Ameer Abdullah

NFL Insiders predict: Le'Veon Bell's best 2018 team fit

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said last week that he's prepared to sit out a season, or even retire, if he is hit with the franchise …

Le'Veon Bell

Detroit Lions possess one of the NFL’s worst positional groups

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04: A Detroit Lions fan looks on before a NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 4, …

NFL

The Lions were the only away team to beat the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium

Detroit is making staff changes because it couldn't win the games against playoff teams. A Week 4 contest now looks like the ultimate anomaly on the …

U.S. Bank Stadium

The clock is ticking for Bob Quinn

When Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford cleaned house in the middle of the 2015 season, it marked a new era of Lions football. Ford family financial advisor Rod Wood was given the reigns of the business, and together they brought on general manager Bob Quinn to run the football operations.<p>With a …

Kenny Golladay

NFL Draft 2018: Updated Order and Mock Draft After Saturday's Divisional Results

As more teams fall out of the playoffs, more NFL fans turn their attention toward the 2018 NFL draft.<p>The NFL Scouting Combine doesn't get underway until February 27, yet the draft is already the hottest topic for most fans in the wake of Saturday's divisional-round results.<p>There, the Atlanta …

Roquan Smith

Will the Detroit Lions add a running back? Absolutely!

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 27: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens tackles running back Ameer Abdullah #21 of the Detroit Lions …

NFL

The Detroit Lions don't need a new RB, they need an overhaul

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” production team has run the same graphic to describe the Lions’ run game for the past two years. Lions fans know it well; it’s the one where the car slowly rolls down a road and begins breaking down part by part.<p>It’s a little too on-the-nose and clunky, but it gets …

Theo Riddick

When narratives ruined us in 2017 fantasy football

Last week we looked at some of the instances where coach speak ruined us in the 2017 fantasy football season. A decent chunk of narratives were …

Adrian Peterson

NFL Mock Draft 2018: Giants, Lions rebrand offense; Packers, Jets go defense

Our latest NFL mock draft for 2018 features more quarterbacks in the top 10, meaning big offensive changes for teams picking high. But plenty of …

Jameis Winston

Rogers: Uncertainty clouds possible Patricia-Lions union

Sports Illustrated writer says Matt Patricia may favor coaching in New York instead of Detroit

Mike Vrabel

Jacksonville's Yannick Ngakoue accuses former Husker Richie Incognito of using racial slurs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue says Buffalo Bills guard and former Husker Richie Incognito used "weak …

Rex Burkhead

Grading the Lions: Mediocre results means mediocre marks

CLOSE<p>Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor discuss their takeaways from the Lions' 2017 season, GM …

Detroit

Jeff Ratcliffe's Initial 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings

The best part about fantasy football is the season never ends. Sure, technically speaking, the 2017 NFL regular season is over. But we’re in the …

Football (U.S.)

Feelings Are Mixed About This ‘Friends’ Style Parody Of The 2017 Lions Run Game

<b>By @GeorgeJFox</b>The Detroit Lions’ attempts to establish a run game in 2017 is now a “Friends” intro parody thanks to a fan-made video posted to …

Theo Riddick

16 amazing stats from the 2017 NFL season

The Saints' dynamic rushing duo made beautiful music together in the regular season. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports<p>From rookie quarterbacks to the …

NFL

Bob Quinn “Absolutely” Intends To Add A Running Back — But Who?

<i>By: Will Burchfield</i> <br>@burchie_kidThe Lions had faith in their running game entering this season thanks to a bolstered offensive line and the healthy …

Derrius Guice

Why the Lions finally decided to fire Jim Caldwell

Caldwell went to the playoffs twice during his four-year tenure in Detroit. But the Lions failed to win a playoff game or the NFC North.<p>The Detroit Lions fired head coach Jim Caldwell after four seasons with the franchise. Caldwell, who went 36-28 during his stint in Detroit, went to the playoffs …

Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell's Detroit Lions tenure spoke for itself: New captain needed

CLOSE<p>Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez and columnist Shawn Windsor discuss their takeaways from the Lions' 2017 season, GM …

Jim Caldwell

Bob Quinn expects Lions will add a running back

The Lions finished 30th in rushing yards during the 2016 season and then made big changes to their offensive line in the offseason while leaving the …

NFL

Jim Caldwell has been fired as the head coach of the Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions on the side lines against the Green Bay Packers sat Ford Field on December …

Jim Caldwell

Lions beat Packers 35-11 and Caldwell stays calm, collected

DETROIT (AP) — Jim Caldwell's cool and calm demeanor was on display in what might've been his last game as coach of the Detroit Lions.<p>Caldwell chatted with each of his players as they stretched before the game, as he always does. And after it, he didn't seem to give anyone an indication his future …

Jim Caldwell

Bills end playoff drought, Browns finish 0-16

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The Buffalo Bills snapped the longest current non-playoff drought in North American pro sports with a 22-16 victory Sunday …

Harrison Butker

WATCH: Lions' trick play ends with Matthew Stafford catching a two-point conversion - CBSSports.com

The Lions saved arguably their best play of the season for their last game<p>Jim Caldwell's final week with the Lions will reportedly be Week 17 and so, …

Football (U.S.)

NFL Wrap: Bills secure playoff football for the first time since 1999, plus playoff picture

THE longest active playoff drought in the four major American sports leagues is finally over.<p>The Buffalo Bills are going to the playoffs.<p>For the …

Sport (Australia)

Lions GM Bob Quinn plan to add running back in 2018

ALLEN PARK -- Bob Quinn could have drafted Dalvin Cook or Joe Mixon. He could have had Alvin Kamara or Kareem Hunt.<p>Instead, the Detroit Lions general …

Michigan

2017 Year in Review: Our Fantasy Football New Year's Resolutions

Our trio of Fantasy football experts share their New Year's Resolutions heading into 2018.<p>So long, 2017.<p>You were a year of injuries, high-profile …

Jameis Winston

Stafford's three TDs lift Lions past Packers

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes and the Detroit Lions beat the turnover-prone and short-handed Green Bay Packers 35-11 Sunday …

Davante Adams

Short-handed Packers fall to Detroit 35-11 in finale

<b>DETROIT —</b> Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes and the Detroit Lions beat the turnover-prone and short-handed Green Bay Packers 35-11 Sunday …

Davante Adams

Detroit Lions finish season strong, defeat depleted Packers 35-11

The Detroit Lions were able to finish their season on a positive note, defeating their NFC North rivals, the Green Bay Packers, 35-11.<p>Heading into …

NFL

Stafford's 3 TD Passes Lift Lions To 35-11 Win Over Packers

<i>Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions runs for yardage against the Green Bay Packers during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on December 29,</i> …

Davante Adams