Posts tagged Detroit Lions

Around The League: Week Four Review

Donovan McNabb

A look at the NFL after four weeks, including surprise teams, underachievers, power rankings, who’s #winning and #losing. Check it out and add your thoughts.

League Experts: Packers Are No. 1

Mike McCarthy

The NFL’s analysts/experts have picked the Green Bay Packers as the top team in the NFL. Normally, we’d ignore such nonsense, but this is a little different. Hit the story to see why.

Packers Are League’s Second Youngest Team

Vic So

The Green Bay Packers are the NFL’s second-young team, which has become a trend in the Ted Thompson era. Here’s why, as well as a look at the rest of the NFC North.

Packers Atop ESPN Power Rankings

Eagles fan

The Green Bay Packers sit atop ESPN’s preseason power rankings, which is very important because that team always goes on to win the Super Bowl. Check out where the rest of the losers in the NFC North came in.

NFC North: Lions’ Big Loss, Bears Still Idiots, Busted In Minnesota

Mikel Leshoure

You’ve got to love the NFC North. Outside of Green Bay, it’s populated with a bunch of idiots. The Chicago Bears are run by idiots. Minnesota Vikings players can’t stop getting arrested. In Detroit, they may not be stupid, but we’ll bet the hype died down a little bit today.

NFC North: Free Agents, New Starters And Other Nonsense

Jay Cutler

The three teams competing for second place in the NFC North have been working real hard to take home that trophy this offseason. Here are the latest developments from Chicago, Minnesota and Detroit.

Clusterfuck Update 7/27: Free Agent Deals And Kolb To Cardinals

Kevin Kolb

Although teams can’t begin signing free agents until Friday, this is the second day they could negotiate with them. Several clubs took advantage and reached agreements with players. The Green Bay Packers jumped into the fray by reaching an agreement with Mason Crosby. Here are today’s developments that could impact the Packers’ quest to repeat […]

Clusterfuck Update 7/26: Free Agent Deals And McNabb To Vikings

Donovan McNabb

Teams can’t officially sign free agents until Friday, but that didn’t stop several players from agreeing to contracts. That, plus the Minnesota Vikings pursuit of Donovan McNabb and Nnamdi Asomugha’s first suitor.

Packers Probably Won’t Have To Deal With Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha

The Detroit Lions seem like an obvious suitor for free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, but are probably too cheap to pay him, which means the Lions secondary should resemble a sieve once again.

A Trophy Apart

Mike McCarthy

Not so deep in the confines of the Hall of Fame of the most-storied franchise in the NFL, four iconic silver statues named after the same franchise’s most-famous coach stand as a testament to 13 NFL Championships. Most would say that the trophies represent the four greatest of these championships: four Super Bowl victories, champions of a […]

20 Questions With Sam Farmer

Sam Farmer

We’re dropping some real football knowledge this morning, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer. Farmer is seriously keyed in and he doesn’t make you want to stab yourself in the eyes when you read his work, like, say, a certain Sports Illustrated writer. In addition to being all over the lockout, […]

Ndamukong Suh Probably Should Play For Vikings

Suh

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh probably should play for the Minnesota Vikings. Why? He’s just that stupid. Last week, Suh repeated a proclamation he made in March that everyone with good sense immediately dismissed and then forgot about — the Detroit Lions can go 16-0 this year.

Fox Sports Ranks Packers No. 1 NFL Organization

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein compiled his third annual NFL organization rankings and not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers came out on top, dethroning two-time winner, the New England Patriots. What does this mean? Probably not much, other than the Packers rate highly in several subjective categories. While the categories used to determine the rankings — […]

Detroit Lions Now Relevant

Calvin Johnson

We warned you this day was coming. The Detroit Lions, long the bottom feeder of the NFL, are suddenly relevant. No, it isn’t because they reeled off four victories to close the season. It isn’t because they have Pro Bowlers like Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh.

Packers’ Five-Year Draft Run Best In NFL

Clay Matthews

The Green Bay Packers have the best draft run over the past five years, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sportsnet. The team still has 57 percent of the players they’ve chosen on their roster (27 out of 47) — only five teams have more. The rankings also consider how many star players, busts and how […]

Baby Steps For Detroit Lions

Jim Schwartz

The Detroit Lions actually looked like an NFL team in 2010, two seasons after going 0-16 and nine years after former team president Matt Millen began his single-handed demolition of the organization. After starting 2-10, the Lions reeled off four consecutive victories to finish 6-10. Now there’s discussion the Lions could be considered for a prime-time slot when the new schedule is announced.

Want To Curse Aaron Rodgers? Go Right Ahead!

Aaron Rodgers

There are a lot of curses in sports, several of them relate to covers. There’s the curse of the Sports Illustrated cover and the curse of the Madden cover. Actually, I think if you’re on the cover of anything other than GQ or Esquire, you’re probably going to be cursed in some way. That’s because […]

Ndamukong Suh Says Lions Can Go 16-0

Ndamukong Suh

No, really, I’m serious. Stop laughing. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh really said he thinks the Detroit Lions can go 16-0. “I don’t see there’s a reason why we can’t be 16-0,” Suh said. “As long as we put in that hard work throughout -– I don’t know if we’re going to have OTAs, but throughout […]

Matthews Picks Up Another Defensive MVP

Clay Matthews

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews has been named defensive MVP by the Professional Football Writers of America and Pro Football Weekly. The two organizations worked together to choose All-NFL and All-Rookie teams, as well as select MVPs, coach of the year, etc. The Associated Press hands out the official NFL Defensive Player of […]

It’s Official: Aaron Rodgers Out

Aaron Rodgers

After leaving the door open on Friday, the Packers made it official on Saturday that Aaron Rodgers will not be available to start Sunday night against the New England Patriots. Rodgers did not get the medical clearance he needed to resume play after sustaining his second concussion of the season last Sunday in the Packers’ […]