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  1. Lions history by the numbers: 70-61

    Michael Rothstein

    We'll be looking at the history of the Detroit Lions from a little bit different perspective -- history through the numbers. Each weekday will feature a set of numbers counting down from 100. The series continues with Nos. 70-61. Most of the numbe...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Lions Mailbag: Another look at the draft

    Michael Rothstein

    As free agency starts to wind down -- at least the impact portion of it -- the Detroit Lions are going to start to focus on the NFL draft. Who they take and what positions they are targeting are going to be the major points of discussion over the ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  3. Meet the free agent: K David Akers

    Michael Rothstein

    Every day we'll take a look at one of the Detroit Lions heading for free agency, what he has meant to the team, and a prognosis on whether or not he'll be back with the club in 2014. To view the entire series to date, click this link. Free agen...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. Lions will not bring back Akers, Idonije

    Michael Rothstein

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the Detroit Lions head toward free agency in under three weeks and the team works on landing an extension for Ndamukong Suh, the team has decided it won't bring back a handful of other free agents. Players not expected back incl...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  5. Where Lions rated in high school: Defense

    Michael Rothstein

    Recruiting has been deemed a completely inexact proposition seemingly forever. Guys who are highly rated don't pan out. Guys who were walk-ons turn into NFL players and, sometimes, stars. So as teams across the country sign players Wednesday, here...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. Lions position outlook: Special teams

    Michael Rothstein

    A coach has been hired. A staff is being filled out. The Detroit Lions offseason and planning for the 2014 season is officially here. To start that process, we will look at each position group over the next two weeks, analyze what worked and what ...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  7. Ten plays that shaped Lions season -- No. 1

    Michael Rothstein

    Over the past two weeks, we looked at critical plays in the 2013 Detroit Lions season, counting back from 10 all the way to today. Not all of them were bad and certainly, with the way the Lions cratered to a 7-9 finish, were not all good. Some may...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  8. Quick look at Lions headed for free agency

    Michael Rothstein

    While the Detroit Lions are focusing on their coaching search, there are a number of Detroit players who don't know if they will be returning to the Lions later this year. Some of them are under contract, but many others are free agents. And while...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  9. Detroit Lions season wrap-up

    Michael Rothstein

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 21 Preseason Power Ranking: 24 Biggest surprise: The offensive line was supposed to be one of the biggest question marks for the Lions this season with three new starters and ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. Lions sign 10 to futures contracts

    Michael Rothstein

    Not surprising, but the Detroit Lions have signed 10 players to futures contracts, including the majority of its practice squad. Wide receivers Corey Fuller, Carlin Isles, Patrick Edwards and Cody Wilson all received deals, along with running back...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on the Detroit Lions' season-ending 14-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. What it means: The end. The end of a lot of things. The certain end of the Lions' season, a collapse from holding their own destiny in the NFC N...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  12. Johnson finishes fifth in Pro Bowl fan votes

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson finished fifth in the fan voting for the Pro Bowl, one of the ways players are determined for the selection to the All-Star game, which will be announced tonight at 9 ET. Other players didn't fare so well in the...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  13. Patterson approaching return record

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- If he's able to return one kickoff for just four yards on Sunday, Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson will break the Minnesota Vikings' record for kickoff return yards in a single season. Special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  14. Lions don't move much in Pro Bowl votes

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson remains fifth among all vote-getters for this year's Pro Bowl. Johnson now trails Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch in the voting. With 817,934 votes, Johnson trails Lynch for fourth ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  15. Lions remain steady in Pro Bowl voting

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The season is winding down and the Pro Bowl race continues to intensify. As he has been throughout the season, Calvin Johnson remained in the top 10 of all vote-getters this week, still at No. 5 with 739,701 votes -- tops amon...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  16. Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 14

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 19-17 win over Seattle: Gore comes through: In the previous three games, the San Francisco 49ers' ground game struggled. Sunday, though, it helped fuel the win over t...

    Blog | December 09, 2013