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  1. Three games down, Connor Barth is perfect for Broncos

    Jeff Legwold

    SAN DIEGO -- A few weeks ago Connor Barth was just another guy hoping for another NFL chance. He was a kicker in search of a team who wanted him to kick, and the numbers at the position can make that a frustrating process without much optimism alo...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
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  3. Ezekiel Ansah growing into a force for Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- LaAdrian Waddle shook his head when he heard the number. The topic was his teammate, Ezekiel Ansah, and while he has an appreciation for how much the Detroit Lions defensive end has grown, the number put it in perspective. On ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  4. Morning Roar: Respecting the Lions run defense

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- The reputation is starting to manifest in actual games now. The Detroit Lions have spent the majority of the season as one of the top rushing defenses in the NFL -- but early on at least, even if teams saw the numbers, they might still ...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  5. Understanding the Detroit Lions defense by the numbers

    Michael Rothstein

    A month ago, the Detroit Lions were trying to aim to be one of the top defenses in recent NFL history. That pace has fallen off a little bit in several areas, but the Lions still have a lot to like with their top-ranked defense. As we did a month ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  6. Cards' Super Bowl fate rests in secondary

    Josh Weinfuss

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sometimes numbers lie. Sometimes they only tell part of a story. When Sunday's game at University of Phoenix Stadium kicked off, the numbers suggested the Arizona Cardinals' secondary wouldn't be able to stop Detroit Lions recei...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  7. A by the numbers look at Golden Tate's massive season

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate grabs the ball anywhere on the field and once that happens, that's when his real skills begin. Sure, the former Notre Dame receiver has some of the best hands in the NFL and has dropped just ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  8. Lions Morning Roar: Defense by the numbers

    Michael Rothstein

    At the midway point of the season, we're going to take a look at the Detroit Lions' defensive numbers, which have been a major factor in the team's 6-2 start to the 2014 season. Here are Detroit's defensive rankings (courtesy of ESPN Stats & I...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  9. Starter Pack: NFC North favorites no more

    Rob Demovsky

    A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat. GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers' stranglehold on the NFC North could be coming to end. At least that's the way the number crunchers over at ESPN's see things. Accor...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  10. Morning Roar: Lions offense by the numbers

    Michael Rothstein

    Here at the midway point of the season for the Detroit Lions, we're going to take a quick look at the numbers that might have gotten the team to their 6-2 start. Here are the rankings on offense (provided by ESPN Stats & Information): QBR: ...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  11. Marc Trestman, Jay Cutler not getting much TV face time

    Michael C. Wright

    Why such matters are analyzed seems trivial, but nonetheless they certainly make for interesting conversation. A Wall Street Journal reporter watched two full games for every team in the NFL this season, and counted the number of times each head c...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  12. A by the numbers understanding of the Lions' defense

    Michael Rothstein

    Through six weeks, the Detroit Lions have put together one of the better defensive performances in recent memory. The Lions are in the top 7 in almost every defensive category, and while numbers can tell only part of what is going on with Detroit,...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  13. Number crunching: Raiders' chances of going 0-16 is slim

    Bill Williamson

    In ESPN's latest NFL Power Rankings, the 0-4 Oakland Raiders are ranked No. 32, while the 0-5 Jacksonville Jaguars are No. 31. Yet, according to (via ESPN Stats & Information), the Raiders have a smaller chance to finish 0-16 th...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  14. Packers' defense has made steady improvements

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The official NFL statistics will charge the Green Bay Packers with 46 points allowed over the past three games -- still a respectable number at 15.3 per game -- but Dom Capers' unit was truly responsible for only 37. In the 19-7...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  15. Fantasy Football: LeSean McCoy slow start uncommon for top-3 pick...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers a historical look at Week 4 numbers, including LeSean McCoy's struggles and Steve Smith's big day.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  16. How the Lions will replace Joseph Fauria

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - As the Detroit Lions' secondary returns to closer to full strength as James Ihedigbo plans to play, another position group is now feeling a numbers crunch. The Detroit Lions, for now, have two healthy tight ends: Brandon Pettig...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  17. The reason behind Cornelius Lucas' Twitter handle -- Larry Lovest...

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Twitter handles have become a part of the culture. Fight to have your name as your handle. Or a combination of your name and your company or your job. Or your name and your number, perhaps from high school, college or the pros...

    Blog | September 25, 2014