Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions rushes for a third quarter touchdown during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Continue To Stave Off Playoff Fever As Chicago Game Draws Near

Players have followed Caldwell’s lead on declining to talk playoffs, but they understand the gravity of the opportunity in front of them.

CBS Detroit–11 hours ago

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball during the first quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

For Lions, First Priority Against Bears Will Be Stopping Matt Forte

A seven-year veteran, Forte has racked up 932 yards on 230 carries this season.

CBS Detroit–13 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Dominic Raiola #51 and Travis Swanson #64 of the Detroit Lions celebrates the game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

With A Heart For Detroit, Raiola Is Much More Than The Sum Of His Miscues

A three-time game captain for the Lions this season, Raiola might be one of the most beloved players in the locker room. Outside, he might be considered one of the most polarizing given his history of coarse interactions with fans.

CBS Detroit–17 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Lions win 16-14 over the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A Look At NFL’s Most Underappreciated, Overblown

On the other hand, Jim Caldwell (Detroit) and Bill O’Brien (Houston) have done a fine job in Year 1.

97.1 The Ticket–18 hours ago

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback  Jimmy Clausen #8 of the Chicago Bears motions to the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 9, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packers defeat the Chicago Bears 55 to 14.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman On Benching Of Cutler: ‘Jay’s In A Little Bit Of A Batting Slump’

“I just think that right now Jay’s in a little bit of a batting slump,” Trestman said.

CBS Detroit–12/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell exchanges post game hand shakes with Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Top 5 Lions Quotes Of The Week

“They might not go if they don’t start focusing in on this next game either. That’s a point to make.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/18/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Turnover-Conscious Approach Key For Stafford, Lions

The Lions rank sixth in the league in turnover margin with eight more takeaways than giveaways.

CBS Detroit–12/18/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback  Jimmy Clausen #8 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 9, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packers defeat the Chicago Bears 55 to 14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Lions Have To End Streak Of Backup QBs Giving Them Trouble

Clausen has played in only three games for the Bears this season, attempting just nine passes and completing three.

CBS Detroit–12/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions rushes against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Bush Says He Is Healthy, Just Working Way Back Into Rotation

Bush will not attribute his recent lack of production – including just seven yards Sunday – to injuries he suffered this season.

CBS Detroit–12/18/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Tackle LaAdrian Waddle #66 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Lions 14-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lions Place Waddle On Injured Reserve

Waddle suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings.

CBS Detroit–12/17/2014

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