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Detroit Lions: Three keys to beating the Falcons in week eight

Set those alarms early, because football begins at 9:30 a.m. ET this Sunday when the Detroit Lions (5-2) and Atlanta Falcons (2-5) kickoff from London’s Wembley Stadium. This matchup will be the second of three NFL games held in London this season. In this edition of the NFL’s International Series, which began in 2007, the Falcons are looking to end a four-game losing streak...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why You Should Start Joique Bell in Your Week 8 Fantasy Lineups

See Why You Should Start Joique Bell in Your Week 8 Fantasy Football Lineups If you own Detroit Lions’ running back Joique Bell, you should definitely start him in your Week 8 fantasy lineup. Here’s why: The Detroit Lions might be without running back Reggie Bush, as once again, he’s … The post Why You Should Start Joique Bell in Your Week 8 Fantasy Lineups appeared first...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ infographic about London trip has team traveling to Spain (photo)

The Atlanta Falcons will face the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium in London this weekend. Thankfully, the team was not responsible for flight plans and itinerary. The team posted an infographic ahead of its transatlantic flight that illustrated the thousands of miles the team would fly to make its long trip across the pond. Unfortunately,...Read More The post Atlanta Falcons...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN writer: Lions should trade Ndamukong Suh to Bengals

Ndamukong Suh probably doesn't read websites. But if he did, namely ESPN.com, the star Detroit Lions defensive lineman might have come across a "What if" trade proposal, an "albeit unlikely" trade proposal, a "hypothetical" deal we feel compelled to pass along. It comes courtesy of ESPN.com's Greg Garber, who proposes the Lions sending Suh...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson limited at practice

The Detroit Lions are awaiting the return of star-studded wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He's been out the past two weeks with an ankle injury, but the injury seems to be progressing well recently. #456759292 / gettyimages.comJohnson returned to practice Wednesday for the first time in two weeks. His participation was "limited" during the session, but still, it is...
Via NFL Injury Report
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Calvin Johnson play in Sunday’s Detroit Lions game in London?

On October 5th, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson suffered a high ankle sprain against the Buffalo Bills and he hasn’t practiced since… until today. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press Johnson was not part of the open field part of practice, but he was a limited participant: “…Calvin Johnson did not take part in the open portion of Detroit Lions practice...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions release player, send him home from London

The NFL really can be a cutthroat business sometimes. Former Detroit Lions running back William Powell knows this full well. As a member of the team’s practice squad, Powell traveled with the Lions from Detroit to London on Monday in order to help them prepare for a game against the Atlanta Falcons. There’s one problem here. Some reshuffling of the roster was needed in order...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions send player home from London after cutting him

There will be no tea or crumpets -- or a job -- in William Powell's immediate future. Per the Detroit Free Press, the Lions on Wednesday released Powell from the practice squad, sending him home from London ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. https://twitter.com/davebirkett/status/524888963816120320 Following a nearly eight-hour flight, the Lions landed in London...
Via Helmet2Helmet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s latest (and telling) 1-32 quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Detroit Lions: Three things you should know about Corey Fuller

If you missed the Detroit Lions defeating the New Orleans Saints in the final two minutes of last week’s game, you might be unaware that Corey Fuller is the new star in town. Fuller scored a 5-yard touchdown with 1:43 left in the game that gave the Detroit Lions a one point victory. While we forgive those who are still unaware of some of the biggest football news of the weekend...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Detroit Lions visit historic monument on London road trip

Some NFL teams would rather not cross the pond and play in London thanks to the time zone difference, but who in their right mind could resist visiting all those historic monuments? The Detroit Lions have the right idea. They’re embracing their European road trip and taking photos along the way. Today the team’s official Twitter account posted several photos around England, including...
Via cover32 - Lions
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: News, stats and stars from the Saints game

The Detroit Lions scored 14 points in the final four minutes to beat the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday. Calvin Johnson didn’t play and the running game struggled once again, but the Lions found a way to steal this one with some late-game heroics from Golden Tate, Glover Quin and Corey Fuller. Detroit outscored the Saints 21-6 across the game’s final 21:19 to complete the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions to give Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne NFL trial

The Detroit Lions have reportedly emerged as one of six NFL teams interested in Jarryd Hayne, after the player quit the NRL to attempt a career in American football. A recommendation from Detroit running back Reggie Bush has spurned the Lions into action. “He actually looks like an NFL running back,” Bush said. “Looks like he could come play with us tomorrow. He’s fast, strong...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate gives fantastic response to Percy Harvin trade

The Seattle Seahawks let WR Golden Tate walk and test the free agency market without even thinking twice. There were rumors of dissension and locker room incidents between Tate and other members of the team, including WR Percy Harvin and QB Russell Wilson. Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 touched on some of that on Twitter....
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate has funny reaction to Percy Harvin trade

At first glance, the Percy Harvin trade may have come as a surprise, but as details continue to surface, it seems like the Seahawks really didn’t have much of a choice. Harvin, reportedly, was a major distraction in the locker room, even getting in several physical confrontations with teammates. One of those teammates was Golden Tate, who now plays with the Lion, and he subtlety...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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