Team Grades: Lions Play Hard, But Fall Apart In Fourth Quarter Loss To BroncosThe Detroit Lions put up their best fight of the season and they played like the team that many expected them to play like all season.
Lions Try To Get Offense Back On Track Against Top Passing Defense In NFL“Just knowing that we have good players, knowing that we’ve executed well in spots and when we get a little more consistent, we’re going to be a lot more excited about it."
Lions' 0-2 Start Doesn't Mesh With Playoff HopesUSA Today ran the numbers, and teams that start 2-0 like the Lions are - newsflash - far less likely to make the playoffs. According to the story, "over the past six seasons you have a 4% chance of making the playoffs if you're winless headed into Week 3." And since the NFL expanded to its playoff format in 1990, only 11.2 percent of 204 teams to start 2-0 have made the playoffs that season.
Team Grades: Detroit Lions Get Nothing Going Offensively, Can't Stop Vikings' Adrian PetersonThe Detroit Lions played great last week, but couldn't keep it going for the entire game. In week two, the Minnesota Vikings just dominated from the start and the Lions really had no answer for Adrian Peterson whatsoever.
Jim Caldwell Speaks On Calvin Johnson Targets, Ameer Abdullah Consistency“There were times we had Marvin Harrison at Indy where he might have only caught a couple balls in game, but obviously at the end of the season, he was a huge impact on what we did as well. It goes that way sometimes.”
Matthew Stafford: 'Sometimes You've Got To Find 81'“You get into crunch time, there’s an old saying out there, ‘Think players, not plays.' And sometimes you’ve got to find 81, and there’s no question about it.”
Detroit's Duo Of Stafford, Johnson Combined For Dud In LossDetroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson says the loss at San Diego felt like a light day of work.
Lions' Calvin Johnson The Invisible Man In Sunday's LossJohnson was only targeted four times in Sunday’s 33-28 loss to San Diego. He finished with two catches for 39 yards, a piddling line for a guy who led the NFL in receiving in 2012.
Calvin Johnson And Matthew Stafford Read Their Own Superlatives [VIDEO]Matthew Stafford, "Most likely to wear suspenders and play the jug in a Mumford and Sons cover band."
Lions' Offense Ready To Put All The Pieces Together Against San Diego“I’m really looking forward to going out there and going against somebody other than my own teammates.
Injuries Piling Up As Lions Prepare To Face Jacksonville On Friday"This time of year particularly, when you get as many guys banged up as we’ve got banged up of late in the last week and a half or so those things enter in, so it changes it up a little bit.”
Calvin Johnson Posts Photo Wearing Mask That Rivals Bane From Batman [PHOTO]Detroit Lions star WR Calvin Johnson is in preparation for the 2015 season.