Detroit Lions

4th NFC North (0-4-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 28 (28) Tomlinson, Laken OG 
Rd 2, Pick 22 (54) Abdullah, Ameer RB 
Rd 3, Pick 16 (80) Carter, Alex CB 
Rd 4, Pick 14 (113) Wright, Gabe DT 
Rd 5, Pick 32 (168) Burton, Michael FB 
Rd 6, Pick 24 (200) Diggs, Quandre CB 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (240) Robinson, Corey OT 
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CenturyLink Field - Wk 4 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 3 0 7 10
Seattle Seahawks 0 10 3 0 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 16-26   L
3 Sun, Sep 27 Denver 12-24   L
4 Mon, Oct 05 @ Seattle 10-13   L
5 Sun, Oct 11 Arizona 4:05 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 18 Chicago 1:00 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 25 Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Larry Warford (G) Q - Ankle
Joique Bell (RB) O - Ankle
Brandon Pettigrew (TE) O - Hamstring
Josh Wilson (CB) Q - lower leg
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 163 106 1017 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 34 115 3.4 1
Joique Bell 20 22 1.1 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Calvin Johnson 27 255 9.4 1
Golden Tate 18 190 10.6 0
Eric Ebron 15 179 11.9 2
Theo Riddick 20 175 8.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/22 Kaelin Clay (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/22 Kendrick Ings (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/17 Saalim Hakim (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/15 Kaelin Clay (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 4 0 0 1.000
Minnesota 2 2 0 .500
Chicago 1 3 0 .250
Detroit 0 4 0 .000

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Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 37-31

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 4

Career record: 39-34

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell to replace the fired Jim Schwartz as head coach.

Caldwell was previously head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-11, taking that team to Super Bowl XLIV after the 2009 season. Most recently he was the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator, a post he assumed late in the 2012 season, replacing the fired Cam Cameron. The Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl, with Caldwell -- who was Baltimore's QB coach before becoming OC --receiving a lot of credit for the outstanding play of quarterback Joe Flacco.

Caldwell became the Colts coach following the retirement of Tony Dungy on January 12, 2009. Caldwell had served with Indianapolis since 2002. He spent the first three seasons as quarterbacks coach before earning the expanded title of assistant head coach prior to the 2005 season.


Caldwell joined Indianapolis from Tampa Bay, where he served in the same capacity during the 2001 season. Caldwell has more than 20 years of collegiate experience. Caldwell spent 1993-2000 as head coach at Wake Forest. In 1999, Caldwell led the school to its first winning season and bowl game since 1992. Wake Forest defeated Arizona State, 23-3, in the Aloha Bowl. During Caldwell's tenure, Wake Forest ranked among the nation's Top 25 teams in passing offense on four different occasions, including 10th in the NCAA in 1995. That season, quarterback Rusty LaRue established seven NCAA passing records.


Caldwell served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois (1978-80), Northwestern (1981), Colorado (1982-84), Louisville (1985) and Penn State (1986-92). Caldwell joined Penn State as wide receivers coach. He then coached quarterbacks the following season and added passing game coordinator responsibilities in 1988. At Penn State, Caldwell tutored quarterback Kerry Collins, who went on to win the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top college quarterback and the Maxwell Award as the nation's most outstanding player. Caldwell has coached in six bowl games and won a national championship with Penn State in 1986. In addition to serving on Joe Paterno's staff that won a national championship, Caldwell tutored under three other coaches who won collegiate titles (Rey Dempsey, Southern Illinois; Bill McCartney, Colorado; Howard Schnellenberger, Louisville).


 Caldwell was a four-year starter as a defensive back at Iowa and worked as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes in 1977.


 Caldwell was born on January 16, 1955 in Beloit, Wis. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children: Jimmy, Jermaine, Jared and Natalie.

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