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Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/29/2014

ETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions hangs his head on the bench during the final seconds of the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Kicked Out Of Playoff Race

Even though the Lions kept the Ravens out of the end zone, they still managed to lose on Monday Night Football thanks largely to the big leg of Justin Tucker. Here are some grades dished out for Detroit after this disappointing loss.

12/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a second quarter reception and long run while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bush Leads Lions Injuries Heading Into Monday Night Football

The Lions are playing on Monday this week, and with a handful of players dealing with injury, they may need that extra day to prepare.

12/14/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 17 : Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions is sacked by Ziggy Hood #96 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter on November 17, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 37-27. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Team Grades: Detroit’s Defense Lags In Loss To Steelers

The Detroit Lions overcame an early deficit only to see their lead squandered as their defense struggled. Here are the grades dished out to the Lions in their road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

11/18/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 10: A Pittsburgh Steelers keeps warm during the game against the Buffalo Bills on November 10, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Lions Looking Healthy Heading Into Pittsburgh

The Detroit Lions head to Pittsburgh this week to take on a Steelers team that has been playing better recently. Fortunately, the team appears to be pretty healthy at the moment.

11/15/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13: Free safety Tashaun Gipson #39 of the Cleveland Browns tackles wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Lions defeated the Browns 31-17. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Looking Healthy For Sunday Matchup Against Bengals

The Detroit Lions have a big matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Fortunately, they seem like they could have most, if not all, of their key players for this matchup.

10/18/2013

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Joseph Fauria Surprise Star In Lions Win Over Browns

The Detroit Lions got a big road win against the Cleveland Browns this week. The Lions had Calvin Johnson, but it was Joseph Fauria who had the big day in the victory.

10/14/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Will Megatron Return Against The Browns?

The Detroit Lions are dealing with a few injuries as they head into their game against the Cleveland Browns. However, there is one injury that overshadows them all.

10/11/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24: Cobi Hamilton #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2013 NFL Team Preview Capsules-AFC North

By: Dan Leach Follow Dan on Twitter @dtmleach As football fans can literally taste opening weekend of the NFL, I am going to run through all 32 teams and eight divisions to get you even more ramped up. I […]

97.1 The Ticket–08/26/2013

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