Lions Praise Cooter For Improved OffensePre-Cooter, the Lions averaged 68 yards on the ground per game. Post-Cooter, they’re averaging 100.7 a game.
Team Grades: Lions Fail To Stop Todd Gurley In Loss To RamsThe Detroit Lions looked like they were beginning to come around in the past month, but then they lost last week on the final play to the Green Bay Packers. That loss must have done something as the St. Louis Rams made them look like the Lions of old.
Lions Try To Swallow Last-Second, Hail Mary Loss To Packers“That’s crazy, but it just shows that the game is not over until there are zero seconds on the clock and even sometimes then, it’s not over."
Calvin Johnson Not In Coverage Against Packers' Hail Mary, Had Practiced There Before“We rehearse that play in practice every week and it never works,” Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said.
Caldwell: No Regrets Over Not Promoting Cooter Sooner"It’s a difficult transition, what we’re going through right now even just in terms of our offensive system and how it’s functioning. It’s an unusual change.”
Johnson To Tate During 45-14 Win: 'Swag On Them A Little Bit'"So this is not a typical day in that regard, but when you do have a day like this, you certainly feel good about it.”
Current And Former Lions React To Mayhew And Lewand FiredDetroit Lions WR Golden Tate decided to post to Twitter moments after the announcement with a combination of emojis.
Tate Promises Franchise Turnaround; Johnson 'Can't Say It Was A Waste' In Detroit"I got three years and I plan on making the best of these three years and giving the fans and the media and the team something to cheer for, and I can promise you that.”
Caldwell After 1-6 Start: Lions Will Get Better 'Because I've Seen It'"So we just have to collectively get it together where we can play more consistently, which we haven’t.”
Injury Report: Four Starters Expected Back For Lions, But Brandon Pettigrew Out Again For Game With VikingsThe Detroit Lions did get some good news this week as a number of players that have missed considerable time due to injury are returning to face off with the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, tight end Brandon Pettigrew isn't one of them as he's out yet again.
Brandon Pettigrew Out Sunday; Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate Have Ankle InjuriesBoth Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate were limited Friday with ankle injuries, although both are probable to play.
Theo Riddick Turning Into One Of Lions' Most Reliable PerformersRiddick came into this season relatively unassuming: He was seen as a third-string type running back who had good hands.