• Detroit Lions RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai avoids injury, returns to practice on Wednesday

    Detroit Lions RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai avoids injury, returns to practice on Wednesday
    Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services, LLC Take a breath Detroit Lions fans, Halapoulivaati Vaitai avoids injury and the starting offensive line remains intact. The Detroit Lions held one final training camp practice in Allen Park before heading to the Indianapolis area for joint practices with the Colts. One area of concern from Monday's practice was the sudden disappearance of Halapoulivaati Vaitai from the practice field.
    “At some point during Monday’s practice, starting right guar
  • Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts joint training camp practices Day 1 updates

    Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts joint training camp practices Day 1 updates
    Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services, LLC We’re providing updates from the Colts’ training facilities for Wednesday’s joint training camp practice.The Detroit Lions have traveled to the Indianapolis area to have two days of joint practices with the Colts ahead of Saturday’s preseason matchup and Pride of Detroit is on hand to report all of the important events.“It feels like you’re getting two games in a week, two games in two days,” Coach Dan Campbell s
  • Why Malcolm Rodriguez is the star of Hard Knocks episode 2

    Why Malcolm Rodriguez is the star of Hard Knocks episode 2
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Detroit Lions rookie has a lot to show and it’s showing through Normally going into “Hard Knocks,” you have a few expectations. You know you’re going to see positional battles, guys fighting to make a roster, and bright young new rookies. For Detroit Lions fans, it’s probably a retread of some stories the core folks here at POD know quite well. That’s fine because it’s for far more than just me
  • 5 things I learned about the Detroit Lions during Episode 2 of ‘Hard Knocks’

    5 things I learned about the Detroit Lions during Episode 2 of ‘Hard Knocks’
    Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images The behind-the-scenes information uncovered during “Hard Knocks” led to some interesting lessons about the Detroit Lions. HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training camp with the Detroit Lions” has been very entertaining through its first two episodes, with the second installment giving viewers some takeaways about how the team operates.
    Even though Pride of Detroit is in the building every day, a well-produced behind-the-scenes show like “H
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  • Best 12 quotes from ‘Hard Knocks’ Detroit Lions, episode 2

    Best 12 quotes from ‘Hard Knocks’ Detroit Lions, episode 2
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Detroit Lions “Hard Knocks” featured a lot of Malcolm Rodriguez love Episode 2 of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions” is in the book, and, as expected, Tuesday’s episode featured the players more heavily. Sure, there was still ample Dan Campbell and Duce Staley, but the documentary series is starting to tackle the biggest storylines with the players.Stars like D’Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown were heavi
  • Open thread: What was your favorite part of the second episode of “Hard Knocks”?

    Open thread: What was your favorite part of the second episode of “Hard Knocks”?
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK A whole new slate of characters shined in the spotlight of this latest installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Detroit Lions. Episode two of “Hard Knocks” was another compelling preview into this year’s Detroit Lions personalities. This week we got the best of Malcolm Rodriguez, D’Andre Swift, Aidan Hutchinson, as well as Amon-Ra St. Brown and his family.Question of the day: What was your favorite part of the se
  • Lions ‘Hard Knocks’ episode 2 recap, review: What Just Happened?

    Lions ‘Hard Knocks’ episode 2 recap, review: What Just Happened?
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK A collection of thoughts on the second episode of Detroit Lions “Hard Knocks” “Hard Knocks” is back! Episode 2 did not disappoint at all. We got some big quotes, some funny jokes, and some really great sideline access. This episode had me wishing that the Detroit Lions could be on TV like this every single week for the rest of time.As always, I have thoughts on this episode. These are those thoughts:Detroit Throwbacks
    The goosebumps ca
  • Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks” episode 2 open thread

    Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks” episode 2 open thread
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK Come hang out live while the second episode of Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’ airs on HBO.The second episode of “Hard Knocks with the Detroit Lions” premieres at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday night on HBO and HBO Max simultaneously. Last week’s episode was a smash hit, highlighting Detroit’s fascinating—and always entertaining—coaching staff.
    Now we’re entering uncharted territory for the documentary series. We’ve
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  • Notes: Detroit Lions Week 1 TV announcers revealed

    Notes: Detroit Lions Week 1 TV announcers revealed
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions will be treated to FOX’s broadcast crew for their season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.The Detroit Lions’ 2022 regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is just under four weeks away. Like almost every single game this year, the Lions will play at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, and it is being broadcast by FOX.
    Last week, FOX revealed their broadcast crew for the opening week of games, and the Lions drew the pairing of Adam Ami
  • Detroit Lions cut down to 85 players, waive Brady Breeze, Josh Johnson

    Detroit Lions cut down to 85 players, waive Brady Breeze, Josh Johnson
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK The Detroit Lions have made the final two cuts necessary to get down to 85 players by Tuesday’s deadline. The Detroit Lions have reduced their roster to 85 players, ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, by waiving safety Brady Breeze with an injury designation and waiving undrafted rookie wide receiver Josh Johnson with an injury settlement.
    The Lions claimed Breeze off of waivers late in 2021, and he played a special teams role during the final month of
  • Lions CB Chase Lucas finds redemption after dropped interception

    Lions CB Chase Lucas finds redemption after dropped interception
    Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Lions seventh round pick, Chase Lucas, has been stacking days and taking advantage of opportunities.Detroit Lions’ seventh-round pick, cornerback Chase Lucas, entered training camp as the team’s third-string nickel, but he has been stacking days at camp and is working hard to take advantage of every opportunity that comes his way.
    “Listen, he’s a tough—pretty smart, pretty aware, high-energy type player and he got out there and
  • Detroit Lions Dan Campbell ‘GRIT’ shirts, hoodies now available

    Detroit Lions Dan Campbell ‘GRIT’ shirts, hoodies now available
    Celebrate Dan Campbell’s favorite word with these new GRIT Detroit Lions shirts and hoodies.On Tuesday night, HBO will debut the second episode of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions,” and coach Dan Campbell will undoubtedly steal the show again. His charisma is too big to be left off the screen, no matter how many inspirational speeches he makes in a single day.Campbell’s favorite word, without a doubt, is grit. It’s painted on the walls inside of A
  • The Detroit Lions may have finally found their TE2 in Brock Wright

    The Detroit Lions may have finally found their TE2 in Brock Wright
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Lions head coach Dan Campbell says tight end Brock Wright has made “big strides” in Year 2.For years now, the Detroit Lions have been looking for the perfect complement to T.J. Hockenson in their tight end room. They’ve rolled through Logan Thomas, Jesse James, Darren Fells, and a slew of young players in an effort to both backup Hockenson and find a piece that could be more of an in-line tight end to focus primarily on blocking.It’s f
  • Bubble watch, defense: Players who helped, hurt their cases vs. Falcons

    Bubble watch, defense: Players who helped, hurt their cases vs. Falcons
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images A closer look at the statuses of the Detroit Lions roster bubble on defense after Friday’s preseason opener.On Monday, we talked about the ever-shifting roster bubble on the offensive side of the ball. The breakout performances of guys like Devin Funchess and Tom Kennedy in the preseason opener certainly had us rethinking the ways the Detroit Lions may use their roster spots on the skill positions.But how much did Friday’s game against the Atlanta
  • Dan Campbell learned to fight in joint practices as a player, doesn’t want it as a coach

    Dan Campbell learned to fight in joint practices as a player, doesn’t want it as a coach
    Lions head coach Dan Campbell was once a player in the NFL and he shared some memories of his experiences in joint practices during Monday’s press conference. Campbell said that players learned to fight during those sessions “back in the day” and said the two lessons that were hammered home for him were that you [more]
  • What to watch for on episode 2 of Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’

    What to watch for on episode 2 of Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK A look at what we’re hoping to see in the second episode of Detroit Lions “Hard Knocks.”The first episode of the Detroit Lions “Hard Knocks” was so good. It was like watching the penultimate episode of “Breaking Bad” or the swimming pool episode of “The Simpsons.” It was the tv event of the century and rave reviews came with it. How can HBO top that in episode two? That’s a question that I can’
  • What to watch for episode 2 of Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’

    What to watch for episode 2 of Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK A look at what we’re hoping to see in the second episode of Detroit Lions “Hard Knocks.”The first episode of the Detroit Lions “Hard Knocks” was so good. It was like watching the penultimate episode of “Breaking Bad” or the swimming pool episode of “The Simpsons.” It was the tv event of the century and rave reviews came with it. How can HBO top that in episode two? That’s a question that I can’
  • What are the best Lions-Colts matchups for joint practices?

    What are the best Lions-Colts matchups for joint practices?
    Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts kick off two joint practices on Wednesday. Here are the best matchups to watch for.On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions will head down to Indianapolis(ish) for a couplet of joint practices with the Colts. It’s a unique opportunity for the Lions to not only face off against a good NFL team a few times throughout the week, but as Lions coach Dan Campbell said on Monday, he has already collaborated with Colts coach
  • Notes: Here’s what they’re saying about Aidan Hutchinson’s preseason debut

    Notes: Here’s what they’re saying about Aidan Hutchinson’s preseason debut
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images So far, so good — the rookie’s preseason showing is earning high marks. First he earned their love with a spectacular “Billie Jean” rendition. Now Detroit Lions rookie defensive end Aidan Hutchinson raising eyebrows on the field — as expected.
    The reviews are in after the University of Michigan grad’s preseason rookie debut against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Friday. While the Lions didn’t walk away with a wi
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai leaves practice early

    Halapoulivaati Vaitai leaves practice early
    Lions right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai left practice Monday after only a handful of snaps for an unknown reason, Kyle Meinke of mlive.com reports. Head coach Dan Campbell didn’t speak with reporters after practice. The Lions leave for Indianapolis on Tuesday as they will hold joint practices with the Colts beginning Wednesday. The Lions figure to [more]
  • Dan Campbell: Jeff Okudah’s preseason debut was encouraging

    Dan Campbell: Jeff Okudah’s preseason debut was encouraging
    Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah got his first taste of game action in nearly a year when against the Falcons last Friday. Okudah tore his Achilles in the first week of the 2021 season, which dashed any hopes that he’d rebound from a rocky rookie season. The third overall pick of the 2020 draft played 18 [more]
  • Lions training camp observations: Defense dominates the day

    Lions training camp observations: Defense dominates the day
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NET For perhaps the first day of all training camp, the Detroit Lions defense outplayed the offense during Monday’s practice. During Friday’s preseason game, the Detroit Lions' defense failed in two end-of-half scenarios. In the first half, with just 47 seconds left and just one timeout, Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder was able to drive 46 yards downfield, ending the half with a 47-yard field goal that tied up the ballgame. They also gave up the
  • Lions injury update: Jason Cabinda, Levi Onwuzurike’s status uncertain for Week 1

    Lions injury update: Jason Cabinda, Levi Onwuzurike’s status uncertain for Week 1
    Ryan Garza via Imagn Content Services, LLC Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell gave injury updates on Jason Cabinda and Levi Onwuzurike on Monday. The Detroit Lions are just over halfway through training camp and that means they are approaching the time of the offseason where they have to start looking towards the regular season with regards to players dealing with injuries.
    On Monday, coach Dan Campbell gave the media injury updates on fullback Jason Cabinda (PUP, ankle) and defensive tackle Levi
  • Lions preseason game 1: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Lions preseason game 1: The good, the bad and the ugly
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK Breaking down everything we learned from Friday’s tilt The long-awaited preseason bout between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons heralded football’s return (at least, another goalpost to that). But more importantly, what all did we learn from the Lions’ first return to live action against another professional football team? Who stood out, who flunked, and how did the systems honed by Dan Campbell and his coaching staff fare against an ex
  • Lions trim roster by three

    Lions trim roster by three
    The Lions have made a few roster cuts on Monday morning. Detroit announced the team has waived tight end Nolan Givan and center Ryan McCollum and released veteran tight end Garrett Griffin. Givan joined the club as an undrafted free agent in May. McCollum appeared in 13 games with one start for Detroit last year [more]
  • Lions release TE Garrett Griffin, waive TE Nolan Givan, C Ryan McCollum

    Lions release TE Garrett Griffin, waive TE Nolan Givan, C Ryan McCollum
    Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK The Detroit Lions have begun reducing their roster from 90 to 85 players, beginning with two tight ends and a reserve center. The Detroit Lions are required to reduce their 90-man roster down to 85 players by Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET, but they are getting a head start on the process on Monday, releasing tight end Garrett Griffin, and waiving UDFA rookie tight end Nolan Givan and third-string center Ryan McCollum.
    Griffin, who spent time with coach Dan
  • Monday Overreaction: The Lions defense kills the hype surrounding this team

    Monday Overreaction: The Lions defense kills the hype surrounding this team
    Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions defense bad on Friday, but how big of a deal is it?Things were going well for this Detroit Lions team. “Hard Knocks” was a big success, the Lions had a killer offseason with a great draft, and the camp highlights were fun and encouraging. After the Lions starters on offense drove down the field with ease against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, the hype around this team was an all-time fever-pitch high. Then the Lions defense hit the fiel
  • Bubble watch, offense: Players who helped, hurt their cases vs. Falcons

    Bubble watch, offense: Players who helped, hurt their cases vs. Falcons
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK A look at the Lions roster bubble players on offense who helped and hurt their case in Friday’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.The preseason is a huge opportunity for players that are hanging right around the roster bubble. Not only are these the first true live reps for a lot of players on the second and third team roster, but it’s opposite real competition against players who are just as hungry to fight for their professional lives
  • PFF grades: Detroit Lions’ offensive line earns high marks against Atlanta Falcons

    PFF grades: Detroit Lions’ offensive line earns high marks against Atlanta Falcons
    Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Detroit Lions’ starting offensive line graded as well as you think they did against the Falcons.On Sunday, we took a look at how the Detroit Lions defense scored in the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Now, we turn our attention to how Pro Football Focus graded a Lions offense that seemed to be a source for great optimism in wake of their 27-23 loss on Friday.
    Let’s dive into the grades and see if the people over at PFF sh
  • Open thread: Should the Lions make a preseason trade in 2022?

    Open thread: Should the Lions make a preseason trade in 2022?
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Should the Lions attempt to strengthen their roster with a trade or two before the regular season kicks off? One preseason game down, two to go. But with the regular season fast approaching, is there a chance the Detroit Lions make a few moves before cutdown day?
    Preseason trades are rarely blockbusters, but they can be impactful, for good and for bad. Last season, the Lions acquired Trinity Benson from the Denver Broncos, along with a 2023 sixth-rounder, for
  • If Ravens, Lamar Jackson don’t get a deal done by Week One, what happens next?

    If Ravens, Lamar Jackson don’t get a deal done by Week One, what happens next?
    Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has set a Week One deadline for getting a new contract in place with the team. Coach John Harbaugh has said a deal will get done when it gets done. So what happens if it doesn’t get done by Week One? Obviously, it could still get done after the first game [more]
  • Detroit Lions preseason rookie review: Hutchinson shines in Lions debut

    Detroit Lions preseason rookie review: Hutchinson shines in Lions debut
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK Examining how the Lions 2022 rookie class performed in Week 1 of the preseason.Week 1 of the NFL preseason is always a strange time. It feels like forever since any football has been played, and although preseason standings mean literally nothing, it’s an exciting feeling to have football back—even if we won’t get the real thing for nearly another month.
    In their one and only preseason game played at home this year, the Detroit Lions fell to
  • Tracy Walker takes jab at previous regime, explains why Detroit is now ‘home’

    Tracy Walker takes jab at previous regime, explains why Detroit is now ‘home’
    David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports The veteran safety turned down more lucrative offers to continue building a winner with people he knows and trusts. On Thursday, Lions safety Tracy Walker was a guest on 97.1’s Stoney & Jansen with Heather show. From previous reporting and statements made by the fifth-year veteran made it clear very early that he wanted to stay in Detroit in large part due to how he felt about the current coaching staff and front office management. The culture and locker
  • Tracy Walker takes jab a previous regime, explains why Detroit is now ‘home’

    Tracy Walker takes jab a previous regime, explains why Detroit is now ‘home’
    David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports The veteran safety turned down more lucrative offers to continue building a winner with people he knows and trusts. On Thursday, Lions safety Tracy Walker was a guest on 97.1’s Stoney & Jansen with Heather show. From previous reporting and statements made by the fifth-year veteran made it clear very early that he wanted to stay in Detroit in large part due to how he felt about the current coaching staff and front office management. The culture and locker
  • PFF grades: Lions defensive rookies make big impression in preseason debut

    PFF grades: Lions defensive rookies make big impression in preseason debut
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Detroit’s defense is still very much a work-in-progress, and the grades from Pro Football Focus back up what your eyes saw on Friday. The Detroit Lions preseason got underway with a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. For the most part, though, these exhibitions have little to do with the points on the scoreboard when the clock hits zero. There are many observers who find a different set of numbers to be much more valuable after the game is over: Pro
  • 53-man roster prediction 2.0: Post-Preseason Game 1 edition

    53-man roster prediction 2.0: Post-Preseason Game 1 edition
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK Jeremy Reisman and Erik Schlitt join forces to project the Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster based on what they saw at training camp and the first game of the preseason. The Detroit Lions have 13 training camp practices and one preseason game under their belt, so now is a good time to revisit their roster and project which players have the inside track for the 53-man team.Just like after spring practices, Jeremy Reisman and Erik Schlitt sat down and debated
  • Open thread: Which Lions players need to play more in preseason Week 2?

    Open thread: Which Lions players need to play more in preseason Week 2?
    Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK Breaking down the Detroit Lions we would like to see more of in Week 2 of the preseason vs. the Indianapolis Colts.Though the Detroit Lions started the preseason off with a loss, there are plenty of positives to take away. The first-team offense looked fantastic on the one drive that they got, and the offensive line was as good as advertised. Jared Goff felt very comfortable behind those guys, and we got to see a small glimpse of the positive reports we&rsquo
  • Thoughts on the Lions starters’ performances in preseason Game 1

    Thoughts on the Lions starters’ performances in preseason Game 1
    Detroit’s progress is evident in some areas more than others. In the Detroit Lions’ preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the starters on offense ended up playing just one series after both team's offenses drained nearly the entire first-quarter clock on their opening drives. On defense, a handful of starters saw just a couple series worth of plays before they were replaced by the reserves.
    Detroit’s offensive line looks the part
    After not playing a single snap togethe
  • What the Lions vs. Falcons snap counts tell us about position battles

    What the Lions vs. Falcons snap counts tell us about position battles
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Preseason snap counts can be telling as to where position battles currently stand. Here’s what we learned from the Detroit Lions’ preseason opener.Preseason snap counts can be very telling as to how the current depth chart is set up. It’s not only about what players get the most looks, but the order in which the players come into the game.
    Of course, teams will often try to keep their good players safe and limit their participation rates,
  • Week 1 report card: Offense shines, defense needs vast improvement vs. Falcons

    Week 1 report card: Offense shines, defense needs vast improvement vs. Falcons
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Handing out grades for the Detroit Lions’ first taste of NFL competition in over 7 months.School starts a little earlier here at Pride of Detroit as we hand out some grades for the Detroit Lions’ 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Preseason Game 1. I think most fans of the squad walked away “preseason happy” with the overall performance. The first team offense was crisp and we saw our shiniest new toy; 2nd over pick Aidan Hutchinso
  • Jared Goff rejected plan to sit out preseason opener

    Jared Goff rejected plan to sit out preseason opener
    The Lions offense took the field for their preseason opener against the Falcons with quarterback Jared Goff in the lineup, but that wasn’t the original plan. After the game, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that he planned for Goff to sit out on Friday night but changed directions after a conversation with the quarterback. [more]
  • POLL: Do you feel better, worse, or the same after Lions-Falcons?

    POLL: Do you feel better, worse, or the same after Lions-Falcons?
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images How’re you feeling about the Detroit Lions after their first bit of preseason action? The Detroit Lions put the first exhibition under their belt on Friday night when they narrowly lost a 27-23 contest to the Atlanta Falcons.
    Dan Campbell stuck to his comments from earlier this week when he said the starters would play around a quarter in the team’s preseason opener. For the first-team offense, things seemed to be humming along with Ben Johnson in
  • Jared Goff convinced Dan Campbell to play in preseason opener

    Jared Goff convinced Dan Campbell to play in preseason opener
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Once the Lions quarterback heard the entire offensive line was playing, he convince Dan Campbell to let him play in the preseason opener.Despite the Detroit Lions saying their plan was to play their starters for the first quarter, coach Dan Campbell decided in the middle of the week that he was going to rest quarterback Jared Goff for the preseason opener. He felt Goff was performing well enough at training camp that he had little to prove, so an injury risk
  • 5 takeaways from the Lions’ preseason loss to the Falcons

    5 takeaways from the Lions’ preseason loss to the Falcons
    Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports How did the Lions fare in their first taste of preseason football? The first preseason game of the Detroit Lions’ 2022 season is in the books! A win eluded the Lions as they fell late to the Atlanta Falcons, but in an otherwise meaningless game, there are more takeaways to be had than just the scoreboard.
    Is this what an elite offensive line looks like?
    It was just one drive against a fairly weak Falcons defense, but the offensive line lived up to the hype. De
  • What Just Happened? Lions vs. Falcons

    What Just Happened? Lions vs. Falcons
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ first preseason game. It’s been a long road. Almost four years, in fact, since the Lions won their last preseason game. Unfortunately, the Lions’ misery will continue, as they lose yet another preseason game. It was a mix of pretty and ugly on Friday night, but the Lions’ 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was all fun. It’s just nice to have football back. Even if it’s a losing effort b
  • Stock Report: Starting offensive line dominates, Aidan Hutchinson disruptive

    Stock Report: Starting offensive line dominates, Aidan Hutchinson disruptive
    Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports With one preseason game in the books for the Detroit Lions, we take stock of those who stood out and those who need to step up their game. The Detroit Lions took on the Atlanta Falcons in their first of three preseason games this offseason, finishing this contest with a 27-23 loss.
    Despite the loss, there was plenty to like about this game. The starting offense was dominating during the opening drive and several rookies showed up, but there were also a few players t
  • RECAP: Despite loss, Lions first-string offense shines in preseason opener

    RECAP: Despite loss, Lions first-string offense shines in preseason opener
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK The Detroit Lions continued their momentum from training camp with an impressive opening offensive drive before resting their starters the rest of the way.The Detroit Lions first-team offense has looked good for the first three weeks of training camp, but many began to wonder if that was more of an indictment of Detroit’s defense. In Friday night’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the Lions offense took an important step into showin
  • Drake London leaves with knee injury

    Drake London leaves with knee injury
    Falcons rookie receiver Drake London caught a 24-yard pass from Marcus Mariota on the opening drive, but he won’t see any more action against the Lions. London left the game with a knee injury and will not return tonight, the Falcons announced. London bounced up and ran off after safety DeShon Elliott tackled him, but [more]
  • Lions vs. Falcons preview: Preseason Week 1 expectations for the rookies

    Lions vs. Falcons preview: Preseason Week 1 expectations for the rookies
    Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK The preseason is the first of many tests for the Lions’ 2022 rookie class. Expectations are high, and the season kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons coming to town.The beginning of August is when nearly every team in the NFL believes they have a shot at success. Fan bases do all they can to convince themselves that this could finally be the year.While most would agree that the Detroit Lions are not currently in a position to compete for championships, many appe
  • Lions-Falcons bold prediction: Detroit’s defense starts Year 2 with a bang

    Lions-Falcons bold prediction: Detroit’s defense starts Year 2 with a bang
    Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK How much chemistry will we see from the Detroit Lions defense in their first preseason game and will it be enough to stop the Atlanta Falcons offense? It’s kool-aid season and if there wasn’t enough to be excited about already, “Hard Knocks” has given me a double dose of hope. There’s a lot of potential on this Lions team and tonight we get to see where their strengths lie against a new opponent.I think we’ll see lots of

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