The Early Lead: Detroit Lions


Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Tony Dungy on Lions: “That’s the job I would want”

Not that he’s going to coach again, but he thinks Detroit is in the best position to win.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Tony Dungy

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Lions fire Jim Schwartz

With abundant talent, Detroit underperformed again this season, finishing 7-9.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz, NFL

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/23/2013

NFL coaches on the hot seat: Jim Schwartz doesn’t like the boos

Detroit Lions coach denies cursing at fans as team headed into overtime of yet another game it lost.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz, NFL

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/04/2013

An NFL game at 9:30 a.m. ET? Get ready for it.

An NFL game at 9:30 a.m. ET? Get ready for it.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Packers’ Josh Sitton: Lions are “dirtbags”

As if a Thanksgiving Day game featuring Ndamukong Suh and Jim Schwartz needed any extra spice...

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Lions’ Nate Burleson celebrates TD by serving up a pizza (video)

Wide receiver had been out two months after a pizza-related auto accident.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Nate Burleson, NFL

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Calvin Johnson has a career day in Detroit Lions’ win over Dallas Cowboys

Week 8 featured Johnson’s 329 receiving yards, the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs and numerous injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  calvin johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jason Campbell, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Nate Burleson suffers broken arm in auto accident

Wide receiver was returning home after watching “Monday Night Football” with teammates.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Nate Burleson

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Reggie Bush not expected to play today, report says

Lions running back, who hurt his knee last week, should be ready by next week.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:25 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Reggie Bush

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Reggie Bush “optimistic” he’ll play against Redskins

Lions running buck, who hurt his knee Sunday, says he’s “day-to-day.“

By Cindy Boren  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Reggie Bush

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Ndamukong Suh on gnats and bees and low hits

Detroit Lions defensive tackle is on a short leash when it comes to what he can do and say.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh, NFL

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Ndamukong Suh: Lions deny behavior in practice is an issue

Coach Jim Schwartz denies report that defensive tackle has gotten physical during practices.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh, NFL

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Reggie Bush wants to play against the Redskins

Lions running back will have MRI on knee, but injury isn’t believed serious.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Reggie Bush

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Ndamukong Suh gets record fine as reputation as dirty player goes on

Penalties are escalating for Detroit’s talented defensive tackle. How high can they go?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh, NFL

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Ndamukong Suh hit may be costly, could bring discipline

A pick-six is nullified because Detroit defensive lineman hit John Sullivan at the knees.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:22 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh, NFL

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/27/2013

"Kickalicious," the YouTube sensation, cut by Lions (video)

Havard Rugland couldn't outkick David Akers in Detroit training camp.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Havard Rugland, Kickalicious, NFL

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Matthew Stafford, Lions agree to three-year extension

He's the latest NFL QB to hit the jackpot this offseason.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford, NFL

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Reggie Bush, Lions reach agreement, report says

Running back was the top target in free agency for Detroit.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Reggie Bush

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Ndamukong Suh helped save comedian on celebrity diving show, report says

When a fatigued Louie Anderson failed to surface on "Splash," the Detroit Lions tackle jumped in -- and got an assist from Greg Louganis.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:48 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh, NFL

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Ndamukong Suh won't be suspended, could be fined

Ndamukong Suh may draw a fine for his kick to Matt Schaub's groin, but he won't miss any games.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:29 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Matt Schaub, Ndamukong Suh

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/22/2012

Jim Schwartz's botched challenge gives Texans a TD

The NFL's pretzel-logic rule trips up Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz and hands the Houston Texans a touchdown.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz, Justin Forsett

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 11/22/2012

Ndamukong Suh's Thanksgiving kick to Matt Schaub's groin: Intentional?

Last year, Ndamukong Suh was suspended for a Thanksgiving stomp. This year, his kick to Matt Schaub's groin re-ignites the question of whether he's a dirty player.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:07 PM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Fantasy Football Week 9: Titus Young, Eric Decker, Randall Cobb reward patience

Three wide receivers are rewarding owners who exercised patience early by delivering big games of late.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Fantasy Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Jay Cutler says Ndamukong Suh hit was “clean” and he’ll be “good to go” Sunday

Jay Cutler took a wicked -- and legal -- hit from Ndamukong Suh that left him with sore ribs, but shouldn't sideline him Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Jay Cutler shakes off Ndamukong Suh’s hit as Brandon Marshall, Lawrence Jackson take to Twitter

Jay Cutler shows his mettle after Ndamukong Suh's (legal) hit leaves him with aching ribs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Eagles Coach Andy Reid says he may “tear things apart” during bye week

As the Eagles head into their bye week, Andy Reid says he's ready to "tear things apart."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

The NFL’s 300-pounders and their fashion faux pas

The NFL's new uniforms are a perfect fit for everyone but the big, beefy linemen.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, NFL