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Madden NFL 16 glitch features invisible Lions cornerback (GIF)

The long-awaited EA Sports Madden NFL 16 video game was released on Tuesday. As has been the case in past Madden releases, there are a few glitches that need to be worked out, but the odd nature of the glitches makes for some hilarious videos.This year's edition of Madden glitches features an invisible Detroit Lions cornerback. Watch him take advantage of the situation for a pick...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions RB Zenner puts med school on hold to pursue NFL career

Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner has what many other NFL hopefuls do not -- options.While Zenner's primary focus is to make the Lions' final roster, the undrafted rookie has med school as a contingency plan. He has been accepted to the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.Zenner's enrollment has been deferred until...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFC North QB Rankings: Where Does Stafford Rank?

NFC North QB Ranking: 2 Click to See Full Rankings Matthew Stafford had one of his best years yet in 2014 with 4,257 yards, 22 TDs, and 12 INTs earning him a trip to the pro-bowl. Stafford has a cannon arm and takes advantage of it by stretching the field with WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. That being said, Stafford’s biggest challenge is consistency and turnovers. Some...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suh: 2015 Dolphins defense has more talent than 2014 Lions

Ndamukong Suh was a pivotal piece of the Detroit Lions’ No. 1 ranked defense last season, and the All-Pro defensive tackle believes the Miami Dolphins have even greater potential than his previous team. According to ESPN’s James Walker, Suh conceded that he cannot predict the Miami defense will indeed finish atop the league but said his new teammates have the talent to reach...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Sign C Joe Madsen

The Detroit Lions signed C Joe Madsen to a contract on Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Madsen takes the roster spot of OT Michael Williams, who was traded to the Patriots. Madsen, 25, originally signed on with the Steelers as undrafted free agent out of West Virginia back in 2013. However, he lasted just a few months with the team ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seven Detroit Lions players who still have lingering injuries as the preseason wraps up

Overall the Detroit Lions had seven players not practice this week due to new or lingering injuries. None of these are season ending injuries, but it’s still just a rough way to start of the season. It will be interesting to see if any of these guys play against the Jaguars this Thursday night. Here are a look at seven guys battling different ailments. 1. Caraun Reid is a starting...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patriots land T Michael Williams in trade with Lions

According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the New England Patriots have acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Lions in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick. Williams is expected to enter the competition for a reserve role at the back end of their offensive line in the 2015 season. Sessler writes: 'It's not a swap destined to shake the foundation of the NFL, but New...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions expect injured LB Kyle Van Noy to be out 'a little while'

Detroit Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy is dealing with an undisclosed injury and could miss a significant amount of time, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Head coach Jim Caldwell has not provided specifics on Van Noy's injury, but it certainly doesn't sound good for the second-year pro. "It's going to be a little while," Caldwell said, per the Free Press. "It's...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin clarifies ‘God’ comment about Nelson injury

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin found himself of a media firestorm Monday by speculating it was the will of God that caused Jordy Nelson to suffer what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury during the Green Bay Packers’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. On Tuesday, while acknowledging what he said “upset a whole bunch of people,” Quin attempted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Photos of the Detroit Lions flying through the air like Superman on Monday

On Monday afternoon the Detroit Lions practiced some reach blocking drills that required them to stretch out and dive through a tackling dummy. This superman like technique makes for some pretty cool looking action shots, below are an assortment of poses from different players via Mike Mulholland of MLive.com. Check out seven slick photos of the Detroit Lions flying through the air...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford believes Eric Ebron could be on verge of breakout season

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a disappointing rookie year. However, after a long offseason, the young pass-catcher could be on the verge of a breakout season. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is one who's praising Ebron's progress. "I think Eric's having a great camp, not just physically but his understanding of the offense has grown quite a bit," Stafford said, per Dave...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

If these three things happen on offense the Detroit Lions can reach the Super Bowl

The NFL preseason is boring. The coaches are working tirelessly to round out a 53 man roster. The players are working hard on being one of those 53. That leaves us- the fans. With nothing but our thoughts. Yes, the preseason is the time of year when everyone thinks their favorite team is going to the Super Bowl. And why not? There isn’t anything else to do. AROUND COVER32 Power...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Linebackers

This is part six of the Detroit Lions season preview. The linebacking unit with be the subject of this piece. Led by star DeAndre Levy, the linebackers of the Lions are the heart and soul of the team’s defense. What we know Stephen Tulloch (Photo Credit: U.S. Presswire) Detroit’s linebackers are arguably the strongest position on the team’s defensive side. A year ago,...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DB Glover Quin thinks ‘God meant for Jordy to get hurt’

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin has an interesting take on why Jordy Nelson was injured during Week 2 of the NFL’s preseason schedule. He’s attributing the knee injury to a higher power. Speaking with media about the injury, Quin said he thinks “God meant” for Nelson to be hurt. “I hated Jordy got hurt, but in my beliefs, and the way I believe, it was — God meant...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions LB Kyle Van Noy out with mystery injury

The Detroit Lions will be without linenbacker Kyle Van Noy for who knows how long with an unknown injury, and head coach Jim Caldwell sounds pretty concerned... and evasive. Van Noy has been sidelined since Thursday's preseason game against Washington, and he'll need further testing of the injury that's botherd him for some time now - an injury Caldwell refuses to reveal....
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stats Projections for the Lions Passing Game

Although last year was a good year for the Lions in real football, it was not a good year for you in fantasy football if you owned Lions offensive players.  Golden Tate was the only offensive player to top is projected points.  The Lions only had 1 fantasy position in the top 5… their defense.  But we aren’t talking about them today; these are the Lions passing game’s projected...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions Rb Zach Zenner Taking Advantage Of His Opportunity To Shine

The main running back rotation is pretty much set for the Detroit Lions. Officially, Joique Bell is the main man, but you know Ameer Abdullah is going to become the man by season's end. Backing those guys up and playing in certain situations will be Theo Reddick and George Winn.So for former South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner he better make the most of his preseason action...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RG3 destroyed by Lions in preseason game

    Robert Griffin III may fancy himself the best quarterback in the NFL, but he sure as heck didn’t look like it on Thursday night while constantly peeling himself off the turf at FedEx Field. Griffin looked gun shy as he was consistently battered by the Detroit Lions in Washington’s second preseason game. He was hit six times on eight dropbacks, sacked three times and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch for during second preseason game

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL preseason. There are still quite a few question marks surrounding many positions on their roster, and they need some players to step up in a big way throughout preseason action in order to figure out how to fill those holes. Jim Caldwell helped turn the Lions around last season...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford shares story of how he met, proposed to wife

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford recently sat down with Campus Sports for the latest episode of “Time Out.” During the sitdown, Stafford commented extensively on his playing career from high school in Texas to the NFL, but he also opened up about a very personal story. Stafford discussed meeting his wife, Kelly, during his time at the University of Georgia and the nerves...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: Expectations for the Lions in 2015

After an impressive preseason opener against the Jets, what are the realistic expectations for the Lions heading into the 2015 regular season? Who’s the most important player coming out of camp and can the defense offset the loss of Ndamukong Suh? Or what about Ameer Abdullah? After an outstanding debut last Thursday, the rookie back out of Nebraska has the rest of the NFL buzzing...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno Smith mocked with song choice at Ford Field

    As if Geno Smith didn’t already have enough embarrassment to endure after an ex-teammate punched him in the face and broke his jaw, now he has opposing teams mocking him. The Detroit Lions whooped the New York Jets 23-3 in a preseason game on Thursday, and their greatest play may have come during introductions. According to the Detroit News’ Josh Katzenstein, the person...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ameer Abdullah breaks ankles on 46 yard run

Detroit Lions rookie Ameer Abdullah is having a great camp and now he’s showing off in the pre-season. Check out this cut from the former Nebraska Husker… Oh hey there Ameer Abdullah. #Lions http://t.co/HxSU7WWvIy — Freep Sports (@freepsports) August 14, 2015 Fancy footwork. Cuts on dime. And can pick up 46 yards in a blink. Football fans.. meet Ameer Abdullah. #NYJvsDET...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions charging media $150/game to use Ford Field's ethernet

As the NFL prepares for the first preseason games of the 2015 season, strange news has surfaced in the Motor City. Apparently, the Detroit Lions are now charging media members $150 to use their ethernet system. Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group dropped this bit of insane knowledge on the general public just hours before kickoff. Cost for using an ethernet cable at Lions games...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah making strong impression

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams in the NFC, and there is no telling what should be expected from them at this point in time. One of the biggest question marks on their roster right now is at the running back position, as they don’t have anyone who is head and shoulders above the rest. Rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has been making a...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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