• Home teams winless on Thanksgiving for third consecutive year

    Home teams winless on Thanksgiving for third consecutive year
    Home-field advantage has largely disappeared in the NFL in recent years, and Thanksgiving has been no exception. All three home teams lost on Thursday: The Lions lost to the Bears, the Cowboys lost to the Raiders and the Saints lost to the Bills. This was the third consecutive Thanksgiving in which the road teams won [more]
  • Thursday Night Football open thread: Cowboys at Saints

    Thursday Night Football open thread: Cowboys at Saints
    Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images These teams are looking to rebound on Thursday Night. Tonight’s edition of Thursday Night Football features two teams trying to get out of slumps.
    Losers of four straight, the New Orleans Saints will turn to a new quarterback in hopes of righting the ship. Trevor Siemian, the backup for an injured Jameis Winston, has struggled of late, so Swiss Army Knife Taysom Hill will get the start. The Saints will still be without star running back Alvin Kamara, but M
  • Notes: Penei Sewell ranked among PFF’s top rookies for first time since Week 1

    Notes: Penei Sewell ranked among PFF’s top rookies for first time since Week 1
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images A rare bright spot following the rough Thanksgiving Day game. Detroit Lions tackle Penei Sewell is back in PFF’s list of top 15 rookies for the first time since Week 1.
    Each week, PFF’s Michael Renner ranks his top 15 rookies and Sewell came in at ... well, No. 15. Not too terrible for a team standing at 0-10-1.Sewell’s Thanksgiving Day performance earned him a spot among the best this week due to his excellent run blocking. He received a 93.2 g
  • D’Andre Swift remains out of Lions practice

    D’Andre Swift remains out of Lions practice
    Earlier this week, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said it was hard to see running back D'Andre Swift playing in Sunday’s game against Minnesota. That’s looking more and more like it will be the case. After sitting out Wednesday’s practice, Swift was once again a non-participant with his shoulder injury. Swift’s absence would significantly impact [more]
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  • Injury report: Penei Sewell returns to practice; Swift, Flowers continue to sit

    Injury report: Penei Sewell returns to practice; Swift, Flowers continue to sit
    Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images With his illness in the rearview mirror, Sewell returns to right tackle. The Detroit Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13, their fifth division matchup of the season, and while they are still working through quite a few injuries, they were able to return their first round draft pick, Penei Sewell, back to the starting lineup.
    Let’s take a look at the Lions’ official injury report for Thursday, noting that the Changes from Wednesday&rs
  • Aaron Glenn: Defensive coverage at end of Thanksgiving loss was my fault

    Aaron Glenn: Defensive coverage at end of Thanksgiving loss was my fault
    The Bears were driving for a go-ahead field goal late in last Thursday’s game against the Lions, but it looked like Detroit would get the ball back with a chance to win when they forced a 3rd-and-nine with 1:54 left to play in the game. That wouldn’t come to pass, however. The Lions called two [more]
  • Lions DC Aaron Glenn takes blame over Will Harris on third-and-4 vs. Bears

    Lions DC Aaron Glenn takes blame over Will Harris on third-and-4 vs. Bears
    Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images “To me, every player’s failure is my failure.” — Aaron Glenn After the Detroit Lions’ last-second loss to the Chicago Bears, much was made of the coaches’ decision to call back-to-back timeouts late in the game. The infraction came when both head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn pleaded to officials to grant them a second timeout because there was a miscommunication in the Lions' defense and Detroit was
  • NFL Week 13 expert picks moneyline, against the spread

    NFL Week 13 expert picks moneyline, against the spread
    Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images A lot of very important games in the AFC and a couple of good ones in the NFC. Our staff makes their picks for all 14 games.We have officially entered December football, as teams that aren’t the Detroit Lions make their final push for the postseason. Across the league, there still seems to be a severe lack of elite, unbeatable teams that we usually crown around this time of year. The closest thing we’ve got is a 9-2 Arizona Cardin
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  • Scouting report: Are the Minnesota Vikings gearing up for a playoff run?

    Scouting report: Are the Minnesota Vikings gearing up for a playoff run?
    Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images A closer look at the Minnesota Vikings—a team that has been in every single game, but doesn’t look like the Vikings we’re used tot seeing.The last time the Detroit Lions faced the Minnesota Vikings, they took the lead with 37 seconds left. It seemed almost a sure thing they’d walk away from U.S. Bank Stadium with their first win under Dan Campbell.Obviously, it didn’t play out that way. Greg Joseph nailed a 53-yarder as time
  • 2022 NFL Draft preview with Kent Lee Platte

    2022 NFL Draft preview with Kent Lee Platte
    The MathBomb is back to give his thoughts on the 2022 quarterback draft class, pick out great fits for the Lions, and enter the Thibodeaux vs. Hutchinson debate.Now that we’re past Thanksgiving and the Detroit Lions are still winless, it’s time to start pivoting our coverage towards the future. We’ll still have plenty of coverage for each upcoming game and ample post-game news and analysis, but yes, it’s time to start talking about the 2022 NFL Draft. The Lions not only
  • The history of the Detroit Lions vs. 10-loss seasons

    The history of the Detroit Lions vs. 10-loss seasons
    Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images Taking a look back at some of the Lions’ worst seasons in franchise history.0-10-1 is not what any Detroit Lions fans wanted, but it feels like it was expected. It’s Minnesota Vikings week, but since we’ve already learned about the history of the Lions and Vikings, let’s take a look back at all the times the Lions have lost 10 games in a season instead.How many times?Alright, now that half of the readers have left, let’s get go
  • POLL: Which Lions-Vikings player will outperform their fantasy projections?

    POLL: Which Lions-Vikings player will outperform their fantasy projections?
    Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Where is the Lions offense going to come from? The Detroit Lions have exactly one weapon on offense, and now it looks like D’Andre Swift will be absent this weekend. Swift has been the lone bright spot, especially with T.J. Hockenson regressing, so the Lions might look even worse than usual while the dynamic running back misses time. That will surely make for great viewing.
    Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are in the Wild Card hunt, mostly thanks to the offense.
  • Notes: Amani Oruwariye AKA ‘Lucky Charms’ among best CBs in passer rating allowed

    Notes: Amani Oruwariye AKA ‘Lucky Charms’ among best CBs in passer rating allowed
    Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images The Lions third-year cornerback is third in the NFL in interceptions, and while he’s getting some luck, he’s also creating his own.Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker has yet to pull in an interception this year, but he isn’t sweating it. He knows he’s playing well, and to try and push to get an interception could be counterproductive. He just wants to go about doing his job.
    Plus, he believes quarterbacks
  • Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff hopes to offer help to Oxford High School after shooting

    Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff hopes to offer help to Oxford High School after shooting
    Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Goff has offered support to a tragedy-stricken community before and is hoping to do so again in the wake of a Michigan tragedy.Before Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff was going to be asked questions from the media, he wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the tragedy at Oxford High School, a public school in Oakland County, Michigan that endured a school shooting on Tuesday, resulting in the deaths of at least four people.“You never think it’s
  • Michael Pierce returns to Vikings practice

    Michael Pierce returns to Vikings practice
    The Vikings may be getting an important piece of their defensive line back this week. Defensive tackle Michael Pierce practiced on Wednesday for the first time in two months. Pierce has missed the last seven games while on injured reserve with an elbow injury, but the team designated him for return as they began on-field [more]
  • Penei Sewell, D’Andre Swift, Trey Flowers among 6 who miss practice

    Penei Sewell, D’Andre Swift, Trey Flowers among 6 who miss practice
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images The Lions are banged up once again. The Detroit Lions were back on the practice field on Wednesday as they prepare to host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13. Six players missed practice on Wednesday, including four starters, and the news surrounding running back D’Andre Swift does not sound optimistic.
    Let’s take a look at the Lions’ official injury report for Wednesday, noting that the new injuries are bolded.
    No practice
    RB D’Andre Swift
  • Report: D’Andre Swift could miss ‘multiple weeks’ with shoulder injury

    Report: D’Andre Swift could miss ‘multiple weeks’ with shoulder injury
    Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images The Lions will need to lean on Jamaal Williams “quite a bit”. Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift is having a career season, but all along he has been nursing injuries. Typically, the Lions have limited his workload during weekday practices so he could be as healthy as possible come game day. Unfortunately, his most recent shoulder injury, suffered on Thanksgiving Day against the Chicago Bears, appears to be more significant than the previ
  • Former Detroit Lions special teams coordinator Stan Kwan passes away at age 54

    Former Detroit Lions special teams coordinator Stan Kwan passes away at age 54
    Kwan spent 10 years in the Detroit Lions’ special team department over two stints in the late 1990s and early 2000s.The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that former Detroit Lions special teams coordinator Stan Kwan has died at the way-too-young age of 54.Kwan served on the Lions’ coaching staff in two different stints. From 1997 to 2000, Kwan was the assistant special teams coach. Then after a short stint with the Arizona Cardinals, he re-joined the Lions in 2004, first serv
  • 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Dane Brugler explains his Detroit Lions picks

    2022 NFL Mock Draft: Dane Brugler explains his Detroit Lions picks
    Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images One of the best draft experts out there—Dane Brugler—joined our show on Tuesday to explains his two Detroit Lions selections in his first 2022 NFL mock draft.The Athletic’s Dane Brugler is considered one of the most thorough and locked-in NFL Draft experts there is in the media. His draft guide—typically published in April—is considered a bible by some draftniks, and—at the very least—it is an extremely helpful resource even
  • Lions release OT Darrin Paulo from practice squad, protect same 4 players in Week 13

    Lions release OT Darrin Paulo from practice squad, protect same 4 players in Week 13
    Junfu Han via Imagn Content Services, LLC Steven Montez, Bruce Hector, Shayne Zylstra, and Aldrick Rosas are protectedPer Tuesday’s NFL transaction report, the Detroit Lions have released offensive tackle Darrin Paulo and protected the same four players from the practice squad.
    Paulo joined the Lions back in the Spring of 2021 and was in Detroit through training camp but was released at cut downs. In mid-October, he was re-signed to the team's practice squad for depth, but with four tackle
  • Open thread: Was cutting Da’Shawn Hand the right move?

    Open thread: Was cutting Da’Shawn Hand the right move?
    Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Lions finally cut the cord on the Da’Shawn Hand experiment. The Detroit Lions released Da’Shawn Hand from injured reserve with an injury settlement Tuesday, ending his almost four-year tenure with the team. Hand has struggled to stay healthy since breaking out his rookie year, and the new regime decided to stop holding out hope for Hand to get right.Question of the day: Was cutting Da’Shawn Hand the right move?My answer
  • Former NFL assistant coach Stan Kwan dies at 54

    Former NFL assistant coach Stan Kwan dies at 54
    Long-time NFL assistant coach Stan Kwan died this week. He was 54. The 49ers and Lions sent their condolences to Kwan’s friends and family in social media posts Tuesday. Kwan spent three decades as an NFL assistant coach. He most recently worked for the 49ers as a special teams assistant from 2018-20. Kwan began his [more]
  • NFL Thanksgiving games averaged 29.7 million viewers, highest since 1998

    NFL Thanksgiving games averaged 29.7 million viewers, highest since 1998
    The NFL saw its biggest average audience for Thanksgiving games in 23 years. The league announced today that the three Thanksgiving games (Bears-Lions, Raiders-Cowboys and Bills-Saints) averaged 29.7 million viewers, which was the highest average viewership for Thanksgiving games since 1998, when there were two games and those two also averaged 29.7 million. The viewership [more]
  • Report: Lions to release Da’Shawn Hand from IR with an injury settlement

    Report: Lions to release Da’Shawn Hand from IR with an injury settlement
    Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images Hand’s time in Detroit is over. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Detroit Lions are releasing defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand from injured reserve with an injury settlement.
    “The #Lions are releasing DL Da’Shawn Hand off IR today with an injury settlement, source said,” Pelissero Tweeted. “Should be healthy in a few weeks. Potential D-line help for a playoff-bound team.”
    Drafted in the fourth round of
  • Lions cut Da’Shawn Hand

    Lions cut Da’Shawn Hand
    Lions defensive lineman Da'shawn Hand will get a chance to finish this season elsewhere. Hand is being released off injured reserve today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. That means any team can claim him right now, although it’s unlikely that anyone will. More likely, he’ll clear waivers and become a free agent, and [more]
  • NFL Week 13 power rankings: Detroit Lions land at 32 in all major rankings

    NFL Week 13 power rankings: Detroit Lions land at 32 in all major rankings
    Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Exploring how the national media views the Lions after a loss to the Bears on Thanksgiving Day. The Detroit Lions lost to the Chicago Bears for the second time this season, this time on Thanksgiving Day, bringing their record to a dismal 0-10-1 on the season.The Lions held the lead with eight and a half minutes remaining in the game but ended up allowing the Bears to run out the clock and kick a game-winning field goal—the fourth time that has happened to t
  • Lions vs. Bears Song of the Game: “Look On Down From The Bridge” by Mazzy Star

    Lions vs. Bears Song of the Game: “Look On Down From The Bridge” by Mazzy Star
    Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images It’s still raining, up here. Around this time a year ago, Detroit Lions fans were celebrating a victory after Thanksgiving. Not, like, a victory in the win column or anything like that, no, they were celebrating the firing of former Lions head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn. And trust me when I tell you it was a celebration, unlike any victory Patricia put in the standings ever elicited
  • Dan Campbell wants the Lions playing spoiler now

    Dan Campbell wants the Lions playing spoiler now
    Plenty of teams remain in the hunt for playoff spots in the NFC, but the Lions are not one of them. At 0-10-1, the Lions are trying to avoid the second winless season in franchise history and they’ll be making that bid against some of the teams who still have postseason aspirations. That includes the [more]
  • Week 13 NFC playoff picture: Status quo on top, but changes in the Wild Card race

    Week 13 NFC playoff picture: Status quo on top, but changes in the Wild Card race
    Week 12 ended with Washington beating Seattle 17-15 on Monday night and that win led to a change in the makeup of the Wild Card race in the NFC. Washington’s third straight win has lifted them to the No. 7 position in the conference with six weeks left in the regular season. They also dug [more]
  • WATCH LIVE: Detroit Lions 15-hour charity marathon with guests, prizes!

    WATCH LIVE: Detroit Lions 15-hour charity marathon with guests, prizes!
    Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Our huge Lions marathon show goes live at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Come join, donate and let’s have ourselves a good time.Today is the final day of our Movember charity drive, where we’re raising money for RAINN, the biggest anti-sexual violence organization in America. RAINN provides a 24/7 anonymous sexual assault hotline, establishes programs to prevent sexual assault and provides resources for sexual assault survivors.So to clo

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