Wild-card games kick off playoffs

Jan 7, 2017

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. 5. On Saturday, the playoffs open as Oakland travels to Houston and Detroit ...

Packers win NFC North title

Jan 2, 2017

Packers win NFC North title

The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are both headed to the postseason. One of those teams looks like a threat to make a serious run. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, and the Packers calmly dispatched Detroit 31-24 on Sunday night to win ...

Cowboys put hurt on Lions

Dec 27, 2016

Cowboys put hurt on Lions

Matthew Stafford lost to his hometown team again, and the playoff plans are on hold for the Detroit Lions. Dez Bryant threw his first career touchdown pass between a pair of scoring catches, Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs and the Dallas Cowboys kept ...

Lions superstar Johnson announces retirement

Mar 9, 2016

Lions superstar Johnson announces retirement

Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, rekindling memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped away from football. The 30-year-old Johnson called it a career after nine seasons filled with ...

Lions hold on to beat Saints

Dec 22, 2015

Lions hold on to beat Saints

For all the arm talent Matthew Stafford has displayed in his seven NFL seasons, it was his efficiency and decision-making that sparked the Detroit Lions to a big lead and helped prevent them from squandering it. Stafford completed 22 of 25 passes for 254 ...

Nov 20, 2015

Lions name Wood new president

The Detroit Lions have appointed Rod Wood as the team’s new president. He’ll oversee the business side of the organization and report directly to owner Martha Firestone Ford. The Lions are overhauling their front office after firing team president Tom Lewand and general manager ...

Dalton, Bengals blast Browns

Nov 6, 2015

Dalton, Bengals blast Browns

Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn’t even wait for the first question. “A little different from last year, huh?” he said, his eyes widening. Different in every way — not only the Bengals quarterback, but for his still unbeaten team, too. ...

Oct 27, 2015

Lions fire Lombardi, two assistants

The Detroit Lions fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and offensive line coaches Jeremiah Washburn and Terry Heffernan on Monday, a day after the team dropped another game in a listless performance against the Minnesota Vikings. The team announced the moves a few hours after ...

Chancellor's punch saves Seahawks

Oct 6, 2015

Chancellor's punch saves Seahawks

With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks. With one little touch, K.J. Wright provided another Monday night controversy in the same end zone where the infamous “Fail Mary” took place. “Now that you look at it, we we’re ...

Former Lions running back Farr dies at 70

Aug 4, 2015

Former Lions running back Farr dies at 70

Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions’ running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70. A Lions spokesman said Farr’s son confirmed his father died Monday. Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He ...

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Jul 3, 2015

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was ...