) and projects … Continue Reading →
Wednesday was Lions night on NFL Network. After the premiere of Barry Sanders’ “A Football Life,” the network replayed the Lions’ final-play loss to the Colts. The next program, “Sound FX,” opened with sound bites from Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson during that heart-breaking 35-33 loss. The five-minute segment showed the two … Continue Reading →
Texans beat Lions in overtime, 34-31, on Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal.
The Lions will try to shake off last week’s bad loss to the Packers when they play host to the Texans today at Ford Field at 12:30 p.m. The Texans and Falcons (both 9-1) are the only one-loss teams left in the NFL, and the Texans enjoy a large lead over the Colts in the … Continue Reading →
The easy answer to this question headline is yes. Coach Jim Schwartz has repeatedly said the Lions, like most NFL teams, will leave no stone unturned as they try to keep improving the team. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made good on Schwartz’s stance Tuesday by trading for Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas, even though … Continue Reading →
It looked over. When the Eagles took a 23-13 lead on a 70-yard touchdown catch by Jeremy Maclin with 5:18 left, it looked like the Lions were headed to a 1-4 start.
The Lions had a chance to put the game away. Needing a field goal to tie, the Lions drove as the fourth quarter drew near an end and had goal-to-go inside 30 seconds. Wide receiver Titus Young drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone to give the Lions the ball at the 1, … Continue Reading →
The Lions defense held the Eagles to a three-and-out, and they got the ball with 2:27 remaining. After the two-minute warning, the Lions will have to drive 57 yards with two timeouts remaining.