Thanks to a horrific season-ending collarbone injury suffered by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a 23-10 loss to the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings (4-2), perhaps the biggest beneficiary is the Detroit Lions. Detroit (3-3), who lost in a wild back-and-forth shootout down in New Orleans to the Saints, 52-38, may be in prime position to win the NFC North due to Rodgers’ injury. While some may disagree
Thanks to signing an NFL-record five-year $135 million extension thru the 2022-23 season, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford joined some elite company. The question is, is he one of them? The deal which has an annual value of $27 million, a $50 million signing bonus, $60.5 million guaranteed, including an NFL record $92 million over a three-year period, and one can argue that the 29-year-old Stafford is a worthy investment.
When the Detroit Lions take the field, you never know what you are going to get. Some weeks you get a high-powered, high-scoring offense. On other days, you get a stalled out Ford. They have no consistency on that side of the ball. In 2017, they look for that consistency. The Detroit Lions offense does not lack in star power. With QB Matt Stafford leading the way, the Lions are
When the Detroit Lions drafted Eric Ebron in 2014, they did so with the idea he would be a solid contributor for their offense. They needed to get some added weaponry for QB Matthew Stafford. At the time, the only weapon they had was Calvin Johnson. Now Ebron is expecting big things from himself. We spotlight him here. Ebron was the 10th overall pick for the Lions back in 2014.
The defense of the Detroit Lions is a major weak point. Last season they finished 18th overall, 20th against the run, and 19th against the pass. The Lions are trying to compete in the tough NFC North. In order to make some noise in 2017, they are going to have to improve on these numbers. Here is a look at the Lions defense. DE Ziggy Ansah leads the defensive line.
The Detroit Lions are looking to make a return to the playoffs. They have a solid offense. Who can help you on your fantasy football team? Here are some players to look at. Sleeper – Eric Ebron, Tight End Eric Ebron is currently barely being drafted, as his ADP is 147 overall. He has also not been drafted 100% of the time and is not a starting tight end when
The strength of the Detroit Lions defense is the secondary. That may not have been the case a few years ago. The Lions secondary used to be a welcome mat for the NFL. Nevertheless, times are changing. The leader of the secondary is CB Darius Slay. Darius Slay was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played his college ball at Mississippi State. During his senior
The pass rush of the 2016 Detroit Lions was something short of spectacular. Especially when you have players like Ziggy Ansah, A’Shawn Robinson, and Haloti Ngata on your front four. These players should be making meeting plans at the quarterback. Nevertheless, when you only get 5.5 sacks from your starting four something has to give. That something was reserve lineman Kerry Hyder. The Detroit Lions acquired Hyder as a free
After the Baltimore Ravens had a press conference in January to announce the retirement of Zach Orr at age 25, it was surprising nonetheless. After Ravens team doctors discovered he was playing with a congenital spinal condition that could potentially end his career, we all thought his young career was done. But after months of rehab and further diagnoses of his spinal condition by visiting multiple doctors, he found out that
When you look at the NFC North you ask yourself, when the last time was that the Detroit Lions were relevant. The answer was 2014. Ok, when was the last time they won the division? The answer, 1993 (NFC Central). Therefore, it has been a while since the Lions have been relevant. Will they be in 2017? Here are three questions they must answer heading into training camp. We have