| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The Packers-Lions game that kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving is a critical showdown in a confusing NFC North race that you can bet the Bears will keep an eye on as they continue their preparations for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:55 AM
ESPN.com reports: Packers guard Josh Sitton said the Lions' defense plays dirty and takes cheap shots because "that's who they are," and coach Jim Schwartz is to blame.
Sitton, whose Packers will visit Detroit on Thanksgiving, said of Schwartz: "I...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:20 AM
DETROIT Mark Murphy declined to comment Thursday after the Green Bay Packers got run out of Ford Field by the Detroit Lions.
Murphy, the Packers' president, played the game and can be forthright.
Heaven knows what he was thinking after this 40-10...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Packers (5-5-1) at Lions (6-5)
12:30 p.m., WFLD-Ch. 32
Line: Lions by 7
Over/under: 49 1/2
The Lions have lost two in a row and coach Jim Schwartz's chair is getting toasty. But they should be able to beat a hobbled Packers team that is starting...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 6:50 PM
DETROIT They walked out of the tunnel together for pregame introductions, a show of solidarity after Josh Sitton took aim at their collective souls.
They came after Matt Flynn in droves, sacking him seven times once for a safety and stifling the Green...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:45 PM
DETROIT -- The Tampa Bay defense had four interceptions and recovered a fumble as the Buccaneers scored a 24-21 upset victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Leonard Johnson returned one interception for a touchdown, and Johnthan Banks sealed...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- With one sentence uttered toward the end of his Monday news conference, Lions coach Jim Schwartz put a nice, concise bow around the debate over the team's failed fake field-goal attempt Sunday in a 37-27 loss in Pittsburgh.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:50 PM
PITTSBURGH When Matthew Stafford saw Sam Martin scrambling for the first-down marker, the Lions quarterback made the perfectly reasonable assumption that something went horribly wrong on what he thought was going to be a field-goal attempt.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Calvin Johnson missed his second straight practice Thursday with a knee injury, but the NFL's second-leading receiver in yardage said he plans to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
"Body's feeling good," Johnson said. "Just...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:57 PM
At some point, an NFL head coach must save an injured player from himself and his team from that player.
At some point, he must vow not to let the machismo attitudes that rule so many locker rooms mar his own judgment. He must keep a level head amid...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you wonder why the Lions have been such a flaming failure for the last, oh, five decades, you have to start at the top -- right at the top of Bill Ford Jr.’s pinhead.
Speaking at the team’s annual Courage House dinner, the Lions vice-...