Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions: Why Pat Shurmur is the best fit as head coach

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 1: Case Keenum<p>Before the Detroit Lions can think about winning a Super Bowl, they need to focus on winning their division. …

Pat Shurmur

The NFL’s best touchdown celebrations of the season — as picked by a theater critic

In the National Football League, the end zone is a stage, and this season, exuberant players have become Players in plays.<p>You can’t say you saw this coming when the notoriously humorless NFL relaxed its “No Fun League” scowl to allow at least a few more expressions of “Glee” — er, glee.<p>In: group …

Terrell Owens

How will the Detroit Lions change when Matt Patricia is in charge?

Matt Patricia is rumored to be the next Detroit Lions coach. If that happens, how much will Patricia try to make the Lions like his former …

NFL

Cincinnati Bengals: Is Teryl Austin a good hire for defense?

Recently, the Cincinnati Bengals tabbed Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator. Was this a good move by the team? It has been an interesting …

NFL

Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang added to Pro Bowl roster

CLOSE<p>Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez hand out their season MVP awards for the Detroit Lions.<p>T.J. Lang had a frustrating season.<p>Too many injuries, …

Detroit

Detroit Lions draft 2018: Players to watch in the East-West Shrine Game

The East-West Shrine Game may seem like the lesser of the two major NFL prospect all-star games, but Bob Quinn will be watching this Saturday and so …

Kenny Golladay

Detroit Lions mock draft 2018: Mel Kiper picks a pass rusher

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 7: Sam Hubbard #6 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after making a tackle for a loss in the second quarter against the …

Sports

Detroit Lions need improved defense for playoff success

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Case Keenum<p>If this season has proved anything, it’s that defense wins championships. If the Detroit Lions want …

NFL

These teams have never won the Super Bowl

About 1 million people are expected to visit Minneapolis during the week of the Super Bowl.<p>Around 10,000 volunteers have stepped forward in the Twin …

Super Bowl

New England Patriots prepared to lose both coordinators after season

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots reacts after winning the AFC Divisional Playoff game …

New England

Let Me Pick The Next Head Coach Of The Detroit Lions, Please!

The next head coach of the Detroit Lions?<p>That’s a question keeping local sports fans up at night wondering. Lions fans excel at wondering, especially about when the next gridiron disaster will occur.<p>Gossip has it that the next coach will be Matt Patricia, the defensive coordinator of the New …

NFL

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

Ravens’ ‘Tug-of-war’ touchdown celebration up for NFL Celebration of the Year

After the NFL revoked the penalties and fines for NFL celebrations, teams went wild. Players, groups and even entire 11-man squads had their fun …

Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions 2017 review: Matthew Stafford makes lemonade

The Detroit Lions have wrapped up the 2017 season. Over the next several days, MLive.com will hand out reviews for each of the team's position groups.

Matthew Stafford

Two Detroit Lions land on PFWA’s 2017 All-Rookie Team

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18: Jamal Agnew #39 of the Detroit Lions returns an 88 yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against …

NFL

The Many Facial Hair Looks Of Matt Patricia

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Matt Patricia is reportedly the next Detroit Lions head coach.<p>Patricia is currently the defensive coordinator of the New …

New England

Is Matt Patricia A Good Fit For Lions?

All signs point to the <b>Detroit Lions</b> hiring New England Patriots defensive coordinator <b>Matt Patricia</b> as their next head coach. The NFL’s tampering …

Jim Caldwell

What will Matt Patricia look like as Detroit Lions head coach?

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Defensive Coodinator Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots looks on before the AFC Divisional Playoff game against …

New England

Detroit Lions rookie Jamal Agnew named All-NFL by the PFWA

DETROIT -- Jamal Agnew had already cleared one hurdle as an All-Pro with the Associated Press, and now, another high honor has come to the …

Michigan

Saints QB Brees: No Plans To Field Offers From Other Teams

METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Drew Brees says he still expects to remain with the New Orleans Saints as long as they’ll have him.NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER …

Drew Brees

Matt Patricia fundamentally perfect fit for Detroit Lions

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots looks on before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at …

New England

The Detroit Lions wide receivers will be scary in 2018

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 29: Marvin Jones<p>In 2018, the Detroit Lions will start two receivers that reached 1,000 yards last season along with an …

NFL

Ex-Michigan LB Pierre Woods: Matt Patricia will make Lions 'champions'

CLOSE<p>A look at how first-year Detroit Lions head coaches have fared since 1978. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP<p>On the day that Pierre Woods was fired from his …

New England

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

Detroit Lions land two Bob Quinn picks on PFWA's All-Rookie Team

Bob Quinn got one rookie on the list last year, but this time, two of his picks pulled in the honor.

Michigan

Detroit Lions 2017 season in review: Matthew Stafford

2018 will be a big year for Matthew Stafford, as the Detroit Lions’ QB looks to justify his record-setting contract. Here’s a look back at last …

NFL

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 coaching carousel: Matt Patricia near certain to be named Detroit Lions coach

The Patriots defensive coordinator will team up with a familiar face in the GM role in Detroit<p>Matt Patricia is a virtual lock to be the next coach of …

Football (U.S.)

Lions and Titans could be racing each other to capture the Patriot Way

Two struggling franchises hired former Patriots executives to oversee inherited coaches two years ago. Both are making moves for their own hires now, …

Mike Vrabel

2018 NFC North Preview

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Cody Whitehair<p>What does the NFC North look like at this point?<p><b>Chicago Bears</b><p><b>Upcoming Free Agents</b>: 20<p><b>Must Re-Sign</b>: Prince …

NFL