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  1. Packers will beat Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It would be easy to point to Aaron Rodgers' 9-1 record against Detroit and say as long as he's playing, Green Bay will win. The reason the Packers will win Sunday has a lot to do with Rodgers, but it also has more to do with the ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Morning Roar: Stafford against the Packers

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- There are few teams in the NFL that Matthew Stafford has faced more often in the NFL than his division rival, the Green Bay Packers. And typically, it has not gone well for the sixth-year quarterback when he has faced the NFC ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Inside Detroit's three turnovers vs. Carolina

    Michael Rothstein

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Calvin Johnson stood at his locker Sunday afternoon and lamented the obvious, something he experienced far too often last season. Turnovers once again destroyed the Detroit Lions on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers in the 24...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. By the numbers: Detroit's loss to Carolina

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Here's a weekly look at some numbers behind the Detroit Lions' 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers. 0 - Turnovers caused by Detroit against Carolina. 1 - Reception by Calvin Johnson when Matthew Stafford threw the ball more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Taking away Tate hurt Detroit's offense

    Michael Rothstein

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Detroit Lions signed Golden Tate as their biggest free-agent acquisition in March, they did so with the plan he would open up the entire offense. He would become a sticky target for Matthew Stafford and deflect attention a...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A few thoughts on the Detroit Lions' 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. What it means: Before Sunday's game started, this looked like a good opportunity for the Lions to take advantage of a team minus...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  7. Lions Mailbag: Offensive line issues

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have a giant, LaAdrian Waddle-sized hole at right tackle and if you don't think that could hurt their game plan this week, well, you underestimate the importance of good offensive line play. We cover that and...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  8. Morning Roar: Limiting the Lions' drops

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It was an issue throughout the 2013 season. There would be a critical passing down or a big play that needed to be made. Matthew Stafford would throw the ball. It would reach the receiver. The receiver would look to catch it. ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  9. Johnson thinks HOF talk is 'awesome'

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Calvin Johnson is eight years into his NFL career and widely considered the best wide receiver in the game. So now, at what is at least the midway point in his career, the discussion of whether or not his career ends in the Pr...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Rising/Falling: Detroit Lions Week 2

    Michael Rothstein

    Each week, we'll take a look at who or what might be rising or falling with the Detroit Lions. RISING: CB Nevin Lawson: The rookie fourth-round pick out of Utah State was forced into the game when Bill Bentley tore his ACL early in the first qu...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  11. Inside Matthew Stafford's touchdown run

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford wasn't expecting to run. Yet on Monday night against the New York Giants, facing a third-and-goal, Stafford looked more mobile than he ever has. The preparation for what turned into a 5-yard touchdown run for Stafford --...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  12. Lions' run game still needs work

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- An examination of what the Lions must do after their win over the Giants: The numbers were at least a little bit staggering for the Detroit Lions at first. One half into their season, and half of their offense became essentially ineffec...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. Lions up to No. 13 in Power Rankings

    Michael Rothstein

    After one week, the Detroit Lions are starting to make an impression on our many voters in ESPN's weekly Power Rankings. The Lions, who were sitting right in the middle of the NFL at No. 16 last week, bumped up to No. 13 this week in the latest po...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  14. Stafford has one of best nights of his career

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford saw the rusher coming and with a quick move, he made New York Giants defensive tackle Damontre Moore miss him entirely. Then he looked up the field, saw Calvin Johnson and 67 yards later, the Lions had their first touch...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- A few thoughts on the Detroit Lions' 35-14 win over the Giants at Ford Field. What it means: The Lions have to be pleased with what they saw Monday night in Jim Caldwell's head coaching debut. It is only one game, to be sure, but the Li...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  16. Morning Roar: W2W4 vs. Giants

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have been here before, so perhaps Monday night feels a little bit familiar even if so much has completely changed. The last time the Lions ran out of the Ford Field tunnel in a game that counted, they were still in playoff conten...

    Blog | September 08, 2014